Mr., Mrs. Hubert Valencik observe 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Valencik, of Jersey Shore, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26, 2013.

They were married by the Rev. James W. Beeman at St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg.

They are members of St. Luke Catholic Church, Jersey Shore.

Mrs. Valencik, the former Gloria Heath, is a native of Benton. She is the daughter of the late Elsie (Kinney) and Arden Heath. She graduated from Benton Area High School in 1961 and attended Williamsport Area Community College, now Pennsylvania College of Technology. She was employed by Pennsylvania College of Technology as an executive secretary.

Mr. Valencik, a native of Numidia, is the son of the late Edna (Getrich) and Frank Valencik. He graduated from Southern Columbia High School in 1959. He graduated from Integrated Machine Technical School, Scranton, in 1961 and from Banking University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. He was employed in baking for more than 45 years and retired in 2005 from Jersey Shore State Bank as senior vice president and chief operations officer. He is chairman of the board of directors of Jersey Shore State Bank.

They are the parents of two daughters, Katherine Patterson, of Mechanicsburg, and Jennifer McCormick, of West Chester.

There are five grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a mass was held in June at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton. A two week trip was taken to Alaska in August, and on Oct. 26, an anniversary celebration hosted by their daughters was held at Santino’s Italian Cuisine, Jersey Shore.