Angela D. Bracich (nee Ramirez) and Walter J. Bracich celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends. They were married Aug. 31, 1957, at the Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary. The celebrant was Msgr. John A. Sullivan (deceased), witnesses Joe Bianco (deceased), and Jane S. Ramirez.
The couple are lifetime residents. They had one son, Walter V. Bracich (deceased). The party was attended by granddaughter, Samantha M. Bracich, and daughter-in-law, Lori Bracich, of Valparaiso.
Angela, a Froebel High graduate, studied voice at the Sherwood School of Music and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. She was formerly employed by H. Gordon & Sons, and Gary Sheet and Tin Mill Contract Administration office and was self-employed at the time of her retirement.
Walter, a Lew Wallace graduate and a graduate of Ball State Teachers College, Roosevelt University, and Indiana University, retired from Gary Community School System where he served as a teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator with 40 years of service.
He was an active member in many community services and activities. He also served as commander of Munster Post VFW and VFW District 1 commander. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 16 in Munster and a member of Chapter 17 Disabled American Veterans in Hammond.