ANNIVERSARY – Rotarius |


Submitted photoLawrence and Margaret Rotarius
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Lawrence and Margaret Rotarius of Penn Valley marked their 60th wedding anniversary recently. Sixty friends and family members gathered to honor the couple at Lake Wildwood County Club.

The couple married Jan. 28, 1944, on Staten Island in New York while Mr. Rotarius was in the service.

Mr. Rotarius served two years with the U.S. Navy during World War II, rebuilding LST landing craft on the coast of England.

Mrs. Rotarius worked in the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Michigan during World War II.

The couple built the family home in Plymouth, Mich., two more homes in Fremont, and their current home in Penn Valley.

The couple’s children are Ron Rotarius, Pam and Ed Fagan, and Denise and Don Mayes, all of Penn Valley; and Doug Rotarius, deceased.

There are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rotarius retired in 1984. He enjoys antique car collecting.

Mrs. Rotarius retired after 15 years at Mervyn’s, 11 years at Kmart and 10 years at the Salvation Army. Her interests include being a mom and grandma and volunteering at Hospice of the Foothills.

The couple has lived in Nevada County for 26 years.

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