Robert and Vivian Pemberton of Winter Haven, Fla., recently celebrated their 65th anniversary at home with their family.
Robert Pemberton and the former Vivian Harper were married April 4, 1947, in Cortland and made their home in Bristolville before moving to Florida in 1999.
They have three children, Sharon (Jim) Garber of Ivor, Va., Charles (Dolly) Pemberton of Hillsville, Va., and Steven (Jennifer) Pemberton of Wellington, Fla. They also have nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Robert and Vivian Pemberton
Mr. Pemberton was employed by Republic Steel Corp. in Warren, serving as superintendent of the silicon, galvanized and terne operations when he retired. He is a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Midway and the USS North Carolina. His hobbies include traveling, hunting, fishing and remodeling homes.
Mrs. Pemberton was employed by Kent State University, where she attained the rank of associate professor of English and received the Trumbull Campus Outstanding Faculty award and the campus-wide KSU Distinguished Teaching Award. She is a nationally known authority on the poet Hart Crane, has published many articles about his life and poetry and served as a consultant on the PBS film, "Hart Crane: The Broken Tower."
The couple have been members of Bristolville United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and are now associate members of Auburndale Methodist Church in Florida.
They enjoy traveling and have toured all 50 states extensively and much of Europe. They remain very active. Last year they made return visits to California and Alaska and have several upcoming trips planned for this year.