Mr. and Mrs. John Cordsen, Rome Oriskany Road, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal on March 17, 2018, at St. Mary’s/St. Peter’s Church. They also marked the occasion with a family reunion and luncheon held July 3, 2018 at North Pond, West Amboy, and at Vigneto’s restaurant, respectively.
Cordsen and the former Arlene Bryan were married on Aug. 24, 1968 in St. Paul’s Church.
Cordsen retired from the Marine Corps as a sergeant. He worked security for the Department of Defense for 20 years, retiring in 1995. Mrs. Cordsen was employed as a teacher at Oneida BOCES, retiring in 2012.
They are the parents of Krista (Marc) Hensel, Houston, Texas; Sara A. (James Guistina) Cordsen, Penfield; and John “Larry” Cordsen, who passed away in 1995. They have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.