Billboard Honoring Couple's 50th Anniversary Bittersweet Reminder Of Loss

(WGRZ) "In any marriage you've got keep things going," Joe Mikolajczak says, regarding his marriage to his wife Marylou.

Their 50th Anniversary would have come Saturday.

"You've got to inject some kind of levity into the marriage," he says.

As such, during their time together, he was often fond of surprising her.

"Just to see her smile was always worth it to me."

Long before their 50th anniversary, he hatched a plan to mark the occasion.

However, Marylou died in April; just six months shy of their Golden Anniversary.

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