Mr., Mrs. White observe 50th anniversary

Jan C. (Griess) and Joseph M. White Jr., of Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 2013.

They were married by the Rev. Paul D. Schroeder at Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church.

Mrs. White is the daughter of the late Phyllis and Raymond H. Griess. She graduated from Loyalsock Township High School in 1962 and from the Williamsport School of Commerce in 1964. She retired in 2005 from Newport Business Institute as a career development coordinator.

Mr. White is the son of the late Elizabeth and Joseph M. White Sr. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1960 and served in the Army from 1960 to 1963, stationed in Germany. He was employed by The Reading Railroad and Consolidated Rail Corporation and retired in 2001 from Norfolk Southern Railroad, after 40 years of service in the industry.

They are the parents of two daughters, Jayna W. Haldeman, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Jill W. Melendez, of Gilbert, Arizona, and a son, the late Joseph M. White Jr.

There are seven grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, an open house was held.