The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 16, 2014

Amanda Varner, Jonathan Sojak

JOHNSTOWN — Amanda Jeannette Varner and Jonathan Michael Sojak were married May 18, 2013, at J. Irving Whalley Memorial Chapel on Pitt-Johnstown campus.

The Rev. Edward DeVore, pastor of Friedens Lutheran Church, performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Jean Varner of Johnstown.

The groom is the son of Daniel and Marian Sojak of Johnstown.

Presented in marriage by her father,

the bride was attended by her sister,

Kathryn Wilson of Bristow, Va., as matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nicki Licastro of Johnstown; Amanda Miller of Johnstown; Nicole Shaulis of Boswell; and Tracey Sojak of Pittsburgh, sister of the groom.

Zac Antolik of Johnstown and Jon Novic of Rocky Ridge, Md., were the best men.

Groomsmen were Blair Varner of Coraopolis, Allegheny County, brother of the bride; Wyatt Varner of Johnstown, brother of the bride; and Michael Wilson of Bristow, Va., brother-in-law of the bride.

Alexa Gardenhour, cousin of the groom, was the flower girl.

Aaron Sukenik, cousin of the groom, was the ringbearer.

Beth Gordish was the guest book attendant.

Rebecca Maser, James Owens and Tracey Sojak, were all lectors.

Jeanne Burr was the organist.

Grace and Jack Blair, cousins of the bride, were the vocalists.

A dinner and reception were held at The Oakwood Restaurant, Davidsville.

The bride and groom honeymooned at Walt Disney World Resort.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Richland High School and a 2012 graduate of Pitt-Johnstown, where she received a bachelor’s degree in health care and an associate degree in surgical technology.

She is a surgical technologist employed by Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School and a 2013 graduate of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, where he received an associate degree in computer information and communications technology – network administration.

He is employed by Boswell Pharmacy Services as an IT consultant and shipping supervisor.

The newlyweds reside in Johnstown.


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