October 12, 2008

The Mathises

Frank Junior and Betty Jane Mathis of Williamsport celebrated their 50th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, with family and friends in the dining room of the Williamsport American Legion Post 202.

The event was hosted by their daughters and their families: Barbara J. McKinsey and her husband Robert; Cindy L. Taylor and her husband, Andy; and their grandchildren, great-granddaughter and stepgreat-granddaughter.

Relatives attended from as far away as Rogersville, Tenn.

Frank and Betty met in 1957 in Brookville, Md., and were married on Sept. 13, 1958, at the First Baptist Church in Rockville, Md., by the Rev. Jacob Gamble.

Mrs. Mathis is the daughter of the late Floyd and Gertrude J. (Hungate) Trent. She works part time for the Washington County Board of Education.


Mr. Mathis is the son of the late Ben L. and Martha J. (Trull) Mathis. He retired in 2006 after 48 years as a heavy equipment construction foreman.

The Cloppers

Robert "Bob" and Hilda Clopper of Cavetown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Savoy Catering in Waynesboro, Pa.

The event was hosted by their five sons, Bobbie, Jeff, Mike, Ronnie and Tom Clopper and their wives; daughter Debbie Repp, her husband and their families. The event was attended by more than 55 of the couple's family members and friends.

The Cloppers were married on July 3, 1958, at the First Church of God in West Virginia.

Mr. Clopper retired from the Washington County Board of Education and previously worked for Doubleday in Smithsburg.

Mrs. Clopper is the former Hilda Robertson and is a housewife.

They have six grandsons, four granddaughters and one great-grandson.

The Forcinos

Mike and Carol (Smith) Forcino of Downsville celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a surprise party and dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the VFW in Waynesboro, Pa. The event was hosted by their daughters and sons-in-law: Jeffrey and Denise Spickler; Paul and Michelle Showe; Pablo and Jennifer Santiago, and the Forcino's three grandchildren.

The event was attended by family and friends. The grandchildren wrote a poem and each presented a special thought and memory for their grandparents. Following the presentation, a cake cutting ceremony was held.

Mr. Forcino is retired from Eastalco of Buckeystown, Md.

The Forcinos were married on Sept 21, 1968, in Hagerstown.

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