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The Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, Md., was the setting for the Sept. 29 wedding of Melissa Decker and Michael Barone, both of Baltimore, Md.


The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Gayle Decker, Duryea. Maternal grandparents are Mr. William Matthews, Duryea, and the late Thelma Matthews. Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Reva Decker, Duryea, and the late Robert Decker.


The groom is the son of Ms. Fran Barone, Norristown, Pa., and grandson of the late Nado and Ruth Barone, Norristown, Pa.


Eric Koehler, Scottsdale, Ariz., a friend of the couple, officiated the ceremony.


Kathryn Kanzler, Washington, D.C., friend of the bride, was the maid of honor. Elizabeth Akanowicz, Pittsburgh, Pa., cousin of the bride, was the matron of honor. Amy Sanguedolce, Pittston, friend of the bride, was a bridesmaid. Grace Akanowicz, Pittsburgh, Pa., cousin of the bride, was a flower girl.


David Barone, Delran, N.J., brother of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Colin Anderton, Norristown, Pa., friend of the groom, and Richard Cosgriff Jr., Exton, Pa., friend of the groom. Ushers were Jason Decker, Hummelstown, Pa., and Ryan Decker, Duryea, cousins of the bride.


Readings were performed by Mrs. Veronica Decker, Duryea, godmother of the bride, and Mrs. Kathy Regan, Hauppauge, N.Y., sister of the groom.


A ceremony and reception were held at the Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, Md.


The bride is a graduate of Pittston Area High School and earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in gerontology from King’s College. She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia. She is a licensed psychologist and director of psychology training at the VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Md.


The groom is a graduate of Wissahickon High School, Ambler, Pa., and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Millersville University. He earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and is employed by Lockheed Martin, Baltimore, Md.


Following their wedding, the couple honeymooned in Peru and Argentina.


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