Kotary & Failing

Jeffrey and Barbara Kotary of Little Falls, Herkimer County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Kotary, to Marcus Failing, the son of Todd and Robin Failing of Gloversville. Kotary is working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. Failing received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Albany. A wedding is being planned for Aug. 8, 2020.
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Stemmler & Lewis

Stemmler & Lewis

Tom and Karen Stemmler of Amsterdam, announce the engagement of their son, Paul Stemmler, to Chelsie Lewis, the daughter of the late Diana Cary. Stemmler graduated from Broadalbin-Perth High School in 2009 and is the parts manager at Brown’s Ford, Amsterdam. Lewis graduated from Fonda-Fultonville High School in 2009 and is a hair stylist at Duordye Studio, Schenectady which she co-owns. A wedding is planned for Oct. 10, 2020.
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Oduwa & Fields

Oduwa & Fields

Diana Ramsey Oduwa of Glen, annouces the engagement of her daughter, Uwa E. Oduwa, to Johnnie Fields Jr., the son of Johnnie and Annette Fields of St. Louis, Mo. Oduwa is a 2008 graduate of Fonda-Fultonville High School and a 2012 graduate of St. John Fisher College with a bachelor’s degree in management and in 2014 from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in communication technology. Fields is a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a dual degree in marketing and international studies and is residing in Washington, D.C. A wedding is being planned for July 2020.
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Nicolella & Rysedorph

Nicolella & Rysedorph

Victor and Christine Nicolella of Gloversville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Nicolella, to Daniel Rysedorph, the son of Lisa (Mark) Balistreri of Brunswick, and Dean (Tina) Rysedorph of Lansingburgh, both in Rensselaer County. Nicolella is employed by Schenectady ARC and a recent graduate of Schenectady County Community College. Rysendorph is employed by Precision Valve and Automation as a fluid delivery technician. The couple resides in Gloversville, with Luciana Marvain, Nicolella’s daughter. A wedding is planned for Feb. 22, 2020.
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Hemstreet & Hathaway

Hemstreet & Hathaway

John and Michelle Hemstreet of Broadalbin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashly Michelle Hemstreet, to Shane Michael Hathaway, the son of James Hathaway and Christine Wait of Saratoga. Hemstreet is a registered dietitian. Hathaway works for Saratoga County. A wedding is planned for November with a wedding trip to New Zealand.
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McDuffee & Arnold

McDuffee & Arnold

Greg and Melinda McDuffee of Fultonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley McDuffee, to Jared Arnold, the son of Michael and Sally Arnold of Adams, Jefferson County. McDuffee graduated magna cum laude with honors from St. Lawrence University and is a third-year doctoral student at Spalding University, Louisville, Ky., specializing in pediatric clinical psychology. Arnold graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University and is a service advisor at Bachman Volkswagen, Louisville. A wedding is planned for January 2020.
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