Frank and Barbara Tinari of Florham Park, New Jersey, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10th, with a renewal of their vows at Holy Family Parish in Florham Park. A gathering of family and friends will follow the ceremony. The couple was married on June 8, 1968, at the Fordham University Chapel in the Bronx, New York.
Barbara and Frank met in 1963 at the enormous, but short-lived amusement park, Freedomland U.S.A (now the location of Co-op City in the Bronx), where 20 year-old Frank operated the bumper cars and 17 year-old Barbara waited for the ride. After marrying, the couple honeymooned in Italy and then moved to Fort Hamilton Army Base in Indianapolis, Indiana, where Frank served for two years. Later they moved to Florham Park to raise their family.
Both graduates of Fordham University (go Rams), Barbara and Frank are lifelong educators. A professor of economics, Frank taught at Seton Hall University for 31 years and has authored two books. Frank’s firm, Tinari Economics, begun in 1979, continues to be a successful and highly regarded consulting firm. Barbara is a retired elementary school teacher who taught at Far Hills Country Day School and The Pingry School.
In addition, Frank served as Florham Park’s Mayor and Barbara was President of the town’s Board of Education. They are active members of Holy Family Parish, where they co-chair the Pro-Life Ministry. Avid travelers, they have traveled the world, taking their three daughters, April, Alexandra and Christa and two grandchildren with them on many adventures.