Monday, July 14, 2014

Slotter-Lawrence wedding





READING – Danielle Nadine Slotter, daughter of David C. Slotter of New Hanover and the late Beth A. Lehman, became the bride of Ian Christian Lawrence of Pottstown in a Quaker self-uniting wedding ceremony at the Barn at Flying Hills.

Readings were offered by D. Clayr Slotter, stepmother of the bride.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Boyertown Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Millersville University with a bachelor of science degree in education. She is a 5th grade teacher at Pottstown Middle School.

The bridegroom, son of Samuel F. and Susan B. Lawrence of Pottstown, is a 2006 graduate of Pottstown High School and a 2010 graduate of Haverford College with a bachelor of arts degree. He is a 7th grade teacher at Pottstown Middle School.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Michael Barrett, man of honor. Bridesmaids were Casey Gillmer and Jill Lawrence, sister of the bridegroom.

Seth Lawrence, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

A reception was held at the Barn at Flying Hills.

The couple will reside at 1461 Sunset Drive, Pottstown.

Lightcap-Ambruch wedding





SPRING CITY – Ashley Lightcap, daughter of Russell and Mary Ann Lightcap, 639 Willow St., Pottstown, became the bride of Zachary Ambruch of Pottstown at Spring Hollow Golf Club, 3350 Schuylkill Road.

Judge Scott Palladino officiated.

Readings were offered by Emily Sassaman.

A sleeve from the wedding dress of the bride’s grandmother was wrapped around the bride’s flowers. The bride wore her grandmother’s garter and jewelry.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Pottstown High School, a 2009 graduate of Lock Haven University with a bachelor of science degree in sports administration and a 2011 graduate of Alvernia University with a master of business administration degree. She is a legal assistant to the litigation group at Stevens and Lee, P.C., King of Prussia.

The bridegroom, son of Doug and Anne Ambruch, 1407 Cherry Lane, Pottstown, is a 2006 graduate of Pottstown High School. He is a labor foreman at Nyleve Bridge Corp., Emmaus.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by her sister, Jessica Shumway, matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Steph Via, Kirstin Mayberry, Emily Sassaman and Amanda Fenn. Flower girl was Makayla Shumway, the bride’s niece.

Chris Ambruch, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were DJ Via, Chris Bonenberger, Andy Long and Tom Watson. Ring bearers were Talon and Silas Via.

After a reception at Spring Hollow Golf Club, the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.



Whittaker anniversary




LOWER POTTSGROVE – Dr. and Mrs. Richard P. Whittaker will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a 50K bike ride on the Schuylkill River Trail and a party at their home hosted by their friends and family. In lieu of gifts, the Whittakers requested donations be made to the Helen and Robert Whittaker Memorial Park, c/o Chester County Community foundation.

The Whittakers are the parents of two sons, Keith Whittaker of New Canaan, Conn.; Dr. Scott Whittaker of Arlington, Va.; and two daughters, Laura Calizzi of The Woodlands, Texas; and Susan Glynn of Dublin, Ireland.

Mrs. Whittaker, the former Margaret Michael, is a 2002 retiree of Penn State University Berks where she was an assistant professor.

Her husband is an orthopedic surgeon, semi-retired, with Orthopedic Specialists of Pottstown.

They were married on June 27, 1964 in Drexel Hill.

The Whittakers have 11 grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Younker-Palmieri engagement




LUMBERTON, N.C.  – The engagement of Meredith Anne Younker and Anthony Joseph Palmieri, both of Lumberton, N.C., was announced by her parents, Holly and James Younker, 468 Baptist Church Road, East Coventry.

Ms. Younker is a 2006 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School and a 2010 graduate of Kutztown University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is a kindergarten teacher at Tanglewood Elementary School in North Carolina.

Her fiancé is the son of Lisa and Anthony Palmieri, Dorsett Circle, Upper Providence. He is a 2007 graduate of St. Pius X High School and a 2011 graduate of Cabrini College with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. He is a third grade teacher at Tanglewood Elementary School in North Carolina.

A summer 2014 wedding is planned at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church, Schwenksville.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Spaide anniversary





UPPER POTTSGROVE – Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Spaide celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with friends and family at a dinner at Vincenzo’s, Douglassville.

The Spaides were married in the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli, in 1944. After Mr. Spaide came home from serving as a captain in World War II, they resided in Upper Pottsgrove and raised three sons and two daughters.

The Spaides are the parents of Randall, husband of Wendy Spaide of Lansdale; Raynard, husband of Margie Spaide Evans of Georgia; Ritch, husband of Carol Spaide of Cape May Courthouse, N.J.; Renee Spaide of Upper Pottsgrove and Rochelle Hallman of Pottstown.

Mrs. Spaide retired from education after 42 years. She was a kindergarten teacher in the Pottstown School District for the last 23 years.

Her husband retired after 35 years from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Meixell-Truitt engagement





SCHWENKSVILLE  - The engagement of Angelique Marie Meixell of Schwenksville and Nathan Charles Truitt of Ephrata was announced by her parents, Scott and Denise Meixell, 102 Swamp Creek Road, Schwenksville.
Ms. Meixell is a 2010 graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School and a 2014 graduate of Delaware Valley College with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She is currently a veterinary student at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she is pursuing a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
Her fiancé is the son of John Truitt and Cheryl Snook of Ephrata. He is a 2009 graduate of Cocalico High School and a 2013 graduate of Delaware Valley College with a bachelor of science degree in small animal science and a minor in physics. He is currently pursuing a doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
A May 26, 2018 wedding is planned.