Recently honored with a 75th birthday celebration were twins Dick Ringler of Green and Bob Ringler of Kent.
There were 25 family members and friends at the Vandhort Hall of the Kentway apartments in Kent to extend best wishes to the Akron born birthday boys. Guests came from Kent, Stow, Tallmadge, Green, Newton Falls and Rootstown.
The party was hosted by Bobs wife, Lela, with their twin daughters, Donna Whitacre and Diane Alford; and Lelas friends, Phyllis Moore and Sue Sharish, both of Kent. Bob and Lela have three daughters and two stepsons who were not able to attend. Their family has grown to include 10 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Bob founded the Mens Fellowship Club in Kent 19 years ago. He is a member of, and organist for, the Rockton Masonic Lodge No. 316, the Kent Chapter No. 192, the Olive Chapter No. 53 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Masonic Commandery in Cuyahoga Falls. He has taught organ for more than 40 years.
Bob also belongs to a trio of musicians called the Senior Three which includes Bob on keyboard, his brother, Dick, on drums, and Dale Neff, on bass.
Dick, retired from Teamsters Local No. 24, is the president of the Akron Teamsters Fellowship Club. He is in a second band that plays for the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post No. 32. Dick married his high school sweetheart, Maryann, 52 years ago last November and they have lived in Green for 47 years. They have five children, 17 grandchildrend one great-grandchild.