Matusek, Brown announce engagement


Mr. and Mrs. John Matusek Jr. announce the engagement and of their daughter, Karmen Matusek, to David Brown, son of James Brown, of Aurora, Colo.; and Lisa Tallon, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and stepson to Cmdr. Chris (Monique) Tallon, U.S. Navy, retired, of Chesapeake, Va.

Karmen is the granddaughter of Philomena Reh, Forty Fort, the late Vincent Rotondaro, John Matusek Sr., of Mocanaqua, and the late Angeline Matusek.

Karmen is a 2008 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth, a 2012 graduate of King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and a 2016 graduate of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., with a Master of Arts degree in international studies. She is employed as a prevention educator by the Sexual Assault Resource Agency in Charlottesville, Va.

David is the grandson of Nellie Mae “Honey” Tibbetts, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., the late Richard W. Tibbetts Sr. and Gayle Walbridge, of Aurora, Colo., and East Sandwich, Mass.; and the late Thomas A. Brown.

David is a 2005 graduate of Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, R.I., and a 2010 graduate of American University, Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He is employed as a regulatory compliance manager by Anthem, Inc. in Charlottesville, Va.

The couple will exchange vows in March 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.