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Robert and Sylvia Hirsch of Jamison, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elaine Hirsch, to Ross Adam Klinger, son of Neil and Debbie Klinger of Huntingdon Valley.

Rebecca is a graduate of the Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown, Pa.; and Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in human resource management at Temple University. Rebecca is working in human resources.

Ross is a graduate of Lower Moreland High School and Temple University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration. He works in information technology at an automotive tool distributor.

Rebecca is the granddaughter of the late Bernard and Elaine Ghezzi, and the late Frank and Dorothy Hirsch. Ross is the grandson of Fred Klinger and the late Shirley Klinger, and the late Irving and Lillian Piltzer.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Ross' sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Ryan Goldschmitt.

The couple, who met through JDate, is planning a May 2013 wedding at the Curtis Center in Philadelphia.



Brenda and Paul Waber of Wynnewood announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Edward Waber, to Maressa Lynn Bell-Deane of Pittsfield, Mass.

Andrew, a graduate of Bentley University with a bachelor's degree in marketing, is a public relations analyst employed by Chitika Inc., in Westborough, Mass.

Maressa, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Mount Holyoke College, is currently a reporting analyst at Athena Capital Advisors in Lincoln, Mass.

Andrew is the grandson of Morton and Miriam Waber of Audubon, Pa.; and Seymour Bodner and the late Anita Bodner of Novi, Mich.

Maressa is the daughter of Cindy and David Bell-Deane, and the granddaughter of Lee and Winifred Bell of Pittsfield, Mass.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are siblings Ben and Rebecca Waber, and Kendra BellDeane, as well as nephew Joshua Waber.

The couple, who met through JDate, became engaged on a trip to Belgium. They are planning a May wedding in Boston.



Marcy and Mark Tanker of Bryn Mawr, and Susan and Brent Finkelstein of Oakhurst, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Adam Heath Tanker and Shira Julie Finkelstein.

Adam is a graduate of George Washington University and the Widener University Law School. A former Bucks County deputy district attorney, he is currently an associate at Miller, Turetsky, Rule & McLennan in Collegeville, Pa.

Shira is a graduate of Tulane University and the physician assistant program at Marywood University She is currently completing a residency in emergency medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Adam is the grandson of Paul Tanker and Leona Tanker, and Charlotte Budman and the late Solomon Budman. Shira is the granddaughter of Irene and Jerry Finkelstein, and Shirley Maleh and the late Sam Maleh.

The couple, who met in Israel on a Birthright trip, is planning a fall 2013 wedding.



Adrian and Bart Jaffe of Newtown announce the engagement of their son, Lane Ian Jaffe, to Lauren Christine Gatter, daughter of Christine and Charles Gatter of Richboro.

Lane is a graduate of Council Rock High School North. He is employed as an emergency vehicle upfitter.

Lauren is a graduate of Council Rock High School North and the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. She is in her last semester at Gwynedd Mercy College pursuing a nursing degree. Lauren is an emergency room technician at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Lane's grandparents Norma and Ted Pansky, and Aaron Jaffe; Lauren's grandmother Doloras Joyce; and siblings Morgan Jaffe, Nicholas (Kristina) Joyce and Michael Gatter.

The couple is planning a fall 2014 wedding.




Buba Rena Rasumny Jannuzzi and Zeyda Ernest Jannuzzi of Sun City, Hilton Head, S.C., announce the graduation of their granddaughter, Ricki Laura Thompson, from Leslie University in Cambridge, Mass.

Ricki earned a master's degree in expressive therapy with a specialization in mental health counseling and registered dance movement therapy, where she completed a master's thesis.

Prior to Lesley University, Ricki attended Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology). She is currently a Saturday program activity director at an adult day health program.

Ricki is the daughter of Sherry Thompson and Steven Thompson of Hatfield. She is the sister of Casey Elizabeth Thompson, also of Hatfield, and the granddaughter of Helen Thompson of North Wales, Pa.




Barbara and Peter Galowitz of Langhorne announce the marriage of their daughter, Robyn Jennifer, to Benjamin Daniel Schwartz, son of Ellen and Stanley Schwartz of West Field, N.J.

The ceremony and reception took place on Dec. 10, at the Merion in Cinnaminson, N.J.

Rabbi Elliot Perlstein officiated.

Erin Mitchell served as the matron of honor. Megan Harter was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were sisters-in-law Stacey Galowitz and Kate Galowitz, and cousin Bari Levine.

Jake Schwartz, brother of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were brothers-inlaw Howard Galowitz and Greg Galowitz, who carried the bride's niece, Caitlyn Ava; Wayne Dillion and Izzy DelGado.

Completing the wedding party were Kyle Paul and Sarah Paul, children of the bride; and the groom's friends, ring bearer and flower girl.

The signing of the ketubah was witnessed by Rachel Sherr and Andrew Perei.

After a honeymoon in Walt Disney World, the couple lives in Dayton, N.J.



Barbara and Peter Galowitz (Bubby and Zayda) of Langhorne announce the birth of their granddaughter, Caitlyn Ava (Adina Chaya) Galowitz, on Sept. 15.

Caitlyn's parents are Dr. Stacey (nee Esterow) and Greg Galowitz of Hicksville, N.Y.

Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Bonnie and Gary Esterow of Manalapan, N.J.; great-grandparents Reba and Arnie Gerstein, also of New Jersey; and great-grandmother Lillian Esterow of Florida.

Joining in welcoming Caitlyn to the family are Uncle Howard and Aunt Kate Galowitz, Aunt Robyn and Uncle Ben Schwartz, and Uncle Mark Esterow.

Caitlyn Ava is named with love for her paternal greatgrandmother Claire Radin and her maternal great-grandfather Albert Esterow.



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:

Northeast High School Class of January 1962 will host its 50th-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Savoy Caterers in Pennsauken, N.J. For details, call 215-947-6617 or email: rblock21@

Olney High School class of June 1958 will celebrate its 55thyear reunion brunch on Sunday, April 21, at the Philmont Country Club. For more information, call 856-424-3266 or email: jayagarber(a

Northeast High School Class of 1977 will host its 35th-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. To register, update your contact information and post pictures, go to: http:/

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