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Co-workers’ relationship turns into friendship, then marriage

Stephanie A. Roedel and Alec J. Beiter met in 2010 when they worked together as certified nursing assistants at Father Baker Manor. At first they only talked about work issues, then they became friends, said Stephanie. But everything changed on a day in 2012. Although she was off, she drove to the parking lot and wrote on his car window, “Will you go out with me?”

She then went home.

Although she didn’t sign the message, “someone must have seen me do it,” she said, laughing. Alec showed up at her house soon afterward. Clearly, the answer was yes.

The pair became engaged Dec. 19, 2013, after celebrating her birthday. “He proposed once we got home,” she said.

The pair were married at 5 p.m. May 15 in the Silver Sky Chapel at the Quad Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Rev. David W. Leslie of Las Vegas heard their vows. Their 2-year-old son, Tyler, was the ring bearer. About 50 guests gathered for a reception at the Flamingo.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph M. Roedel of Buffalo and Irene M. and William Czapski of Dayton, Nev. She is a graduate of Dayton High School who attended Erie I BOCES.

The bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Ethel Beiter of West Seneca. A graduate of West Seneca East High School, he is currently studying to become a registered nurse at Erie Community College and is working at Elderwood Health Care in Lancaster.

After a trip to Lake Tahoe, the couple will make their home in Cheektowaga.

– Anne Neville