TRAVERSE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ditta of Traverse City and Gainesville, Ga., observed their golden wedding anniversary on June 9, 2012.
Ben Ditta and the former Patty Grates were married on June 9, 1962, at Lady Star of the Sea Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Mr. Ditta is retired from IBM sales. The Dittas lived in Traverse City from 1975 to 1988 and returned to the area in 2009.
The couple's children are Angela and David Rabette of Arlington, Va., Nick and Stacy Ditta of Gainesville, Ga., Biz Garrett of Mableton, Ga., and Pam and Dylan Foglesong of Glen Arbor. They also have five grandchildren.