John and Eleanor Sainato will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5.
They were married Sept. 5, 1959, at Saint Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins.
They renewed their vows on Feb. 14 at the Church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN SAINATO
Mr. Sainato is the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Sainato. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked for 30 years as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
Mrs. Sainato is the daughter of the late Thomas and Leona Binns. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed by Randolph County Schools for more than 25 years.
The couple continue to be extremely active in the community and with the Saint Brendan Parish. They volunteer their time at the Randolph County Senior Center and deliver Meals On Wheels as well as assist in the monthly newsletter. There is never a moment that they are not assisting others.
The Sainatos are the parents of four children, John Sainato and his wife, Toni, of Holland, Ohio; Claire Hutchison and her husband, Dan, of Toledo, Ohio; Marianna Williams and her husband, Richard, of northern Virginia; and Becca Sainato and her husband, Chris Campbell, of Elkins. They also have eight grandchildren, Ashley and Zach Sainato, Josh and Jordan Hutchison, Frances and Andrew Williams and Keegan and Christopher Campbell.
Friends and family are invited to join the Sainatos at their home for a picnic celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5.
Cards and well wishes may be mailed to: John and Eleanor Sainato, 300 Center St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241.