Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Pittman of Florida, formerly of Salem, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5.
The former Sharon Ann Mitchell and Mr. Pittman were married Oct. 5, 1968, at the Damascus Friends Church by the Rev. Douglas Jones.
Mr. Pittman is the son of Jeanette Pittman of Salem and the late Frank Pittman. He retired July 20, 2007, from Hunt Valve of Salem, after 32 years of service.
Mrs. Pittman is the daughter of the late Russell B. Mitchell and the late Emily (Mitchell) Burge. She also retired on July 20, 2007, from Miller-Holzwarth of Salem after 29 years. They were members of the Solid Rock Community Church of Salem and spent most of their married lives in Salem.
The Pittmans have two children, Jeff Pittman and his wife Heather of Salem who have three children, Cole, Callie and Presley; and a daughter, Michelle McElroy and her husband David of Cincinnati who have five children, John, Tawnya, Rusty, Katie and Will.
They celebrated their 40th at Fatty Mabel's Restaurant.