MARKOVICH: 45th wedding anniversary

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Virgil and Charleen Markovich are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary today, Oct. 19. They were united in marriage on Oct. 19, 1968 by the Rev. George Goodbout at St. Mary’s Church in Martins Ferry.

Markovich is the son of the late Ted and Mary Markovich of Blaine and is currently employed at the Shoemaker Mine as a coal miner.

His wife, Charleen, is the daughter of the late Robert Finney and Margaret Mary Dorsey of Martins Ferry. She is the beautician at Beacon House Assisted Living.

They are the parents of three children: Cammie (Michael) Simmons of Collins, Ohio; Chad (Tasha) of North Royalton, Ohio; and Chip (Monica) of Indianapolis, Ind.; four granddaughters: Brittany, Ashley and Samantha Simmons and Avila Markovich; one grandson, Augustine Markovich; a great-grandson, Mason, and a great-granddaughter, Arya.