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Posted February 14, 2009
Casey-Fitzgerald
Engagement: Fitzgerald and Casey

Jack and Kathy Casey of Niskayuna announce the engagement of their son, Christopher Patrick Casey, to Kristen Nicole Fitzgerald, daughter of Michael and Barbara Fitzgerald of Clifton Park.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of the University at Albany, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She is a 2006 graduate of Russell Sage College, where she received her master’s degree in counseling. She is a clinician at Northeast Parent and Child Society.
Her fiance is a 2001 graduate of Siena College, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He is an investigator with the Office of Special Investigations at the NYS Dept. of Labor.
An October 2009 wedding is planned.


Ginsburg-Tazartes
Engagement: Ginsburg and Tazartes

Nancy and Richard Ginsburg of Niskayuna are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa Ginsburg to David Tazartes, son of Nicole and Jacques Tazartes of Beverly Hills, California.
Lisa is a graduate of Niskayuna High School and Swarthmore College. She is associate executive director of Ramapo for Children, a New York City non-profit that serves children with special needs.
David is a graduate of the Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, UCLA, and the California Institute of Technology. He works for Two Sigma Investments in NYC.
They will be married June 28, 2009 in New York City.


Mauro-Merriman
Engagement: Mauro and Merriman

Dennis and Carol Mauro of Schenectady announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie Mauro, to Harry James Merriman, son of Harry and Paula Merriman of Schenectady. An August 2009 wedding is planned.


Peek-Merrill
Engagement: Peek and Merrill

Gary and Kathleen Peek Jr. of Schenectady announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Peek, to Mark Merrill, son of Malcom and Anneliese Merrill of Dayton, ME.
The future bride is a graduate of Duanesburg Central High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. She is a construction project supervisor for Stop & Shop Supermarkets in Boston, MA.
Her fiance is a graduate of Thornton Academy in Saco, ME, and Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is a senior civil engineer for Beta Group, Lincoln, RI.
A spring 2010 wedding is being planned.


Whitaker-Hotz
Engagement: Whitaker and Hotz

Bob and Ellen Hotz of Rensselaer announce the engagement of their son, Nicholas Hotz, to Danielle Whitaker, daughter of Jim and JoAnn Whitaker of Holland Patent, NY.
The future bride and future groom are both graduates of SUNY Oswego. Danielle is a documentation specialist at Regeneron Pharmaceutical. Nicholas is a programmer/analyst at Town and Country Computer Services.
A May 2009 wedding is planned at Albany Country Club.


Samson-Seymour
Engagement: Samson and Seymour

Robert and Linda Samson of Voorheesville, NY, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Kathryn Samson, to Benjamin Joseph Seymour, son of Jeanne Cason of Guilderland, NY.
The future bride is a graduate of Union College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English, and is currently employed by the City of Albany. She is the granddaughter of William J. Bennett of Rotterdam, NY.
The future groom, a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and Siena College, works in emergency services for the Town of Colonie.
The happy couple will be married on October 16, 2009.


Wells-Michael
Engagement: Wells and Michael

Roger and Michele Michael of Clifton Park announce the engagement of their son Matthew Michael, to Erin Wells, daughter of Reynold Wells and the late Jane Wells of Greenwich, NY. Matthew is also the grandson of Dominick and Lorraine Marchesiello.
The future bride is a graduate of Shenendehowa High School, Providence College and Northeastern University School of Law. She is an attorney at Goodwin Procter LLP.
Her fiance is a graduate of Shenendehowa High School, Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a mechanical engineer at General Electric.
An April 2009 wedding is planned.


Keith R. Swaney Kristen L. Rimany
Wedding: Swaney

Kristen L. Rimany and Keith R. Swaney were married May 17, 2008 at First Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY, with Pastor Daniel Carlson and Reverend Robert Longobucco officiating. A reception followed at Glen Sanders Mansion.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Nancy Rimany of Niskayuna. The groom is the son of G. Robert and Gerri Swaney of Upper St. Clair, PA.
Matron of honor was the bride’s twin sister, Jessica Rowe. Bridesmaids were Pamela Swaney, sister of the groom, Amy Bockis, and Kira Dietz.
Best man was William Mig-nogna, friend of the groom. Ushers were Andrew Bockis, James Rowe, and David Yates. The bride graduated from Gettysburg College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology/sociology. She received her master’s degree of education in higher education administration-student affairs from Penn State. She is a student advisor at the University at Albany.
The groom graduated from Gettysburg College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history. He earned two master degrees from the University of Maryland; one in history and one in library science-information sciences. He is employed by the NYS Archives, Albany, as an archives and records management specialist.
The couple took a wedding trip to Disney World, FL.


 

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