Mr., Mrs. John J. Szybist observe 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Szybist, Williamsport, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary June 27, 2013.

They were married by the Rev. Joseph A. Reilly at the Church of the Assension. They are members of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Mrs. Szybist, the former Mary Jean Neyhart, is a native of Jersey Shore. She is the daughter of the late Nellie Hartnett and Howard C. Neyhart. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1941. She retired in 1952 from Armour Leather Co., as a lab assistant.

Mr. Szybist, a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Katherine Zielewicz and John J. Szybist. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1942 and served in the Army during World War II. He retired in 1989 from Lundy Construction Co., as a project manager.

They are the parents of two sons, John, Rochester, N.Y., and Thomas, Verona, N.J., and two daughters, Donna Mays, Weston, Conn., and Linda, Hamilton, N.Y.

There are four grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a family dinner hosted by their children was held at the Ross Club on June 22 and an open house for extended family and friends will be held at the couple’s home today.