George and Esther (Cooper) Makar celebrated their 50th anniversary.

The couple was married at St. James Catholic Church in Wilkinsburg, Pa. on May 11, 1957 while George was on leave from Ft. Knox, Ky.

They came to Ohio from Pittsburgh Pa.

They have been members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church since 1973.

George retired as a professor at the University of Akron. He is a member of Moose Lodge 759 and American Legion Post 464.

Esther worked as a secretary at the Cuyahoga Falls Electric Service and retired from Roderick Linton Law Office.

They have four sons: Steve of Oshkosh Wiss.; Phil of Cuyahoga Falls; and Ken (Laura) of Denver and Dan of Cleveland. They also are the grandparents of Audrey, David and Peter.

They celebrated their anniversary with a family vacation to Disney World.