July 31, 1965, was the day 50 years ago that Joseph J. Majka and Constance C. Majka were united in Holy Matrimony.
The wedding took place at the former St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Fairview Heights. The late Father Albert Jermone officiated. Joe’s brother Tom was the best man and Connie’s sister Judy was the matron of honor.
Joe retired from the East St. Louis Fire Department as a captain with 27 years of service, working concurrently the last 17 years with the United States Marshal Service as a Special Deputy. After that the worked as a Court Security Officer in the Federal Court System for another 16 years and is retired now.The Majkas today
Connie has worked a total of 16 years with AT&T and 19 years in banking, the last three years with Midland States Bank in Waterloo.
A dinner was held on their anniversary that included their children Dan and Lori and their families. A trip is planned in the fall the North Carolina and down the East Coast to the Florida Keys and back up the west coast of Florida with stops along the way home.