Settimios Mark 70 Years

Joseph and Margaret Settimio, then and now

Joseph A. and Margaret Geraldine “Gerri” Settimio of Follansbee celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30.

They were united in marriage Dec. 30, 1947, by the Rev. Robert Weiskercher in the rectory of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee.

They are both 1946 graduates of Follansbee High School.

She is the daughter of the late Edythe and Walter Roberts and was an operator for C&P Telephone Co.

He is the son of the late Domenico and Ollie Settimio and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. He retired in 1985 from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.’s Steubenville plant after 38 years of service.

They are the parents of seven children: Suzanne Wells of Harrisburg, Pa.; Walter Joseph Settimio of Isle of Palms, S.C.; Robin Jackson of St. Clairsville; Maribeth Edwards of Follansbee; Lori Barney of Bridgeville, Pa.; Cathy Northcutt of Atlanta, Ga. and Randy Settimio of Unicoi, Tenn.

Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren complete the family.

The Rev. Cody Ford blessed their marriage at St. Anthony’s on Dec. 30. A dinner followed at Naples Spaghetti House in Steubenville.