Larry Duko and the former Renee Beltempo of Leetonia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Nicollini's, hosted by their children, Larry (Marcia) Duko of Leetonia, Debbie Hiscox of Columbiana and Melanie (Gary) Dolak of Leetonia.
Larry and Renee were wed June 28, 1952, at St. Patrick's Church in Leetonia by the Rev. William Maund.
Larry served in the U.S. Navy and is a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Leetonia High School Hall of Fame. He retired from the Stearns and Foster Corp. after 32 years. He keeps active in his garden and takes pride in the many flowers he plants around his home.
Renee is a retired kindergarten and third-grade teacher, a career she thoroughly enjoyed. She loves telling stories about her teaching days, reading, watching her favorite soap operas and, most of all, mall shopping.
The couple has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.