Speeces celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

October 15th, 2015 1:37 pm

Roy and Mary Ann Speece, of West Pittston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16. The marriage was performed on Oct. 16, 1965 by Rev. Roland Johnson in the Luzerne Avenue Baptist Church, West Pittston.

Attendants were Mrs. Sally Hines, Mrs. Patricia Robbins, Willis Hapeman and Kenneth Burkel.

A vow renewal blessing ceremony was held in St. John the Evangelist church, Pittston, officiated by Monsignor John Bendik.

Mr. Speece is the son of the late Samuel R. and Grace Gilmore Speece, of West Pittston. Mrs. Speece is the daughter of the late Edgar J. and Catherine Bannon Smalley, of Pittston.

The marriage has been blessed with two sons, Eric R. and his wife, Catherine; and Jason C. and his companion, Nicole. The couple has three grandchildren, Ethan, Gage and Tatiana Speece.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Speece on their wedding day in 1965.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_SPEECE-ANN.jpgMr. and Mrs. Roy Speece on their wedding day in 1965.