Charles and Iona (Duross) Farrar of Johnstown celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
The couple married Sept. 27, 1942, in a small family ceremony at the Johnstown Baptist Parsonage, two weeks before Chuck left for the Army.
Mr. Farrar worked as a truck/snowplow driver for both the county and New York State Department of Transportation.
Charles and Iona Farrar are shown in 1942.
Charles and Iona Farrar are shown in a recent photo.
Mrs. Farrar worked for the Swears Glove Co. and the Johnstown Knitting Mill.
They both were very active in the former Johnstown Methodist Church and currently in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizen Center.
They planned to have a family celebration today at the home of their daughter, Sue (Tom) Cichy, including sister Shirleen Farrar and grandchildren, Julie Garnet, Jacob Cichy (Makiko), Jessica Zimmerman (Sam); great-grandsons, Zachary and Keegan Garnet; and other family members.