Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Berger Jr. of Franklin Township will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

They were married on Sept. 26, 1959 at St. John's United Church of Christ in Mahoning Valley by the late Rev. George P. Fetterolf.

Mrs. Berger is the former Ferne Elaine Mertz, daughter of the late Augusta and John Mertz of Mahoning Valley. Mr. Berger is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Berger Sr. of Franklin Township.

The Bergers have three children: Ginny Heintzelman and her husband, Michael, of Chesterfield, Va.; Kevin Berger and his wife, Deborah, of Memphis, Tenn.; and Gerry Berger, and his wife, Roxanne, of Lehighton.

They have five grandchildren: Taylor Heintzelman, Courtney Berger, Daniel Berger, Zachary Berger and Dalton Berger.

The couple celebrated their special day with a family gathering.