Girtses celebrate golden milestone in their marriage

Charles and Barbara Girts celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 15.

Their children are James Girts of Boardman, Karen Girts of Youngstown and Alice Banko of Boardman.

They have two grandchildren.

The former Barbara Russell married Mr. Girts on Sept. 15, 1962, at the Chapel of the Friendly Bells in Youngstown.

Mrs. Girts is a homemaker. The couple are members of Christ Church Presbyterian.

Mr. Girts was a railroad conductor for Norfolk Southern before retiring in 2000. He was an Army veteran and served with the 82nd airborne division.

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