Sarah Michelle Kosek and John Louis Taffera, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ruth Baker, Wilkes-Barre, and Michael and Joanne Kosek, Forty Fort. She is the granddaughter of the late Genevieve Duracko and the late Attorney Reynold and Martha Kosek, all of Wilkes-Barre.
She is a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of King’s College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. She is pursuing a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.
The prospective groom is the son of Renee Taffera and the late John Taffera, Larksville. He is the grandson of the late Alex and Anna Taffera, Old Forge, and Robert and Martha Ciaruffoli, Larksville.
He is a United States Air Force veteran who served in the Persian Gulf during the Desert Storm era. He is pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in computer information systems from Luzerne County Community College and is employed by Luzerne County.
The couple will exchange vows July 2014.