James and Elizabeth Hewitt of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 14, 2012, with family at a party at Webb's Captain's Table, Mayville, N.Y. They are the parents of Lisa (Bob) Laird of Phillipsburg, N.J. Eric (Tracy) Hewitt of Busti, N.Y., and Clark (Angela) Hewitt of Elizabethtown, Ky. They also have seven grandchildren: Benjamin, Nicholas, Christopher, James, and Shannon Laird and Carter and Graham Hewitt.
Hewitt and the former Elizabeth Lucia were married April 28, 1962, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Warren, Pa.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Hewitt had been employed by Sylvania Electric Products in Warren, Pa. Mrs. Hewitt had owned and operated two beauty parlors in Warren, Pa. After moving to Jamestown, they owned and operated Floral Art Plastics Company, which was incorporated as Diversified Components Inc. They are members of Hillcrest Baptist Church.