Allen Dale and Susan Allen of Dover celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 7, 2013. Dale and Susan were high school sweethearts at Jim Thorpe Area High School. They were married in 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe by the Rev. Francis P. Adolf. They spent their honeymoon in Miami Beach, Fla. To honor the occasion, their children and grandchildren planned a surprise anniversary party with family and friends at the Viking Club on September 7. Dale is the son of the late William and Pauline Allen. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police. Susan is the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Hodor. She retired from the Dover Area School District. The couple has two children, Beth Ness and husband, Brian of Mount Wolfe, and Mark Allen and wife, Sharon of York; and four grandchildren, Danielle and Brian Ness, Jr. and Gabriel and Hope Allen. Dale and Susan enjoy traveling, spending time with family, sporting events, their grandchildren's activities, and being physically active. They have traveled all over the United States and Canada, and took a trip to Alaska in summer 2013. The couple attributes the length of their marriage to love, patience, a sense of humor and strong family bonds.
Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on October 13, 2013