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Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

Posted May 24, 2009
Engagement: Smith and Gowin

Gilbert and Carol Smith of Scotia, NY announce the engagement of their granddaughter Erin Smith, to Matthew Gowin, both of Virginia.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and is employed with Poquoson City Schools. The groom-elect is a graduate of Liberty University and is employed as an intelligence specialist with the U. S. government.
An August wedding is planned in Providence Forge, Virginia.

Engagement: Dunston and Folmsbee

David and Holly Dunston of Knox are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristina Lynn Dunston to Eric Edward Folmsbee, son of Harold (Melinda) Folmsbee of Rotterdam and Chesley (Gerald) Schager of Knox.
The future bride is a graduate of Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School and is currently attending Russell Sage College to obtain her bachelor’s degree in psychology.
The future groom is a graduate of Schalmont High School and is an employee of Hannay Hose Reels in Westerlo, NY.
A wedding is planned for October 22, 2010.

Joseph Conrad M.D. Cara Choy M.D.
Wedding: Conrad

Cara Choy and Joseph Conrad were married November 15, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Richard Carlino officiated. A reception followed at the Desmond, Albany.
The bride is the daughter of George and Bonnie Choy of Schenectady. The groom is the son of Joseph and Joan Conrad of Long Island, NY. Grandparents of the bride are Robert and Frances Boyle of Rotterdam.
Matrons of honor were Amy Dorgan and Danielle Laube, friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Mary Conrad and Therese Conrad, sisters of the groom.
Best man was Michael Conrad. Groomsmen were Jason Sass and Jonathan Choy. Readers were Amy Weller and Angele Steady.
Cara is a graduate of New Life Academy, Schenectady and RPI, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her master’s in biomedical science from the University of Medicine and Denistry of New Jersey.
Joseph is a graduate of Regis High School, NY, NY and Canisius College with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Both Cara and Joseph completed medical school at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Cara completes her residency in emergency medicine in June and will remain at Stony Brook Medical Center as an ER attending physician and assistant clinical professor. Joseph is continuing his residency in anesthesiology at Stony Brook.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Vermont and reside in Coram, NY.

Michael Flint Melissa Marcelli
Wedding: Flint

Melissa Marcelli and Michael Flint were married June 7, 2008 in the gardens of the Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, with Rev. Ron Lyon officiating. A reception immediately followed at Glen Sanders.
The bride is the daughter of Diana and Frederick Marcelli Jr. of Glenville. The groom is the son of Lenny Flint and Bonita Hood both of Wisconsin.
Maid of Honor was Justine Mongillo. Bridesmaid was Jennifer Stryker, and the flower girl was Haylee Hautamaki. Best men were Allen Flint and Joshua Hautamaki. Ushers were Brian Marcelli and Matthew Marcelli. Ring Bearer was Kolby Gilliam.
The bride is a graduate of Springfield College with a bachelors degree in health education. She earned her masters degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from the University of California at PA. She is currently employed with CDPHP, Albany as a health educator.
The groom is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq shortly after their wedding. He recently returned from his 4th tour of duty in Iraq. He has accepted an Army instructors position in Richmond, VA.
They will reside in Richmond.

Donald and Dolores Countryman 60th Anniversary
Anniversary: Countryman

Donald and Dolores Countryman of Albany, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a lunch buffet for 70 family and friends at Canali’s Restaurant, Rotterdam. Music was by Dyer Switch. The party was hosted by their children.
They were married March 27, 1949 at Currytown Reformed Church, Currytown.
The former Dolores Graham graduated from Mont Pleasant High School and Albany Business College.
Her husband attended Draper High School. He served in WWII in the Philippines. He retired in 1986 as shipping foreman at Sealy Mattress Co.
They both enjoy old car shows, music jam sessions and dancing.
Their children are Lee (Laura) Countryman of Duanesburg, Jean (Bill) Hummell of Ballston Spa and Peter (Cindy) Countryman of Rotterdam.
They have eight grandchildren, Amanda, Ryan and Alanna Countryman of Duanesburg; Amy Hummell of Ballston Spa; Jason Hummell of Rochester; and Brittany, Kaitlynn and Jocelyn Countryman of Rotterdam.

Edward and Beverly Dunleavy 60th Anniversary
Anniversary: Dunleavy

Edward and Beverly Dunleavy of Scotia recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a private dinner party with friends and three generations of family members, arriving by boat and limousine. The party was held at Algonquin, overlooking Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY. The event was hosted by their children.
The couple were married May 1, 1949 in Schenectady.
The former Beverly Snyder is retired. Her husband served in WWII in the army as a tank destroyer driver. He was the owner of Central Credit Bureau and founder of TCAR.
Their children are Kathleen Olzewski of Saratoga, Chris Dunleavy of Glenville, Brad Dunleavy of Scotia, Brian Dunleavy of Lake George and Craig Dunleavy of Galway.
Their grandchildren are Colleen Dunleavy of Glenville, Chris Cifrino of Ballston, Lisa Swanson of Clifton Park, Tara Alverson of Charlton, Patrick, Carley and Stephanie Dunleavy of Scotia; Ryan, Danielle and Sean Dunleavy of Lake George and Kyle and Casey Dunleavy of Galway. They also have two great-grandchildren, Nicole Pep-
per of Glenville and Cooper Swanson of Clifton Park.

Alan and Sally Swierczek 35th Anniversary
Anniversary: Swierczek

Alan and Sally Swierczek of Whitestown will observe their 35th wedding anniversary with a dinner and several events with family and friends during the Memorial Day weekend.
Mrs. Swierczek is the daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Olendorf of Stoodley Place. She is a gradaute of Mohonasen High School, Russell Sage College and Syracuse University.
Mr. Swierczek holds a BS and M. in English from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The couple were married May 25, 1974 at Grace Luthern Church in Schenectady.
Their family includes two sons, a daughter-in-law and an infant grandson.
Mr. Swierczek is a self-employed professional engineer. Mrs. Swierczek is a teacher in the Utica City School District.
To mark their milestone they journeyed to China, visiting several cities, including Beijing and Shanghai.


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