Elaine and Merwin “Merf” Nelkin of Springfield recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at the Olive Garden in Springfield.

The couple was married June 14, 1952, at the Clinton Manor in Newark.

Merf Nelkin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. When he returned from service, the couple moved to Springfield, where he owned and operated Avon Drum Company for 30 years before retiring. He is now a customer service representative for The Star-Ledger.

Elaine Nelkin was a legal secretary for many years before retiring.

The couple has two daughters, Randi Plotkin and her husband, Steve, of Florham Park, and Mindi Kaunfer and her husband, David, of Springfield, and five grandchildren, Andrew, Kyle, and Julie Plotkin and Corey and Adam Kaunfer.

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