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Wedded: Wayne Gooch and Russell Keys

Wedded: Wayne Gooch and Russell Keys

Wedding date:
Jan. 13, 2013

Wayne's story: Wayne Gooch, 58, grew up in Cleveland. He is retired from Verizon and regularly volunteers at food banks in Rehoboth Beach, Del. His father, James, and his mother, Julia, are both deceased.

Russell's story: Russell Keys, 50, grew up in Baltimore. He is a communications representative for Verizon. His father, William, is deceased, and his mother, Carrie, is retired.

Their story: Wayne and Russell met at a club in Washington on Jan. 13, 1989. The couple dated for five years on and...