Mary Jane (nee Henry) and JohnE will celebrate their 60th Anniversary on September 8, 2016
A love story from the start - Mary Jane and JohnE officially met when Mrs. Wiggins, a mutual friend, suggested JohnE drive her and Mary Jane to a dance at Fort Dix. On the day before the dance, they happened to pass each other on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood and waived to each other in a polite gesture. When they met to go to the dance, they were surprised they had actually "met" the day before with a wave! It was fate - they fell in love and were married a year later at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Collingswood on September 8, 1956.
They have four children: Joan Lanoie, Lyn Chew (husband Ed), David Bauman (wife Wendy) and Jeffrey Bauman (wife Pam), 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Only 1.2% of couples reach this great Diamond Anniversary milestone.
Congratulations Mom and Dad!!,
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and/or Philadelphia Daily News on September 4, 2016