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Page 6 Thursday, September 16, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION



(She is the former Miss Debra Ann Stern)

Miss Debra Ann Stern, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Stern of Rockville, Md., formerly of Westfield, was married on Saturday, October 10, 1998, to Barry George Utterbaugh. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Utterbaugh, Jr. of Bel Air, Md.

The double ring ceremony, along with the reception, took place at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore. Rabbi Joel Braude and the Reverend Michael Kelly officiated at the nuptials.

Ms. Lisa M. Stern of Germantown, Md. was the maid of honor for her sister. Mrs. Michelle Alexyon of Cary, N. C. served as the matron of honor. The bridal attendants included Mrs. Lori Bruman of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Springfield; Mrs. Caryn Ratner and Ms. Robyn Blumenfield, both of Marlboro; Ms. Jaime Stellman of Rockaway, Mrs. Robin Caserta of Bridgewater, formerly of Westfield, and Mrs. Sharon Sherrick and Mrs. Darlene Hyman, both sisters of the bridegroom from Abingdon, Md. Miss Brenda Alexyon of Cary was the flower girl.

John Sparzak of Baltimore was the best man. The groomsmen were Paul Jason Stern of Rockville, the brother of the bride; William Sherrick of Abingdon, the brotherinlaw of the bridegroom; Thomas Ralley and Dion Wright, both of Baltimore; Scott Stuber of Columbia, Md., Robert Silverman of Brookeville, Md., Frank Dupps of Miamisburg, Ohio and Michael Nicol of Croftan, Md. David Hyman of Abingdon, the nephew of

the bridegroom, was the ring bearer. The bride, a 1986 graduate of Westfield High School, was awarded a degree from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N. Y., in 1990. She is employed by the Guilford Group in Baltimore as an Occupational Medicine/ Workers’ Compensation consultant.

A 1987 graduate of Calvert Hall High School, the bridegroom was awarded a degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1991. He is employed by HCIA in Baltimore as a senior accounts representative.

After a wedding trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the couple reside in Bel Air, Md.

John Richard Born to Sanders

Dean and Kathleen Sanders of Westfield have announced the birth of their son, John Richard Sanders, on Saturday, June 26, at 7: 27 a. m. at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

John weighed 5 pounds and 5 ounces and measured 18½ inches in length at birth.

He joins his brothers William Alan, 5, and Nicholas Robert, 2½.

The baby’s maternal grandparents are Richard and Annette Marks of Mineola, N. Y.

His paternal grandparents are Robert and Joan Sanders of Calabash, N. C.

Kellys Welcome Benjamin Andrew

Mr. and Mrs. David Kelly of Westfield have announced the birth of their son, Benjamin Andrew Kelly, on Thursday, July 29, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Benjamin weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce and measured 20¾ inches in length at birth.

He joins his two brothers, Jonathan Daniel, age 3½, and Zachary David, 22 months.

The baby’s father is a Lieutenant with the Westfield Fire Department.

Mr. and Mrs. John Majeski of Wakefield, Mass. are Benjamin’s maternal grandparents.

His paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kelly of Westfield.

Sofia Maria Born To NoldeGonzalez

Clarissa Nolde and Gonzalo Gonzalez Vazquez of Westfield have announced the birth of their daughter, Sofia Maria GonzalezNolde on Tuesday, July 27, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Sofia weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and measured 20½ inches in length at birth.

Her maternal grandparents are Carol and Frank Nolde of Westfield.

Sofia’s paternal grandparents are Maria de los Angeles Vazquez Perez and Francisco Gonzalez del Valle of Oviedo, Spain.


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United Fund Gifts Campaign To be Led by Local Residents

WESTFIELD — Two Westfield residents, John C. Lesher and Lynne Pomerantz, are again heading major divisions for the United Fund’s 1999 campaign.

Mr. Lesher returns as chairman of the Advance Gifts Division and Mrs. Pomerantz will lead the Major Gifts Division for a third year.

“Both Mr. Lesher and Mrs. Pomerantz have demonstrated a great commitment to Westfielders, and we are pleased to have them on board again to head up the 1999 teams,” said Linda Maggio, Executive Director of the United Fund. “Each division is vital to the success of our campaign, and these chairmen will play a critical role in helping us reach this year’s goal of $620,000.”

Mr. Lesher, President of Haverford Realty in New York City, is a 23year

resident of Westfield and a veteran United Fund w o r k e r. Originally from Pennsylvania, Mr. Lesher received his undergraduate

degree from the University of Scranton and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is a former member of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and the Westfield Jaycees. An avid golfer, he and his wife, Dr. Tina Lesher, a member of the United Fund Board of Trustees, have three children, Melissa, Christian and Brendan.

The Major Gifts Division is a seg ment of the campaign responsible for

soliciting donations from 800 residents who have previously given from $50 to $150 to the United Fund.

Working with Mrs. Pomerantz are Sherl Brand, Adrian Carson, Susan Dunn, Beverly Fantini, Marcia Fisher, Carol Geraghty, Mary Harries, Linda Isaman, Patty Peloso, and Joan Penczak and Denise Ricci.

Mrs. Pomerantz, a native of Minnesota, has been a resident of Westfield for seven years. A graduate of Occidental College, she received her Master of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has been employed as a financial services marketing consultant.

A semiprofessional singer, Mrs. Pomerantz is a past board member of the Musical Club of Westfield and of the Welcome Wagon of Westfield. She is a member of the United Fund Board of Trustees, a board member of the McKinley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and a Sunday School teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Pomerantz is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Westfield Community Center, a United Fund member agency and has been a Homework Helper in their after school program for five years. She and her husband, Steven, have three children, Joseph, 9, Eve, 7 and Rachel, 2 1/ 2.

For information on the United Fund, please call Mrs. Maggio at (908) 2332113.

Silver Pieces Available At League’s Thrift Shop

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Thrift Shop of the FanwoodScotch Plains Service League is celebrating its 25th year anniversary by selling sterling silver and silverplate pieces.

Shoppers drawing winning coupons out of a punch bowl will also will be entitled to a $2 reduction on any item purchased.

The silver display is restocked daily and is offered in appreciation for the patronage received over the years, a spokeswoman for the shop said.

In addition, new donations are now filling the shop. Seasonal clothes for

the entire family, accessories and shoes are available. Linens and housewares areas are fully stocked.

Located at 1730 East Second Street in Scotch Plains, the shop hours are 10 a. m. to 2: 30 p. m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. on Friday and Saturday.

Donations are accepted each day from 10 a. m. to noon.

For further information, please call (908) 3225420.

Fund Drive to Continue At Local Rescue Squad

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad is asking community members to make taxfree donations in order to continue the same level of service it has provided since 1937.

An initial fund drive letter was sent out in May with a followup letter reaching homes and businesses in September.

To date, the squad has received 350 fewer returns and more than $10,000 less in donations than last year.

Current active members work to maintain certifications in various aspects of emergency care, completing 48 hours of class instruction every three years.

So far in 1999, members have logged 879 calls, served 167 duty crews and clocked 2,275 response

hours. Donations fund every aspect of the squads operation including the purchase and maintenance of vehicles and the purchase of medical supplies, including the newlypurchased semiautomatic defibrillatory.

Donations may be sent to the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 325, Scotch Plains, 07076.

Low Cost Milk Available to Students

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St. Bartholomew School recently announced that low cost milk will be available to all children enrolled.

The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 7202600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, please write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights. Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D. C. 202509410 or call (202) 7205964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Parents may call Sister Louise Lauretti at (908) 3224265 for further information on the program.

Area Resident to Discuss Early Years in Shanghai

FANWOOD — The Historical Society of Scotch PlainsFanwood will launch its new season with a program featuring Westfield resident Werner Glass, who will discuss “Growing Up in Shanghai, 19331947.”

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 28, starting at 8 p. m. It will be held at the Fanwood Train Station on North and Martine Avenues in Fanwood. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program, which is open to everyone.

Mr. Glass will give an oral history of the first 20 years of his life. Born in Berlin in 1927, Mr. Glass left Germany for China with his family in 1933 after Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor in 1933. He lived in Shanghai for the next 14 years before coming to the United States after World War II.

For further information about the Historical Society, please call Richard Bousquet, President, at (908) 2321199, or write to P. O. Box 261, Scotch Plains, 07076.

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