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Mr. and Mrs. John Downey of Lake View celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Schimschack’s Restaurant, Sanborn, followed by a trip to Ireland and St. Martin. Mr. Downey and Geraldine Stoehr were married July 13, 1963, in St. Brigid Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is a retired lieutenant in the Buffalo Fire Department; she is retired from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.