RUNKEL: 50th wedding anniversary

COLERAIN – Jim and Marcia Runkel of Colerain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8. They were united in marriage Aug. 8, 1964, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Weirton with the Rev. Cesidio Federico officiating.

Runkel, son of the late Gus and Rose Runkel, is retired from the garment industry. He was plant manager of both Bellaire Garment and Krisport, Inc.

His wife, the former Marcia Fornari, is the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Fornari. She is a retired registered nurse and was formerly employed at Weirton General Hospital, Wheeling Hospital and St. Mary Catholic Grade School.

They have two children, Kristin Wilson and her husband, Jay, of Colerain, and Joseph and his wife, Kim, of Mobile, Ala. They also have three grandsons, Josh, Greg and Nick Wilson, and are expecting their first granddaughter at the end of this month.

They celebrated their anniversary with a Mass and family dinner.