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The Gossards

October 03, 2009

Martha Catherine (Adams) Gossard and Charles Andrew Gossard celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6, 2009, at their home in Hagerstown in the company of family members.

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

They have four children: Linda Lee Gossard Rothenburg, Mary Ann Gossard Gelwicks, Robert Gossard and Richard Gossard. They have three grandchildren.

Mrs. Gossard's sister, Mary Jane Della Toffalo, was responsible for the entertainment.

The Gossards shared many community activities including Meals on Wheels, Washington County Hospital, programs at South Hagerstown High School and hosting exchange students in their home from Greece and Iran.

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Mr. Gossard also served as treasurer of the Halfway Lions Club and held state level office.

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