Frank and Josephine (Lombardo) Leonardi were married Aug. 10, 1946, at St. Mary's Church in Akron.

Frank worked as a surveyor for the city of Akron before retiring in 1985. Josephine worked part-time and full-time for the Akron Board of Education before retiring in 1986.

The couple has six children -- Robert (Connie) Leonardi, Susan (Denny, deceased) Oakleaf, Carol (Mike) Long, Tom (Lori) Leonardi, Bill (Sandy) Leonardi and Denise (Terry) Glandorf; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The Leondardis enjoy going on picnics with friends, playing cards and dancing.

The couple usually celebrates their anniversaries by taking a trip to Little Italy, but this year, they plan to mark their 68th wedding anniversary closer to home with family and friends.