Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barachie Jr. of Franklin Township will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They were married by the Rev. Melvin Hammer Jr. on March 4, 1972 in St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Weissport.

Mrs. Barachie is the former Rose Nenscel, daughter of the late Joseph and Iva Nenscel of Gilbert. She is employed by PenTeleData.

Mr. Barachie is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Barachie Sr. of Jim Thorpe. He is a part owner of Pol-Bar Automotive in Lehighton.

The Barachies have two daughters, Ginger and her husband Duane Masonheimer of Walnutport, and Larissa and her husband Gordon Lindermuth III of Jim Thorpe.

The couple also has four grandsons: Gordon IV and Joseph Lindermuth and Joshua and Jared Masonheimer.

They will be celebrating their anniversary with family at Platz's Restaurant.