Couple honors 70 years of wedded bliss
Walter and Joy Eck celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 2. They were united in marriage by Father Meyer at Immaculate Conception Church, Bastress.
The former Joy Bottin is the daughter of the late Walter and Floy Russell Bottin. She graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1950. She was a homemaker.
Walter is the son of the late Walter and Martha Steppe Eck. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1949. He worked for Lundy Lumber and what is now Your Building Centers for 35 years.
They are the parents of Stephen (Debbie), Daniel (Linda), Harold (Debra), Michael, Randall (Dina), Nancy Rawding (Adam), Suzanne Sander (Ronald), Bernard (Julie), John (Jodi), Lawrence (Kelly), Amy Saar (Timothy) and Craig (Holly). Three children are deceased, Ellen Suzanne, Julianne Joy and Patrick (Tracy).
They have a whopping 47 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren with two on the way.
They celebrated their anniversary with a family dinner and a mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, Oct. 3.