The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


June 7, 2013


Marilyn and Howard Bollinger, Art Frankel and Marylou McCarthy, all of Wilmington, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Frankel, to Seth W. Pesek, son of Jim and Karen (Westfall) Pesek of Shippenville, Pa. He is the grandson of Eileen Westfall of Jefferson.

The bride-to-be graduated from Sycamore High School in 2002 and received bachelor’s degrees in English literature and business administration in 2006 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, a master’s of philosophy and all but dissertation in English literature from Columbia University in 2011. She is a children's author and vice president of The Real

The future groom, a 2001 graduate of Venango Catholic High School, received a bachelor's degree in accounting and information systems from Virginia Tech in 2005. He is a tax manager in the Alternative Investment Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Manhattan, N.Y.

An October wedding is planned at St. Therese Catholic Church of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., with a reception at the Figure 8 Island Yacht Club.

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