Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dietrich of Grand Island celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Stephen Catholic Church, followed by a gathering for family and friends at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Grand Island. Mr. Dietrich and Virginia Hellmig were married July 21, 1962, in St. John the Baptist Church, Buffalo. He is a retired communications technician specialist for AT&T. They have five children and five grandchildren.
- James J. Murray, former priest, administrator
- Ruth Lippes, widow of prominent Buffalo attorney
- Cynthia Brown, activist headed Human Rights Watch group
Activist Cynthia Brown, who played pivotal role at Human Rights Watch for years, dies in NYC