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Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

Posted September 2, 2012
Engagement: Kapinos and James

Garry and Susan James of Wilmington, NC,
formerly of Delanson, NY announce the engagement
of their son Dustin Daniel James to Kara
Margaret Kapinos, daughter of John and Kelly
Kapinos of Ludlow, MA.
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Ludlow
High School and received her Doctor of Pharmacy
from Albany College of Pharmacy. She
is employed at Big Y Pharmacy and Baystate
Medical Center.
Her fiance is a 2004 graduate of Duanesburg
Central School. He received his bachelor’s degree
in physical education from Keene State
College, NH. He earned his masters degree in
health education from Sage University, NY. He
is employed at Valley Communications.
A February 2013 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Ng and Steigerwald

Robert and Kathleen Steigerwald of Burnt
Hills, NY, announce the engagement of their son
Joseph R. Steigerwald to Michelle T. Ng, daughter
of Song Ming Lee and Freeman Yun Ng, of
East Brunswick, NJ.
The future bride is a graduate of Rutgers University,
with a BS degree in computer science.
She is a business/fi nancial analyst for Bloomberg,
LP in New York City.
The future groom is a graduate of The State
University of New York at Potsdam, with a bachelor
degree in mathematics. He is a senior developer
for the Phillips-VanHeusen Corporation
in Bridgewater, NJ.
A May 11, 2013 wedding is planned in Raritan,

Anniversary: Brand

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brand recently celebrated their
40th wedding anniversary. Mariann & Jim were
married in Schenectady, NY on May 11, 1972.
They have four grown children and 10 grandchildren.
Jim grew up in Albany, NY & Mariann,
Rotterdam, NY.
Prior to moving to Buck’s County seven years
ago they lived in Fredon Twp. NJ for 20 years. Jim
worked for AT&T for 25 years before retiring and
joining his wife Mariann in Real Estate sales. They
both are sales associates/partners in Keller Williams
in Doylestown PA. & Morristown, NJ where
Mariann worked for 17 years before moving to PA.
Any free time they like to spend with family vacationing.
The Brand’s can be reached at www. .

Engagement: Hart and Amorosi

Joseph R. & Leamarie H. Amorosi, of Clifton
Park, NY and Peter L. & Beth L. Micieli, of
Schenectady, NY are proud to announce the
engagement of their son, Brett Adam Amorosi
to Ashley Lauren Hart, daughter of Lawrence R.
Hart of Richmond VA and Timothy J. and Vita P.
Nemeyer of Glenville, NY.
The future bride is a nail technician with Hair
& Body Essentials in Clifton Park, NY.
The future groom is a forklift operator with
Bellevue Builders in Schenectady, NY.
A February 2013 wedding is planned at the
Stockade Inn in Schenectady, NY.

Wedding: Lesniak and Baker

Kristen A. Lesniak, daughter of Michael and
Joanne Lesniak of Burnt Hills married Bryan P.
Baker, son of Raymond and Marilyn Baker of
Indianapolis, IN on June 9, 2012, at the First
Reformed Church in Schenectady. A reception
followed at The Century House, Latham.
Maid of honor was Beth Arnold. Bridesmaids
were Shruti Majithia and Kristen Schadow. Best
man was Bill Hooks. Groomsmen were Michael
Lesniak III and Christopher Baker.
Kristen is a graduate of UNC Wilmington and
currently is pursuing her master of arts degree
in teaching. Bryan is employed as a firefighter/
paramedic and is serving in the US Army Reserve
as a combat medic. The couple honeymooned
in Belize. They reside in Indianapolis,

Wedding: Zacharias and Constantino

Suzanne Zacharias and Michael Constantino
were married June 30, 2012. The ceremony and
reception were held at The Hilton Pearl River in
Pearl River, NY. Father Noel Clarke officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Jacob and Uma
Zacharias of Summerfield, FL. The groom is the
son of James Constantino of Holly Hill, FL and
Pamela Constantino of Rotterdam, NY.
The Man of Honor was Omer Oztan. The
Best Man was Brian Constantino. The Groomsmen
were Michael Boyle, Richard Broege, Nicholas
Constantino, Christopher DiCocco, Tracy
Greeley, Michael Hofmann, Jarred Jacobs, Philip
Raia, Jesse Siegel and Jeffrey Thurston.
The bride is a graduate of New York University
and received a law degree from New York
Law School.
She is a Chief Compliance Officer in the corporate
finance division of CIT Group, Inc. in New
York, NY.
Her husband is a graduate of the State University
of New York at Albany. He is a Vice President
of International Equities Trading at The Williams
Capital Group, in NY, NY.
The couple went to Bora Bora for their honeymoon.
They reside in New York City.


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