- Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 01:00
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
Virgil and Helen Gualtieri celebrate 70 years
Virgil and Helen Gualtieri celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends May 15 at Pezzella’s Villa Napoli in Sunnyvale.
The longtime Los Altos Hills residents met while Virgil attended law school at the University of Minnesota.
Members of Helen’s family said Virgil caught Helen’s eye at the local drugstore where she worked when she was a senior in high school.
Virgil served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and Europe during World War II. He rose from private to captain before his discharge following the war.
Virgil and Helen married May 15, 1943. A business opportunity and California’s mild climate brought the pair to the area.
“California has been good to us,” they said, adding that they are looking forward to celebrating many more anniversaries.