Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Wedding day, 1960

Wedding day, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Tady

RUSSIA — Bill and Therese Tady, of Russia, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8, 2020. A large celebration was given in their honor for their 50th wedding anniversary. Due to COVID, they will be lovingly honored at a private family gathering.

Bill and the former Therese Moorman were married at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Cleveland on Oct. 8, 1960. The couple met at Therese’s 16th birthday party in October 1955 in Cleveland. Bill enlisted in the Navy shortly after, but the couple kept in touch and Bill proposed to Therese while on leave in May 1960.

They moved to California after they were married and were also stationed in Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Vietnam (the family lived in Cleveland), Indiana, Naval Air Station Bermuda and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn before building their home in Russia in 1976.

They are the parents of Christine and Don Cavender, of Piqua; Beth Tady, of Medina; and Lorraine Tady and Sean Shiverick, of Dallas, Texas. They have two grandchildren, Jessica and Ben Wissman, of New Bremen, and Megan and Sam Adams, of Columbus. They have four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brantley and Trevor Wissman and Ethan Adams.

Therese is the daughter of the late Emerson and Euphrasia Moorman.

Bill is the son of the late Cletus Tady and George and Isabelle Zeman.

Therese was a bus driver for Russia Local Schools, retiring in 2002 after 25 years of service. Bill was Chief Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1978 after 22 years of service. He also retired from Clopay Corporation in Russia in 1995 after 15 years of service, and as a bus driver for Russia Local Schools in 2003 after 13 years of service.

Bill has been a volunteer for Shelby County Hospice since 1997. He is a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans and is the adjutant for the local Russia post. Bill is also a lifetime blood donor and has given over 180 donations to date. Both Bill and Therese have been very active in many capacities in their parish of St. Remy’s in Russia.

The couple have enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad. They enjoy attending the various performing arts, gardening, their chihuahua named Taco and hosting extended family gatherings. In the 10 years since their 50th anniversary, they have been blessed to be an active part in the lives of their great-grandchildren, watching another generation enjoy the family homestead.

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