Don and Susie Gayda of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, May 18.
They were united in marriage May 18, 1974 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Charles Braun officiating the ceremony.
Susie Gayda is the daughter of John W. McAninch and the late Gloria McAninch. She attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School. She is employed at Wheeling Hospital's business office.
Don Gayda is the son of the late Joe Gayda Sr. and the late Doris Gayda. He attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School. He is employed at Matheson Valley Gases.
They are the parents of three children. The family includes Ben Gayda and his wife, Susan, of Charlottesville, Va.; Carly Seals and her husband, Andy, of Wheeling and Matthew Gayda and his wife, Jen, of Morgantown. They have eight grandchildren.
A surprise party was held in their honor at Undo's on Friday, May 16. Their children, grandchildren, family and friends attended the celebration.