Celebrations 09-13-09

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2009

Troy Beaver Earns Eagle Scout

Troy David Beaver, 15, will receive his Eagle Scout Award today, September 13, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. Henry Trexler of Troop 443 will make the presentation.
Troy is the son of Jeff and Lyn Beaver of Salisbury. A sophomore at Salisbury High School, he has earned 21 merit badges and is Junior Assistant Scout Master for his troop.
He has earned the Scout Spirit Award, Scout of the Year Award and Arrow of Light Award. He has also attended Camp John J. Barnhart, Camp Raven Knob and Sea Base.
For his Eagle Scout Project, Troy constructed and installed 16 wood duck boxes in the Catawba College Center for the Environ?ment with the help of 35 volunteers with over 175 service hours.

DeVeau – Hartsell

CHARLESTON, S.C. ó Ashley Dawn DeVeau and Daryl Eugene Hartsell were united in marriage Aug. 9, 2009, at Tidewater Chapel. The Rev. Rick McDaniel officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. The couple were honored by a reception at the home of the brideís father in Rockwell, N.C., on Aug. 22, 2009.
The bride was escorted by her father and attended by her sister, Jacque DeVeau Thomas of Lexington, N.C., as matron of honor.
Brother of the groom Chad Hartsell of Charleston, S.C., stood as best man.
The bride is the daughter of James DeVeau and Diane DeVeau of Rockwell and the granddaughter of Earl Wagner of China Grove, N.C., Margaret Wagner of Rockwell and the late Cora and James DeVeau of Winston-Salem, N.C. A graduate of East Rowan High School, Ashley received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Catawba College. She is a marketing specialist for Becker Professional Education.
The groom is the son of Rick and Sheral Hartsell and the grandson of Shirley and the late Bobby Cartrett and the late Richard and Doris Hartsell, all of Concord. A graduate of Central Cabarrus High School, Daryl received a Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, graduating cum laude. He is employed by Compass Group as an Executive Chef at Providence Day School.
The couple are making their home in Charlotte.

Fritzsche 45th Anniversary

Robert Paul Fritzsche and Natalie Dolan Fritzsche of Rockwell are celebrating their 45th anniversary Sept. 19, 2009. They were married Sept. 19, 1964, at St. Maryís Catholic Church in East Islip, N.Y.
Both retired, Robert was lead mechanic for 27 years for Eastern Airlines, Ken?nedy Airport, New York, and is the father of five daughters and husband of a wonderful wife. Natalie was a nurse for Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y., and is the mother of five daughters and wife of a wonderful husband. Their daughters are Katherine Fritzsche Trexler (Ira), Rockwell, Carolyn Fritzsche, Concord, Christine Fritzsche Barringer (Jim), Salis?bury, Carla Fritzsche Gillikin (Chris), Charlotte, and Susan Fritzsche, Salisbury. Their grandsons are J.P. and Robert Barringer.

Gaskey 50th Anniversary

Bill Gaskey and Lucille Henderson Gaskey of Salisbury celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 12, 2009.
The Gaskeys were united in marriage Sept. 12, 1959, at the Victory Baptist Church parsonage in Salisbury by the Rev. Martin.
Bill retired after 30 years of service with the Department of Corrections, where he served as Food Service Director at Piedmont Correctional Institute. Lucille is employed at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
The couple have one daughter, Sheila Branch (husband Don), and one grandson, Lyle Branch, all of Rockwell.
They attend Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell.

Johnston 25th Anniversary

David C. Johnston and Teresa Troutman Johnston of Salisbury celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 12, 2009, at a party hosted by their children at Eastwood Village Clubhouse.
The Johnstons were united in marriage Sept. 15, 1984, at Second Presbyterian Church in Salisbury by the Rev. William Morrison.
David is the Business Development Manager at Salisbury Printing, Inc. Teresa is the Corporate Records Manager at Food Lion, LLC.
The coupleís children are Heather Johnston Overcash and husband Derek, Christopher David Johnston and Taylor Scott Johnston, all of Salisbury.

Knox 50th Anniversary

Robert Knox and Vina Mae Blackmon Knox of Cleveland celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 5, 2009, at a luncheon at Mayflower in Con?cord. They were married Sept. 6, 1959, in Salisbury.
They both retired after 10 years with Jockeyís International in Coolee?mee. Robert had previously worked 20 years for Cannon Mills, and Vina had worked 20 years for Templon Mills in Mooresville. They are lifelong members of Shinn?ville United Church of Christ in Troutman.
Their children are Anthony Knox (Opal), Gonzalez, Texas; Clayton Knox (Dott), Statesville; Gregory Knox, Lexington; and Sherry Alford (Lorenzo), Salisbury. They have a special niece, Patricia Diana Moriniere of Philadelphia, Pa., and two grandchildren.

Langdon 50th Anniversary

Nicholas Langdon and Gail Gregg Langdon of Salisbury celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 12, 2009. A celebration was held Aug. 29, 2009, with a dinner attended by family and friends at The Holiday Inn Salisbury.
The Langdons were united in marriage Sept. 12, 1959, at First Presbyterian Church in Lewiston, N.Y., by the Rev. Paul L. Denise.
Nicholas retired from Ingersoll Rand, and Gail retired from the Rowan/Salisbury School System.
Their children are Greg Langdon and wife Heather of Seven Devils and Patricia Adelman and husband Steve of Summerfield.
Their five grand??children are Vance and Zachary Langdon of Seven Devils and Justin, Nathan and Hannah Adelman of Summerfield.

Stiller – Torrence

Cindy and Jimmy Stiller of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Carlisle Stiller, to Robert ěTrippî Torrence, also of Salisbury.
Amanda is the granddaughter of Carl and Shelby Josey of Salisbury and the late Larry and Mary Jo Stiller. A graduate of East Rowan High School, she also studied at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is employed at Queenís Gifts.
Tripp is the son of Bobby Torrence and Gail Vanderford and the grandson of Bob and Rachel Torrence and Ruth and the late Dewey Atkinson, all of Salisbury. A graduate of East Rowan High School, he is employed by Athena?Marble.
The wedding is Oct. 24 at Gold Hill Park.

Baranski 40th Anniversary

Michael Joseph Baranski and Julia Rafa Baranski of Woodleaf celebrated their 40th anniversary Aug. 30, 2009, with a special dinner with their children. They were married Aug. 30, 1969, at Immaculate Conception Church in Wheeling, W.Va. Mike is a professor of Biology at Catawba College, having served on the faculty there since 1974. Julie served on staff at Catawba for 24 years and previously served 16 years with Southern Bell. Their children are Christopher Michael Baranski of Bahama, N.C., and Amanda Marie Baranski of Asheville. The Baranskis also plan a trip to the North Carolina coast to continue their celebration.