Walter and Geraldine Strawman of Kent will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15 with a family celebration at Longhitano’s Gallery in Kent, hosted by their children. 

Special guests in attendance will be brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joan Lambert of Atwater, sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Edsel Minney of Windham and sister-in-law, Judy Lambert of Rootstown. 

Walter Strawman and Geraldine Lambert were married Sept. 12, 1953, in Monroe, Mich. 

Their family includes their children and their spouses, Susan and Glenn Ervin of Beech Island, S.C., Steven and Sally Strawman of Chagrin Falls, Jeffrey and Rebecca Strawman of Mangum, Okla., Jay Strawman of Kent and Amy Engdahl of Akron. They have six grandchildren. 

Mr. Strawman retired after 31 years of service as water supply manager with the city of Akron. Mrs. Strawman is a homemaker. The couple are members of the United Methodist Church of Kent and Mr. Strawman is also a member of the Rotary Club.