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Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bender of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church, Gardenville, followed by a party hosted by their children for family and friends at Avezzano Ristorante, Cheektowaga. Mr. Bender and Norma Smith were married Aug. 4, 1962, in Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church, Gardenville. He is a retired sheet metal worker for Local 71 with 50 years of service. They have four children and seven grandchildren.