Couples
Weddings, engagements and anniversaries


Posted February 16, 2008
Juliano-VanGarderen
Engagement: Juliano and VanGarderen

Joe and Lori Juliano of Schenectady announce the en-gagement of their daughter, Amy Juliano, to Peter VanGarderen, son of Eric and Christine VanGarderen of Schenectady.
The future bride is a graduate of Mohonasen High School and is employed by Marcella’s Appliances.
Her fiance is a Loss Prevention Coordinator.
A May 2009 wedding is being planned.


McQueen-Johnson
Engagement: McQueen and Johnson

Robert and Judy McQueen of Ballston Spa announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail McQueen to Christopher Johnson, son of Roger and Doris Johnson of Hagaman.
The future bride is a graduate of Schenectady Christian High School and Wheaton College, with a bachelor’s degree in Science. She is employed by the American Red Cross, based in Albany, as a donor specialist.
Her fiance is a graduate of Perth Bible Christian Academy and Liberty University, with a bachelor of science degree in business. He is self-employed.
An August 2008 wedding planned.


Valachovic-Paszkiewicz
Engagement: Valachovic and Paszkiewicz

Daniel and Rebekah Valachovic of Rotterdam announce the engagement of their daughter, Marlo Valachovic to JonPaul Paszkiewicz, son of Rose Mary Paszkiewicz and Paul Paszkiewicz, both of Rotterdam.
The future bride is a graduate of Schalmont High School. She is an account clerk for the business office at Glendale Nursing Home.
Her fiance is a graduate of Mohonasen High School. He is a correctional officer for the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department.
A July 2008 wedding is planned at Longfellows in Saratoga Springs.


Johnson-Rossi
Engagement: Johnson and Rossi

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson of Scotia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Ann, to Mr. Joseph F. Rossi IV of San Diego, CA. Mr. Rossi is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Rossi III of San Diego, CA.
Stacy earned a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and a master’s degree from Northeastern University. She is a physician assistant in orthopedic/sports medicine in San Diego.
Joe earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and upon graduation served as an Air Force officer. He is currently a pharmaceutical representative for Pfizer, Inc.
An August 16, 2008 wedding will take place in San Diego.


Crate-Lucca
Engagement: Crate and Lucca

Shannon Elizabeth Crate and Matthew James Lucca have announced their engagement. Shannon is the daughter of Robert and Carol Crate of Wilmington, NC. Matthew is the son of Linda Lucca of Niskayuna and the late James Lucca.
The future bride is a graduate of the Univeristy of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her degree in anthropology. She is currently pursuing her teaching certification in secondary education in science and social studies at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She is an educator at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
Her fiance is a 1996 graduate of Niskayuna High School and Castleton State College in Vermont, with a degree in communications. He is currently pursuing his teaching certification in elementary education at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He is currently employed by Alpha Omega Healthcare, providing services to youths and young adults with special needs. He was formerly technical director of news for WECT-TV, Wilmington.
An April 2008 wedding is planned.


Arnold and Grace Iovinella 50th Wedding Anniversary
Anniversary: Iovinella

Arnold N. and Grace Y. (Stay) Iovinella of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Corlaer Avenue, Schenectady, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their daughter, Arlene A. Iovinella and her fiance, Steven T. Tonnesen and friends
The highlight of their anniversary was a 17 day Mediterranean cruise, which included ports of call in: Italy, Greece, Turkey, France and Spain, given and escorted by their son, Arnold N. Iovinella, Jr. and William Bozzetto.
The Iovinella’s were married in Schenectady on August 24, 1957 at St. Luke’s Church. Grace Iovinella, a graduate of Draper High School retired after spending 11 years in the Schenectady School system and 22 years in the United States Postal Service
Arnold Iovinella, a graduate of Nott Terrace High School, Siena College and Oneonta State University, retired after 32 years a fifth-grade teacher for the Mohonasen School Dist.
The Iovinella’s are actively enjoying their “Golden Years” traveling and spending leisurely time in their home in sunny, Tampa, FL.


Brendan Cullen Erin Falconer
Wedding: Falconer and Cullen

Erin E. Falconer and Brendan J. Cullen were married September 29, 2007 at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church, VA.
The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Jane Falconer of Scotia. The groom is the son of James and Kathleen Cullen of Chesterfield, VA.
The bride is a graduate of BH-BL High School and Penn State University and received her master’s from George Washington University. She is a medicolegal death investigator at the Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office.
Her husband is a graduate of Shenendehowa High School and Penn State University. He is a mechanical engineer at Girard Engineering, Falls Church.
They reside in Fairfax, VA.


Ryan T. Lawrence Shannon K. Davidson
Wedding: Davidson and Lawrence

Shannon Karyl Davidson and Ryan Thomas Lawrence were married October 13, 2007 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, NC. A reception followed at Founder’s Hall.
The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Ruth Vestal of State Rd, NC. The groom is the son of Thomas and Dee Dee Lawrence of Cornelius, NC, formerly of Glenville.
Maid of honor was Jayme Davidson. Bridesmaids were Nikki Lawrence, Abby Dezern, Courtney Bullin and Allison Smith. Junior bridesmaid wasSydnee Wilcher. Flowergirl was Sydney Clifton.
Best man was Thomas Lawrence. Ushers were Frankie Renna, Anthony Renna, Ricky VanPatten and Ed Maher. Junior groomsman was Sam Wallace. Ringbearer was Anthony Friello.
The bride is a graduate of Elkin High School and the University of Charlotte, where she received her degree in elementary education. She is a second-grade teacher at Cabarrus County Schools, Concord, NC.
Her husband is a graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and the University of Charlotte, with a degree in architecture. He is a field engineer for Turner Construction, Kannapolis, NC.
The couple are planning a wedding trip to Italy in the summer. They reside in Concord, NC.


Jonathan Paul Reed Shelia Darlene Mickelson
Wedding: Mickelson and Reed

Harold and Lottie Reed of Schenectady, NY are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Jonathan Paul Reed to Shelia Darlene Mickelson. Shelia is the daughter of Horace and Faye Banks (deceased) of Estill Springs, TN.
The groom is a 1981 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and 2002 graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is also a retired soldier, after serving 22 years of active duty and continues to serve as a civilian government employee at Fort Meade, MD.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Wayland Baptist University, with a bachelor’s degree in occupational education. She has 17 years of service with the United States Army, including a tour in Iraq during the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She currently serves as the Department of Nursing Sergeant Major, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The wedding was held January 5, 2008 at the SPA in Norwich, CT.


Michael S. Ostrander Kara L. Lanspery
Wedding: Lanspery and Ostrander

Kara Leigh Lanspery and Michael Steven Ostrander were married January 12, 2008 at Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Rev. Godfrey Meghoo officiated. A reception was held at Hemingways Restaurant in Grand Cayman.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Dorothy Lanspery of Montgomery, NY.
The groom is the son of Steven and Janice Ostrander of Schenectady, NY.
Maid of honor was Stacy Talarico, sister of the bride. Best man was Steven “Stef” Ostrander, the groom’s father.
Kara is a graduate of the University at Albany. She is Director of Customer Relations at the New York State Thruway Authority, Albany.
Her husband is a graduate of Siena College. He is Director of Government Affairs, Division of Military and Naval affairs, Latham.
The couple reside in Ballston Spa, NY.


 

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