John and Doris Weber celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on March 4, 2013. The couple met at Hasting High School and were married in Topeka, Kan.
To honor the occasion a surprise party was held on March 2 at their Recreation Hall in West Palm Beach, Fla. Their daughter, Dona Hoover, planned the event and family and friends attended.
John is the son of the late Earl and Viola Weber of Hastings, Neb. He served in the Marines from 1944 to 1946 and worked at Hasting Beer Distributor from 1946 to 1954. After moving to York in 1955, he owned and operated what is known today as York Street Treat and then ran a full serve Phillips 66 service station. John retired from West Palm Beach Auto Auction at the age of 83.
Doris is the daughter of the late David and Alma Robare. She worked at Doubleday and York Street Treat from 1955 to 1963 and worked at the Phillips station from 1965 to 1986.
The couple has two children, Dona "Snookie" Hoover of Spring Grove and David Earl Weber (deceased); seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchidlren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
John and Doris have enjoyed 18 cruises during their marriage and have traveled across the U.S. to visit family - Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Kansas, South Carolina, and New Mexico.
The Webers attribute the length of their marriage to working together side by side each day.
Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 23, 2013