Ron Shuma ’86 (left) and Michael Sarkozi
On August 15, 2010, Ron Shuma ’86 and Michael Sarkozi were married in front of family and friends in a ceremony officiated by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum in East Hampton, N.Y.
Because New York State has not yet legalized same sex marriages performed in the state of New York, but recognizes same sex marriages performed in other states which have legalized same sex marriage, the couple was legally married in Connecticut ten days earlier in a private ceremony also performed by Rabbi Kleinbaum, at the courthouse in Greenwich, Conn.
Michael is a managing director at JP Morgan in New York, N.Y. Ron is a certified professional organizer and the owner/founder of A+ (APlus) Organizing in New York City.
The couple resides in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, and they also have a home in Southampton, N.Y.
Other IUP alumni attending the wedding were Ron’s childhood next-door neighbors Gina Gleydura Garfield ’82 (left) and Sophie Gleydura Crook ’84 (right), pictured with Ron’s brother, Brian Shuma.