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65th Wedding Anniversary

December 9, 2016 by Selma Goldberg Kirshner (Register to contact)

Selma Goldberg Kirshner, class of 1948 and Monroe Kirshner are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on 12/15/2016 with their 2 children, 4 grandchildren and great grandson. Selma and Monroe were married on 12/15/1951 at Paramount Caterers. They lived and raised their family in Matawan, New Jersey until 1987 when they moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to be closer to family.

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