The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 29, 2013


For the Star Beacon

— Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orr of Gambier recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Two celebrations were held during the year with their children and grandchildren.

Thomas and Donna (Sidbeck) were married Nov. 30, 1963, at Lake Avenue United Methodist Church in Ashtabula.

The couple’s four children and their spouses include Stephen and Angela Orr of Gilbert, Ariz.; Craig and Stacy Orr of Wingett Run; Tamara and Todd Staats of Granville; Tricia and Melvin Herbert of Cleveland. They also have six grandchildren.

Mr. Orr was employed by Reliance Electric for 33 years as quality control manager. Following his retirement he served as a United Methodist minister, serving three churches until 2007. They also have served a number of churches as interim pastor. They are members of Howard United Methodist Church.