Karen Elizabeth Kuklewicz and Edward Patrick Friar III were united in marriage June 22, 2013, at Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch. The ceremony was celebrated by the Rev. Louis Grippe.
The bride is the daughter of Chester and Stella Kuklewicz, Sugar Notch. She is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Stella Seferyn and the late Edward and Bertha Kuklewicz.
The groom is the son of Edward and MaryAnn Friar, Shavertown. He is the grandson of the late Leonard and Rose O’Neill and the late Edward and Kathryn Friar.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Diane Balon, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Karen Torino-Kuklewicz, sister-in-law of the bride, and Jennifer Fitzmaurice, Rachael Isaacs, Gretchen Krant, Devon Kuniegel, Melanie McAnney, Jami Simcox and Jennifer Smith, all friends of the bride. Mykenzie Balon, niece of the bride, and Aisling McDermott, niece of the groom, were flower girls.
The groom chose his friend, Fred Maier, as his best man. Groomsmen were Brian Berlew, Connor Ennis, Quinn Kavanagh, Nick Mahler, Dan Natitus, Joseph Noon, Will Ouellette and Mike Pitcavage, all friends of the groom.
Scripture readings were given by Amy Viti, niece of the bride, and Kathy Kross, aunt of the groom. Offertory gifts were presented by Linda Viti, sister of the bride, and Patrick O’Neill, uncle of the groom.
The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the mothers of the bride and groom at R&D Memories, Hanover Township. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the bride and parents and uncle of the groom at R&D Memories, Hanover Township. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Plains Township.
The bride is a graduate of Hanover Area High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bloomsburg University and her Master of Business Administration degree from Wilkes University. She is employed by Benco Dental as the finance director.
The groom is a graduate of Dallas High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. He is employed by Ebay Enterprise Marketing as a sales manager.
The couple honeymooned in Hawaii, visiting the islands of Kauai and Maui.