Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bruderly of 5777 Knopp Road, Salem, were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a private dinner reception from 7 to 10 p.m. July 17 at the Blue Wolf Banquet Center in Boardman. The celebration was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Darlene Bruderly of Boardman.
The former Joyce Linn and Mr. Bruderly were married on July 17, 1960, at the Robbins United Methodist Church in Washingtonville.
Mr. Bruderly, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Weikart) Bruderly, retired in 1998 as a driver for United Parcel Service of Boardman. He served as a Spec. 5 tank driver in the Army from 1962-64, and was in the Reserves from 1964-66. He is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532, American Legion Post 131, United States Bowling Congress, and Salem Mens Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Mr. Bruderly has been a member of the Professional Bowlers Association since 1975, bowling on the national, regional and senior tours. He is currently the teaching house pro at Camelot Lanes in Boardman. He coaches its after school program, junior league and private sessions for children and adults. He also serves as a director on the board of the Youngstown USBC Youth Bowling Association.
Mrs. Bruderly is the daughter of Mearle and Edith (Stirling) Linn. She was employed in nursing at the former Central Clinic, a teller at First National Bank in Salem and Peoples Federal Savings and Loan in Leetonia, and retired in 1969 to be a full-time mother and homemaker. Her memberships include life member of Les Dames de 700 Bowling Club, charter life member of Ohio Womens 700 Bowling Club, permanent member of Womens International Bowling Congress now USBC, Salem Womens Bowling Association Hall of Fame, VFW Auxiliary, and Seven and One Club.
The Bruderlys are members of the Greenford Christian Church. The festivities will continue with a family trip to Riviera Maya in Mexico.