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Upon Graduation from Colgate, he returned to Binghamton and took a position teaching at West Junior High School. His career with the Binghamton Schools would continue until June of 1973, and would include secondary school teaching assignments in six different subject areas, guidance positions in junior and senior high schools, principalships or acting principalships in nine buildings (both elementary and secondary), and service in central office administration.

On November 5th, 1940, a party was held to announce the engagement of Hank and BB.



On March 24, 1941, the Binghamton Press published the following announcement:

Betty Bierer to Be Bride of H.E. Marean, Jr., April 14 , 1941

Invitations were issued today by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Bierer of 27 Avon Road for the marriage of their daughter, Betty, to Henry E. Marean, Jr, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Elliot Marean of 139 Leroy Street to take place at 8 o'clock Monday night, April 14 in the First Presbyterian Church. Ceremony will be performed by the pastor the Rev. Murray Shipley Howland. Reception at the Binghamton Club will follow the ceremony.

Elizabeth B. Bierer Becomes Bride of Henry E. Marean on Easter Monday

The wedding party stood before an arrangement of woodwardia ferns, Easter lilies and cathedral tapers banked in an altar effect. The church balcony was draped with southern smilax and a lighted cathedral taper was in each window.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of antique ivory satin designed on simple lines with a sweetheart necklace and long, tight sleeves. A full length three tiered veil of ivory illusion fell from her Mary Stuart cap, made of family heirloom lace and worn by her maternal grandmother, the late Mrs. Frank H. Beach, at her wedding. She carried a draped bouquet of stephanotis and gardenias.

Miss Helen Hale was Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Nancy Rudy, Miss Mary Lou Smith, Mrs. Marvin Fox, Miss Margaret McKenzie, Miss Althea Evans, Miss Anne Bishop, Mrs. John Ward, and Mrs. Frank Magill The Best Man was Guerdon Owens. Ushers were: Hugh Smith, Carl Schroder, Frederick Sisson, Frederick Ogden, Warren Anderson, Robert Joggerst, Joseph LaForte, and Marvin Fox. The bride, a graduate of Mt. Vernon seminary, Washington, DC and Wellesley College, is a member of the Junior League.

The bridegroom was graduated from Central High School, where he was a member of Pi Phi fraternity, and Colgate University.

He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Mr. and Mrs. Marean will live at 117 Beethoven Street.

But soon World War II would interupt life

He was a lecturer and radio operator in Miami and the Panama Canal Zone

On March 25th, 1942, William H. Marean, their first child was born.

At Quaker Lake with Mom.. and Wilco

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