Diana and Carl Grando

July 8, 2012 

Diana Colombo Grando and Carl Grando, of West Richland, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 at The Coeur d'Alene Hotel in Coeur d'Alene.

They were married June 24, 1962, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Nanuet, N.Y. They moved here from New York and have lived in the Mid-Columbia for 38 years.

Diana started her career at Dexter Press in Nyack, N.Y., working as a secretary/bookkeeper. She took time off to raise her kids and then went back to work as a secre-tary/bookkeeper. She retired from Fluor Daniel Corporation in 2002 but stays active keeping books for the family business, Grando, LLC. She is vice president of the Prairie Shufflers Square and Round Dance Club in Kennewick. She enjoys golf, league bowling, her garden and being an avid Italian chef.

Carl started his career with United Nuclear in Pawling, N.Y. He moved his family to Washington in 1974 when he took a job with Exxon Nuclear. He has worked for Sandvik Special Metals, Westinghouse Hanford and Fluor Daniel Corporation. He consults for the Department of Energy on their nuclear clean-up projects. He is a member of the Prairie Shufflers Square and Round Dance Club. He enjoys working on his 1966 and 1969 Corvettes, golf and fishing. He keeps a large garden and raises chickens.

They have two children, Yvette (Steve) Grando Holman of Bend, Ore., and Cliff (Jodi) Grando of West Richland.

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