Robert and Joan Leahy of Floyd, N.Y., (formerly of Richmond Hill, N.Y. and South Ozone Park, N.Y.) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sat., April 24. The couple renewed their vows at St. Mary/St. Peter Church in Rome, N.Y. and was followed by a celebration at the Delta Lake Inn. Robert and Joan were married April 24, 1960, at St. Benedict Joseph Labre Church in Richmond Hill.
Robert retired form the U.S. Air Force at Griffiss Air Force Base in 1978 and from US Airways in 1991. Joan retired from the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse Religious Education Office in May 2003. They have three children — Donna Leahy Ridenour of Woodstock, Ill., Timothy and his wife Sherri from Warner Robins, Ga. and Coleen and her husband John Firsching of Rome, N.Y. The couple has five grandchildren — Jami, Kasey, Mackenzie, Nate and Elizabeth.