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Engagements

Ringel-Ross

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David and Judy Ringel of Voorhees, N.J. and Michael and Zaida Ross of Pinecrest, Fla. are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Michelle Lindsay Ringel to David Aaron Ross.

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and media studies from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School. She is an associate with the law firm Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP in the family law department.

David earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Washington University and his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He completed a family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He has entered private practice specializing in sports medicine with Ross Medical Group.

Michelle is the granddaughter of Abe and Selma Carmy and Sam and Sylvia Ringel. David is the grandson of Maria Montelongo and the late Pablo Montelongo and the late Edith and William Ross.

Sharing in their happiness are Michelle’s twin brother Jared, David’s sisters Monica and Nicole and other family members and friends.

Michelle and David are planning a May 2018 wedding in Philadelphia.

Fox Krauss-Dreibelbis

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Leslie and Dana Dreibelbis of Princeton, N.J., Nancy Fox of Havertown and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Krauss of Havertown announce the engagement of their children Carol Dreibelbis and Simon Fox Krauss.

Simon graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in computer science. He is a product manager for Applied Predictive Technologies, a business analytics firm in Arlington, Va.

Carol graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.  She holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is a project coordinator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in Alexandria, Va.

Carol is the granddaughter of Eleanor Dreibelbis of Mertztown, the late Jason Dreibelbis and the late Henry and Ray Conrad. Simon is the grandson of the late Helen and Seymour Fox and the late Alisa and Milton Krauss.

An October wedding is planned in Princeton, N.J. Carol and Simon met in the Princeton University Band.

Goldschneider-Botti

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Anne and Wayne Goldschneider of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Gigi and Anthony Botti of Livingston, N.J. are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Alyssa Goldschneider and Cory Botti.

Alyssa is a 2011 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in communications and Spanish. She is a promotions specialist at Horizon Media in New York.

Cory graduated from Binghamton University in 2009 with a degree in economics and from Baruch College with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies. He is a marketing manager at Big Drop, Inc. in New York.

Alyssa is the granddaughter of Joseph and Sheila Pressman, Jules Goldschneider and the late Barbara Goldschneider. Cory is the grandson of the late Evelyn and Elias Stephen Schneider and the late Marian and Elvidio Botti.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are their siblings, Jami Goldschneider, Bryan and Evan Botti and their dog Lacey.

Alyssa and Cory met and live in New York and are planning an April 2018 wedding in Livingston, N.J.

Nover-Barbag

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Liz and David Nover of Doylestown Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nover, to Alex Barbag. Alex is the son of Candy and Harvey Barbag of Boca Raton, Fla.

Amanda is a graduate of Tufts University and earned a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University. She is the director of special events at Food & Friends in Washington, D.C.

Alex is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned an additional degree in computer science from the University of Maryland. He is a software engineer for Marriott International in Bethesda, Maryland.

Sharing in the excitement are siblings Lori Nover, Adam and Lori Margolis Barbag, and Keith Barbag, and grandparents Barbara and Ed Zinbarg, Jackie and Jack Nover and Mildred Jacobs.

A September wedding is planned.

Hesney-Brienza

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Michael and Margery Hesney of Maple Glen and John and Michele Brienza of Doylestown announce the engagement of their children, Joshua David Hesney and Gina Ann Brienza.

Joshua received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Education from Arcadia University. He teaches English at New Hope-Solebury High School.

Gina received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from Ursinus College and a Master of Arts in mathematics education from West Chester University. She teaches physics at Conestoga High School.

Sharing in their happiness are Joshua’s brothers Daniel and Adam, sisters-in-law Molly and Sarah, nieces Emma and Leah, and Gina’s sister Dori.

A June 2018 wedding is planned in Ocean City, N.J.

Matricardi-Kessler

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Randee and Richard Matricardi of Dresher and Claire and Alan Kessler of Dresher announce the engagement of their children Melissa Lauren Matricardi and Daniel Andrew Kessler of Philadelphia.

Melissa earned a bachelor’s of education from West Chester University. She is a trust administrator at Haverford Trust in St. Davids. Daniel earned a bachelor’s of education from West Chester University and master’s of education leadership from Edinboro University. He is a science teacher and track coach at Freire Charter School in Philadelphia.

Melissa is the granddaughter of Elaine Silverman Astorino and Alfred Astorino of Wynnewood, Sara and Frederick Silverman of Warminster, and the late Richard and Isabelle Matricardi. Daniel is the grandson of Diane Kessler of Warminster and the late Morton Kessler and Shirley Ludin and the late Irving Ludin.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are siblings Matthew, Rachel, Rebecca Matricardi and Jason (Lauren) and Ben Kessler. Melissa’s Aunt Sharon Silverman, Uncle Chris and cousins Sam, Mo and Alexandra Lockwood.

A June 2018 wedding is planned in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

Fox-Ringel

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Cheryl and Joseph Soffer of Bryn Mawr, Tina and Richard Fox of Penn Valley, and Gloria and Manny Ringel of Fort Washington announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Paige Fox and Benjamin Harry Ringel.

The couple met while attending Pennsylvania State University. Lauren graduated with honors from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She is employed as a senior program manager at Crowdtap in New York City.

Ben graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State. He is a graduate student at New York University’s Stern School of Business, working for his MBA.

Lauren is the granddaughter of Bill Forman and the late Myra Forman, and the late Martin and Rita Fox.

Ben is the grandson of the late Samuel and Rosalind Ringel and the late Edwin and Selma Wilets.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are siblings Jordan Soffer, Blake Fox, Merrie (Dan) Morris, Amy (Dustin) Eward, nieces Kelsey and Eve, and nephews Avery and Eli.

Lauren and Ben are planning a June 2018 wedding in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block-Kitgor

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Janice and Arthur Block of Philadelphia and Sofia and Alexander Kitgor of Fair Lawn, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Alexander David Block and Marina Kitgor.

Alex graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. He leads platform investments at GroupM in New York City.

Marina graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and communication. She is regional vice president of sales at Taykey in New York City.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are siblings Marissa and Steven Borzykowski and Olga and Dan Weinberger, as well as nephew David and niece Lily Weinberger.

Alex is the grandson of the late Marilyn Neidenberg, and the late Ida and Harry Block. Marina is the granddaughter of Ida Zusev and the late Joseph Zusev, and the late Musya Khrabraya and Chaim Kitaygorodsky.

The couple lives in New York City and is planning an April 2018 wedding.

Tucker-Fleisher

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Sherri Tucker of Philadelphia, Frank Tucker of Holland and Linda and Steven Fleisher of Wynnewood proudly announce the engagement of their children, Haley Tucker and Alexander Fleisher.

The couple met the summer of 2008 at Camp Kweebec in Schwenksville. Haley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Towson University. Upon graduation, Haley worked for Michael Kors as a visual communications assistant in New York City. She returned to Philadelphia and is employed as a graphic designer on the corporate marketing team for Di Bruno Bros.  Alex received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and earned his JD from The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.  Alex is an Associate at the national law firm of Eckert Seamans in Philadelphia.

Alex received his Bachelor of business administration from the University of Miami and earned his J.D. from The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Alex is an Associate at the national law firm of Eckert Seamans in Philadelphia.

Haley is the granddaughter of Ellen and Paul Brenner of Warwick and Geraldine and Herbert Tucker of Huntingdon Valley. Alex is the grandson of Helene Kendall and the late Stephen Kendall of Philadelphia and Harriet Fleisher and the late Gerald Fleisher of Pompano Beach, Fla. Haley’s brother, Troy Tucker, and Alex’s brothers, Jonathan and Jacob Fleisher, also join in the celebration of Haley and Alex’s engagement.

An October 2017 wedding is planned in Philadelphia.

Port-Harnetiaux

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Stephen and Phyllis Port of Altoona announce the engagement of their son Joseph Port to Tessa Alana Harnetiaux, daughter of Mark Harnetiaux of Illinois and Anna Betkie of Nebraska.

Joseph is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history. He is a television comedy writer and producer in Los Angeles.

Tessa earned a degree in acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She is a television and movie actor in Los Angeles.

Joseph is the grandson of the late Charles and Anna Lieberman of Philadelphia and the late Samuel and Rose Port of Altoona.

Tessa is the granddaughter of Alan and Nancy Machmer of Illinois and Larry and Carolyn Locke of Wyoming.

Sharing in their happiness are siblings Joshua and Lee Port, Moses and Joanna Port and Kacie Moore as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Joseph and Tessa are planning a June 2017 wedding in Philadelphia.