The Times Leader from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1996 · 55
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The Times Leader from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania · 55

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, July 21, 1996
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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Welch Lisa Anne Altavilla weds Scott A. Welch Lisa Anne Altavilla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Altavilla. Hanover Township, and Scott A. Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Welch, Hanover Township, were united in marriage on Saturday, May 4, 1996, at the Exaltation of Holy Cross Church, But-tonwood, Hanover Township. The Rev. James McGa-hagan performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. Matron of honor was the sister of the bride, Elizabeth Pantano. Bridesmaids were Tamara Simpson, sister of the groom; Colleen Melillo, cousin of the bride; Lisa Zoltewicz. Nichole Lasecki, Joe 11 Guarino and Mary Mueller. Flower girl was Talia Pantano, niece of the bride. The groom chose his brother, Jeff Welch, as best man. Ushers were Michael Ayoub and Duane Pearce, cousins of the groom; David Simpson, brother-in-law of the groom; Joe Altavilla, brother of the bride; Barry Williams and Stan Rajza. Derek Rajza was ring bearer . Vocal soloist for the ceremony was Nichole Lasecki A cocktail hour and evening reception was held at Genetti's, Wilkes-Barre. A rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom. A bridal shower was given by the bride's mother and family at the Victoria Inn. Mrs. Welches a graduate of Hanover Area High School and Penn State University were she received a bachelor's degree in speech communication. She is employed by the Luzerne Intermediate Unit Kingston. Mr. Welch is also a graduate of Hanover Area High School and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the proprietor of a newly established restaurant La Prima Trattoria, Wilkes-Barre. The couple celebrated their marriage with a honeymoon cruise to the Southern Caribbean. They reside in Wilkes-Barre. ' - r, If jit v i n & Matthew Hollen, Lisa Santarelli Lisa Santarelli to wed Matthew Hollen Eugene and Estelle Santarelli, Laflin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa, to Matthew S. Hollen, son of Richard Hollen, Mountville, and the late Patsy Hollen. The future bride is a 1991 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. She received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 and secondary teaching certification in Mathematics from Duquesne University in 1996. She is currently completing a master of science degree in education at Duquesne University and working as a substitute mathematics teacher. The prospective groom is a 1990 graduate of Hempfield High School, Lancaster. He received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and is working toward a master of science in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He is employed by RPS Inc. as a technology development engineer. An August wedding is planned. Wootton advances in local pageant Sareina Wootton, Edwardsville, won recently in the Hemisphere Pageant at the West Side Mall, Edwardsville, on July 6, 1996. In the infant division, she won infant Miss Hemisphere, photogenic swimsuit, supreme grand overall runner-up and modeling. She will go to the finals at Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos on Oct 4-6. L ! Mrs. Marc Ambler Michelle Kovalchick weds Marc Ambler Michelle Kovalchick of Mechanicsburg, daughter of Eugene and Barbara Kovalchick, Tunkhannock, and Marc Ambler, Mechanicsburg, son of Richard and Pamela Ambler, Goshen, N.H., were united in marriage on July 20, 1996. The Rev. Joseph Sicape performed the ceremony at the Nativity BVM Church. Tunkhannock. The matron of honor was Connie Perry, Tunkhannock, friend of the bride. The bridesmaid was Jennifer Lipinski, Jamestown, N.C., cousin of the bride. The flower girl was Caroline Lipinski, West Chester, cousin of the bride. The best man was Richard Ambler, Goshen, N.H. , father of the groom. Ushers were David Ambler, Wharton, N.J., brother of the groom; Eric Ambler. Ruck-ersvOle, Va., brother of the groom; Michael Kovalchick, Tunkhannock, brother of the bride. The ring bearer was Ryan Ambler, Show Low, Ariz., nephew of the groom. Scriptural readings were given by Chris Kovalchick, brother of the bride, and Charles J. Kovalchick, cousin of the bride. The organist was Larry Lewis, cousin of the bride. Cantor and vocalist was Laura Edwards, friend of the bride. A cocktail hour and dinner reception was held at the Holiday Inn, Dunmore, hosted by the bride's parents. . A rehearsal dinner was held at Shadowbrook Resort Tunkhannock, hosted by the groom's parents. The bride is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School. She received a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is employed as a pharmacist by Thrift Drug Inc., Dillsburg. The groom is a graduate of Morristown High School, Morristown, N.J. He received a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting from Shippensburg University. He is employed as a certified public accountant by KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, Harrisburg. After they return from a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Mechanicsburg. ; ' Robert Hines, Katherine Farrell Katherine Farrell to marry Robert Hines Dorothy Farrell, Wilkes-Barre, announces the engagement of her daughter, Katherine Ann, to Robert Frederick Hines Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Hines Sr., Mountaintop. Miss Farrell is the daughter of the late Eugene J. Farrell and the granddaughter of Theodore L. Zwie-beL Wilkes-Barre, and the late Katherine G. Zwiebel. Miss Farrell is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School She received a bachelor of science degree in health care management from King's College and a masters degree in business administration from Wilkes University. She is employed by Sallie Mae Servicing Corporation, Wilkes-Barre, as the manager of lender relations. Mr. Hines is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in historyeducation from King's College and a masters degree in school leadership from Marywood College. He is employed by the Diocese of Scran ton as principal of Regis Academy, Swoyersville. r ;. A September wedding is planned. A son, Joshua, born to Maleks Mr. and Mrs. Michael Malek, Stewartstown, announce the birth of their son, Joshua, on July 9, 1996, at the York Hospital. Mrs. Malek is the former Sarah Mae Konefal from Edwardsville. Grandparents are Sally Konefal, Edwardsville, and Frank and Mary Malek, Hanover Township. i ! 1 fWW Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gobla Katrine Korischar weds Brian Gobla Katrine M. Korischar, daughter of Judith Slaboda-Korischar, Olvphant and Brian Gobla, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gobla. Wapwallopen, were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct 7, 1995, at St Ann's Monastery, Scran ton. The Rev. Jack Connor performed the double-ring ceremony. . The bride was given in marriage by her mother, and escorted by her godfather, Michael R. Slaboda. She chose Tracy Ahera, Allentown, as maid of honor. Bridal attendants included Bridget McCrea. Maxat-away; Coreen Paciotti, Peckville; Lucy Grissinger, Moscow; Melanie Slaboda, cousin of the bride, Hatfield; Kelly Gobla, sister of the groom, Wapwallopen. Nicole Yoztvak, Wapwallopen, served as flower girl. The groom chose Stanley Makowski, Wapwallopen, as best man. Groomsmen included Robert Kinney, Sugar Notch; Joseph Solt Mountaintop; Nicholas Sanguiliano, Wilkes-Barre; George M. Korischar, brother of the bride, Olyphant; Michael P. Slaboda. cousin of the bride, Hatfield. Jesse Hady, Wapwal-lopen, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer. The reception was at Genetti Manor, Dickson City. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Cooper's Seafood Restaurant Scranton. The bride was honored with a bridal shower given by her bridal attendants at Genetti Manor, Dick-son City. The bride is a graduate of Valley View High School and Lackawanna County Vo-Tech Nursing Program. She is employed as a licensed practical nurse at Dr. Lombard & Lobiti's Office, Kingston. The bridegroom is a graduate of Crestwood High School and is employed by Gatorade Company, Mountaintop. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Federici Federicis note 25th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Martin Federici, Luzerne, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on July 24, 1996. Mr. Federici is the son of the Helen Federici, Luzerne, and the late Peter Federici. He is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and is employed by Federici Lawn Service. Mrs. Federici, the former Maureen Rosnick, of Trucksville, is the daughter of Dorothy Rosnick, Luzerne, and the late David Rosnick. She is a graduate of Dallas High School and is employed by the Social Security Administration, Wilkes-Barre, in the Data Operations Center. The couple are the parents of two sons, Marty, in his last semester at Bloomsburg University; Marc, a senior at Wyoming Valley West High School. The will celebrate the occasion with a trip in the fall. Kindlers to celebrate 30 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Kindler, Shavertown, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on July 23, 1996. On July 23, 1966, they were united in marriage during a nuptial Mass celebrated by the Rev. George R. Dumuth in St Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Kindler is the son of the late Edward and Marie Kindler. Mrs. Kindler is the daughter of Mar- garet Eckenrode, Kingston, and the late Charles Walter Eckenrode. The couple are the parents of five children: Christine, Philadelphia; Michael, Wilkes-Barre; Debra, James and Charles, all of Shavertown. In honor of the occasion, the Kindlers recently vacationed in Florida and South Carolina. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Therese's Church, Shavertown. 'J"""""""L " "M'-U..U ..IWI JIMIMPWMHMMIWW"JH"JiijW ."HI. ... --,' f, ' "''','','''' , - " .. yv " : " S 'i-' -. . ; . : . ; .p;pa'.:;;a; Mrs. Kirk Christopher Bonanny Heather O'Dcll weds Kirk Bonanny : Heather Ann O'Dell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Harry O'Dell, West Pittston, and Kirk Christopher Bonanny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bonanny, Exeter, were united in marriage on May 11, 1996 at the Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph Adonezio. : Music was provided by Bill Baldoff, soloist and Tina Volpe, organist Scripture readings were given by Harry O'Dell, brother of the bride. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Tamara Prokinchak as maid of honor. Bridesmaid were Saliena Alaimo, Audra Campenni and Michelle; Kobziewicz. Abby O'Dell, niece of the bride, served as flower girt. . .'. X The groom chose John Tnissa as best man. Groom smen were Brett Bonanny, brother of the groom: Byrotf Moratori and Dan Pavlico. Junior groomsmen wer$ Tore Alaimo and Joseph Alaimo. Ring bearer was Grej goiyODefl. Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour and dim ner reception were held at the Golden Palace, Parsonsy The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Konefal's, Edwardsville. 'S The bride was honored at a shower co-hosted by? her mother and the mother of the groom at the Easf Mountain Inn. Wilkes-Barre. The bride is a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and Empire Beauty School with a teacher's lii cense. She is employed at J.C. Penny Styling Salon. The groom is a graduate of Wyoming Area High-School and Johnson's School of Technology. He is as sociated in business with his father at Bonanny Auto motive, Forty Fort Following a honeymoon trip to Daytona Beach, Fla.. the couple is residing in their new home in Jenkins Township. r 1: ft 'v . :v:.-. 3 1 Si 3 Lisa Zamber, Darren Marino Lisa Zamber to wed Darren Marino! Mr. and Mrs. George Zamber, Tunkhannock, am nounce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Mary Wayne, NJ., to Darren Michael Marino, son of Anfl( and the late Michael Marino Jr., Montclair, N J. ' The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Mountainside! Hospital School of Nursing, Montclair, N.J., and has completed a BSN at Jersey City State College, Jersey, City, NJ. She is employed as a registered nurse. ! The prospective groom is a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School, South Orange, N J., and William1 Paterson College, Wayne, N J. He is employed as & buyer in the electronics and semiconductor field. A November 1996 wedding is planned. ' Metzgers celebrate : 49th anniversary j Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Metzger, Wilkes-Barre. celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 19. 1996. They were married in Holy Rosary Church. Wilkes-Barre, by Monsignor Clark. . ? Mrs. Metzger, the former Helen Carmella Man-chio, is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Liberto Manchio. She was employed by the former Pomeroy"s Department Store, Wyoming Valley Mall, until her retirement Mr. Metzger is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Metzger. He was self-employed as a coalman for many years and later retired from Whiteman Paper Company. They are the parents of three children: Woodrow', Effort Poconos; Joseph, Camelot Forest Poconos; Diane Boesche, Wilkes-Barre. They are the grandparents of nine grandchildren: Nicole, Derek, Jillian, Eric Jason, Sara, Gina, D. Adam and Leah. A family celebration will mark the occasion. A

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