Joan Peterson of Midland, Michigan, and Peter Finley Secchia of Demarest, New Jersey, were joined in matrimony in Midland, Michigan on June 20th, 1964. That was the beginning of this Midwestern family now based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Secchias have four children:

Stephanie (March, 1967) BA — University of Vermont, MBA — NYU

Sandy (October, 1969) BA — University of Notre Dame, MA — Stanford

Charles (December 1970) BA — John Cabot University of Rome, Italy

Mark (April, 1973) BA — Miami University of Ohio, MBA — CEIBS (Chinese-European International Business School), China