Crist and Eleanor Karakantas

Mr. and Mrs. Crist Karakantas of Altoona celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23 with a family celebration.

They were married on Aug. 23, 1953, at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York City. Mrs. Karakantas is the former Eleanor Muller.

The couple have two children: Richard of Lansdale and Cynthia Costanzo and her husband, Anthony, of Media.

They also have six granddaughters: Olivia, Alexis, Theodora, Evanthia, Avery and Kalliopi.

Mr. Karakantas retired from Philips ECG in Altoona as an industrial engineer.

Mrs. Karakantas retired from the Altoona Area School District as an elementary school teacher.