Charlie and Mary Ann Eastwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary yesterday. The couple was married on Aug. 17, 1963, in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, by the Rev. Joseph Bonner.
Charlie is retired from Wilkes-Barre Area School District after having taught for more than 30 years at Meyers High School. He is employed at MotorWorld.
Mary Ann had worked as a secretary at the former Mercy Hospital. She was later employed by Steve Hydock Diamonds.
They are the parents of Kim Synoracki and her husband, Dan, Lancaster, and Mark and his wife, Margie, Hunlock Creek.
They are the proud grandparents of Kaitlyn and Nolan Synoracki, Matt Kempinski, and Mike Kempinski and his wife, Arial.
They also have a great-granddaughter, Gianna Kempinski.
The couple renewed their vows yesterday afternoon at a Mass celebrated at St. Nicholas Church by Monsignor Joseph Rauscher. Afterward they were joined by family and friends at a gathering hosted by their children at Costello’s Restaurant, Edwardsville.