October 19, 2008

The Gaylors

Fred and Judy Gaylor of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th anniversary with family at a dinner at Hickory Bridge Farm in Orrtanna, Pa.

The Gaylors were married at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown on May 30, 1958.

Their celebration was hosted by their children and their spouses and Frank and Patsy Clopper.

The Gaylors are planning a trip to Williamsburg, Va., in honor of their 50 years together.

Mr. and Mrs. Gaylor have owned and operated Fred A. Gaylor Builder for 40 years.

They have have five sons, one daughter, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Bussards

Harry and Barbara Bussard of Sharpsburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party on Sept. 6, 2008, at Burnside Church of God, Sharpsburg. The party was hosted by family members, with more than 80 family and friends.

The Bussards renewed their wedding vows on Sept. 7, 2008, during the Eucharist Service at at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, with the Rev. John Alfriend and the Rev. Mark Michael officiating. A reception was held in McKinley Hall.


The Bussards were married on Sept. 6, 1958, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg by the Rev. Robert Sutton, now deceased.

Mr. Bussard retired from Pangborn Corporation and North American Housing. Mrs. Bussard, the former Barbara Otzelberger, retired from the Washington County Public School System.

The Nicodemuses

To celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Rob and Karen Nicodemus of Williamsport hosted a party for family and friends at the Williamsport American Legion on Saturday, June 7, 2008.

Guests from Florida, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland attended the event. A Powerpoint presentation prepared by their niece with pictures of the couple over the past 40 years, played throughout the evening. Music was provided by a DJ.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicodemus were married at the Williamsport Methodist Church on June 8, 1968, by the Rev. Charles Michaels, now deceased.

Mrs. Nicodemus retired from Washington County Department of Social Services in 2004 after 37 years.

Mr. Nicodemus retired from Mack Trucks and Western Maryland Hospital.

Mrs. Nicodemus is the daughter of the late Ernest and Grace Stoner.

Mr. Nicodemus is the son of the late Elmer and Belle Nicodemus.

The Nicodemuses have two daughters, Marisa Sprecher (husband Brad) and Allison Nicodemus; and two granddaughters.

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