Frank and Elva (Gallaher) Batchelor celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Frank and Ellie were married at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Gaithersburg. Frank is the son of the late Howard and Mabel (Aro) Batchelor of Hyattsville. He worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade as a cryptanalyst for 35 years. Ellie is the daughter of the late Alvin Harlan and Annie Mary (McCullough) Gallaher of Gaithersburg. Ellie taught high school English in Montgomery County. They currently reside in Cumberland.
Ellie and Frank are the parents of three children, Kenneth Batchelor of Cumberland, Judy Wilson of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Barbara Lusardi of Amery, Wisconsin They have two sons-in-law, Richard Wilson and Mark Lusardi, along with four grandchildren, Scott Wilson, Caitlin (Wilson) Majeczky, Laura Lusardi and Eric Lusardi and one great-granddaughter, Sloane Wilson, with No. 2 on the way. They are affectionately known by them as Grammy and Grammydad.
Your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren love you dearly and hope you have many more years together as a couple. You're two halves of the same whole. Inextricably linked. Your dedication to each other has shown us all the meaning of true love. Congratulations on 60 years of wedded bliss.