Howard and Virginia Hann of Austintown celebrated 65 years of marriage on Sept. 7, 2013.
Howard and the former Virginia Paugh were wed on Sept. 7, 1948, at Four Mile Run Christian Church in Austintown.
Howard was employed as the district foreman at East Ohio Gas Co, retiring March 31, 1986, after 41 years there. He has been a member of the New Middletown Farmers and Sportsmen Club since 1976. From 1946-47 Howard served as field clerk for Army battalion headquarters at Fort Lewis, Wash., and Camp Kilmer, N.J.
Howard and Virginia Hann
Virginia, a registered dietitian, headed the Austintown Public Schools Lunch Program, serving seven schools in the district from 1961-71. She retired as a dietitian at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 1986.
During World War II, Virginia worked at the Lordstown Ordnance Depot, shipping tools to the Army overseas. Virginia has been a member of the "500 Bid Card Club" for more than 60 years.
The Hanns are the parents of Donald (Paula) Hann of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Gerald (Cynthia) Hann of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; and Beverly (James) Suffolk of Kent. They also have seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
An anniversary celebration for December is being planned by their children.