Jacquelyn M. Willing, daughter of Jack and Nancy Willing of Tamaqua, became the bride of Christopher A. Hartz, son of Bryan and Sharon DeLay of Tamaqua, and the late Rodney Hartz, Tamaqua, on June 5, 2010 at St. Jerome Church in Tamaqua. The Rev. James C. Bechtel officiated at the double ring ceremony. John Melley was the organist, Mary Minor was the soloist.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Cheryl (Stidham) Sitlinger of Tamaqua as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Cristy (Schaeffer) Clemson, of Mary D; and Amanda Hartz of Tamaqua, sister of the bridegroom.
Performing the duties of best man was Jason Hartz of Tamaqua, uncle of the groom. Ushers were Timothy Phillips and Timothy Navitsky, both of Tamaqua.
Robert Smith was the ring bearer and Laura Smith was the flower girl, both of Tamaqua, cousins of the bride.
Following the ceremony, the couple welcomed family and friends to a reception at the West End Banquet Facility. They are planning a honeymoon trip to Maine.
A bridal shower was held in April at St. John's UCC in Tamaqua.
The new Mrs. Hartz is a 1996 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and a 2000 graduate of Kutztown University. She is employed as a teacher at Hazleton Area School District and a therapist at Access Services, Inc., Orwigsburg.
Mr. Hartz is a 2001 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and earned an associate degree in electronic engineering at Lincoln Technical Institute. He is employed as quality control technician at Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp., Nesquehoning.
The newlyweds currently reside in Tamaqua.