Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sotak Sr. of Niles were honored by their family at a dinner celebration for their 60th anniversary on April 19, 2012.
Joe and the former Mary "Sis" Basciano were married April 19, 1952, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles by the Rev. Oreste Cabarra, where they continue to be members and Joe is an usher.
Mary is a lifelong resident of Niles and retired from SS. Kresge Co. & Macali's Giant Eagle.
Joseph Sr. and Mary Sotak
Joe served in the U.S. Army during World War II and is retired from Mullins Manufacturing. During retirement, he has enjoyed golf, bowling and being a member of the Knights of Columbus.
The couple have two children, Joseph (Jan) and Janet, both of Niles. They have three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, with whom they enjoy spending time.