Glassport, Pennsylvania

Glassport Marriage Descriptions


As of March 18, 2000, Marriages of Glassporters were either scanned or otherwise reproduced here.


Daily News March 18, 2000

Valerio-Winzek Marriage

Local Couple Wed During Nuptial Mass

Dana Winzek became the bride of Anthony Valerio during a Sept. 18 Nuptial Mass at Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport. The Rev. Casimir Kedzierski celebrated the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Mrs. Valerio is the daughter of Joseph and Kathleen Winzek of 1109 Minnesota Ave., Glassport. Her husband is the son of Anthony and Kathleen Valerio of 801 Ontario St., Glassport.

Organist was Pamela Whitney and vocalist was Kim Steinhauer. Preludes were "O Perfect hove," "Bridal Prayer" and "You Are Mine." "Canon in D" and "Trumpet Voluntary" were offered as processionals; "The Lord's Prayer," presentation of gifts; "My Peace," sign of peace; "On Eagle's Wings," communion hymn; "Ave Maria," presentation to the Blessed Mother; and "Rondeau," recessional.

Diana Winzek, twin sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Valerio, sister of the bridegroom; Amy Ginther; Becky Yandrlic; Maureen Winzek, sister of the bride; Carrie Wisser; and Melissa Winzek, sister-in-law of the bride. Flower girl was Alexandria Ohm, Goddaughter of the bridegroom.

Best man was Scott Bryer. Ushers were John D'Amico; Robert Stout; Perry Ohm, cousin of the bridegroom; Mick Pikula; Scott Fitterer, cousin of the bridegroom; and Mark Winzek, brother of the bride. Ringbearer was Joshua Winzek, nephew of the bride.

The bride chose a white gown by Michelangelo featuring a sweetheart neckline and pearlencrusted bodice, and full organza skirt enhanced with schiffli lace appliques. She carried a cascade of white roses and miniature white roses with freesia and stephanotis.

Attendants wore purple crepe gowns by Alyce with satin bodices accented with rhinestone buttons, and straight skirts with short trains. They carried bouquets of purple irises, pink alstromeria, white miniature roses and purple statice.

A reception followed in the social hall of the Library Volunteer Fire Co. The couple took a wedding trip to Cancun, Mex. They are residing at 1020 Bellaire Road, Port Vue.

The bride is a 1994 graduate of South Allegheny High School and received a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders at California University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Valerio is a 1990 graduate of South Allegheny High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He is the circulation manager at The Daily News and a member of Local 211.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the attendants and mothers of the couple and the rehearsal dinner hosted by the couple's parents, both held at Monticello Manor in Jefferson Hills.


Daily News March 28, 2000

Tina M. D'Amico, Kimberly Merrill Wed in Services

Couples were united in marriage during ceremonies in Glassport and Latrobe.

BRYER--D'AMICO

Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport was the setting for the Oct. 23 ceremony uniting Tina Marie D'Amico and Scott Joseph Bryer in marriage. The Rev. Carmen D'Amico officiated at the 2 p.m. service.

Mrs. Bryer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D'Amico of 731 Michigan Ave., Glassport. Her husband is the son of Mary Jane Bryer of 908 Woodland Ave., Port Vue, and Robert Bryer of 908 Elizabeth St., Liberty.

Organist was Pamela Whitney and trumpet player was Oscar Menosky. Musical selections included "Only a Shadow," "Where You Go" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," preludes; "Sunrise, Sunset," seating of the mothers; and "Canon in D" and "Trumpet Voluntary," processionals.

Matron of honor was Michelle Baughman. Bridesmaids were Cherise Cipriani, Mimi Yablonsky and Melissa Gabauer, sister of the bridegroom. Flower girl was Alexis Battista.

Serving as best man was Anthony Valerio. Ushers were John N. and Anthony F. D'Amico, brothers of the bride, and Timothy Gabauer, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. Ringbearer was Michael Mercea.

The bride chose a white Dulciana satin gown with an off the shoulder neckline, short tunnel sleeves, empire waistline, Venice lace bodice encrusted with petite pearls and bugle beads and a princess line skirt and semi-cathedral detachable train. Her double-tier veiling was caught by a band of Venice lace enhanced with tiny satin roses and pearls. The bride wore her grandmother's pearl earrings and she carried a nosegay of bright yellow roses and stephanotis accented with a white bow and streamers.

Attendants wore navy. blue crepe sheath gowns with open neckines, short sleeves, double satin piping at the bodices and back slits. They each carried a single yellow rose presentation bouquet accented with greens and baby's breath tied with maize yellow sheer ribbon.

Following a reception at St. John's Cathedral Hall in Munhall, the couple took a wedding trip to Walt Disney World, Fla.

The bride received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from St. Vincent College. She is an accountant at Regional Industrial Development Corp.

Her husband attended Pennsylvania State University majoring in business logistics and is pursuing a degree in secondary education at Robert Morris College. He is a head baseball coach at South Allegheny High School and is employed by Quest Diagnostics in Green Tree.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower at the Rock Run Inn in Elizabeth Twp. given by the bridesmaids, aunts of the bride and Rosemary Bradley, and the rehearsal dinner at Rockwell's Red Lion hosted by the parents of the bridegroom.


Daily News July 26, 2000

Alice Bilello Weds Kenneth Michaels

Jul 26 2000 12:00AM By BY THE DAILY NEWS

St. Peter’s by the Sea Church in Narragansett, R.I., was the setting for the June 11 ceremony uniting Alice Lorraine Bilello and Kenneth Edward Michaels in marriage. The Rev. Russell G. Ruffino officiated at the 4 p.m. service. Mrs. Michaels is the daughter of the late Geremiah L. Jr. and Eleanor V. Van Sant Ferrara, formerly of Warwick, R.I. Her husband is the son of George E. and Florence Worek Michaels of 1029 Ohio Ave., Glassport.

Organist was Jim Morgan, violinist was Rebecca Johnson and soloist was Margery Collins.

Musical selections included “Chanson D’efance,” “Amigos Para Siepre,” “Unexpected Song,” “All I Ask of You,” “Love Changes Everything,” “Con Te Partiro” and “Ave Maria,” by Schubert as preludes; “Canon in D Major,” by Pachelbel, and “Trumpet Tune in D Major,” by Mouret, processionals; and “Toccata Symphony No. 5,” by Widor, recessional.

Readers were Cathleen Young of Avon, Mass., and Patrick C. O’Leary of Liverpool, N.Y.

Matron of honor was Christina Truhan-Oates of Jamestown, R.I. Junior bridesmaid was Sarah E. Sefchok, of Cheshire, Conn., and flower girl was Caitlin A. Leasure, of Harrison City, both nieces of the bridegroom.

Serving as best man was Patrick C. O’Leary. Ushers were Michael Komenda, of Vernon Hills, Ill., cousin of the bridegroom, and Thomas R. Oates of Jamestown.

Escorted to the altar by her son, Benjamin M. Bilello Jr. of Glastonbury, Conn., the bride chose a platinum silk knit three-piece suit by Chanel with a jacket enhanced with hand-sewn crystal beads. She carried a bouquet of raspberry and white peonies accented with lily of the valley and English ivy, wrapped with white satin ribbons.

A reception was held in the Bay Voyage Inn, Jamestown Harbor, R.I. Music on the waterfront deck was provided by the Ben Bilello Trio and dinner and a candlelight dessert followed.

The couple took a wedding trip to the Finger Lakes region of N.Y., followed by a family reunion in Youngwood and trips to Mackinac Island, Mich., Canada and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They are residing in Harbour Island, Narragansett.

The bride is a senior mortgage officer with The Washington Trust Co., Wakefield. Her husband is a graduate of Colgate University and Elmira College and is a self-employed real estate agent.

Pre-nuptial events included a rehearsal and family dinner hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Oates in their Jamestown home; a tour of Newport and dinner at The Turtle Soup Restaurant in the Ocean Rose Inn in Narragansett for the ladies; and golfing at the Jamestown Country Club followed by dinner for the men.

The couple hosted a brunch in their home the day after the wedding.


Daily News August 3, 2000

Laura K. Blythe, Joseph Gatchie Wed in Ceremony

Aug 3 2000 12:00AM By BY THE DAILY NEWS

Laura Kristen Blythe and Joseph Michael Gatchie Jr. were united in marriage during a June 24 ceremony in Port Vue United Methodist Church. The Rev. John A. Zimmerman officiated at the 4 p.m. service. The bride is the daughter of Kerry L. Blythe of Port Vue and the late Thomas and Barbara Blythe. Her husband is the son of Joseph and Monica Gatchie of Glassport.

Organist was Lynn Jamison. Musical selections included “Canon in D” by Pachelbel for the processional and “Trumpet Tune” for the recessional.

Maid of honor was Jenna Grice, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amber Lawson and Tisa Grice, sisters of the bride, and Amber Conlogue. Junior bridesmaids were Jenna Gatchie, sister of the bridegroom, and Katy Blythe, cousin of the bride. Spencer Jane Lawson, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.

Serving as best man was James Gatchie, brother of the bridegroom. Usher was Shane Lawson, brother-in-law of the bride and junior ushers were cousins of the bride, Andrew and Patrick Blythe.

The bride chose a sleeveless white gown with a scooped neckline accented with daisies and a full train enhanced with daisies and rosettes at the back waistline. She carried a clutch bouquet of white sweetheart roses and pale pink spray roses.

Attendants wore sleeveless eggplant gowns with full skirts accented with small satin bows at the waistline.

Junior bridesmaids wore sleeveless eggplant gowns with empire waistlines accented with satin bows designed and created by Mary Blythe, aunt of the bride.

They carried clutch bouquets of light lavender miniature carnations, purple alstroemeria lilies and pink spray roses.

The flower girl wore a sleeveless white dress with empire waistline and full skirt accented with a white satin bow. She carried a white basket with matching flowers.

Following a reception at G&K Hall in West Mifflin, the couple took a wedding trip to Punta Cana. They are residing in Liberty.

The bride is a graduate of South Allegheny High School and Steel Center Vocational-Technical School. She is employed by Supercuts in Baldwin.

Her husband is a graduate of South Allegheny High School. He is employed by Clark Continental, Inc., in Carnegie.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the attendants and the rehearsal dinner given by the bridegroom’s parents, both at the Rock Run Inn in Elizabeth Twp.


Daily News October 3, 2000

Area Couple Wed in Spring Service

Michele M. Stinner and Randy J. Tedesco were united in marriage during an April 15 Nuptial Mass in Sacred Heart Church of St. Martin de Porres Parish, McKeesport. The Rev. Raymond Trance officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Diane Stinner of Glassport and the late Stanley (Butch) Stinner. Her husband is the son of Jim and Stephanie Tedesco of Greenock. Organist and soloist was Tess Dujmic. Musical selections included “On Eagles Wings,” “Where There is Love,” “Trumpet Voluntary,” “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” “Ave Maria” and “Rejoicing.”

Readings were offered by Denene Nolder and Julie Sanutelli.

Maid of honor was Stacey Stinner, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Meredith Caldro, cousin of the bride, Heather Pasinski and Kimberlee Kotulsky.

Serving as best man was Jeff Tedesco, brother of the bridegroom. Ushers were Matt Styche, Jim Tedesco, brother of the bridegroom, and Chad Mathers.

Given in marriage by her Godfather, Joe Aubrecht of Mesa, Ariz., the bride chose white gown by Private Label by G design with short satin sleeves, beaded embroidery accents on the scoop neckline trimmed with pearls, a basque waistline, satin covered back buttons and a train embellished with hand-beaded corded embroidery. Her pearl and crystal crown with white satin rosebuds caught a double-tier fingertip length veil accented with pearls. She carried yellow silk roses.

Attendants were attired in metallic jacquard, iridescent black and hunter taffeta sleeveless tanks by Alfred Angelo with court necklines, lingerie straps, taffeta-covered buttons, basque waistline and back bows. They carried bouquets of yellow silk roses.

Following a reception at the Boston Spectrum in Elizabeth Twp., the couple took a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. They are residing in Boston, Pa.

The bride is a 1993 graduate of South Allegheny High School. She is an assistant manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Versailles.

Her husband is a 1993 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He is a dispatcher for Mon Valley 911.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the bridesmaids and family at Paule’s Look-Out, West Mifflin, and the rehearsal dinner hosted by the bridegroom’s parents at Woody’s Restaurant in Versailles.


Rachel Kovacevic Weds Todd Balog

BY THE DAILY NEWS November 04, 2000

Lt. Rachel Ann Kovacevic and Lt. Todd Patrick Balog were united in marriage during a July 1 ceremony at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sewickley. The Rev. Geoffrey Chapman officiated at the 2:30 p.m. military service. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Kovacevic of 144 Tulip Tree Lane, Beaver Falls, and granddaughter of Michael Kovacevic of 1068 Edmundson Drive, Glassport. Her husband is the son of Roger and Mary Beth Balog of Spring Tex. Organist was Robert Manuel and vocalists were Lt. Robyn Bowland and Al Leatherman.

Maid of honor was Lt. Bowland. Bridesmaids were Lt. Erica Choi, Rebecca Watts and Ashley White, cousin of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Madeline Snedeker, cousin of the bride, and flower girl was Danielle Snedeker, cousin of the bride.

Serving as best man was Lt. Rob Balog, brother of the bridegroom. Ushers were Lt. Michael Kovacevic, brother of the bride; Cadet Marc Balog, brother of the bridegroom; Lt. Chris Corliss; Steve Huang; and Leatherman. Ringbearer was Ryan Snedeker, cousin of the bride.

Sabrebearers were Lt. Larry Shattuck, Capt. Scott Schroeder, Lt. Jason Choi, Lt. Josh Holst, Lt. Garner Rivard and Lt. Kyle Upshaw.

The bride chose a sleeveless white silk gown featuring pearl trim and chapel train. Her cathedral length veil was accented with pearls. She carried cream roses accented with stephanotis, lavender, tiny pearls and a carnation.

Attendants were attired in periwinkle skirts and sleeveless tops with peplums accented with matching ribbons. They carried nosegays of yellow roses and blue delphiniums.

The junior bridesmaid and flower girl wore sleeveless floral poplin gowns with wreaths of ribbon streamers. They carried pomanders of roses and delphinium.

Following a reception at Sewickley Heights Golf Club, the couple took a wedding trip to Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas. They are residing in Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.

The bride is a graduate of Riverside High School in Ellwood City and a 2000 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. She is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving with the signal corps and completed the officers basic course at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Her husband is a graduate of Klein High School in Spring and graduated in 1999 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Pre-nuptial events included bridal showers hosted by friends at West Point, N.Y., and by the bride's cousins in Spring.


Daily News December 12, 2000

Local Couple Wed In Church Service

Bethanie Pikula and Deron Patrick were united in marriage during at June 24 Nuptial Mass at the Liberty worship site of St. Mark Parish. The Rev. Gerald Mikonis officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of George and Deborah Pikula of 216 Dersam St., Port Vue. Her husband is the son of Tom and Gail Patrick of 722 Pacific Ave., Glassport.

Organist was Tess Dujmic and vocalist was Maria Schmader. Musical selections included "Come and Journey With Me" by Haas and "Not For Tongues of Heaven's Angels" by Jongas, as preludes; "Trumpet Voluntary" by Clarke, processional; "On Eagle's Wings" at communion; and "Ave Maria" by Hunckle.

Matron of honor was Jennifer Cleary and maid of honor was Kelly Pikula, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Erica DiBattista, cousin of the bride; Jackie Patrick, sister-in-law of the bridegroom; and Amy Kovacs, Heather Algeri, Missy Swauger, Beth Moon, Natalie Thompson and Lynn Latta. Flower girl was Devyn Moon.

Best men were Drew Patrick, brother of the bridegroom, and Paul Viehl. Groomsmen were Mick Pikula, brother of the bride, Chris Geary, Lou Borelli, Eric Marzaloes, Dean Viehl, Ken Brinkman, Doug Minerd and Jonathon Serrano. Ringbearer was Clay Patrick, nephew of the bridegroom.

Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride chose a white off-the-shoulder gown by Galina with an embroidered lace bodice and tulle skirt accented with rhinestones. Her rhinestone headband caught fingertip and elbow length tulle veils and a detachable cathedral length veil. She carried a bouquet a mika roses with a sheer cornflower ribbon.

Attendants were attired in cornflower fitted gowns. They- carried mika roses enhanced with sheer white ribbons.

Following a reception at St. John's Cathedral Center in Munhall, the couple took a 10-day wedding trip to St. Thomas. They are residing at 1451 S. Randolph Drive, Jefferson Hills.

The bride is a graduate of South Allegheny High School and received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from California University of Pennsylvania where she was affiliated with the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. She is a fifth grade teacher at Manor Elementary School.

Her husband is a graduate of South Allegheny High School and received a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a sales representative at Veritas Software.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the bridesmaids and a rehearsal dinner hosted by the bridegroom's parents, both at the Rock Run Inn, Elizabeth Twp.


Daily News December 26, 2000

D'HERT--KREUTZMAN

Jaime Kreutzman and Paul D'Hert were united in marriage during a July 29 ceremony at the Rock Run Inn, Elizabeth Twp. District Justice John Bova officiated at the 3 p.m. service.

The bride is the daughter of Candice Kreutzman of 130 Jefferson Drive, Clairton, and Gary Kreutzman of 21 Erie Ave., Glassport. Her husband is the son of Lawrence and Judy D'Hert of 2865 Custer Ave., Baldwin.

Matron of honor was the bride's sister, Kelli Komondor. Bridesmaids were Kerri Kerr and Heather DiSciullo, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Kayla Komondor, niece of the bride.

Best man was Bob Kramer. Serving as ushers were Ryan Niggel and Ron Aeillo. Ringbearer was Cameron Komondor, nephew of the bride.

The bride chose a white satin gown by Jessica McClintock with a fitted bodice, spaghetti straps, iridescent sequined accents across the open back and a sheer train. Her headband was accented with iridescent sequins and beading. She carried a nosegay of white roses and greenery.

Attendants wore ice blue fitted mini-dresses by Reggio with sheer ankle-length sheath gowns featuring side slits and shimmering silver overtones. They each carried a long stem white lily and greenery.

The flower girl wore a white gown with a sleeveless brocade bodice and a sheer shoulder wrap with a tulle skirt. She carried a basket of white rose petals.

A reception was held in the banquet room of the Rock Run Inn. The couple resides at 422 Mitchell Ave., Clairton.

The bride is a 1994 graduate of South Allegheny High School. She is a day care instructor at Mother Goose and Friends Learning Center, Pittsburgh.

Her husband is a 1994 graduate of Baldwin High School. He is a plumber's apprentice at Ryco Inc., McKeesport.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal luncheon at the Carriage Inn, Elizabeth, hosted by the attendants and mother of the bride and a rehearsal dinner given by the bridegroom's parents in the Eagle Room of the Rock Run Inn.


Daily News December 28, 2000

JACKSON-RILEY

Aimee Lyn Riley became the bride of James Brent Jackson during a June 17 ceremony in Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport. The Rev. Casimir Kedzierski and the Rev. Matthew Elanjileth concelebrated the 2:30 p.m. Nuptial Mass.

The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Karen Greenwood of Glassport. Her husband is the son of Jim and Louise Jackson of Liberty.

Organist was Pamela Whitney and flutists were Angela Derewonko and Autumn Marlowe. Selections included "Friends," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "The Wedding Song," "Borning Cry," "Canon in D," "Trumpet Voluntary," "Ave Maria," "With This Ring" and "Where You Go."

Readings were presented by Pamela Forney, Godmother of the bride; Mark Ziobro, Godfather of the bridegroom; Heather Riley, sister of the bride; and Susan Jackson-Dunsey, sister of the bridegroom.

Matron of honor was Karen Piekut Bredlau and maid of honor was Heather Riley. Bridesmaids were Susan Jackson-Dunsey; Kathryn Jackson, sister of the bridegroom; Kristin Lugarich, cousin of the bride; and Jennifer Wheeler. Junior bridesmaid was Rychelle Moses, cousin of the bride.

Best man was Jim Jackson, the bridegroom's father. Ushers were Darren Dunsey, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, Keith Duval, Sean Samuels, Tim Ryan and Kevin Meisl, uncle of the bride. Junior usher was Corey Greenwood, brother of the bride.

The bride chose a candlelight Italian silk sleeveless gown with a tank bodice and V-neckline enhanced with beads and sequins. Her handmade blusher and cathedral veil was caught by a pearl headpiece and accented with rhinestones. She carried a cascade of pale peach and white roses with lavender limonium.

The attendants wore periwinkle ankle-length Aline gowns with satin tank bodices and one-inch shoulder straps and polyester skirts with crepe overlays and neck scarves. They carried clutch bouquets of pale peach roses, purple iris and pale peach miniature gerbera daisies accented with limonium and silver ribbons.

Junior bridesmaid wore a periwinkle short sleeve dress with a lace bodice accented with ribbons and netting. She carried a smaller version of the bridesmaids' bouquets.

The mother of the bride chose a pale peach twopiece tank-style dress with beading at the neckline and matching jacket with beading at the waistline. The bridegroom's mother wore a cadet blue twopiece suit dress with sequins and beading on the lapels. The mothers each wore a corsage of peach roses.

Following a reception at Centre Pointe in McKeesport, the couple took a wedding trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. They are residing in Glassport.

The bride is a 1994 graduate of South Allegheny High School and a 1998 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a first grade teacher at Glassport Elementary School in the South Allegheny School District.

Her husband is a 1992 graduate of South Allegheny High School and a 1996 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is an accountant in the Pittsburgh office of General Nutrition Centers.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower given by the bridesmaids at the Rock Run Inn in Elizabeth Twp. and the rehearsal dinner hosted by the parents of the bridegroom at Chesterfield's Restaurant in North Huntingdon Twp.


Daily News November 19, 2001

Couples were united in marriage during ceremonies in Nottingham Twp. and North Versailles Twp.

HARDING--TRAINER

Maureen S. Trainer and Ronald W. Harding were united in marriage during a July 28 ceremony at the Ebenezer Bridge, Nottingham Twp. David Nolfi officiated at the 3 p.m. service.

Mrs. Harding is the daughter of John and Mary Perisich of Simpson-Howell Road, Elizabeth Twp. Her husband is the son of Ronald and Diane Harding of Indiana Avenue, Glassport.

Serving as maid of honor for her mother was Harley MaLena Marie Harding. Bridesmaids were Sherry Dodds and Edna Perhach, sisters of the bride, and Ashleigh Goughenour. Junior bridesmaid was Natalia Dodds, niece of the bride.

Serving as best man was Lee Benzo. Ushers were James L. Trainer Jr., son of the bride, and Jerimiah Harding, brother of the bridegroom.

A reception was held in Floreffe Fire Hall.


Daily News December 7, 2001

FINE--ALDRIDGE

Deborah Ann Aldridge and Glenn Fine were united in marriage during a Sept. 1 wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden of Renziehausen Park, McKeesport. District Justice Ernest Marraccini officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Mrs. Fine is the daughter of Frank and Carol Aldridge of Glassport. Her husband is the son of Peggy Fine of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Glenn Fine.

A reception was held in Greenock Fire Hall. The couple is residing in Forward Twp.

The bride is a graduate of South Allegheny High School. She is employed by Angstrom Sciences.

Her husband is a graduate of Monessen High School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Police Academy. He is a sergeant for the Forward Twp. Police Department.


Daily News December 17, 2001

Jennifer R. Norelli Weds Dennis Burke

Jennifer Rebecca Norelli and Dennis Michael Burke were united in marriage during a Nov. 17 ceremony in Port Vue United Methodist Church. The Rev. John A. Zimmerman officiated at the 3:30 p.m. service.

Mrs. Burke is the daughter of Angelo and Margaret (Peg) Norelli of Glassport. Her husband is tile son of Jim and Elizabeth Mathers of West Mifflin.

Organist and soloist was Dona Handza. Musical selections included "Trumpet Voluntary," "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring," "Parent's Prayer," "Together," "On Eagle's Wings" and "Wedding March."

Maid of honor for her sister was Angela Norelli of McKeesport. Bridesmaids were Teresa Porco of Churchill, Lisa Diehl of Greenock, cousin of the bride, Rhonda Galosky of McDonald and Leanne Corbett of Sutton, Mass., and Carolyn Johnson of West Mifflin, sisters of the bridegroom. Junior bridesmaid was Brittany Johnson of West Mifflin, niece of the bridegroom, and flower girls were Kayla Donnelly of Bridgewater, Mass., niece of tie bridegroom, and Casey Boden of Liberty.

Serving as best man was Kevin Donnelly of Randolph, Mass., brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Greg Donnelly of Bridgewater, Mass., brother of the bridegroom, Greg Giaccio of Philadelphia, cousin of the bridegroom, Mike Mihlfried of New Castle, Wade Massie of Brooklline David Pribish of West Mifflin and Tom Boden of Liberty. Junior groomsman was Michael Johnson of West Mifflin, nephew of the bridegroom.

The bride chose an white satin A-line gown with a: scooped neckline and bodice embellished with pearls and sequins, empire waistline, full skirt and cathedral train accented with beaded lace. Her crystal headband caught a fingertip veil. She carried a clutch bouquet of white daisies, white miniature carnations and yellow roses.

Attendants were attired in black crepe gowns with square necklines, satin sleeve cuffs and m matching black satin back bows with streamers to the floor. They carried clutch bouquets of white daisies.

Flower girls wore white tea length gowns embellished with pearls. They carried white baskets of satin daisies and greens.

Mother of the bride chose a champagne two-piece ensemble with a chiffon skirt and satin top accented with rhinestone buttons. She wore a corsage of white daisies, yellow roses and white miniature carnations. The bridegroom's mother wore a beige dress with matching lace overlay and a corsage of white daisies and white miniature carnations.

A reception was held at the Georgetown Centre, Pleasant Hills. The couple is planning a trip to Florida in February. They are residing in Greenock.

The bride is a 1992 graduate of South Allegheny High School, received an associate degree in science in 1995 from Community College of Allegheny County and earned a bachelor of science degree in speech-language pathology and journalism in 1997 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is a society writer for The Dailv News.

Her husband is a graduate of Grafton High School in Grafton, Mass., and attended Assabett Technology Institute in Marlboro, Mass. He is a manager at Duquesne Golf Club, West Mifflin.

Pre-nuptial events included a surprise engagement party given by the bride's sister; bachelor and bachelorette parties hosted by the attendants: and rehearsal dinner given by the bridegroom's parents at the Boston Waterfront Restaurant, Elizabeth Twp.


Daily News December 28, 2001

Local Couple Wed In Church Service

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport was the setting for the June 23 ceremony uniting Heidi Bauer and Sean A. Davis in marriage. The Rev. Charlie Appel officiated at the 4 p.m. service.

Mrs. Davis is the daughter of Dave and Bobbi Bauer of 62 Duncan Station Road, Elizabeth Twp. Her husband is the son of Beverly Davis of 642 Ohio Ave., Apt. 2, Glassport.

Organist was Georgia Lebedda, vocalist was Mary Ashcroft, harpist was Gene Richards and trumpet players were Brian and Brad Dinkfelt. Musical selections were "Ave Maria," "Canon in D Major." "Trumpet Voluntary" and "Trumpet Tune"

Maids of honor were Becky Bauer, sister of the bride, and Sally Lowery. Bridesmaids were Ashley Griffin and Lauri Ratica and flower girls were Sarah Ann Lavelle and Hannah Durant.

Best roan was Brian Gilbert. Groomsmen were Scott Kovesdy, Bob Platz and Todd Bauer, cousin of the bride.

The bride chose a white satin gown with an offthe-shoulder neckline; fitted bodice enhanced with French alencon lace appliques with pearls and crystal bugle beads and a full skirt, back bow and cathcdral train with matching lace appliques and lace edging. Her pearl crown caught a waist-length veil of bridal illusion accented with seed pearls. She carried an English-style bouquet of white cabhagc roses.

The attendants wore sand gowns with off-the-shoulder necklines, fitted bodices with pointed waistlines and flared satin skirts with crepe overlays. They carried bouquets of multi-colored roses, delphiniums, larkspur, caspia, wax flowers, miniature carnations and lisanthius.

Following a reception at the Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Twp., the couple took a week-long wedding trip to King's Island, Cedar

Point Resorts and Six Flags of Ohio. They are residing in White Oak.

The bride is graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and Indiana University of' Pennsylvania where she was affiliated with the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is a teacher at Pine-Richland High School.

Her husband is a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.

Pre-nuptial events included showers hosted by Nancy Bauer, aunt of the bride, at the Grandview Golf Club in Braddock Hills; and by the mother of the bridegroom at Butler's Golf Course in Elizabeth Twp.


Daily News February 2, 2002

Joan E. Delia weds Kertis Henderson

Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport was the setting for the July 28 Nuptial Mass uniting Joan E. Delia and Kertis A. Henderson in marriage.

Mrs. Henderson is the daughter of Joseph and Barbara Delia of 730 Vermont Ave., Glassport. Her husband is the son of Richard A. and Dorothy I. Henderson of 1334 Coronado Drive, Port Vue.

Maid of honor was Andrea Furer. Bridesmaids were Cheryl Henderson, sister-in-law of the bridgroom, Jennifer Orris, sister of the bride, and Ashleigh Stewart. Flower girl was Sarah Henderson, niece of the bridegroom.

Serving as best man for his brother was Kevin Henderson. Ushers were Ken Henderson, another brother, Patrick Hutchison and Brad Waldbaum. Junior ushers were Josh Henderson, nephew of the bridegroom, and Joey Kerr, nephew of the bride. Ringbearer was Ron Orris, nephew of the bride.

Following a reception at the Boston Spectrum in Elizabeth Twp., the couple took a wedding trip to Lake Erie. They are residing in Mebane. N.C.

The bride was graduated from South Allegheny High School in 1996 and Pennsylvania State University in 2000. She is middle school teacher in North Carolina.

Her husband is a 1996 graduate of South Allegheny High School.


Daily News February 22, 2002

Couple wed in church ceremony

Brooke Lee Oeler and Michael Wayne Wilson were united in marriage during an Aug. 18 wedding ceremony in Glassport Assembly of God. Pastor Wayne Shaffer officiated at the 4 p.m. service.

Mrs. Wilson is the daughter of Debra and Jay Simonetta of 1537 Fawcett Ave., White Oak. Her husband is the son of Linda and Ken Gilbert.

Organist and vocalist was Phil Gilliam. Musical selections included "I Do Cherish You" and "Only God Could Love You More."

A reading was offered by Michelle Heveker, cousin of the bride.

Maid of honor was Michelle Heveker, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were April Danlovich, Krista Gash and Joanna Garth. Flower girl was Erica Wilson, niece of the bridegroom.

Serving as best man was Ryan Potts. Ushers were Clinton Oeler, brother of the bride, Chad Walsh and Dan Wilson, brother of the bridegroom.

The bride chose a white princess gown by Venus featuring a floral embroidered bodice with scalloped drop waist accented with crystals and sequins and a full tulle skirt embellished with cascading crystals and sequins. Her elbow length veil was caught by a pearl and Austrian crystal tiara. She carried a bouquet of daisies and lilac wildflowers gathered with a sheer yellow ribbon.

Attendants were attired ire lilac gowns with empire waistlines and matching sheer overlays featuring gathered straps flowing into floor length scarves.

Mother of the bride chose an aubergine gown with matching bolero jacket by Montage with tiny iridescent bead edging at the neckline and sleeves.

Following a reception at the White Oak American Legion, the couple took a wedding cruise to the Bahamas.They are residing in Dravosburg.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of Wilson Christian Academy and received a cosmetology degree from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. She is employed by Central New Beginnings Salon in Elizabeth Twp.

Her husband is a 1995 graduate of Clairton High School. He is employed by Basic Carbide in Buena Vista.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the bridesmaids and mother of the bride; a bridal shower given by the bride's employers and co-workers at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh; and a rehearsal dinner given by the bride's parents at La Ramona Restaurant in Glassport.


Daily News July 15, 2002

Pair married in church ceremony

Dodi Lynn Montgomery and Ronald C. Kellerman Jr. were united in marriage during a June 15 ceremony in Glassport United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Bray officiated at the 3 p.m. service. Mrs. Kellerman is the daughter of Kevin and Darlene Kennedy of Glassport. her husband is the son of Elaine Farmer of White Oak and Ronald C. Kellerman Sr. of West Mifflin.

Organist was Robin Henry and a reading, "An Indian Blessing Prayer" was offered by Sue Weber of Glenolden.

Matron of honor was Heather Langsdorf of Glassport. Bridesmaids were Bernadette Lukens and Ruth Montgomery of Glassport, sisters of bride, and Kristy Kellerman, formerly of White Oak, sister of the bridegroom. Junior bridesmaid was Autumn Donn Kent of Glassport, daughter of the bride, and flower girl was Hannah Platz of Port Vue.

Best man for his brother was James Kellerman of White Oak. Serving as groomsmen were James and Chalmers Montgomery of Glassport, brothers of the bride, and Dave Langsdorf of Glassport. Junior groomsman was Donny Tomasic Jr. of Glassport, son of the bride, and ringbearer was Jeremy Ronald Kellerman of Glassport, son of the couple.

The bride chose a white satin and tulle gown by Alfred Angelo featuring a halter neckline, princess bodice encrusted with beaded re-embroidered lace, basque waistline, tulle skirt accented with beaded re-embroidered lace and a cathedral train. She carried a cascade bouquet of white and lilac roses.

Matron of honor wore a two-piece sleeveless lilac matte satin gown with matching wrap. Attendants were attired in lilac gowns with tank-style bodices. They carried bouquets of lilac roses, purple roses and white lilies with baby's breath.

The junior bridesmaid wore a lilac satin and tulle gown featuring a lattice neckline, sleeveless satin bodice accented with tiny satin flowers with faux seed pearl centers and a of satin and sheer tulle overlay. She carried a bouquet of lilac daisies, purple roses and white lilies with baby's breath.

The flower girl wore a lilac satin tea length gown featuring spaghetti straps and a layered skirt of soft netting with rose accents. She wore a lilac floral headpiece and carried a white basket with a mixture of lilac daisies, purple roses, white roses and lilac poppies.

A reception was held in the Glassport American Legion. The couple took a wedding trip to Virginia Beach, Va. They are residing at 405 Ohio Ave., Glassport.

The bride is a 1989 graduate of South Allegheny High School and received an associate degree in word processing in 1998 from Community College of Allegheny County.

The bridegroom is a 1991 graduate of McKeesport Area High School. He is employed as a warehouse foreman at Alside Supply Center in Pittsburgh.

Pre-nuptial events included a rehearsal dinner hosted by James Kellerman and Danielle Hocko at Old Country Buffet.


Daily News August 28, 2002

Couple wed in church service

Angela Marie Norelli and Harry Edward Hart were united in marriage during a June 15 ceremony in West Side United Methodist Church, McKeesport. The Rev. Gail Walker officiated at the 3:30 p.m. service. Mrs. Hart is the daughter of Angelo and Peg Norelli of Glassport. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hart of McKeesport and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mainwaring in Alaska.

Organist was Carol Ann Davis and vocalist was Karen Brown. Musical selections included "The Wedding Song," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "One Hand, One Heart" and "The Wedding March."

Offering a reading was Amanda Feterik, cousin of the bride.

Matron of honor for her sister was Jennifer Norelli-Burke. Bridesmaids were Lisa Diehl, cousin of the bride, and Savannah Dodds. Junior bridesmaids were Elisha and Erica Sharik and flower girl was Kelsey Clark.

Serving as best man was Blair Haubrick. Groomsmen were Monty Sharik and Kevin Dodds. Junior groomsman was Eddie Hart, son of the bridegroom, and ringbearer was Ernie Trautman.

The bride chose a white short sleeve gown with a sweetheart neckline accented with lace and beaded appliqués. Her beaded crown caught a fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses and lilacs.

Attendants were attired in lilac gowns featuring silk bodices embroidered with silver stars, empire waistlines and skirts with chiffon-overlays. The junior bridesmaids wore silk lilac gowns with matching jackets. The attendants carried mixed bouquets of purple and pink wild flowers.

The flower girl wore a white gown and carried a basket of fresh wild flowers.

Mother of the bride chose a mauve two-piece dress accented with rhinestones and a matching jacket. The bridegroom's mother wore a periwinkle dress and matching jacket.

Following a reception at the Lincoln Fire Hall, the couple took a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. They are residing in McKeesport.

The bride is a 1988 graduate of South Allegheny High School and received an associate degree in teaching from South Campus, Community College of Allegheny. She is the director at Tender Care Learning Center in Ross Twp.

Her husband is a driver for J.B. Sciaretti Trucking, Inc.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the bridesmaids and mother of the bride; bachelor and bachelorette parties given by the attendants; and a rehearsal dinner hosted by the bride's sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Dennis Burke, at Vicki's Place, Port Vue.


McKeesport Daily News September 17, 2002

DAEHNKE--DYER

Britt Erin Dyer and Kevin Michael Daehnke were united in marriage during an April 27 ceremony in the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Eire. The Rev. Dave Edmunds officiated at the 4 p.m. service.

Mrs. Daehnke is the daughter of Bob and Debby Dyer of 721 Ohio Ave., Glassport. Her husband is the son of Diane DeCoursey of Erie and Bill and Jeanne Daehnke of York.

Organist was Steve Skinner. Musical selections included "Trumpet Tune in C," "Trumpet Voluntary" and "Rondeau."

Matron of honor for her sister was Jennifer Tutko. Bridesmaids were Amy Ginther, Kerri Kerr and Karla Broad, sister of the bridegroom. Best man was Rob Tutko. Serving as ushers. were Sean Skelly and Todd Michaels. Ringbearer was Evan Tutko, nephew of the bride.

The bride chose a white tank-style gown by Jaquline. She carried white tulips. Attendants were attired in spring plaid gowns. They carried colored tulips.

Following a reception at the Grand Ballroom, Masonic Square in Erie, the couple took a wedding cruise to the Western Caribbean. They are residing in Erie.

The bride was graduated from South Allegheny High School in 1994 and Gannon University in 1998. She is an assistant director of the annual fund at Gannon University. Her husband was graduated from Harborcreek High School in 1993. He is the owner of Designer Decking in Erie. Pre-nuptial events included a rehearsal dinner at Smuggler's Wharf, Lake Erie.


McKeesport Daily News October 4, 2002

Beth Ann Gary weds Scott V. Basmajian

St. John's Armenian Church in Southfield, Mich., was the setting for the April 27 ceremony uniting Beth Ann Gary and Scott Vahan Basmajian in marriage. The Rev. Garabed Kochakian officiated at the 4:30 p.m. service. Mrs. Basmajian is the daughter of John and Marlene Gary of Spring Lake, Mich., formerly of Glassport. Her husband is the son of Vahan and Sadie Basmajian of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Maid of honor was Amy McCollom. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Jacobsen, sister of the bridegroom, Jill Gary and Mary Lynn Gary, sisters-in-law of the bride.

Best man for his brother was Steve Basmajian. Groomsmen were Ken Jacobsen, brother-in-law of the bride, and Bob and John Gary, brothers of the bride.

The bride chose a white strapless gown featuring a beaded bodice and tulle skirt. She carried a bouquet of white roses.

Attendants were attired in amethyst gowns. They carried bouquets of peach roses and freesia.

Following a reception at the Embassy Suites in Southfield, the couple took a wedding trip to Antigua, British West Indies. They are residing in Chicago, Ill.

The bride graduated in 1995 from the University of Michigan where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She is a clinical research associate for a global contract research organization.

Her husband is a 1997 graduate of Western Michigan University where he received a bachelor of arts degree in integrated supply management. He is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and is a project manager for a manufacturing company.

Pre-nuptial events included a rehearsal dinner hosted by the bridegroom's parents at the Golden Mushroom in Southfield.


McKeesport Daily News November 14, 2002

McCLELLAN--COLL

Jean Coll and Ross W. McClellan Sr. were united in marriage during an Aug. 7 ceremony in the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. Steven J. Wunderink officiated at the 4:30 p.m. service.

Mr. McClellan is the son of William McClellan of 704 Cypress Way, Glassport.

Maid of honor was Signe Rudberg and best man was Donald Rudberg. The bride chose a white chiffon gown and carried pink roses accented with baby's breath. The maid of honor wore a semi-formal gown. A reception was held in the All American Cafe in the Rio Hotel. The couple hosted a reception Sept. 14 at Local Union Hall 2227.

They are residing at 830 Worthington Ave., Clairton. The bride is a 1964 graduate of Trenton High School in Trenton, N.J. Her husband is a 1958 graduate of Glassport High School. He is employed by the Irvin plant, U.S. Steel Corp., with 35 years of service and is the president of Local Union 2227.


McKeesport Daily News January 8, 2003

Pair wed in Glassport church

By THE DAILY NEWS January 08, 2003

Andrea Kochuba and Eric Visconti were united in marriage during a July 27 ceremony in Queen of the Rosary Church, Glassport. The Rev. Casimir Kedzierski officiated at the 3 p.m. Nuptial Mass. Mrs. Visconti is the daughter of Janet and Steve Kochuba of 608 N. Monongahela Ave., Glassport. Her husband is the son of Judy and Victor Visconti of Long Island, N.Y. Organist was Julie Sexton and cantors were Stephanie and Michael Sudie. Musical selections included "Covenant Hymn," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Come With Me," "Turn Around," "Canon in D," "Ave Maria," "Trumpet Voluntary" and "Handel's Finale."

Maid of honor was Lisa Visconti, sister of the bridegroom. Bridesmaids were Amy Pogurski and Wendy Edwards.

Best man was Brent Usher. Serving as groomsmen were Stephen and Michael Kochuba, brothers of the bride.

The bride chose a gown by Mori Lee featuring a ballerina neckline, spaghetti straps trimmed in rocals and seed pearls, tulle bodice embroidered and beaded with rhinestones, seed pearls and rocals, sloped dropped waistline, six-layer tulle skirt embellished with seed pearls and rocals and a cathedral train. Her fingertip veil was embellished with seed pearls. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white snapdragons, ivory gerbera daisies, Virginia roses, stephanotis and Queen Anne's lace.

Attendants were attired in celadon A-line gowns featuring spaghetti straps, scoop necklines and embroidered skirts. They carried bouquets of ivory gerbera daisies, green hydrangea, yellow roses and Queen Anne's lace.

Following a reception at the LeMont Restaurant, Pittsburgh, the couple took a wedding trip to Alaska. They are residing in Miller Place, N.Y.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She is a chemistry and physics teacher and varsity boys cross country and track coach at Centereach High School in New York.

Her husband also is a 1998 graduate of PSU. He is an earth science teacher and varsity girls cross country and track coach at Northport High School.

Pre-nuptial events included bridal showers hosted by the bride's aunt and mother at Butler's Golf Course in Elizabeth Twp., and by the attendants and bridegroom's mother in Long Island; and rehearsal dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse, Pittsburgh.

©The Daily News 2003


McKeesport Daily News February 25, 2003

Heather M. Kennedy weds Jesse L. Ingram

Clairton United Methodist Church was the setting for the Nov. 30 ceremony uniting Heather Marie Kennedy and Jesse Lee Ingram in marriage. The Rev. Hal Dangel officiated at the 3 p.m. service.

Mrs. Ingram is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Kennedy of 390 Grace St., Pittsburgh. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Ingram of 205 N. Monongahela Ave., Glassport.

Vocalist was Sharon Lewis.

Maid of honor for her sister was Ashley Kennedy. Bridesmaid was Jennifer Ingram, sister of the bridegroom. Best man for his brother was Joseph Ingram. Usher was Michael Kennedy, brother of the bride.

Following a reception at Monticello Manor in Jefferson Hills, the couple took a wedding trip to Olgeby, W.Va. They are residing in Glassport.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Her husband attended South Allegheny High School. He is employed by Tri-River Fleeting and Barge Co. Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the attendants.


McKeesport Daily News January 8, 2004

Mary Jane Dreer weds D.W. Smith

Mary Jane Dreer and Donald William Smith were united in marriage during a Jan. 5 ceremony in White Oak.

District Justice Thomas Miller officiated at the 10 a.m. service. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Martha Mender of 337 Monongahela Ave., Glassport.

Maid of honor was Jean Moyer. Flower girl was Sarah Moyer. Best man was Bryant Engolf. Ringbearer was Winnie Mendez.

A reception was held at 1112 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport.

The bride and bridegroom are graduates of McKeesport Area High School.


McKeesport Daily News March 5, 2004

SLAWIANOWSKI--TAKAHT

Erica Takaht and Mike Slawianowski were united in marriage during a Sept. 13 wedding ceremony in St. Philip Church, Crafton. The Rev. Joe Mele officiated at the 2 p.m. Nuptial Mass.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Sherie Cuturilo of Glassport and Bruce Takaht of Liberty. Her husband is the son of Stan and Margaret Slawianowski of Hopewell Twp.

Organist was Jim Green and vocalist was Rose Filipponi. Dan Burns was the bagpiper. Musical selections included "Canon in D," "Trumpet Voluntary," "Ave Maria," "Resta Con Noi" and "Amazing Grace."

Maid of honor was Mandy Blanarik. Bridesmaids were Lisa Cavileer, sister of the bridegroom, Candace Artem and Michelle Truskowski. Flower girl was Dana Jensen, cousin of the bridegroom. Best man was Ken McCoy. Ushers were Art Milligan, uncle of the bride, Dave Stultz, Rob Thompson, Doug Stephenson and Mike McQuaide.

The bride chose a strapless, princess cut white satin ball gown with embroidered beads and organza overlay. She carried a cascade of white and red roses and white stephanotis. Attendants were attired in apple red ball gowns with inverted pleats and wraps with rhinestone closures.

Following a reception at Fez Banquet and Wedding Center in Hopewell Twp., the couple took a wedding trip to Hawaii.

They are residing in Hopewell Twp.

The bride is a graduate of South Allegheny High School and received a bachelor's degree in travel and tourism from The Boyd School in Moon Twp. She is attending Heritage Valley School of Radiology. Her husband is a graduate of Hopewell High School and attended Beaver County Police Academy. He is a police officer in Ambridge.

Pre-nuptial events included a rehearsal dinner at Harold's Restaurant in Hopewell Twp.


McKeesport Daily News September 4, 2004

Couple weds in private ceremony

Courtney Cheri Albin and Chalmers Keith Montgomery were united in marriage during a private ceremony July 2.

Mrs. Montgomery is the daughter of Kathy Emerick of Glassport and Gary Albin of McKeesport. Her husband is the son of Darlene and Kevin Kennedy of Glassport.

A reception took place in American Legion Post 443 in Glassport.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of South Allegheny High School. She will be studying criminal justice and politics.

Her husband is a 1999 graduate of South Allegheny High School. He is employed by Facilities Maintenance Systems.


McKeesport Daily News January 26, 2005

BRAWNER-CIPRIANI

Cherise Adele Cipriani and Cory Eugene Brawner were united in marriage during a July 24 wedding ceremony in St. Peter Church of St. Martin de Porres Parish, McKeesport. The Rev. John Gudewicz officiated at the 4 p.m. double ring Nuptial Mass.

Mrs. Brawner is the daughter of Arthur and Mary Cipriani of Glassport. Her husband is the on of Kevin and Ruth Brawner of Brunswick, Md.

Organist was Brother Greg Madeya and vocalist was Elise Cipriani Wright. Musical selections included "Trumpet Voluntary," Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "Ave Maria," On Eagles Wings," "Grow Old With Me" and "Let There Be Peace on Earth." Readings were presented by Celine McNally and David Cipriani.

Maid of honor was Mimi Yablonsky and matron of honor was Elizabeth Nichols. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Brawner, Tina Bryer, Lori Campbell, Emily Cipriani, Heather Brawner Kidd and Winifred Nagle. Junior bridesmaid was Bianca Cipriani and flower girl was Catherine Cipriani.

Best men were Gerben Van Dorpe and Greg Nichols. Groomsmen were Troy Brawner, Mark Campbell, Brian Collison, Sam Harrison, Quinn Pellegrino and Eric Williams. Ushers were Art Cipriani Jr. and Michael Cipriani. Ringbearers were Kevin Wright and Jeremy Brawner.

The bride chose a white Italian silk satin strapless gown featuring an embroidered crystal beaded bodice and chapel train. Her illusion veil was caught by a crystal headband. She carried a bouquet of ivory tulips and ivy.

Attendants were attired in indigo blue satin sleeveless gowns with crystal beading. They darried bouquets of orchid and blue hydrangeas and cornflowers.

Following a reception at the Lincoln Hills Country Club in Irwin, the couple took a wedding trip to Palm Springs Resort in California. They are residing in Jefferson, Md.

The bride is a graduate of South Allegheny High School, received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania where she was affiliated with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from California University of Pennsylvania. She is an elementary teacher in Damascus, Md.

Her husband is a graduate of Brunswick High School in Maryland and received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Mount St. Mary's College in Maryland. He is employed by the Frederick County Department of Social Services in Maryland.

Pre-nuptial events included bridal showers hosted by her attendants and sister at the Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Twp., and by her attendants in Maryland and the rehearsal dinner at Cavanaugh's Restaurant, McKeesport.


McKeesport Daily News March 14, 2005

Couple married in fall ceremony

Dr. Heather Dawn Smedley became the bride of Robert Anderson Hunt IV during an Oct. 23 wedding ceremony at Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport.

The Rev. Ernest J. Strelinski, uncle the bride, and the Rev. Casimir Kedzierski concelebrated the 3 p.m. Nuptial Mass.

Dr. Hunt is the daughter of Kathleen and Terry Smedley of Glassport. Her husband is the son of Susan and Robert Anderson Hunt III of Bellevue.

Organist and vocalist was Pam Whitney and violinist and soloist was Ryan Ogrodny. Preludes included "How Great Thou Art," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and "Only God Could Love You More," and Holly Smedley, sister of the bride, sang "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother." The processional included "Canon in D" and "Trumpet Voluntary." Other musical selections were "The Bridal Prayer" by soloist Julie Sexton and "The Wedding Song" with "Rondeau" as the recessional.

Scriptural readings were offered by cousins of the bride and bridegroom, Rae Adams and Michelle Miklos. General intercessions were read by Sister Dorothy Strelinski, great aunt of the bride, and offertory gifts were presented by the couple's Godparents, Denice Ferko Adams, John M. Ferko, Helen Miklos and Frank Miklos.

During the Sign of Peace, the bride and bridegroom presented roses to their parents. Flowers were presented to the Blessed Mother by the couple as Ogrodny played "Ave Maria" on the violin.

Matron of honor was Nicole Dunn Spotti and maid of honor was Holly Marie Smedley, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Heidi Ann Smedley, sister of the bride, Charlene Hunt, Jacqueline Hunt, Jessica Hunt and Alexis Hunt, sisters of the bridegroom, Rachel Adams and Kristen Ferko, cousins of the bride, and Maureen Winzek. Junior bridesmaid was Kelli Ferko, cousin of the bride.

Jason Bick served as best man. Ushers were Robert Miklos, Eric Miklos and Daniel O'Malley, uncles of the bridegroom, Brian Ferko, cousin of the bride, John Henson, John Donovan, Justin Dukic, Nicholas Holmes and David Wojcik.

Ringbearers were Joshua Miklos and Matthew O'Malley, cousins of the bridegroom.

The bride chose a white satin gown featuring a ballerina neckline with triple beaded spaghetti straps, crystal, rhinestone and pearl beaded fitted bodice with a dropped waistline and full skirt enhanced with matching beading carried through a cathedral train. Her Austrian crystal tiara caught a fingertip veil of illusion accentuated with rhinestones and pearls. She carried a cascade of white phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids, stephanotis and ivy.

Attendants were attired in plum satin gowns with embroidery and rhinestones on the bodice, spaghetti straps and A-line skirts. They each carried a large cattleya orchid with cascading purple dendrobium orchids and fern.

The junior bridesmaid wore a matching sleeveless plum gown with a ballerina neckline and full A-line skirt. She carried a bouquet of orchids.

Mother of the bride chose a pearl chiffon gown with an asymmetrical layered flared skirt, beaded bodice and embroidered long netted sleeves. The mother of the bridegroom wore a fawn beige satin gown featuring an offthe-shoulder neckline, embroidered bodice and fitted skirt. They wore wrist corsages of dendrobium orchids.

Following a reception at the Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin, the couple took a wedding trip to Jamaica. They are residing in Emsworth.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of South Allegheny High School, received a bachelor of science degree from St. Frances University and earned a master's degree and doctorate in physical therapy from Chatham College. She is physical therapist at UPMC Rehabilitation in Squirrel Hill.

Her husband is 1995 graduate of Bellevue High School and attended Robert Morris College. He is a warehouse manager at Circuit City.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by the bridesmaids at Cavanaugh's Restaurant in McKeesport; bachelorette and bachelor parties; and a rehearsal dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse.


McKeesport Daily News May 6, 2005

FINNERAN-CARPENTER

Tanya J. Carpenter became the bride of J. Ryan Finneran during a Nov. 6 wedding ceremony in Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville. The Rev. John Lenduai officiated.

Mrs. Finneran is the daughter of Russell and Nancy Carpenter of Lincoln Avenue, Bentleyville. Her husband is the son of Michelle Finneran of 31 Ohio Ave., Glassport, and James Finneran of 829 Monongahela Ave., Glassport.

Organist was Betty Hrutkay. Maids of honor for their cousin were Rose and Shelly Vrabel. Bridesmaids were Kristen Rusnack, cousin of the bride, Sylvia Armenini, Kristen Sproat, Arny Baker, Shauna Morrisey, Rachel Backstrom and Wendy Robinson. Flower girls were Mariah Carpenter, niece of the bride, and Kellie Puskarich, cousin of the bride. Serving as best men were Nick Curinga and Jaron Minford. Groomsmen were Shawn Finneran, brother of the bridegroom, Justin Wozniak, Jon Kralic, Tom Carpenter, brother of the bride, Jason Hazelwood, Mike Armenini and John Evankovich.

The bride chose a white strapless A-line gown with a beaded appliqued bodice with a lace-up corset back embellished with appliques down the back center. She carried a bouquet of white roses and calla lilies accented with silver and wrapped with a silver and white bows created by Linda Puskarich, aunt of the bride.

Attendants were attired in burgundy strapless gowns with matching shoulder sashes and shawls. They carried bouquets of mixed burgundy and white roses and calla lilies accented with silver and ribbons also made by the bride's aunt.

Following a reception at the Youghiogheny Ballroom in West Newton, the couple took a wedding trip to St. Martin, Virgin Islands. They are residing in Green Tree.

The bride is a 1995 graduate of Bentworth High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and English in 1999 from Washington and Jefferson College where she was affiliated with Delta Gamma Sorority. She is a senior claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance.

Her husband is a 1997 graduate of South Allegheny High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in accounting in 2001 from Washington and Jefferson College where he was affiliated with the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He is an accountant for Hozack, Specht, Muetzel and Wood.


McKeesport Daily News November 18, 2005

Couple married in chapel service

Angela Boal became the bride of Michael Kugler during an Aug. 27 wedding service in Heinz Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Kevin Haley officiated at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.

Mrs. Kugler is the daughter of Aaron and Joseph Pikovsky of Collegeville, formerly of Glassport, and Raymond "Buddy" Boal of Harrisburg, formerly of McKeesport. Her husband is the son of Richard and Janice Kugler of White Oak.

Organist was Terri Gobbel. Musical selections included "Sunrise, Sunset," "Walk Hand in Hand," "The Lord's Prayer" and "Can't Help Falling in Love."

Maid of honor was Katie Hresko. Bridesmaids were Autumn Evans, Dana Ivkovich, Melissa Clafin, Erin Remensnyder, Sarah Pikovsky, sister of the bride, Elizabeth Robb and Alison Palmer. Megan Tuttle, cousin of the bridegroom, was the flower girl. Serving as best man was Derrick Kugler, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Clint Davis, Kevin Gibala, Jeff Judy, Jonathan Ruccio, Michael Kerr, Brian DeCecco, cousin of the bride, Dan Wolfe and Jeff Palm. Ringbearer was Connor Tuttle, cousin of the bridegroom.

The bride chose a strapless A-line diamond white satin gown by Maggie Sottero adorned with bugle beads at the cut-out neckline and sweeping train with an asymmetrical waistline and corset back. Her beaded headpiece caught a fingertip veil and she also wore opera length gloves. She carried a clutch bouquet of white roses and stephanotis. Attendants were attired in black strapless A-line gowns by Jordan accented with bugle beads and opera length black gloves. They carried clutch bouquets of pink roses accented with sprays of black beads. The flower girl wore a pink satin A-line gown with a black netting overlay. She carried a pink tea rose kissing ball.

Following a reception at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, the couple took a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico. They are residing in North Huntingdon Twp. The bride is a 2000 graduate of South Allegheny High School and received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 2004 from the University of Pittsburgh. She is employed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Her husband is 1999 graduate of McKeesport Area High School and received a degree in finance in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a mortgage broker at Carnegie Financial Group.

Pre-nuptial events included a bridal shower hosted bv the maid of honor, attendants and family at Christ United Methodist Church and a rehearsal dinner at Luciano's.


McKeesport Daily News September 19, 2006

PONS--RILEY

Michelle Nichole Riley of North Versailles Twp. became the bride of Jonathon Scott Pons of North Versailles Twp. during a June 9 wedding ceremony in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon Twp.

The Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiated at the 5:30 p.m. Nuptial Mass.

Mrs. Pons is the daughter of David and Mary Riley of South Connellsville. Her husband is the son of Lori Pons and Chuck Pons of Glassport and Michael Pons of Munhall.

Maids of honor were Jennifer Batovsky and Mindy Lubich. Bridesmaids were Melissa Pici, Andrea Lowden, Loni Pushkis, Melanie Whalen, Lisa Dominick, Alison Evans and Susan O’Leary. Flower girls were Gianna Pici, Mia Christie and Maggie Batovsky-Varndell. Serving as best men were Geno Vacca and Jim Chester. Groomsmen were Joe Pici, Justin McClintock, Justin Wozniak, Nino Dimatteo, Patrick Sowerby, Jared Shiner and Mike D’Ambrosio. Ushers were Thomas Paff and Adam Tyburski. Ringbearers were Jackson Pons and Christopher Lubich.

Following a reception at Stratigo’s Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon Twp., the couple took a wedding trip to Aruba. They are residing in North Top Huntingdon Twp.

The bride received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington & Jefferson College. Her husband received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington & Jefferson College.

He is employed by United States Surgical.


McKeesport Daily News October 13, 2006

PHILLIPS--FEDOR

Lisa Fedor and James Phillips were united in marriage during a June 24 wedding ceremony in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon Twp. The Rev. Richard Kosisko officiated at the 3 p.m. Nuptial Mass.

Mrs. Phillips is the daughter of Michael and Christine Fedor of Wayne Drive, North Huntingdon Twp. Her husband is the son of Harold and Louise Phillips of Euclid Avenue, Glassport.

Organist and vocalist was Daniel Kovacic. Musical selections included “ Trumpet Voluntary,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “Ave Maria.”

Readings were offered by Michael and David Fedor, brothers of the bride. Gifts were presented by the couple’s grandmothers.

Matron of honor was Katie Kikel. Bridesmaid was Natalie Jarusinski, cousin of the bridegroom. Junior bridesmaid was Taylor Capozzoli, cousin of the bridegroom, and flower girl was Alexa Kehl, cousin of the bride.

Serving as best man for his brother was Brian Phillips. Groomsman was Matt Belan. Ushers were Michael and David Fedor.

Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride chose a white satin halter-style A-line gown featuring beaded crystals on the bodice, skirt and chapel length train. She carried a silk tear­drop bouquet with candlelight roses, greens, white stephanotis clusters and pink ribbon loop accents. Attendants were attired in periwinkle satin halter bodices with A-line skirts. Flower girl wore a white satin sleeveless dress with beading on the skirt. They carried round silk bouquets with pastel pink roses, white rosebuds, navy polyanthus and white ribbon loop accents.

Following a reception at Banquets Unlimited in Irwin, the couple took a wedding trip to Caesar’s Resort in the Pocono Mountains.

They are residing in North Huntingdon Twp.

The bride is a graduate of Norwin High School and received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 2003 from Pennsylvania State University. She is an instructional aide with Norwin School District.

Her husband is a graduate of South Allegheny High School and received a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies in 2003 from Pennsylvania State University. He is mental health liaison for Mon Yough Community Services in McKeesport and is attending the IUP master’s program for school guidance counseling.

Pre-nuptial events included two bridal showers; parties hosted by co-workers and friends of the bride; and a rehearsal dinner hosted by the bridegroom’s family at Woody’s Restaurant, Versailles.


McKeesport Daily News May 24, 2007

Couple weds in spring ceremony

Jennifer Lynn MacDonald and Robert Eric Burkett were united in marriage during an April 14 ceremony in Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Glassport. The Rev. Casmir Kedzierski officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Mrs. Burkett is the daughter of Gerard and Mary Jane MacDonald of Glassport. Her husband is the son of J. Robert and Gloria Burkett of Connellsville. Maid of honor was Lisa Hommel. Bridesmaids were Cindy Miller and Lauren Miller. Flower girl was Jourdan Miller. Best man was Jay Miller. Groomsman was Daniel Hommel. Ringbearers were Matthew Hommel and Benjamin Hommel.

A reception was held at Ferrante’s Lakeview.

The bride received an associates degree in business, specializing in health care administration. She works for the Sleep Center of Greater Pittsburgh. Her husband received a bachelors degree in business and marketing. He works for the National Envelope Company.


McKeesport Daily News May 27, 2008

MR. AND MRS. TIMOTHY ANDREW SEITZ SARA LOUISE WYCKOFF

Couple honeymoon in Egypt after spring wedding

Timothy Andrew Seitz and Sara Louise Wyckoff were united in marriage March 1 in United Methodist Church in Elizabeth with the Rev. Wayne Cleary officiating.

James A. Wycoff, cousin of the bride, gave her into marriage.

The groom is the son of the late Benjamin R. and Rita M. Seitz of Glassport. The bride is the daughter of the late Randolph I. and Helen R. Wycoff of Elizabeth.

Leona H. Papariella, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor and Robert A. Papariella, brother-in-law of the bride, both of Escondido, Calif., served as best man.

The bride wore a hand sewn pearl and silk ensemble created by Scala of Milan. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, lystherium, stephanotis, white mums and pink lilies.

A reception following the wedding was held in Youghiogheny Country Club.

The couple honeymooned in Egypt. They visited Cairo, the great pyramids of Giza, Saccara and Memphis, and the ancient temples of Luxor.

The couple also traveled to the Sinai Peninsula to the Red Sea beach resort of Sharm El Sheikh.

The bride is self employed in Elizabeth and the groom is employed with Kinder Morgan Inc.

They reside in Elizabeth.


McKeesport Daily News October 16, 2008

Local couple weds

Julie Anne Lukacena and Anthony Moranelli were united in marriage during a June 7 ceremony in Windover Hils United Methodist Church, South Park.

Pastor Dale Reese officiated at the 4 p.m. service. Mrs. Moranelli is the daughter of James and Cheryl Lukacena of Boston. Her husband is the son of Anthony and Bonnie Moraneli of Glassport.

Organist was Jodi Hyrb and Scripture reading was by Sherrie Lukacena, godmother of the bride.

Matron of honor was Jessica Boyd, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lauren Riley and Phalyn Lewis, childhood friends of bride; Kelli Schmeltz, college roommate of bride;, Susan Pracht and Casey Kuyweski, college friends of bride; and Heather McClellan and Amy Johnson, sisters of groom. Junior bridesmaid was Sara McClellan, niece of the groom. Flower girls were Moly Hambrecht, cousin of the bride, and Morgan Johnson, niece of the groom. Best man was Anthony Tarli, uncle of the groom. Groomsmen were Anthony St. Angelo, Anthony Chiarizo, Christopher Stetz, Richard Pattinato, Kenneth Carroll, Christopher Galiyas and Craig Slafka, all childhood friends of the groom. Junior groomsman was Luke Johnson, nephew of the groom. Ringbearer was Jason McClelan, nephew of the groom.

The bride wore a white satin A-line gown with tule overlay, featuring Alencon lace and hand-sewn pearls and crystals with a chapel train. A black satin ribbon was tied at the waist and adorned with her grandmothers antique brooch. Her veil had a scalloped edge embellished with crystals and pearls. She carried hot pink and orange roses with green mums. The bridesmaids wore black satin gowns with a flared back.

Folowing a reception in the Broughton Fire Halin South Park, the couple took a wedding trip to Disney World folowed by a cruise to the Bahamas.

They are residing in South Park.

A shower was given by the bridesmaids and godmother of the bride, Sherrie Lukacena, at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hils. A shower was also given by co-workers of the bride at work.

She is a 1999 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and a 2003 graduate of Duquesne University with a bachelor of science in business and her masters in accountancy from Duquesne University in 2007. She belonged to the Alpha Signa Tau Sorority. She is employed by Education Management Corporation in Pittsburgh as a senior financial systems analyst.

He is a 1995 graduate of South Allegheny High School and a 2002 graduate of Bethany Colege with a bachelor degree in health and physical education. He is employed as a health and physical education teacher in the McKeesport Area School District and is the varsity football assistant coach for McKeesport High School.


McKeesport Daily News November 11, 2009

Couple wed on S.C. beach

David Russell Andres and Courtney Cheri Albin were united in marriage July 13 at sunset on Myrtle Beach, S.C. Officiant was Pastor Keith Bowling of Myrtle Beach.

The ceremony took place on a private beach.

He is the son of Terry Woytovich and Dave Andres Sr. of Glassport. She is the daughter of Kathy Emerick of Glassport and Gary Albin of McKeesport. The couple resides in Glassport.


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