Engagement announcements

August 16, 1998


Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Norris of Hagerstown and Robert E. Brandt Jr., also of Hagerstown, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Lynn Brandt, to Donald Wayne "Skip" Suffecool, son of Ella Mae Shoemaker of Hagerstown.

Miss Brandt is a 1990 graduate of Smithsburg High School and a 1992 graduate of Hagerstown Junior College with an associate in arts degree in office technology. She is employed by Washington County Board of Education as an administrative assistant in the food and nutrition services office.

Mr. Suffecool attended South Hagerstown High School. He is employed as a spiral staircase technician with Duvinage Corp. Inc. in Hagerstown.


No wedding date has been set.


Mr. and Mrs. Cletus G. Kowalski of Oregon, Ohio, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Ann Kowalski, to Neil Wayne Smith of Lambertville, Mich., son of Mr. and Mrs. Judson W. Smith of Williamsport.

Ms. Kowalski is a 1988 graduate of Clay High School and a 1997 graduate of Lourdes College with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is employed at ProMedica Physician Support in Sylvania, Ohio, and at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio, as a registered nurse.

Mr. Smith is a 1983 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and a 1987 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed at Ford Motor Co.'s, Monroe, Mich., plant as a construction supervisor in the facilities engineering department.

An Oct. 3 wedding is planned at Christ Presbyterian Church in Toledo, Ohio.


Patricia A. (Blankley) Staeblein and Lee L. Smith Jr. wish to announce their engagement.

Ms. Staeblein is the daughter of Norma Jean Culp of Silver Spring, Md. She is a 1984 graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a 1995 graduate of Hagerstown Junior College.

Mr. Smith is the son of Junior "Dick" and Dixie Sirbaugh of Hagerstown. He is a 1989 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He is employed as an independent contractor for The Herald-Mail Co.

A spring 1999 wedding is planned.


Roy and Tami Sylvester, both of Hagerstown, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Sylvester, to Michael Todd Longerbeam, son of Linda Ware of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Miss Sylvester is a 1996 graduate of Clear Spring High School. She is employed as an accounting clerk at Crown Inc. of Hagerstown.

Mr. Longerbeam is a 1993 graduate of Jefferson High School. He also is employed at Crown Inc. of Hagerstown.

A Sept. 26 wedding is planned.

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