Page 6 Thursday, July 16, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
MR. AND MRS. CHRISTOPHER M. HARTZELL
(She is the former Miss Catherine M. Steele)
Miss Catherine Steele Weds Christopher Hartzell
Miss Catherine Margaret Steele, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martindale Steele of Princeton, Mas- sachusetts, was married on Saturday, July 19, to Christopher McCaron Hartzell. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Keith Hartzell of Westfield.
The ceremony took place at the First Congregational Church of Princeton, followed by a reception at Fernside in Princeton.
The bride, who was given in mar- riage by her father, wore a sleeveless, A-line satin dress and carried a bou- quet of sweetheart roses and ivy.
Miss Erin Allison of Jefferson, Massachusetts, was the maid of honor. The bridal attendants included Miss Caroline Steele of Princeton, the sis- ter of the bride, and Mrs. Susan Hartzell Lowe of Cobham, Surrey, England, the sister of the bridegroom.
The attendants wore long, navy blue dresses and carried bouquets of larkspur, delphinium and caspia.
Michael Livingston of Lititz, Penn- sylvania, served as the best man. The
groomsmen were Anthony Tancini of Philadelphia and Eric Pizzaro of Annandale, Virginia.
The bride is a graduate of the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts, and re- ceived her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She is employed as a language arts teacher in the Killeen Independent School District in Killeen, Texas.
The bridegroom, a 1991 graduate of Westfield High School, also was awarded his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dickinson College. He is a Lieu- tenant in the United States Army, serving as the Adjutant of First Battal- ion, 67th Armor at Fort Hood in Texas.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom's parents at the Harding Allen Estate in Barre, Mas- sachusetts. Bridal showers were hosted by Mrs. Alevya Zoll in Killeen and by Mrs. Caron Mirick in Princeton.
Following a wedding trip to Ber- muda, the couple reside in Killeen.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rotella
Mr. and Mrs. Rotella Celebrate 50 Years
Michael and Ann Rotella of Green- wood, South Carolina, formerly of Westfield, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married on June 12, 1948 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Yonkers, New York. The couple, now retired, lived in West- field for more than 40 years.
Mr. Rotella is a former correction officer for Union County. Mrs. Rotella had been employed as the cook for the Holy Trinity Rectory in West- field.
The couple's six sons include An- thony and Joe, both of South Caro- lina, Michael Jr. of Massachusetts, Carmen and Patrick of New Jersey, and Thomas, who died in 1992.
A brunch was held in their honor on Sunday, June 14, at O'Connors Beef 'N Ale House in Watchung, hosted by the couple's sons and their families. Over 80 relatives attended the festivities, some of whom came from as far away as California.
There was also a candle-lighting ceremony to mark the anniversary which involved the whole family.
Corey Rotella, the eldest granddaugh- ter, performed a solo in her grand- parents' honor.
The family also celebrated with music, "Rotella Trivia," and by shar- ing many memories. Son, Cyrin Heath,
Welcomed By Gutmachers
Glenn and Marisa Gutmacher of Norton, Massachusetts have an- nounced the birth of their son, Cyrin Heath Gutmacher, on Friday, April 10.
Cyrin's maternal grandparents are Richard and Marlene Housner of Roswell, New Mexico, formerly of Heath, Massachusetts.
The paternal grandparents are Nat and Ruth Gutmacher of Scotch Plains.
Glenn Gutmacher grew up in Scotch Plains and is a 1983 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.
Miss Heather A. Whiteford To Marry Donovan C. Erba
Theodore Ernest Welcomed By
Liz and Jim Dannevig of Westfield have announced the birth of their son, Theodore Ernest Dannevig, on Friday, April 17, at Muhlenberg Re- gional Medical Center in Plainfield.
Theodore weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces and measured 21 inches in length at birth.
The baby's maternal grandparents are Barbara McNeil of Plainfield and John Camp of Naples, Florida, both former Westfield residents.
Theodore's paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dannevig of Westfield.
Stephen C. and Mary Jane Whiteford of Los Gatos, California, formerly of Westfield, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Heather Anne Whiteford, to Donovan C. Erba, also of Los Gatos.
Miss Whiteford, an alumna of the University of Colorado, is complet- ing her requirements for a doctorate in special education at the University of North Carolina.
The bride-to-be's maternal grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Wiendl, have resided in Westfield for more than 50 years.
Mr. Erba is a graduate of San Jose State University and is em- ployed as a technical editor with Adobe Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California.
A wedding is planned for July of 1999.
Michael P. Doyle Awarded 1998 Watson Fellowship
Westfield Rotary Awards Grants to Local Groups
The Westfield Rotary Club Grants Committee announced the awarding of $5,000 in grants to local organizations at its July 7 luncheon.
Those groups which received the funds included the Westfield United Fund, Westfield First Night, the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, Youth and Fam- ily Counseling Service, Inc., the West- field Community Center, the Boy Scouts,
the Girl Scouts, Chemical People, Project Graduation, the Community Band, the Westfield Baseball League and the West- field/Mountainside Chapter of the Red Cross.
New Westfield Rotary Club President Stanley Kaslusky presented the awards along with Debra Feldman and Cynthia McGaha, who helped raise the funds through "Project Joker."
Michael P. Doyle, the son of Patricia and Brendan J. Doyle of Westfield, has been awarded the 1998 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. He is a gradu- ate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.
Watson Fellows are chosen through a two-step process which requires nomination from one of the 51 par- ticipating top liberal arts colleges in America, followed by a national com- petition.
Each student will receive $19,000 to travel outside the United States and explore a topic of his or her own choosing.
A theater major who graduated in May, Mr. Doyle will leave in August to spend a full year traveling in Po- land, Romania, and Lithuania, study- ing eastern European theater in post- Communistic societies.
Mr. Doyle's goal is to document this form of theatrical performance and consider how it might be applied to American theater. He plans to con- duct interviews and record acting techniques as part of his study.
His preparation includes studying Romanian language and contacting theater companies about seeing pro- ductions and observing rehearsals.
Mr. Doyle's interest in the subject developed through his studies at
Middlebury in modern theater in Eastern Europe, and were further stimulated by a visit to Eastern Eu- rope in 1997.
The Watson Fellowship Program was begun in 1968 by the children of Thomas J. Watson, Jr., the founder of IBM, and his wife, Jeannette K. Watson, to honor their parents' longstanding interest in education and world affairs.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE…The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Optimist Club recently held its annual Respect for Law night, where Detective Sergeant Howard Drewes of the Fanwood Police Department was honored for distin- guished public service. Pictured, left to right, are: Jim Tuttle, Optimist Club President; Detective Sergeant Drewes, Fanwood Police Chief Robert Carboy, and Fanwood Mayor Maryanne S. Connelly.