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Anniversary announcements for 3/17

March 16, 2001

Anniversary announcements for 3/17



The Strites


Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Strite of Gettysburg, Pa., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at a dinner at Bethel Mennonite Church in Gettysburg. The event was hosted by their children, James Strite of East Petersburg, Pa., Linda Johnson of Lititz, Pa., Janet Saunders of Falling Waters, W.Va., Carol Zellers of Camp Hill, Pa., Dianne Strite of Hagerstown and Amy Watson of Chambersburg, Pa. Approximately 100 guests attended the event.

The Strites were married Jan. 13, 1951, at the home of the bride in Landisville, Pa., by Bishop Henry Lutz.

Mrs. Strite is the former Fannie Louise Ebersole, formerly of Lancaster County, Pa. Mr. Strite is originally from Washington County.

The Strites met at a "singing" at the home of a mutual friend.

They have 10 grandchildren.




The Burdetts


Laura and Clair Burdett of Hagerstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, with family and friends at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

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The Burdetts were married Feb. 22, 1941, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Scranton, Pa.

Mr. Burdett retired from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown.

They have three children, James V. Burdett of Hagerstown, Mary Kaczmarek of Forked River, N.J., and Charles Burdett of Scranton. They have 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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