Some 100 friends and family members gathered at Ciminero's in Niles on Aug. 4, 2012, to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fleming of Warren with a Roaring '20s theme, hosted by their children.
Elsie (Sue) Giura of Youngstown and Jerry Fleming of Ravenna were married on Aug. 8, 1942, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown.
Jerry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed at Taylor-Winfield Corp. as a test and service engineer until his retirement in 1998.
Gerald and Elsie Fleming
Both have been active in the community, serving on the Italian Festival committee and as members of Blessed John Paul II Parish. Jerry is a fourth degree Knight of Columbus with the Sabin Council and served in Post 4484 as Grand Knight. He is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1090, where Sue is a member of the women's auxiliary.
They are the parents of four children, Dianna (Bruce) Brosi of Chadds Ford, Pa.; Dennis (Ann) Fleming of Monaca, Pa.; Sandra (Les) Yocum of Howland; and Robin (Joe) Martorana of Bristolville. They have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.