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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:14 AM

Married in secret during WWII, this New Kensington, PA, couple will celebrate 75th wedding anniversa

“If you fight, make up real quick and try and be as civil as you can,” Rich said. “We’ve had our ups and downs. It hasn’t always been easy.”

Married in secret during WWII, this New Kensington, PA, couple will celebrate 75th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, take a bit of advice from a New Kensington couple who will celebrate their 75th year together as husband and wife. Rich and Shirley Rosenberger met in high school and married in secret at their church while Rich was on leave during WWII. Their love story endures.

The couple will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day.

“If you fight, make up real quick and try and be as civil as you can,” Rich said. “We’ve had our ups and downs. It hasn’t always been easy.”
“Communicate and talk it out,” Shirley added. “And never go to bed mad.”

The lovebirds met in English class at New Kensington High School — marrying in secret on Valentine’s Day about a year later. “It was a really big secret for us. I was a senior in high school, and you weren’t allowed to be married then,” she said.

The year was 1945 and Rich was on a short leave from serving as a loader in the Navy.
“We were married at the parsonage, and I was 17 and still in high school,” the 92-year-old Shirley said, clutching her wedding gown at the couple’s Aluminum City Terrace townhome.

Full article at:

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/married-in-secret-during-wwii-this-new-ken-couple-will-celebrate-75th-wedding-anniversary-on-valentines-day/

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:18 AM

1. "It hasn't always been easy"

What a sweet story on Valentine's Day.....and every day.

Too many couples don't realize that you have to work to maintain a relationship. There WILL be some challenges. I love reading these stories about a couple being real about how it is.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:23 AM

2. Love this story!



It's great that they still have each other after all these years.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:43 PM

3. And they're dog lovers

Can't beat that!

Long life, long love.

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