Columbiana couple celebrates 40th year

COLUMBIANA – James and Barbara Burgess, County Line Road, celebrated their 40th anniversary, on March 16 with a surprise dinner party at the site of their wedding reception, Cafe 422, Warren. The party was hosted by their children and grandchildren.

The former Barbara Szewc, daughter of John and Theodosia Szewc, married James Burgess, son of William and Muriel Burgess, on March 17, 1973 at the Chapel of Friendly Bells, Youngstown.

Mr. Burgess is a retired truck driver and mechanic.

Mrs. Burgess worked 45 years a a machine operator at American Church Inc.

They have two children Mrs. Stephen (Lorie) Terry, Bacova, Va.; and Jack Burgess, Columbiana; and two grandchildren.