Mr. and Mrs. John Eckenrode of Canonsburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Dec. 27, 2012.
John and Margaret (Berus) were married Dec. 27, 1952, at St. Mary’s Church in Conneaut.
They are the parents of John and Pam Eckenrode of Ocean View, Del.; Debbie and Richard Lawson of Finleyville; Bob and Linda Eckenrode, Susan and Dave Rendulic, all of Mount Lebanon; Tom Eckenrode, Charles and Claudia Eckenrode, all of Canonsburg; Mary and Mark Mikec of McMurray; Cindy and Charles Evanoski of Wexford; Janet and Gary Wall of Eighty- Four; Judy and Rob Asbell of Venetia; Brian and Kelly Eckenrode of Gibsonia; Ken and Kelly Eckenrode of Cranberry. They also have 52 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Eckenrode served as a lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Penn Mutual Life Insurance after 45 years and works for Knights of Columbus. He has participated in the National Senior Olympics cycling for several years and has placed two Bronze.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Eckenrode worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital for 10 years and Canonsburg Hospital for seven years. She has placed two Silver and six gold in cycling at the National Senior Olympics.