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MR. AND MRS. JEFFREY MAYNARD
(She is the former Miss Victoria Geller)
Miss Victoria Geller Weds Jeffrey Maynard
Miss Victoria Geller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shelley Geller of Westfield, was married on Saturday, June 12, to Jeffrey Maynard. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Maynard of Ottsville, Pa.
Rabbi Shimon Berris and the Reverend Francis Maione officiated at the candlelight ceremony, which along with the reception was held at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit.
Ms. Monique Ciardi of Hawthorne was the maid of honor. Serving as bridal attendants were Ms. Cathy Bernetski of Philadelphia, Mrs. Felicia Geller of Manhattan, the sisterinlaw of the bride; Ms. Leigh Hacker of Salem, Mass., and Ms. Penelope Maynard of Ottsville and Ms. Sharon Maynard of Pittsburgh, Pa., the sisters of the bridegroom.
Lawrence Showfety of Scotch Plains was the best man. The ushers included Todd Darrow of Westfield, Douglas Geller of Westfield and Scott
Geller of Manhattan, the brothers of the bride; Matthew Maynard of Whitehall, Pa., the brother of the bridegroom; Gregory Prunty of Westfield and Kristoffer Ryden of Manhatten.
A 1992 graduate of Westfield High School, the bride earned a degree from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pa., in 1998. She is employed as a registered nurse at Hackensack University Medical Center.
The bridegroom, also a 1992 graduate of Westfield High School, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., in 1996. He is employed as a pharmaceutical engineer at GL Tool & Manufacturing Company in Livingston.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the bridegroom at the Colorado Café in Watchung.
Following a wedding trip to Tahiti and Bora Bora, the couple reside in Springfield.
MR. AND MRS. JAMES H. GILDEA
(She is the former Miss Monica Ceklosky)
Miss Monica F. Ceklosky Marries James H. Gildea
Miss Monica F. Ceklosky, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ceklosky of Westfield, was married on Saturday, October 17, 1998, to James H. Gildea. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Gildea, also of Westfield.
The Reverend William Morris performed the afternoon ceremony at St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, which was followed by a reception at the Somerset Hills Hotel in Warren.
Mrs. Justine Logar of Denver, Pa., the sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. The bridal attendants included Mrs. Marlene Iacaponi of Westfield, Mrs. Priscilla Duncan of Mountainside, Mrs. Audrey Logar of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Mrs. Michele Gianetto of Warren, all sisters of the bride; Ms. Cristin Gildea and Ms. Katherine Gildea, both sisters of the bridegroom from Westfield, and Ms. Angela Buoscio of Westfield, a friend of the bride.
James J. Gildea, the father of the bridegroom, and Mark G. Dulyn, a
friend of the bridegroom, were the best men. Serving as ushers were Mark Lysynecky of Plainfield, Mark Detgen of London, Mark Gilrain of Wayne, Pa., Christopher Kutney of Jackson, Joshua Hunt of Colorado and Adam Cate of Vermont, all friends of the bridegroom.
The bride, a 1992 graduate of Westfield High School, attended Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City. She is employed as an administrative assistant by Lancome in Clark.
A 1988 graduate of Westfield High School, the bridegroom attended the University of Vermont in Burlington. He is employed by the Town of Westfield as the Assistant Director of Recreation.
Following a 10day wedding trip to Sanibel Island, the couple reside in Clark.
Son, Jeffrey, Born to Elsers
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Elser of Elizabethtown, Pa. have announced the birth of their son, Jeffrey Elser, on Saturday, July 24, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.
Jeffrey weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length at birth.
The mother is the former Miss Hillary Goldner, previously of Westfield.
Jeffrey’s maternal grandparents are Mrs. Bonnie Goldner of Westfield and Nelson Goldner of New York.
His paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Elser of Lititz, Pa.
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Longtime Volunteers Assist United Fund 1999 Campaign
WESTFIELD — As the new United Fund of Westfield 1999 campaign gets under way, two wellknown volunteers will be continuing their yearslong tradition of service.
H. Emerson Thomas, former Westfield Mayor, will return as chairman of the Pillars Club, and former United Fund Chairman, Roger D. Love, Jr., will be chairman of the Special Gifts division.
“These two men are vital to the success of our campaign, and we all appreciate their continuing enthusiasm and dedicated support,” said Linda B. Maggio, United Fund Executive Director.
The Pillars Club, formed in 1988, includes donors who pledge $500 or more to the United Fund. These donations represent more than twothirds of the overall support to the Fund.
Mr. Thomas, who will be celebrating his 97th birthday in November, is the President of Thomas Associates, Inc. and Thomas Consulting Company.
He is the Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Westfield Y, a Past President, founder and current Charter President of the Westfield Foundation and a member of the Westfield Rotary. Mr. Thomas is also a member of the United Fund Board of Trustees and an original incorporator of the Fund in 1957.
Mr. Love, President and owner of Century 21 Taylor & Love Realtors,
served as General Chairman twice for United Fund campaigns.
He is the immediate Past President of the We s t f i e l d Board of Realtors. Mr. Love is a c u r r e n t member and f o r m e r President of the United Fund Board of Trustees, and a past P r e s i d e n t and current member of the Westfield Y Board of Directors. He is also a former Trustee of the Education Fund of Westfield, a member of the Westfield Boosters Association and served as Commodore of the Ocean Gate Yacht Club from 1996 to 1999.
“Special Gifts is an important division of our campaign,” explained Mr. Love. “Our team members are great this year.”
The Special Gifts team members are John Akerly, Jack Baldwin, Neil Banta, Glenn deBrueys, Robert Dillon, Arthur Fried, David Hall, Mike Kelly, Milt Kupfer, Linda Maggio, Jim McCabe, Sam McCaulley, Ray McEntee, David Molowa, Tom Murtishaw, Jeff O’Connor, Jim Pinkin, Dick Rippe, Ann Robinson, Joanne Santoriello, Austin Sayre, Doug Schwarz, Frank Sullebarger, Bill Taylor, H. Emerson Thomas, Jock Vincentsen, Steven Williamson and Ernest Winter.
For further information about the Westfield United Fund, headquartered at the Westfield train station, please contact Mrs. Maggio at (908) 2332113.
John F. Mahoney to Visit Japan in Teacher Program
WESTFIELD — John F. Mahoney, a 1965 graduate of Westfield High School, and currently a teacher at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, will visit Japan this October as part of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.
Mr. Mahoney was selected from a national pool of over 2,700 educators to earn this honor. In all, 200 American teachers will travel to Japan to promote greater intercultural understanding between the two nations.
In Japan, the teachers will receive orientation about Japanese life, culture and educational practices. They will meet with Japanese government officials and educators. They will then travel, in groups of 20, to various locations outside of Tokyo where they will meet with Japanese teachers and students during visits to schools.
Mr. Mahoney was an Eagle Scout with Troop No. 172 while he was growing up in Westfield. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Bucknell University and his Masters Degree from Temple University.
He has taught mathematics at Sidwell Friends for 22 years. In 1994, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. He is an editor of
Eightysomething!, Texas Instrument’s newsletter on graphing calculators.
He is a consultant and a table leader for the College Board’s Advanced Placement program in mathematics.
He and his family reside in Bethesda, Maryland. He is the son of long time Westfield residents, Dr. & Mrs. John F. Mahoney, and the brother of Barbara Brown who all live in the Brightwood neighborhood.
African Violet Society To Meet September 16
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Union County Chapter of the African Violet Society will meet next Thursday, September 16, at 1 p. m. in the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Avenue.
The program will be entitled “Back to Basics.” All interested individuals are invited to attend.
Navy Officer George Abitante Graduates From War College
WESTFIELD — Navy Lieutenant Commander George P. Abitante has graduated from the College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College in Newport, R. I.
At the college, the student’s professional capabilities are enhanced to make sound decisions in command and staff and managerial positions, and to conduct research leading to the development of advanced strategic and tactical concepts for the future of employment of Naval forces.
War College students are mid grade and senior officers from all
U. S. military services and senior level government agency representatives, as well as international officers from other nations.
Qualified students receive a master of arts degree in national security and strategic studies.
Lieutenant Commander Abitante is the son of Peter A. and Gloria A. Abitante of Westfield.
He is a 1979 graduate of Westfield High School, and a 1983 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
H. Emerson Thomas Roger D. Love, Jr.