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Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

Posted January 1, 2012
Engagement: Elliot and TenEyck

Raymond and Barbara Capogna of Rexford
and Robert Elliott of Niskayuna announce the
engagement of their daughter Kathryn Ann Elliott
to Joshua Jon TenEyck, son of Jeffrey and
Gail TenEyck of Troy.
The future bride is a graduate of Niskayuna
High School and Siena College. She is an auditor
for the NYS Comptroller.
Her fiance is a graduate of Lansingburg High
School and attended Hudson Valley Community
College. He is a court analyst for the United
Court System of NYS.
A June 2012 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Smith and Daino

Richard and Shelley Smith of Charlton announce
the engagement of their daughter, Katie
Nicole Smith to Justin C. Daino, son of Frank
(Biff) and Ruthann Daino of Galway. Katie is the
granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Mills and
Bill and Doris Smith. Justin is the grandson of
Raymond E. Hickman Jr., and the late Ruth E.
Hickman and the late Frank and Leona Daino.
The future bride is is a 2007 graduate of Galway
Central Schools and a 2011 graduate of
Johnson & Wales University. She is employed
by Smith Brother’s Farm Orchard Bakeshop.
Her fi ance is a 2004 graduate of Galway
Central Schools and a 2008 graduate of Siena
College. He is employed by Saratoga County.
An October 2012 wedding is planned.

Anniversary: Balga

Edward and Alfreda Balga of Schenectady
recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary
with a small dinner party, hosted by their
The couple were married November 27, 1946
at St. Adalbert Church, Schenectady.
Alfreda enjoys quilting and cooking Polish
food. Her husband is a veteran of World War II
and served as a staff sergeant in the Army Air
Their children are Phyllis and Bob Benson
of Ballston Lake, Edward and Linda Balga of
Rotterdam and Christine Wolf of Seminole, FL.
They have 10 grandchildren,17 great-grandchildren
and two great great-grandchildren.

Anniversary: Koch

On Friday, December 30th, Herbert and Jeanette
(Kerwood) Koch, of Gordon Road, Schenectady,
celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary
with an open house at their home.
Herbert graduated from Scotia High School
in June, 1941 and Jeanette graduated from
Burnt-Hills Ballston-Lake High School in 1946.
Herbert worked at the same car repair shop
as Jeanette’s brother. They met when she came
to the shop to have her car repaired. His first gift
to her was a box of candy for her 17th birthday.
The Koch’s were married in a Methodist
Church in Latham on December 30th, 1951.
Herbert and Jeanette are thankful to God for
the many happy years they’ve shared and for
the fi ve children He gave them, who all became
responsible adults: Patricia Koch (Tim)
Wacker, Deborah Koch (Garry) Aldershoff,
Daniel (Cathy) Koch, Peter Koch, and Cheryl
Koch Michelfelder. They also have six grandchildren,
seven great-grand-children and many
nieces and nephews.


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