Mike and JoAnn Barylak of Tacoma celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 27. They were married on July 27, 1968 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Flushing.

Mike is the son of the late Joseph and Jean Barylak. JoAnn is the daughter of the late John and Ida Kovacs.

Mike is a veteran who served in the US Army Medical Corps with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. He is retired from the Joseph Skilken Real Estate Development and Management Company.

JoAnn is retired from Barnesville Hospital where she was a registered nurse for 48 years. She continues to serve Barnesville Hospital as a volunteer.

They have two children, Jennifer (Max) Lahna, of Coshocton, and Kevin Barylak, of Pataskala. They have one grandchild, Logan Michael Lahna.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with family at Lake Ostego and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.