20 May 2015

On This Day: My parents married

My parents – Joseph Ruczhak and Barbara Still – were married On This Day in 1967. They were married in St. Patrick’s RC Church in Kennett, Chester County by Rev. Richard B. Ward. 

The maid of honor was mom’s cousin Lydia Raucher. The best man was Daddy’s brother John Ruczhak, although on the official church paperwork mom’s brother, Thomas Still, was listed as he was Catholic. The bride’s maids were Gloria DeFazio, Gloria Sammons, and Frances Sosko. The latter two being cousins of mom and dad respectively. The former being mom’s best friend. Ushers were mom’s brother Thomas Still, Daddy’s cousin John Yuzwiak and his friend John Palakovic. 

Their reception was held at the West End Fire Hal in Coatesville, which is where Daddy grew up. They honeymooned in the Bahamas 

At the time of their wedding, mom was an accountant with the Kennett Canning Company and Daddy was an inspector at Lukens Steel Company. 

Daily Local News. (West Chester, PA.), 24 May 1967.  


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.