Robert and Barbara Diehl

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Diehl of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party given by their son.

They were married Jan. 26, 1963, by the Rev. Harold Huey at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, where Robert’s mother, Winifred, was the organist for many years.

Mrs. Diehl is the former Barbara J. Rickard, daughter of John K. Rickard and George W. and Ann Troxell.

The couple have one son, Robert, of York.

Mr. Diehl retired from First Energy’s Homer City Generating Station in 1994.

The couple bowl in the Holiday Bowl Thursday afternoon mixed seniors league.

Both are members of East End United Methodist Church and the Chimrock Squares Dance Club.