BRIDGEPORT - Pastor Franklin Earl and Judith Lynn (Schneider) Ledvinka will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 25. They were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1962 at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Youngstown, Ohio, with Pastor Robert Bayless officiating.
Ledvinka is the son of the late Franklin and Ann Ledvinka, formerly of Bridgeport. Ledvinka grew up in Bridgeport and went to Bridgeport High School, where he wrestled and played football. He was a German instructor at Capital University and attended Lutheran Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, he was ordained at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bridgeport, pastoring many churches in Ohio and other states. He continues to remain active in ministry.
His wife, Judy, is the daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothea Schneider of Canfield, Ohio. She graduated with honors from Capital University and continues to work full-time in the financial securities profession.
Pastor & Mrs. Franklin Ledvinka
They are the parents of two children, Lisa (Todd) Stoyanov of Simpsonville, S.C. and Leigh Anne (Ron) Evans of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
They plan to celebrate with a western Caribbean cruise, as well as a private celebration with their children.