John and Debbie Garritano

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Garritano of Altoona celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. A surprise party, given by their children, was held at Marzoni’s in Greenwood on July 13.

Many family members were present to celebrate their milestone.

They were married

June 16, 1979, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Juniata.

Mrs. Garritano is the former Debbie Inlow.

The couple have two children: Anthony and wife Angela of State College and Natalie Hamilton and husband Mike of New Columbia. They also have two granddaughters: Sofia and Madison.

Mrs. Garritano retired from the Altoona Area School District as a teacher assistant, retired from the Girls Scouts of America as membership chairperson and retired from Cracker Barrell in retail sales.

Mr. Garritano retired from the Bellwood-Antis School District as a business education teacher. He still serves as the assistant athletic director.

Both are living active lives. Debbie continues her volunteer work at Trinity Lutheran Church along with serving on several women’s civic associations. John continues to officiate PIAA football and baseball games.

Both enjoy babysitting their grandchildren.

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