Burbank residents Joe and Louise Roberts celebrated their 90th birthdays at Victorio's Ristorante in North Hollywood on Oct. 27.

They were both born in 1919 — Joe on Sept. 24, and Louise two months later on Nov. 22.

Childhood sweethearts, the couple married in 1943 and have lived in Burbank for 59 years. Joe has owned Joe Roberts Optical in Burbank for 30 years. Louise has given her time to volunteer with the PTA, and as a youth director and Sunday school teacher at Magnolia Park Methodist Church.

Seventy people attended the surprise birthday party presented by daughter Jill Roberts, son Robb and his wife, Barbara, of Burbank with friends and relatives coming from as far as Tennessee to celebrate with the birthday couple.

Burbank Mayor Gary Bric recognized them with a certificate of congratulation on their landmark birthdays.

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