October 29, 2005

The Kinzers

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Kinzer of Williamsport celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at a surprise dinner and party at Gibbles in Greencastle, Pa. The event was hosted by five of their seven children and their spouses, Paul C. Jr. and Marsha Kinzer, Brenda L. and Ralph Sterling, Judy and Terry Ramer, Terry and Debra Kinzer, and Tina and Michael May. Many family members and friends attended the celebration.

Two of the Kinzers' children and their spouses, Greg and Donna Kinzer and Thomas and Joyce Kinzer, were unable to attend.

The Kinzers were married Sept. 29, 1945, by the Rev. Cyril J. Hoover in their first home.

Claudine Kinzer is the daughter of the late Claude M. and Mary E. Nunimaker Norris. She is a homemaker and served as homeroom mother at her children's school. She was organ player for the North Berkeley Baptist Church in Marlowe, W.Va., for many years. She is a member of the Breast Cancer Survivors.


Paul C. Kinzer is the son of the late B. Franklin and Mary Alice Flick Kinzer. He is a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired Dec. 22, 1987, from Pangborn Corp. after 34 years of service.

They have 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

The Gossards

Charles and Martha Gossard of Hagerstown celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at a luncheon at South Mountain Inn, hosted by their children and spouses, Dick and Linda Rothenburg, Bob and Mary Ann Gelwicks, Richard and Sue Gossard and Bobby Gossard. Friends and relatives also attended the celebration.

The Gossards were married Sept. 1, 1940, by the Rev. Roy Sloop at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Gossard is the former Martha Adams, daughter of the late Marion and Nellie Adams. She retired from Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Mr. Gossard is the son of the late Robert and Ethel Gossard. He retired from Fairchild Aircraft.

They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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