A reception was given in Brierwood Country Club after Tammi L. Von Wryeza and Jason E. Ras were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday in Christ the King Chapel at Canisius College.
The Rev. Paul M. Nogaro of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Grand Island, performed the ceremony.
Mark and Christine Von Wryeza of Grand Island are the bride's parents. The bridegroom is the son of Edward and Marilyn Ras of Tonawanda.
A special service social worker in Hopevale, Hamburg, the bride is an alumna of Grand Island High School and was graduated cum laude from Canisius College, where she earned a master's degree in counselor education magna cum laude.
The bridegroom is a graduate of St. Joseph Collegiate Institute and attended Buffalo State College. He is employed as a cost estimator and in sales by Service Manufacturing Group. They will be at home in Grand Island after a trip to Hawaii.
DeJoy - Breitwieser
Laura A. DeJoy and James J. Breitwieser Jr., volunteer firefighters in Windom Fire Company and paramedics in Orchard Park Fire District, were married Saturday at noon in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Orchard Park.
The Rev. Joseph D. Wolf heard their vows.
John V. and Jacqueline DeJoy of West Seneca are the parents of the bride. The bridegroom is the son of James J. and Donna L. Breitwieser of Orchard Park.
A reception was given in Michael's Banquet Facility for the couple, who will be at home in Orchard Park after returning from a cruise to Bermuda.
The bride, a graduate of West Seneca East High School and Erie Community College South Campus, is a paramedic with Rural/Metro Medical Services. The bridegroom, a graduate of West Seneca West High School and ECC North Campus, is a registered nurse with Kaleida Health.
Piwtorak - Neubauer
Michelle N. Piwtorak and Brian E. Neubauer were married by the Rev. Jeffrey J. Sturmer at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Christopher Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda. A reception was given in Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base for the daughter of Michael Piwtorak and Tammy Coughlin, both of North Tonawanda, and the son of Rodney and Susan Neubauer of Lockport. A graduate of North Tonawanda High School and Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the bride is a Weinberg Campus nurse supervisor, an Active Hose Company 2 volunteer firefighter and a diver with North Tonawanda Underwater Dive Rescue Team. The bridegroom, a Mercy Flight of Western New York paramedic, is a graduate of Starpoint Central High School and Canisius College. He is a Twin City Ambulance paramedic and an emergency medical services instructor for Niagara County Community College. They will live in North Tonawanda after a trip to Hawaii.
Krauss - Ziarkowski
Karen Ann Krauss, a registered nurse in Erie County Medical Center, and Richard Edward Ziarkowski, a chiropractor with South Buffalo Chiropractic, exchanged nuptial vows Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Lackawanna.
Monsignor John R. Gabalski of St. Stanislaus Church performed the marriage ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kevin A. and Margaret Krauss of Blasdell. Parents of the bridegroom are Larry and Elizabeth Roesler of Lackawanna.
A reception for the couple was given in Lake Erie Italian Club.
After returning from a trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple will be at home in Lackawanna.
The bride is a graduate of Frontier Central High School and D'Youville College.
The bridegroom, a graduate of Lackawanna High School, received a doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College.
Karmazyn - Romeis
Carla Ann Karmazyn became the bride of James Lawrence Romeis of Rochester during a ceremony performed by Monsignor David S. Slubecky at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church, West Seneca.
A reception was given in Creekside Banquet & Picnic Grove.
Donald S. and Sandra A. Karmazyn of West Seneca are the bride's parents. The bridegroom is the son of the late Charles and Betsy Romeis.
The couple will be at home in Rochester after a trip to Tahiti.
A graduate of Sisters Hospital School of Nursing, the bride is attending University of Rochester for a bachelor's/master's degree in pediatric nursing. She is a registered nurse in Strong Memorial Hospital and served in the Army Reserve. The bridegroom is a graduate of Alfred State College of Technology and is a mechanical engineer and project manager for Maris Systems Design, Spencerport.
Schaus - Myers
Kyle Elizabeth Schaus, a third-grade teacher with New York City Board of Education, and Keith Myers, travelers cheque group director of American Express, exchanged marriage vows Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester.
The Rev. Margie Mason and the Rev. Daniel P. Walsh of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church performed the ceremony
Robert R. and Barbara Schaus of Town of Tonawanda are the bride's parents. The bridegroom is the son of Roger and Connie Myers, also of Town of Tonawanda.
A reception was given in Inn on Broadway, Rochester, for the couple, who will live in Hoboken, N.J.
The bride is a graduate of Holy Angels Academy and Geneseo State College. A graduate of Kenmore West High School and Binghamton University, the bridegroom has a master of business administration degree from University of Rochester.
Lewandowski - Penyin
Taking a cruise down the Mississippi River are Jerry Penyin of North Olmsted, Ohio, and his bride, Karen Ann Lewandowski, who were married at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, West Seneca. The Rev. Ralph Zetel heard the vows of the daughter of Richard Lewandowski of Buffalo and the late Emily Lewandowski and the son of the late Albert and Genevieve Penyin. A reception was given in Kloc's Blossom Grove.
A graduate of D'Youville College, the bride is a registered nurse in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The bridegroom, assistant recreation supervisor in Strongsville (Ohio) Recreation Department and batting practice pitcher for Toledo Mud Hens, is a graduate of St. Catharine College, Springfield, Ky., and has a master's degree in education from University of Detroit. He is a first lieutenant in the Army Reserve and played semi-professional basketball for the Cleveland Hornets. They will live in West Seneca.
Ripstein - Pensinger
Christ the King Chapel at Canisius College was the setting at noon Saturday when Melanie R. Ripstein and Christopher R. Pensinger were united in marriage. The Rev. James R. Bastian of St. Gregory the Great Church performed the wedding ceremony.
A reception was given in Samuel's Grande Manor.
The newly married couple will be at home in Atlanta, Ga., after traveling to St. Lucia.
Parents of the bride are Susan and Ronald Ripstein of East Amherst.
The bridegroom is the son of Lynn August of Fallbrook, Calif., and son and stepson of Mr. and Mrs. John Pensinger of Marietta, Ga.
A project manager for American Cancer Society in Atlanta, the bride is a graduate of Williamsville East High School and Canisius College.
The bridegroom, a graduate of Pope High School, Marietta, attended Kennesaw University and is a real estate consultant for Keller Williams Realty in Atlanta.