POCH: 40th wedding anniversary

SHADYSIDE – Bob and Barb Poch are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, July 1. They were united in marriage on July 1, 1972 at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Dillonvale, with Fr. John Nadzam officiating.

Poch is the son of the late Robert F. and Helen Poch. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served two years active duty in Germany. Currently, he is employed by R.G. Steel and has been a steelworker for 45 years. His wife, Barb is the daughter of the late Walter and Sophie Waligura. She received a teacher degree from Ohio University and has taught fifth grade at St. Mary’s School in Martins Ferry as well as first grade at Centerville Elementary. She is currently employed at Miss Syd’s in Shadyside.

They are the parents of two daughters: Marianne, of Hamilton, Ohio and Stephanie of Shadyside.

A luncheon is being held today in the couple’s honor.