Samantha Basile | Jim Lewis



Samantha Basile and Jim Lewis exchanged wedding vows during a 2 p.m. ceremony Aug. 23 at St. Maron Church, officiated by Chorbishop Michael Kail.

A reception followed at the Davis Center in Fellows Riverside Gardens.

She is the daughter of David and Marie Basile of Poland, and he is the son of William Lewis and Joyce O’Connell of Girard.

The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico, and live in Girard. They will relocate to Baltimore in December.

The bride, who will use the last name Basile Lewis, wore an ivory lace trumpet-style gown with crystal embroidery, a sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and beaded appliques.

Ashley Basile Oeken, sister of the bride, was her honor attendant. Bridesmaids were Danielle Taylor; Kristen Olmi; Sarah Lewis, sister of the groom; and Natasha Rafidi, cousin of the bride. Attendants wore navy dresses.

Best man was Jack Lewis, brother of the groom, and groomsmen were Alex Hoffman, Zach Chill, Justin Leo and Jonathan Szallai.

The bride graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in history. She is employed as curator of collections for the McKinley Birthplace Museum in Niles.

The groom graduated from YSU with a bachelor’s degree in political science and received a law degree from Harvard Law School. Beginning in December, he will begin a position as prosecutor in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office.

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