Steve and Pat Collias celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15 with a dinner in their honor in Lexington, Ky. The dinner was hosted by their daughters, Gena Collias Massarone of Lexington and Kerry Collias Colman of Hollywood, Fla. Flora and OJ Sizemore of New Martinsville also attended. Mrs. Sizemore is the sister of Mrs. Collias.
Steve and Pat were long-time residents of Sistersville prior to moving to Winchester, Ky., in 2007. Steve is retired from the former Union Carbide plant in Sistersville and was an active member of the Sistersville Country Club. Pat formerly worked for Par-Mar Corporation and was an active member of the Sistersville Baptist Church.
The couple was wed on Sept. 15, 1962, at the Mud River Baptist Church in Ona, W.Va. The wedding ceremony was officiated by the late Reverend Burl Taylor, father of the bride.
Steve and Pat Collias
Pat is the daughter of the late Burl and Carrie Taylor of Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Taylor was also a beloved resident of The Heritage at St. Marys.
Steve is the son of the late Steve and Mary Collias of Charleston, W.Va.
In addition to their two daughters, the couple also has two grandchildren-Matthew and Nicole Massarone of Lexington.
The Collias' now reside at 208 Bracken Court, Winchester, KY 40391.