Kaitlin Jean Walter and Lieutenant Charles Douglas Workman II, United States Navy, were united in the sacrament of marriage on Nov. 10, 2012, in the Catholic Chapel at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, by the Rev. Leo J. Gallina.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Linda Walter, Bradford. She is the granddaughter of Fred Sayer and the late Jean Sayer, Brookville, and the late Ronald and JoAnn Walter, Bradford.
The groom is the son of Doug and Patti Puchalsky Workman, Memphis, Tenn. He is the grandson of Irene Puchalsky and the late William Puchalsky Sr., Swoyersville, and Betty Workman and the late Charles G. Workman, Glen Burnie, Md.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her best friend, Calise Costello, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Renie Workman Meyer and Amy Workman, sisters of the groom; Becky Strittmatter, Carrie Grandy, Jennifer DiNardo and Tess Hultberg, all friends of the bride.
The groom chose his cousins, Ted Montigney and Todd Montigney, as co-best men. Groomsmen were Jon Meyer, brother-in-law of the groom; Matthew Walter and Benjamin Walter, brothers of the bride; and LT Mike Strittmatter, USN, LT Adam Paul, USN, and LT Nathan Whiteman, USN, all Navy friends of the groom.
A military sword arch was performed by Lieutenants Strittmatter, Paul, Whiteman, LT Andrew Lavin, USN, LT A.J. Harris, USN, and LT Mike Dark, USN, all Navy colleagues of the groom. Scriptural readings were given by Laurie Montigney, aunt and godmother of the groom, and Shelly Fuhrman, friend of the bride. Offertory gifts were carried to the altar by Robert Beretski, uncle and godfather of the groom, and Michael Walter, uncle of the bride. Music was played at the ceremony by Dr. Anthony Leach with vocal accompaniment by Jo Latch.
The wedding party was transported to the church and reception in the Penn State Blue Trolley with photo stops on campus at the Berkey Creamery, where the couple had their first date, as well as the Nittany Lion Shrine, Old Main and the Hintz Alumni Center Gardens.
An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at The Nittany Lion Inn in State College with music provided by Nittany Entertainment. The bride was feted at a bridal shower hosted by the groom’s mother and sisters at Fire and Ice on Toby Creek, Shavertown. A second bridal shower was hosted by the bridesmaids at The Lodge at Glendorn, Bradford. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at The Gardens Restaurant in The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College. A post-wedding breakfast was hosted by the parents of the bride at The Nittany Lion Inn, State College.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Bradford Area High School and a 2009 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology. She is also a 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse in the cardiac medical surgical unit at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, Jacksonville, Fla.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Bolton High School, Memphis, Tenn., and a 2007 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in information sciences and technology with a minor in military studies. He completed Naval flight training in Pensacola, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was awarded his “Wings of Gold” as a Naval Aviator in 2009. He is a Navy pilot and Patrol Plane Mission Commander, flying the P-3C Orion, a Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft.
The couple honeymooned in Key West, Fla., after which the groom left for deployment overseas with Navy Patrol Squadron FOUR FIVE (VP-45), home-based in Jacksonville, Fla. Upon his return, the couple transferred to Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, where the groom will be an instructor pilot at Naval Flight School.