Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cortez

FOLLANSBEE – Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cortez of Follansbee marked their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise family celebration at the Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Park.

Frank Cortez and the former Darlene Givens were united in marriage on April 20, 1963, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church.

The son of the late Anthony and Ignacia Cortez, he was employed by Weirton Steel for 30 years before his retirement in 1994.

The daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Givens, she was employed by Weirton Medical Center as a registered nurse and in various administrative capacities before her retirement in 1999.

They are the parents of Debbie Viducich of Pittsburgh, Frank of Chesterfield, Va., and Doug of Santa Barbara, Calif. There are four grandchildren.