Mr. And Mrs. John Yakobitis Sr. celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 16, 2020. They were married in St. Mary’s Church, Wilkes Barre, by Monsignor Donald Duel. Attendants were Mrs. Louis (Philomena) Conrad and the late Edward Yakobitis.

John and Helen have lived in West Pittston most of their lives. They are the parents of six children: John Yakobitis Jr. (Lisa), Duryea; Raymond, West Pittston; Ronald, home; Gerard, West Pittston; Kevin, deceased, and Kenneth, (Marybeth), Pittston. They are the grandparents of John Yakobitis III (Katie), Mill City; Nicole Yakobitis-Brown, Philadelphia; Faith Haughwout (Kevin), Pittston; Amanda Yakobitis, Harrisburg, and Andrew Yakobitis, Michael Yakobitis, and Kendra Yakobitis, at home. They have three great-grandchildren: Violet and Everret Yakobitis, Mill City, and Kensley Yakobitis-Brown, Philadelphia.

Helen recently celebrated her 93rd birthday and John is 92.

A family celebration will be held at to mark this milestone achievement.

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