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Mr. and Mrs. James Birke of North Tonawanda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows in St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, North Tonawanda, followed by a dinner in McPartlan’s Corner, Cheektowaga. Mr. Birke and Eleanor Wojnowski were married Sept. 15, 1962, in St. John Gualbert Catholic Church. He is a retired machine designer for Schlyer Machine; she is a retired insurance broker for Able Agency. They have four children and six grandchildren.