Harv and Joan (nee Ruttenberg) Becker of Hollywood Beach, Fla., and Philadelphia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 19 by renewing their vows on the patio of the William Penn House, surrounded by their children -- Lisa Becker, Lauren and Jon Rubin, Daniel and Renee Becker, Stacia Becker, and Pamela and Richard Vail -- six grandchildren; Joan's mother, Hilde Ruttenberg; and many relatives and friends.
First cousin Matt Molitch officiated. Participating in the ceremony were Morris Ballen, Harv's original best man; and Rosalyn Bernstein, Joan's sister and original maid of honor. A luncheon and dancing followed the ceremony.
The couple will continue the milestone celebration at a weeklong couples retreat at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, N.Y.