The Winners of the Spring Edition of, Married 40 Years or More are…


Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate all of these wonderful couples.  It was so difficult to chose and I  loved reading the love stories!

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Congratulations to:

William and Effie, nominated by their daughter Margaret:

“I would like to nominate my parents, William and Effie Butz who have been married 75 years this June 15. They live in Colonie area. They are 95 years old and very alert. They met in 1916 and were married in 1920. My Dad served in WWII Battle of the Bulge and left behind one child and another on the way. Through their lives they have weathered every storm, always together. They are an inspiration to all who know them. They know the secrets to happiness. They truly love each other and show it every day.”


Ray and Gladys, nominated by Andrea:

“I nominate Ray and Gladys Welsh. They’ve been married 65 years.He is 99 and she’s 94. He still drives and golfs.They are both still like they’re in their 60’s.They laugh all the time and live like they have another 100 years ahead. I have always admired their marriage.I am a friend of one of their daughters and we grew up together in Schenectady. They are some of the kindest, most positive people I know.They would be great for your article and fun to do it with!”


Jim and Ruth, nominated by their daughter, Jill:

“My parents, Jim and Ruth Roemer have been married for 72 years. They were married on August 21, 1942, while my father was on leave from the army. They lived in Albany almost all of their lives. My father worked in the family business, Roemer and Zeller that my grandfather, William Roemer started. He worked all his life in the business along with two of his brothers, Bill and Walt. My mom stayed at home and raised three children Jim, Guy, and Jill. They have 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren (1 more in August). The family also summered at Warners Lake, East Berne, at the camp that my mother’s aunt and uncle built in the 1920’s. My parents have
lived full time at the lake since 1975. It is fitting that they are living here at the lake because it is where they met through a friend, Ruthie Filkins. My parents have a wonderful, loving relationship that continues to this day. They are considerate of each other, looking out for the other’s welfare and comfort. It is a privilege to be part of the wonderful family Ruth and Jim have created.”



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