Ruth and Al Murtha, formerly of Indiana, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Father Kelly married them on Nov. 5, 1943, at Holy Name Church, Duquesne.
Al is retired from Bell Telephone after 38 years of service.
They are the parents of three children: Alvin D. “Tex” Murtha, deceased; Jeanne Zelenak, Greensburg; and Jan Murtha, Greensburg. They have six grandchildren: Ryan and Michael Murtha, of North Carolina; Darci Zelenak Noonan, married to Patrick, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Lisa Mankins, married to Craig, Greensburg; Chad Zelenak, Punxsutawney; and Jared Murtha, married to Tiffany, Coraopolis.
They have six great-grandchildren: Robbie and Catrina Noonan; Jeffrey, Abigail and Kaitlyn Mankins; and Riley Murtha.
Their children will host a family celebration in their honor.
Cards or notes are welcomed and can be sent to them at 104 Pinehurst Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601.