Mr. and Mrs. Bob Franklin of Canfield celebrated their golden anniversary on Jan. 5, 2014. A party was held in their honor at Caffe Capri Italian Restaurant. A ceremony to renew their wedding vows was officiated by Pastor Duane Jesse.
Their children, Tom Franklin, Patrick and Kim Chaplow, and sister Ellen Sabatino Walt hosted the event. The family also includes four grandchildren: Ashley Franklin, Michael, Erin, and Danny Chaplow.
The former Georgiann Sabatino and Mr. Franklin were married Jan. 6, 1964, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown. The couple are members of Zion Lutheran Church in Cornersburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Franklin
Mrs. Franklin retired from Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital in 1995 after 30 years of service as a registered nurse. She later also worked for Shepherd of the Valley and Maxim Healthcare.
Mr. Franklin retired in 2000 from General Motors, Lordstown, as a pipe fitter in the assembly plant after 30 years. He is still an active member of Local 1112.