Amanda Karaffa and Jef Bauman, along with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ron and Mary Rose Karaffa, Jenkins Township. She is the granddaughter of Andrew and Mildred Karaffa, Jenkins Township, and Mary Goyne, formerly of Pittston.
The prospective groom is the son the late Maribeth (Betsy) Bauman and John and Betty Bauman, Duryea. He is the grandson of the late Andrew and Olga Bauman and Sydney Evans and the late Joan Evans, Scranton.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Pittston Area High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and secondary education in 2009 and a Master of Science in Education degree in 2011 from Wilkes University. Amanda is currently employed as a high school chemistry teacher for Pittston Area School District.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He graduated from Wilkes University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Jef is currently employed by the American Cancer Society, Inc. as an income development representative.
The couple will exchange vows on June 29, 2013, at Nativity of Our Lord Parish.