Welcome to our 40th Anniversary Celebration!  

We are looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with our families and friends that we’ve cherished over the last 40+ years together.  Please come to Cleveland and celebrate with us!

the story

In December 1978, Kate went to the Rampant Lion in Berea, OH, with her girlfriends Kathy and Chris.  Ric went to the Rampant Lion with his brother Eric the same night.    Ric asked Kate to dance … and so it began!

We dated for almost 4 years, during which Kate graduated from college and started her career at Champion International and Ric went to California for a year to work for Litton.  Ric joined Kate in Cincinnati in September 1981, we got engaged in December 1981 and married on September 5, 1982.   Our wedding was at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church and our reception was at a VFW hall in Cincinnati.

Our lives and careers played out in Cincinnati from 1981 to 1991; in Corning, NY from 1991 to 2009; and in Cleveland since 2009.  And we have spent our summers at Chautauqua Lake since 1997.  We have made many friends along the way that we are happy to have today!

The biggest joy in our lives has been our families.  We have loved it all … from hosting many visitors and holiday events to visiting and traveling with many of you.  Our siblings are some of our closest relationships.  We were honored to be able to participate in caring for our elders and blessed to be the “goody aunt and uncle” to so many nieces and nephews.  And now we are graduating to “great aunt and uncle” with the arrival of the next generation.

Through the years, we have enjoyed life and learning together – including traveling, “lake time,” and entertaining.    We started our travels together by driving from Los Angeles to Cincinnati and have since visited most of the States.  We have also enjoyed international travel, including most of Europe and the Caribbean and some of Africa, South America and Asia.  We enjoy both land travel and cruising and have visited most of the major wine regions of the world.  We have learned about the many cultures and cuisines of the world.

In our 25 years of “lake time,” we have learned and taught boating, skiing, dominos, cheese shopping, gorge hiking, CHQ Institute visiting and just having fun.  We’ve enjoyed hosting family and friends, but also having time on the porch to “look at the lake through our eyelids.”   

We have always enjoyed entertaining together … from the first dinner parties we hosted at Ohio Wesleyan and in Ric’s tiny apartment in LA to the “brunch bunch” in Cincinnati, the supper club in Corning and the more elaborate cooking extravaganzas with friends in Corning and Cleveland. It has been our pleasure to host so many family holidays, celebrations, showers and events since we’ve been back in Brecksville.  


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We are looking forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary for sure - - but also celebrating our ongoing relationships with each of you and the love and friendship we have shared over so many years!

the accommodations

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Reservations should be made by
August 1st at the Embassy Hotel in Independence.

Reference the Asbeck 40th Anniversary Room Block to receive the discounted group rate of:

$129 plus tax for a Double Room

$119 plus tax for a King Room

Embassy Room Block Link

(216) 986-9900


Please know that your presence at our celebration is present enough! 

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