The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 12, 2013

Vanessa Venios and Edward Piekara


The Daily Item

— MILTON — George and Kathi Venios, of Milton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa Maria Venios, to Edward Gregory Piekara, son of Edward and Lita Piekara, of Shavertown.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Richard “Tom” Gold, of Watsontown, and the late Juanita Gold, and Maria Venios, of Milton, and the late Steve Venios. She is a 2006 graduate of Milton Senior High School and earned an associate’s degree specializing in interior design from The Art Institute of York in 2009. She is employed by Cavanaugh Electrical Contracting, Inc. of Wilkes-Barre, as an AutoCAD and BIM designer.

Her fiance is the grandson of Sophie Piekara, of Wilkes-Barre and the late John Piekara, and Julie Beres, of Wilkes-Barre, and the late Michael Beres. He is a 1998 graduate of Dallas High School. He was a standout pitcher and outfielder for Misericordia University while earning his bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He later received a master’s degree from Wilkes University in educational strategies and development. He has been employed as a teacher with Pocono Mountain School District for the past 10 years.

The couple is living in Scranton.

A June 2014 wedding at the Milton Public Library at Rose Hill, in Milton, is being planned.