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Celebrating 70 years together
August 11, 2014, 05:00 AM

Les and Elsie Williams celebrated 70 years of marriage Aug. 9, 2014, at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel on Amphlett Boulevard. Les and Elsie met in Detroit, Michigan, in 1944 during World War II while Les was training as a Tuskegee Airman, becoming  one of the first black pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war, they returned to Les’ home in San Mateo. In 1957, they moved to their own home in Belmont. They raised three children, Penny, Paula and a son, Pat, now deceased. They have two grandsons, Jason and Markus and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

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