Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary!

Homer Gay and the former Bonnie Savering eloped on April 26, 1958 to Winchester, VA. They were joined at the altar by Homers older brother, Robert and his fiancé, Lorraine Rizzi. Reverend Whitten performed the double-ceremony.

Over the years, Homer was employed as meat cutter, Meat Manager, (Shop n Save and Riverside Markets) coal miner/laborer and mechanic in the mines (Bethlehem Mines #31, #33, Barnes and Tucker 24B and Tanoma). Homer retired in 1999.

Bonnie enjoyed her role as mom and homemaker. As their girls grew older, Bonnie worked as a seamstress at Wetherells Sheepskin Shop. Since she enjoyed sewing, she found employment in the Sewing Department at Walmart.

Homer and Bonnie shared their gift of music with their girls, ministering in song and traveling for many years as The Christian Diplomats.

Bonnies sewing skills were displayed in the girls singing outfits. Bonnie played the upright bass and later played the electric bass. Homer played the guitar, harmonica and banjo.

Homer enjoys spending his retirement days with Bonnie, playing his guitar, woodworking, reading the Bible and spending time in the woods. His life reflects contentment and the goodness of God.

Bonnie loves her time with Homer, bird watching, listening to gospel music and hugging their two dogs, Daisy and Lucy. Gods sweet grace and joy exude from her smile.

Homer and Bonnie are blessed with 5 daughters, 5 sons-in-law and 23 grandchildren:
Melodye (Daniel Olsavsky), Nanty Glo, PA; children: Amanda and Brent

Susan (David Singel), Annandale, VA; children: Karamie, Harmony and Canaan

Deborah (Rev. Timothy Smith), Frostburg, MD; children: Katelin, Rebekah and Raven

Esther (Raymond Primel), Mineral Point, PA; children: Amanda, Caleb, Levi, Micah, Ian, Shyloh, Faith, Mazie, Benjamin, Eli and Josiah

Heather (Edward Baker), Vowinckel, PA; children: Lincoln, Iris, Katarina and Winter

Homer and Bonnie also are blessed with 6 great-grandchildren: Hunter, Gunner, Lilly, Julian, Wyatt and Evie.

Guestbook messages

Congratulations Bonnie & Homer!!!!!!!!
Happy Anniversary!Where have those years gone?Enjoy your special day.It is an honor to be related to you.Hope to see you sometime this summer.
Happy 60 th Anniversary Homer and Bonnie! What a wonderful example you have set for your children and grandchildren . I loved hearing your story and wish you both many more years. To come.
Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Sandra and Keith Rose
I love You SO MUCH MeMe and PapPap
Happy Anniversary, MeMe and Pappap! I love you both and wish you the best on your special day!
Congratulations & best wishes to you both and may God bless you both with many more years of happiness!
What a wonderful and sweet love story!
Many prayers to you both.
Congratulations on an incredible milestone !
Indeed role models for marriage for all of us.
Best wishes
April, John, Conner, Stephen and Irisa Zitrick
We love you both so much! Happy 60th Anniversary!
What a joy it is to know you!
Your marriage is an excellent example of God's love as your foundation!
We send all our love!
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