Melvina and Richard Romanelli
Melvina and Richard Romanelli of Richland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22 in Wallowa, Ore.
They were married on Sept. 22, 1967, in Richland. They moved to Elma and back to the Mid-Columbia in 1988.
Melvina worked for an Elma attorney and then went to work as a secretary at Hanford for different contractors for 10 1/2 years. She also works as a private music teacher.
She volunteered as a teacher’s aide at the Elma Elementary school, was active with the Friends of the Elma Library and helped with book sales for The Friends of the Richland Library. Melvina is currently a member of music teachers associations including Tri-Cities Chapter of Washington State Music Teachers and Suzuki Association of Washington State. She was a member of the Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra for 10 years.
Richard served as a Specialist E-4 in the U.S. Army from 1963-65, worked for the Tri-City Herald, various Hanford site contractors, Energy Northwest, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a tours and events specialist, and Indian Eyes as a Hanford site tour docent where he retired in 2016.
He has volunteered for Friends of the Richland Public Library, B Reactor Museum Association, Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society, Mid-Columbia Symphony Board of Directors, Richland Lions Club President, Tapteal Greenway Board of Directors and at The Reach.
They have two children, Nathaniel Romanelli of Kennewick and Julia Romanelli of Beaverton, Ore.
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