Mr. and Mrs. John Burke celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

John and Violet Burke of Columbiana celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party at Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana. The festivities were hosted by their children with friends in attendance.

The couple was married on May 5, 1944, in Baltimore, Md.

Mr. Burke is retired from Motch & Merryweather Co. of Euclid.

Mrs. Burke retired from General Electric Co. in Nela Park.

The Burkes have two children, John (Sherry) of Westlake and Jo Ann (Roy) Pariso of Columbiana. They also have five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

This picture is from their 65th wedding anniversary which they celebrated at Margaritaville in Key West, Fla.