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Firdyiwek-Donaldson

Mr. Ephraim Yitna Firdyiwek and Miss Caroline Collier Donaldson were joined together in holy matrimony on Saturday, October 14 at Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC. The Reverend Callie E. Swanlund officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Macfarland Donaldson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Virginia Sweet Cobb of Washington D.C. and the late Mr. William Borden Cobb, Jr and the late Mr. and Mrs.Coleman duPont Donaldson.The groom is the son of Dr. Yitna Benyam Firdyiwek and Mrs. Sharon Louise Deal of Charlottesville, Va. Grandparents of the groom are Mrs. Imahoy Eyerusalem Dehne, the late Mr. Firdyiwek Teklemariam, and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Edgar Deal.Ms. Julia Macfarland Donaldson served as her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ms. Perrin Ellis Donaldson, Ms. Hannah Jerusalem Firdyiwek, Ms. Sarah Elizabeth Nolan, Ms. Arden Muir Saunders, and Ms. Linda Hunter Velasco. Miss Guinevere Ivy Sorensen was the flower girl. Mr. Adam Lincoln Sorensen was the groom's best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Michael Christopher Bartlett, Mr. Andrew Munro Goodwin, Mr. John Richardson Minturn, Mr. Daniel Charles Rhodes, and Dr. Henry Alexander Wiencek. After a honeymoon in Fiji, the couple will reside in Washington, D.C.

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