Crist and Eleanor Karakantas

Mr. and Mrs. Crist Karakantas of Altoona celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 23.

They were married Aug. 23, 1953, in the Church of the Transfiguration (also known as The Little Church Around the Corner) in New York City.

The couple will celebrate with a family dinner hosted by their children in Philadelphia.

They have two children: Richard and his wife, Susan, of Lansdale; and Cynthia Karakantas Costanzo and husband, Anthony, of Media.

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

Mr. Karakantas retired from GTE Sylvania, Altoona.

Mrs. Karakantas retired from the Altoona Area School District.

Both are members of Ward Avenue Presbyterian Church, Altoona.