Walter and Betty Abbott of Jamestown, N.Y. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 18, 2013, with a family dinner at the Olive Garden Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their children, grandchildren and Allene Johnson. They are the parents of W. Dean Abbott of Frewsburg, N.Y., Janis Phillips of Panama, N.Y., Joyce Rothleder of Gerry, N.Y., Jayne Abbot of Jamestown, N.Y., and the late Dennis E. Abbott. They also have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Abbott and the former Betty Williams were married April 18, 1953, in Dothen, Ala.
Abbott is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War, and had been employed for 43 years by S.M. Flickengers Sysco as a truck driver. He is a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Celoron American Legion and the Jamestown Moose Club. Mrs. Abbott was employed by JC Penney Co. for 15 years, and she served as a troop leader for the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts.