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Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

Posted April 5, 2009
Engagement: Karian and Rosenfeld

Joseph and Lillian Karian of Schenectady announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle Karian to Jamin Rosenfeld, son of Alan and Kathy Rosenfeld of Bethlehem, PA.
The future bride is an undergraduate and graduate of Villanova University. She is a senior financial analyst at Lockheed Martin.
Her fiance is an undergraduate of West Chester University. He is engineering manager at Pro-Sign.
A May 2009 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Kehrer and Capaldi

Peter and Mary Kehrer of Rotterdam announce the engagement of their daughter Mariesa Ann Kehrer, to Michael Paul Capaldi, son of Jerry and Anna Capaldi of Marlborough, MA.
The future bride is a graduate of Mohonasen High School and the University at Albany, with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a double minor in theatre and education. She is a national sales coordinator for BidNet in Albany.
Her fiance is a graduate of Marian High School and New England College, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. He is an account manager at Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade in Latham.
A September 2009 wedding is planned at St. Paul the Apostle Church and a reception at Mohawk River Country Club.

Kirkpatrick Bartholomew
Engagement: Kirkpatrick and Bartholomew

John and Kris Kirkpatrick of Fort Plain announce the engagement of their daughter Amy Lynn Kirkpatrick to Joseph Bartholomew, son of Lawrence and Mari Bartholomew of Canajoharie.
The future bride is a graduate of Fort Plain High School and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Syracuse University. She received her master’s degree in reading from the University at Albany. She is a second-grade teacher in Irvine, CA.
Her fiance is a graduate of Canajoharie High School and received his bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne College, Syracuse. He is director of western sales for American Ring and Tool in Santa Ana, CA.
A July 2009 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Rooke and Gordon

Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Rooke of Middle Grove, announce the engagement of their daughter, Trista Marie Rooke to Robert William Gordon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gordon of Galway.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Galway High School and will receive her master’s degree in forensic mental health from Sage Graduate School in May 2009. She is currently employed as a street outreach case manager by Safe, Inc. and a 911 dispatcher at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Dept.
The future groom is a graduate of Galway High School and is an associate real estate broker for Inglenook Realty, a family owned business.
An August 2010 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Zaruba and Loucks

George and Lisen Zaruba of Newtown, Connecticut are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erin. The future bride is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in music theater and is pursuing her career in Los Angeles. Her fiance is Ryan Robert Tulloch Loucks, son of Barbara Loucks and Butch Pross of Minaville, New York and Frank Loucks of Ballston Lake, NY.
Ryan is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music with a degree in fine arts and is following his love of music in Los Angeles.
Erin is the maternal granddaughter of Knut and Caroline Hague of Auburn, NY. She is the paternal granddaughter of Beverly Zaruba, residing in Manhatan and her late husband George Zaruba.
Ryan is the maternal grandson of the late Robert and Ruth Tulloch of Rotterdam, NY and the paternal grandson of the late Seward and Nettie Loucks of Utica, NY.
Ryan and Erin were engaged on New Year’s Eve 2008 in a gondola in Las Vegas. An August 30, 2009 wedding is planned.

Gerald Deitz Jr. Jennifer Kucskar
Wedding: Deitz

Jennifer Lynn Kucskar and Gerald Paul Deitz Jr., were married August 23, 2008 at the Union College Memorial Chapel. Rev. Robyn Posson officiated. A reception followed at The Edison Club.
The bride is the daughter of Garry and Lori Kucskar of Schenectady. The groom is the son of Gerald P. Deitz Sr. of Schenectady and Mary Deitz of Colonie.
Matron of honor was Misun Deitz. Bridesmaids were Mercedes Beeche, Crystal DeLorenzo and January Bostick. Flowergirl was Angelina Deitz.
Best man was Christopher Deitz. Ushers were Jason Kucskar, Chris Becker and Trevor Wilkes. Ringbearer was Jeremiah Deitz.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Puerto Rico. They reside in Schenectady.

Patricia and Lory Messina 63rd Anniversary
Anniversary: Messina

Patricia and Lory Messina, formerly of Continental Road, Rotterdam, recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary with a small celebration with their family at their residence, The Glendale Nursing Home, Scotia.
The couple were married February 9, 1946 at St. James R.C.C. in Jamestown, NY.
The former Patricia Trusso was a homemaker and well known for her needle art skills in the Capital District. Her husband was an officer during WWII. He retired as a longtime educator with the Mohonasen School District, with over 25 years with the district.
They have four children, Lory of Troy, Paula of Scotia, David of Schenectady and Michele of Reeders, PA.
They also have two grandchildren, Betsy of Rotterdam and Nia of Reeders, PA.

Richard and Cynthia Harris
Anniversary: Harris

Richard and Cynthia (Foster) Harris of Niskayuna recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a romantic get–a–way at their favorite spot, Hutchinson Island, FL.
The couple were married March 29, 1959 at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Harris retired from Blue Shield of North Eastern NY, where she was a claims examiner.
Mr. Harris is a retired lieutenant with FDNY after 18 years and also retired as a director with the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. He is one of the founders and president of 100 Black Men of Albany, NY–Capital Region.
They have two children, Michelle Harris–Douglas of Duluth, GA and Dawn Harris of Albany, NY. They are the proud grandparents of Hasson of Albany, NY and Richard of Duluth, GA.


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