December 21, 2008

The Smiths

Harry and Carolyn Smith of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2008, with a party hosted by their children and spouses. Family and friends gathered for dinner at Thomas Pangborn Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Hagerstown.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith were married on Aug. 17, 1958, at First Baptist Church in Hagerstown, by the Rev. O. Wilson, now deceased.

Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Maryland State Police after more than 30 years of service as a trooper. After retiring, he also worked as a bailiff in Washington County Circuit Court.

Mrs. Smith worked at the board of education, Citibank and First Data. Now retired, she volunteers at Washington County Hospital.

Mr. Smith is the son of the late Harry Smith and Angelo and Helen Hamburg Palladino. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of the late Virgil Key and Qwenneth Copeland Rose.


The Smiths met through friends on a blind date.

They have three children, Steven Smith and his wife Valerie, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Sabrina Smith of Arlington, Va.; and Amy Farmer and her husband, Gregory, of Hagerstown.

The Smiths have three grandchildren.

The Langensteins

Dennis and Patsy Langenstein of Sharpsburg celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at Ryan's Restaurant on Dec. 14, 2008. Family and friends joined the couple to celebrate the occasion, which was hosted by their five children and their spouses: Steve and Robin Langenstein, Nick and Missy Langenstein, Dennis Langenstein Jr., Stephanie Langenstein, and Ernie and Jennifer Mellott.

Mrs. Langenstein is the daughter of the late Marvin and Gladys Wray. She is employed by Hub Labels in Hagerstown.

Mr. Langenstein is the son of Joseph Langenstein and the late Dorothy Jane Langenstein. He retired as a captain from Maryland Correctional Training Center, and is employed by County Commuter.

The Langensteins were married on Dec. 14, 1983, at Washington County Courthouse.

They have six grandchildren.

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