Robert and Joan Malir, Wilson, celebrated their 80th birthdays with their family last weekend in Manhattan. Joan, who turned 80 in January, and Bob, who turns 80 in April, began the day with a special Mass at St. Isidore Catholic Church on the campus of Kansas State University. Upon completion of Mass, all went to a local restaurant for a birthday celebration.
Children of the couple are Lynn (Malir) Dowling and husband, Bill, Hays; Paul Malir and wife, Lynn, Lenexa; and Carol (Malir) Keiswetter, Cary, N.C.
Their grandchildren present included Tom and Lauren Dowling, Kansas City; Andrew Dowling, Fairway; Catherine Dowling and fiancÃ©, Brad Grosscup, Lenexa; Christine Dowling, Manhattan; and Matthew and Kristen Malir, Lenexa. Tony Dowling Houston, son of Lynn and Bill Dowling; Dean Keiswetter, husband of Carol, and their children Spencer, Ethan, Addison and Chloe were unable to attend.
Cards can be sent to them at 246 Avenue H Wilson, KS 67490.