LTJG John Matusek III and Christine Marie Escobar were united in marriage on April 28, 2012, at Beach Haven Terrace First United Methodist Church, Long Beach Island, N.J., by the Rev. Diane Gilbert.
The groom is the son of John (Jack) and Alida Matusek, Forty Fort. He is the grandson of Philomena Reh, Forty Fort; the late Vincent Rotondaro; John Matusek Sr., Mocanaqua; and the late Angeline Matusek.
John is a 2005 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth, and a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He is an officer aboard the submarine USS Helena, whose home port is Norfolk, Va.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Augustin and Dr. Dorothy Escobar, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She is the granddaughter of Theodore and Josephine Janaczek, Passaic, N.J.; the late Alicia Nunez, Cartegena, Colombia; and the late Jose’ Rafael Escobar, Fedonia, Colombia.
Christine is a 2005 graduate of Archbishop McCarthy High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and a 2009 graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is enrolled in the Master of Science in Biomedical Writing program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Christine will be working as a contractor with Amedra Pharmaceuticals during the summer of 2013.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her sister, Alicia Escobar, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Karmen Matusek, sister of the groom, and Lauren Oles, Caroline Watt, Julia Watt and Katherine Watt, cousins of the bride.
The groom chose his cousin, Vinny Rotondaro, as his best man. Groomsmen were Corey Rutkoski, cousin of the groom; Raymond Escobar, brother of the bride; and Jason Luzny and Mike Kane, friends of the bride and groom.
Readings were given by Meredith Mills, cousin of the bride, and Kayla Rutkoski, cousin of the groom.
The bride was honored at a shower given by her mother and aunt in New Jersy and a shower given by the mother and aunt of groom at Vanderlyn’s, Kingston. A bachelorette party to Atlantic City, N.J., was given by the maid of honor and the bridal party. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held at Café Aletta, Long Beach Island, N.J. A cocktail hour and an evening reception were held at The Brant Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach Island, N.J.
The couple honeymooned in Washington, D.C. They reside in Virginia with their dog, Jethro.