The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

August 26, 2013

Varissa Bender and Chad Pata

The Daily Item

— KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Announcement is made of the engagement of Varissa Bender and Chad Pata, both of Kapolei.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Jo Ann Bender, of Milton, Pa. She is a graduate of Milton High School, La Salle University, Philadelphia, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, and the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, with a master’s degree in educational foundations and a master’s degree in educational administration. She is vice principal of the Hawaii Department of Education.

Her fiance is the son of Richard and Judy Pata, of Holtville, Calif. He is a graduate of McIntosh High School, Peachtree City, Ga., and the University of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a writer for MidWeek, Honolulu.

A summer 2014 wedding in Oahu, Hawaii is being planned.