Anniversary announcements

June 27, 1998

The Kopytas

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kopyta of Williamsport were honored at a surprise family celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Howard Johnson Plaza-Hotel's Cumberland Room.

The celebration was hosted by their six children and their spouses, Frances and Robert Fleming of Olney, Md., John and Dianna Kopyta of Hagerstown, Laurence and Deborah Kopyta of Wexford, Pa., Karen and Darrell Eichelberger of Hagerstown, Paul and Alison Kopyta of Germantown, Md., and Melinda and James Cawley of Georgetown, Ky. The couple's 11 grandchildren joined the celebration.

The Kopytas were married June 13, 1948, at Saint Mary's Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park, Long Island, N.Y.

Mrs. Kopyta is the former Phyllis Melia, daughter of the late Bessie L. and Joseph Melia. Before her marriage, Mrs. Kopyta served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve.


Mr. Kopyta is the son of the late Frances and John Kopyta. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific during World War II. He worked at Mack Trucks Inc. for 42 years, retiring in 1981.

The Needys

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Needy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 17, 1998, at Four Points Hotel in Hagerstown.

The dinner, hosted by their children and their spouses, was attended by approximately 50 friends and relatives.

The Needys were married May 29, 1948, at Washington Square United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Needy is the former Sina E. DeHaven, daughter of the late Julian and Edith DeHaven of Martinsburg, W.Va. Mr. Needy is the son of the late Robert and Nora Needy of Smithsburg.

They have two children, Sharon Mann and Debra Aycoth, both of Hagerstown, and three grandchildren.

The Hennebergers

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Henneberger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 26, 1998, with a surprise party at Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. No. 378. The event was attended by approximately 100 friends and relatives.

The celebration was hosted by their three children and their spouses, Wayne and Rose Henneberger, Richard and Kathy Henneberger and Karen and David Stuller, as well as by Mrs. Henneberger's sister, Louise Turner.

The Hennebergers were married May 1, 1948, by the late Pastor Harvey J. Martin.

Mrs. Henneberger is the former Ella Jane Mellott, daughter of the late Richard and Virginia Mellott.

Mr. Henneberger is the son of the late John and Edna Henneberger. He is retired from Ewing Oil Co.

They have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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