Sloans celebrate 50th anniversary

Published 10:12 am Friday, May 18, 2012

Trudy and Martin Sloan

Trudy and Martin Sloan of Tryon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 6 in Pawley’s Island, S.C.
The couple hosted an open house party on May 5 for family and friends. On Sunday, May 6, the Sloans received a papal blessing at mass at the Sacred Blood of Christ Catholic Church in Pawley’s Island, officiated by Rev. Patrick Stenson.
An anniversary dinner for 35 guests followed at the Pawley’s Plantation Golf and Country Club. Harpist for the affair was Becky Nissen of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The couple’s three children, Pamela (Walter), Kevin (Christy) and Elizabeth (Brett) were in attendance.
Also in attendance were the couple’s 10 grandchildren, Stephen, Christopher, Timothy, Sabrinia, Lily, Katie, Hunter, Ryan, Florian and Finley, along with two great-granddaughters, Michela and Miranda. Martin’s best man and high school friend, Ken Rota and wife, Linda, and Trudy’s cousin, William Cooper and wife, Maureen, also attended. William Cooper was an usher at the Sloan’s wedding on May 6, 1962.
Trudy and Martin were high school sweethearts. After graduation in 1957, Martin attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and Trudy studied interior design in New York City.
The Sloans lived and raised their three children in Metuchen, N.J. Martin is retired from Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals as a supervising manager in the production of penicillin. He is also the creator of the popular tomato seed, “The Jersey Devil and The Jersey Giant,” which was featured in his tomato seed catalog.
Trudy is a retired realtor and former owner/operator of a fabric store in Metuchen known as Trudy’s Sewing Room.
The couple moved to Tryon in 1992.
– article submitted

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