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Christine Potts ’02 to Russell Miller
Melissa Scott ’03 to Edward Vaks
Amanda Loyden ’04 and Ken Mohn Jr. ’04 tied the knot on April 21, 2012, at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell. On hand were numerous Royals, including Matt Bernard ’99, G’03, Rebekah Ferguson Bernard ’01, Trevor Brennan ’02, Allison Wieman Buchholz ’04, Jim Buchholz ’04, Ed Cosgrove ’03, Ed Donnelly ’89, Marie Donnelly G’09, Mary Donohue ’04, Bill Dotter ’02, Maria Dotter ’02, Tom Gorman G’83, Brian Jauntig ’02, Jeff Jones ’03, G’07, Kimberly Loyden ’11, Jim Manganiello ’02, Kate Manganiello ’02, Kerry McGarvey ’04, Lauren McHale ’04, John Mullen ’72, G’81, RJ Nemetz ’02, David Pavlico G’95, Suzanne Santarelli ’04, Lauren Marie Smith ’04, Jessica Massaro Vitale ’04, Rich Vitale ’04, Rachel Becker Wolk ’04 and Deanna Zarzecki ’02, G’08. The couple is currently living in Tampa, Fla.
Dawn Wagner ’05 to Pete Duda
With nearly 40 University alumni in attendance, Christine Cornwall ’06 and Matt Casperson ’06 were married on April 16, 2011. Casperson is the son of another Scranton union – his parents are Pam Schrum Casperson ’80 and Chris Casperson ’80. Among those Royals who attended the nuptials were (front row, from left) Shannon Taylor Scott ’06, Tom Hogan Jr. ’06, Robert Iovino ’06, Alexander Zola ’06, Lori Sledziewski ’06, Pollyanna Fino ’06, Chris Casperson ’80 and CJ Casperson ’12. Pictured in the second row (from left) are Susan Dishinger Hogan ’79, Tom Hogan Sr. ’79, Pam Schrum Casperson ’80, Gina Ponente Fanelli ’04, Jon Patro ’06, Sumi Clamser Patro ’06, Carrie Inkrott ’06, Jessica Phillipy ’06, Christine Cornwall Casperson ’06, Matthew Casperson ’06, Chris Breary ’06, Mary Vitale ’06, Gregory Zaino ’06, Colleen O’Hara Tofani ’81, Paula Kearney Barrett ’81, Karen Wreath Pinder ’81 and Megan McKenna ’06. In the back row (from left) are Bart Fanelli ’04, Matthew Joseph ’06, John Sheehan ’06, Robert McGill ’06, Thomas Mehldau ’06, Wade Shaver ’06, Patrick Barrett ’82, Erika Diesel Lynch ’81 and Gregory Lynch ’79. In attendance, but not pictured, were Megan Diamond ’06, David Ganley ’06, Michelle Jastrzemski Ganley ’06 and Ashley Paxson ’06.
Erin Fischer ’06 to Ronald Cartlidge
Amanda Halpin ’07 and John DeGroat ’07 exchanged nuptials on Sept. 29, 2012, at Saints Simon and Jude Church in Bethlehem, followed by a reception at Hotel Bethlehem. The wedding had a distinctive Scranton flavor with several University alumni in attendance, including (from left) Patrick Morgan ’01, Eric Weber ’07, Brittany Thornton McKinney ’07, Kathleen Antognini ’07, Geoffrey McKinney ’07, Jessica Hafich ’07, Christina Rakowski ’07, Halpin, DeGroat, Drew Shiner ’07, Jonathan Walsh ’07, Nick Susko ’06, Alyssa Duerr ’08, Brandon Hatler ’07, Aimee Davin ’09 and Joseph DeGroat ’10. When John provided the wedding photo, he wrote about his wife, “I figure, when you marry someone that looks that good you might as well make it known.” The happy couple now resides in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
With their Scranton friends on hand, Erin O’Connor ’09 and Alex Lentini ’07, G’10 were married on Aug. 25, 2012, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, N.J. Alex works at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, while Erin is a nurse at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. The couple resides in Maywood, N.J.
The Sept. 15, 2012, wedding between Nicole DeMarco ’08 and Maurice McGeehan was cause for a celebration, and who better to lead it than a former Royal cheerleader! During the reception at the Gettysburg Hotel in Gettysburg, this scene really happened! Among the Royals in attendance were Kristin Alfieri ’12, Christina Chase ’09, Caitlin Gluck ’06, Camille Gonzalez ’14, Marissa Gryzbowski ’10, Jaclyn Henry ’12, Jennifer Johnson ’09, Cynthia Maguire ’09, Catherine McGuire ’08, Tina Morisco ’08, Maura Schofield ’07, Megan Trevino ’10 and Danielle West ’02.
Abigail Barrett ’09, G’12 and John Fitzpatrick ’08 tied the knot on Aug. 4, 2012, in front of family, friends and many fellow Royals. On hand to help celebrate their union were Samantha Baietti ’09, Patrick Barrett ’72, Alexandra Biga ’09, Jaclyn Bromley ’09, Michael Byrnes ’09, Brian Comly ’08, Jamie DePinto ’09, Alyssa Dixon ’10, Deanna Every ’09, Andrew Fitzpatrick ’10, Jennifer Barrett Gallagher ’82, Lawrence Gallagher ’82, Alexis Marley ’08, Samantha Barrett McDonald ’07, Jenn McKeigan ’09, Meagan Moran ’09, Marie Newkirk ’10, Jacqueline Pisano ’09 and Jackie Sinto ’09. Jerry Muir, Ph.D., and Stacey Muir, Ph.D., professors of mathematics at Scranton, were also on hand.
Kelley Fitzgerald ’08 to Raymond Girnys ’08
Francis Gradijan ’08 to Jee Hyun Lee
Sarah Salisbury ’08 to Joseph O’Connell ’08
Katie Morrison ’09 to Brett Guglielmi ’09
In front of many of their closest Scranton friends, Julia Haddon ’10 and Michael Losito ’10 were married on Aug. 4, 2012, in Lancaster. After meeting freshman year in their dorm, Hannan Hall, the rest was history, the couple claims. “The University is the best thing that ever happened to us, aside from meeting each other,” they add. In tribute to Scranton, the happy couple named all their reception tables after their favorite locations on campus and in town. Among those in attendance were (front, from left) Sylvia Szerszen ’10, Elizabeth Pulice ’10, Michael Losito ’10, Julia Haddon Losito ’10, Stephanie Webber ’10, Alexandra Pipa DeRose ’10 and Alycia Crilly ’10. Pictured in the second row (from left) are Kristin Cinquino ’10, G’11, Michael Karwacki ’10, Christopher Yarosh ’10, Deirdre Wylie ’10, John Hall ’11, Ian Butterwick ’11, Lindsay Horvath ’10, G’11, Antony Delliturri ’11, Joseph Canamucio ’10 and Michael Wolansky ’10.
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