Bob and Linda Smith of Champion celebrated their 50th anniversary at a dinner with family and friends at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Warren, where they have been members for nearly 50 years. The couple were blessed to have their best man and maid of honor, Dick and Karen Bonner, in attendance.
Mr. Smith and the former Linda Saler were married on Feb. 23, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby by the late Pastor Schnedler.
The couple have four children, Jeff (MaryBeth) of Akron, Michele (Rob) of Champion, Steve (Karen) of Champion and the late Pamela Smith, formerly of Champion. The couple also have five grandchildren.
Bob retired in 1990 from Packard Electric after 31 years of service. Linda graduated from the Trumbull Memorial School of Nursing and continued to work at Trumbull until retiring in 1997.
The Smiths are active members in their church and enjoy gardening, traveling and their grandchildren.