AN Oak Flats couple celebrated six decades of marriage in fine style last week.
The Spiewak family came together at Shellharbour Village on Saturday to mark the 60-year milestone for Richard and Erika Spiewak.
The couple enjoyed lunch and a warm hug from their four children and partners, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and close friends.
Their daughter Sonia Bout said they moved to Oak Flats 55 years ago, after the war, to build a better life for their family.
"It is a great feat to get to 60 years," she said.
"They came over from Europe after the war and built a new life in Australia.
"They were the first immigrants from Nürburg (in Germany) that paid for the passage to Australia.
"Dad built the house himself in Oak Flats and they still live there.
"It's our family home and all still get together at Christmas, I think that's pretty special.
"The house is his pride and he hasn't been very well, so it has really been something that he is very proud of."