John and Mentey Slager celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 11, 2012.
West met East when the 60-year residents of Maryland first met.
Originally from Long Island, John, a naval architect, began his career at the Navy Department and continued in private practice until he retired a year ago. He is a Fellow in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.
Mentey, originally of Denver, was a Christian School teacher. She completed her career as an Instructional Assistant at several Montgomery County schools, including R.I.C.A.
The couple have three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Family and friends continue to enrich their lives.