2013-10-17 / Family

Spades Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Spade celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, September 20, 2013.

They were married Friday, September 20, 1963, at First Brethren Church in Hagerstown by Rev. W. St. Clair Benshoff.

The Spades are parents of three children: Marty Spade and wife Amy of Hancock; Julie Unger and husband Phil of Mercersburg; and Jen Alkire and husband Corey of Big Pool, Md.

They have five grandchildren: Dakota Unger, Josie Spade, Tyler Unger and Calliea nd Jase Alkire.

Maynard has been a lifelong carpenter and retired from Ryland Homes on April 6, 2005. He still enjoys making wooden bowls in his shop.

Josephine was a hairdresser for more than 30 years working a lot of those years out of her salon in their home. She retired in 1993 and began babysitting for their grandchildren.

The couple celebrated their special occasion with their family at a dinner for them at Mountaingate Restaurant in Thurmont, Md. The next morning they left on a trip down through Virginia and Tennessee.

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