Danuse and Josef Berger, 50 years
Longtime Los Altos residents Danuse and Josef Berger recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married Dec. 23, 1963, in Prague.
The Bergers marked the occasion with their daughters and sons-in-law at The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto. They took a New Year’s cruise to Mexico for their second honeymoon.
The couple met in their hometown of Hradec Kralove, in what is now the Czech Republic. In 1968, during the Russian invasion that ended the Prague Spring, Danuse escaped with their three-year-old daughter to California. At the time, Josef had just begun working as a research associate at Stanford University. The couple moved to Los Altos in 1976.
The Bergers have four grandsons.