Couple Hits 67 Years

George and Thalia Giannaris of Yorkville celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 29.

They were united in marriage June 29, 1947.

Mrs. Giannaris is the former Thalia Stakias of Yorkville. She worked in her parents’ bakery, located in their home in Yorkville.

George Giannaris came to the United States from Sparta, Greece, in 1939. He served in the Army for four years. After completing military service, he attended school and lived in Pittsburgh. In 1946, he accompanied a friend to a wedding in Martins Ferry, where he met his future wife. After their marriage, he became a baker at her parents’ bakery. He owned the Yorkville Pastry Shop for many years. He is now retired.

They are the parents of four children, Dennis, John, Matthew and Mark. They have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.