Sanford Metz, a resident of the Smith Center in Salem, recently celebrated his 91st birthday. The honoree was treated to dinner by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Dawn Metz of Salem at the Farmer and The Chef fundraiser at the MetroParks in Canfield.
Mr. Metz was born on Sept. 18, 1922, in Salem, the son of Harry and Anna Metz.
Mr. Metz is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran. He had been employed at the former Strouss, Big Wheel and Persky's in Salem. He was married for 50 years to the late Patricia Yingling Metz.
Mr. Metz also has a son, Brad (Lynn) Metz of Nederland, Texas, and two grandchildren, Travis (Tori) Metz of Houston, Texas, and Mahayla Patricia Metz of Salem.