Angelo and Esther Fanos, of Lodi, celebrated 70 years of marriage this month. They were married on Aug. 2, 1942 in Lodi.
Angelo was born in Lockeford and has been a lifelong resident of Lodi. Esther was born in Tacoma, Wash. The two met while Esther was vacationing in California in 1940. Angelo was drafted the day after the couple returned from their honeymoon. The couple lived at Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg and then Camp Barkely in Abilene, Texas while Angelo went through basic training. While Angelo served in the 5th Army in Italy and North Africa, Esther returned to Tacoma and worked in a shipyard.