November 28, 2004

Bill and Sue Hoch of Williamsport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at a dinner party at the Antrim House Restaurant in Greencastle, Pa., hosted by their children and spouses, Sherian and Jim Hose, Eugene and Carolyn Hoch, Suzan and Grant Skinkle, Dell Hoch, four of their five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

The Hochs were married Nov. 25, 1954, at Rest Haven Chapel in Hagerstown by the Rev. Frank Cauble.

Mrs. Hoch is the former Sarah E. "Sue" Bowers, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Foster E. Bowers Sr. She was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and W.H. Reisner Manufacturing Co.; she retired from Williamsport Retirement Village.

Mr. Hoch is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Austin B. Hoch Sr. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and Hardell Fuel Oils; he retired from Baker Drive-Away where he was an over-the-road Teamster driver.


Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kriner of State Line, Pa., celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at a quiet lunch at Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. The staff sang to the Kriners and patrons stopped by to wish them well.

The Kriners were married Nov. 2, 1940, by the late Rev. Fred Mentzer at the Brethren Church parsonage on Salem Avenue in Hagerstown.

Edna Bingaman Kriner was a homemaker for most of her married life. In the 1960s she was employed for a time as a cafeteria worker at Woodland Way School in Hagerstown.

John Kriner worked as a farm hand. He also worked at Eden Plains Dairy on Showalter Road during the '50s and '60s and at Grove Manufacturing from 1963 until his retirement in 1984.

The Kriners have three children, Donald E. Kriner of Laurel, Del., and Joan E. Carty and Ann S. Garland, both of Greencastle, Pa. They also have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pat and Karl Pile

Pat and Karl Pile recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary as guests of a weekend of activities including dinner and a play at Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia, Md., followed by an overnight stay at the Hilton and a reception on Sunday with members of Haven Lutheran Church followed by a brunch at Four Points Sheraton, hosted by their family. They also will enjoy a four-day cruise this winter, compliments of their children and grandchildren.

The Piles were married Nov. 7, 1954, in Friedens Lutheran Church in Friedens, Pa., by the Rev. Arthur Yeagy.

Mrs. Pile completed her nursing training at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Md., and worked at Washington County Hospital.

Mr. Pile served in the Army Security Agency, stationed in Kenai, Alaska. He was a partner with R.M. Pile and Sons in Cearfoss before founding Karl Pile Septic Service.

The Piles have four children and spouses, Brian Pile, Karla and Tim McSherry and Kevin and Kim Pile, all of Hagerstown, and Denise and Greg Wood of Tampa, Fla. They have seven grandchildren.

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