Date published: April 5, 2012
Fayne and Bruce Conn, and Maria and Efraim Dua of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their children, Julie Michelle Conn and Andrew Scott Dua.
Julia graduated magna cum laude from Arcadia University with a bachelor's degree in biology. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in physical therapy at Arcadia.
Andrew graduated magna cum laude from Arcadia University with a bachelor's degree in Spanish. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of Holy Family University with a master's degree in education. Andrew is a Spanish teacher in Philadelphia.
Julie is the granddaughter or Ruth and Jerome Cohn, and the late Bernita and Morris Schechtman. Andrew is the grandson of Renee Jarefsky and the late Benjamin Jarefsky, and Ala Dua and the late David Dua.
Sharing in the couple's happiness are siblings Rachel and Cory Shapiro, Eric Dua, and Jason and Julianna Dua, along with niece Jocelyn Dua.
The couple, who met in their freshman year at Arcadia, lives in Montgomery County. They are planning a fall 2013 wedding.
Marcus and Amy Besser of Havertown, and Jeffrey and Miriam Spitzer of Sharon, Mass., announce the engagement of their children, Rachael Besser and Rafi Spitzer.
Rachael, a graduate of Boston University, currently teaches fifth grade at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.
Rafi is finishing up his final year as an anthropology of religion major at Boston University.
Sharing in the couple's happiness are Rachael's brothers, Joseph and Aaron; and Rafi's sisters, Gabriella, Leora and Arielle.
Rachael is the granddaughter of Gilbert and Eleanore Besser of Havertown, and Trina Rudolph and the late Wallace Rudolph of Reading. Rafi is the grandson of Sanford and Gloria Spitzer of St. Louis, and Roy and Loretta Tanenbaum of Toronto.
The couple met at Boston University Hillel and began dating a few months later.
They are planning a September wedding in Lower Merion after which they will live in Boston.
Marvin and Eileen (nee Mass) Stamm of Melrose Park celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and Eileen's birthday on March 24 at Moonstruck. The festivities were hosted by their children Eve and Ed Rubin, and Gary and Kathy Stamm. The couple has four grandchildren.
Julie and Gerry Magid of Huntingdon Valley, and Susan and Jeff Goldstein of Bensalem announce the engagement of their children, Michelle Magid and Jason Goldstein.
Michelle is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from La Salle University. She is a senior accountant with General Electric in Trevose.
Jason graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in information sciences and technology. He also holds a master's degree in information systems management from Holy Family College. Jason is a business systems analyst with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.
Michelle is the granddaughter of Yvette Magaziner and the late Coleman Magaziner, and the late Harriet Magid and Sol Magid. Jason is the grandson of the late Sydney and Jack Levin, and the late Yetta and Edward Goldstein.
Sharing in their happiness are Michelle's sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Yaniv Cohen, along with nephews Stav, Asher and Matan.
The couple, who lives in Newtown, is planning a September wedding.
Drs. Parti and Alan Friedman of Philadelphia, Dr. and Mrs. Irving and Jane Herling of Haverford, and Mr. arid Mrs. S. Jay and Janet Shoemaker of Wynnewood announce the marriage of their children, Jessica Rachel Herling and Eric David Shoemaker.
The ceremony and reception took place on Dec. 31 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia.
Rabbi Howard Cove of Congregation KoI Emet in Yardley officiated.
Brian Shoemaker, brother of the groom, served as best man. Erica Friedman, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor.
The wedding party included Michael and Laurie Kott, brother-in-law and sister of the groom; Ariel Shoemaker, sister-in-law of the groom; and Lee and Scott Friedman, brothers of the bride. Brandon and Madison Herling, brothers of the bride, served as ushers.
The ring bearers were Dylan Friedman, nephew of the bride, and Simon and Max Shoemaker, and Seth Kott, nephews of the groom. Naomi Kott, niece of the groom, served as the flower girl.
Other members of the bridal party included Kelly Murphy Milligan, Melissa Davis Klat, Katy Zandy Atlas, Lindsay Rizzo, Matthew Perl, Amir Vardi, Grant Butler and Jason Frasco.
The signing of the ketubah was witnessed by Matthew Perl, Grant Butler, and Kelly Murphy Milligan.
Jessica is the granddaughter of Paul and Reba Friedman of Jenkintown; Barbara Barkon of Huntingdon Valley and the late Isadore Barkon; and Pearl and Howard Levene of Wantagh, N. Y. Eric is the grandson of Gilbert and Ruth Galpern, and Charlotte Shoemaker, all of Philadelphia; and the late Edward Shoemaker.
After a honeymoon in southeast Asia, the couple returned to New York City, where they currently live.
The 198th class (1952) of Central High School will host its 60th-year reunion on Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., at the Union League of Philadelphia. For information, call 215-561-3600.
Olney High School class of June 1962 will host its 50th reunion on Sunday, April 29, at the Bala Golf Club. For more information, call 610-825-2175 or email: email@example.com.
Louis H. Farrell Elementary School class of June 1966 is seeking classmates for a reunion on Sunday, June 10, at 11 a.m., at the Tiffany Diner, 9010 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reunion is planned for those who grew up in the Ogontz-area corridor (west of Broad street and above Olney avenue) in the 30s, 40s and 50s on Sunday, Oct. 21. Proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Call 215-836-7622 or 610-6888757 or email: email@example.com.
George Washington High School class of 1967 will celebrate its 45th-year reunion on Saturday, April 28, at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the "GWHS Class of 67" Facebook page.
Melissa (nee Hersh) and Matthew Grossman of Arlington, Va., along with big sister Olivia, announce the birth of their son and brother, Gabriel Lev (Shai Lev), on Feb. 9.
Sharing in their joy are MomMom Gail and Pop Terry Hersh of Bensalem; and Grammy Glenda and Pappy Robert ("Bub") Grossman of Westerly, R.I.
Joining in welcoming Gabe to the family are Aunt Dana, Uncle Chad and cousin Cassidy; and Aunt Leslie, Uncle Bob and cousins Evan and Jory, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Gabe is named in loving memory of his paternal great-grandmother Shirley Green and his maternal great-grandmother Lillian Bender.
Debbie and Paul Greenwald announce the birth of their third grandchild, Jules Axl Weintraub, on Oct. 3.
Jules AxI is the son of Allison (nee Greenwald) and Andy Weintraub.
Sharing in their happiness are Poppy Danny Weintraub and Marcy Gokoski.
Welcoming the baby into the family are Aunt Lauren, Uncle Steve, Stella Ruth and Sam Mason Resnick; Uncle Matt, Aunt Kathleen, Shana and Chloe Weintraub; Uncle Josh, Aunt Sharon, Jamie and Melony Weintraub; and Aunt Toby, Uncle Chris, Marisa, Justin and Jocelyn Koehnlein.
Jules AxI is named in loving memory of his paternal grandmother Julie Weintraub and his maternal cousin Ava Lily Resnick.
Abigail (nee Kline) and Alex Duffine of Brooklyn announce the birth of their son, Eli Joshua, on June 11.
Sharing in the family's happiness are grandparents Theresa and Andrew Kline, and Ruth and Geoff Duffine.
Joining in welcoming the new arrival are aunts and uncles Katharine Kline and Shawn Pearson, Shana and Michael Genkin, and Abby Dufflne; along with cousins Isaiah, Sasha and Abe.
Eli Joshua is named in loving memory of his maternal greatgrandfather Earl Kline and his maternal and paternal greatgrandmothers, Rita Kline and Sandy Duffine.
Jennifer and Steven Kantor of Brooklyn welcomed the birth of their daughter, Sylvia, on Aug. 10.
Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Karen and Jim Kantor of Rydal, Pa., and Margate, N.J.; Jan Padley of Bedworth, England; and Denise and Dave Padley of Leamington Spa, England.
Joining in welcoming Sylvia are great-grandparents Debbie and Bernie Toll of Elkins Park; Hilda and William Udall of Streetly, England; along with aunts and uncles Mark Kantor of San Francisco; Jane Hickman of Derby, England; and Charlotte Hickman and Chris Littlewood along with cousins Molly, Jacob and Noah of London.
Sylvia is named in loving memory of her maternal greatgrandmother Sylvia Padley.
Lori (nee Schwartz) and Andy Walinsky of Lafayette Hill, along with big sister Zoe, announce the birth of their son and baby brother, Eli Benjamin (Elijah Binyamin), on March 5.
Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Debbie and Marvin Schwartz and Nicey and Michael Walinsky, along with great-grandfather Philip Schwartz.
Joining in the celebration are Aunt Bev and Uncle Gary Weinberg, Aunt Jenny and Uncle Marc Walinsky, and Aunt Stacy Walinsky, along with cousins Brooke and Jessie Weinberg, and Bailey and Owen Walinsky.
Eli Benjamin is named in loving memory of his. maternal grandmother Edith Schwartz and his maternal and paternal grandfathers, Benjamin Sklaroff and Benjamin Walinsky.