Take a walk back down the aisle as we dig deep into The Sunday Times archives and share timeless matrimonies. This occasional feature will highlight beautiful brides, engaging moments and captivating ceremonies held decades ago in Northeast Pennsylvania. The Sunday Times’ very own bridal planner of the past, Laura Rysz, will showcase Marry Memories and welcomes suggestions from readers by email at Lrysz@timesshamrock.com.
Bettie Marie Bastien married Robert Calvin Dakin on Friday, Feb. 14, 1941, in Memorial Church, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.
Anna Mae Townsend married Donald L. Hellard on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1964 in First United Church of Christ, Scranton. The couple was from West Scranton.
Carolyn Jean Wilcox married Thomas Corker on Saturday, July 2, 1966, in Providence Methodist Church, Scranton.
Polly Williams married Lt. Charles Donald Dumond of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 1943 in Jones Memorial Chapel of Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. Additionally, Laura curates events online and copy edits print editions of the Life&Times and Weekend Times sections of the newspaper. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5228; @laurarysz