Melissa Straub | Kevin Hogan



Drs. Melissa Straub and Kevin Hogan, both of Nashville, Tenn., were married Sept. 8 at Infant Jesus of Prague Byzantine Catholic Church in Boardman. The Rev. Mykhaylo Farynets officiated, and a reception followed at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center.

The bride is a daughter of Edward and Michele Straub of Canfield.

Dr. Hogan is a son of Thomas and Marybeth Hogan of Auburn, N.Y.

Fashioned of pearl Mikado silk, the bride’s off-the-shoulder gown featured a sweetheart neckline with a structured bodice that extended to a flared skirt. It was detailed with covered buttons and a crystal belt, and she also wore a double-tier silk-trimmed veil.

Wearing navy blue gowns were the matron of honor, Megan Szczepinski, the bride’s sister, and the bridesmaids, Ava Lesko, the bride’s goddaughter; Allie Camardo-Webb; Gina Philibin; Abby Singleton; Katie Spaulding; Stephanie Straub, the bride’s cousin; Danielle Wagner and Kathryn Westphal.

Sharing the duties of best man were the groom’s brothers, John and Sean Hogan. Groomsmen were Chase Baker; Ryan Lewis, the groom’s cousin; Riaan Hogan, the groom’s brother-in-law; Dave Lomascolo; Rashad Farha; and Greg Benedict.

The bride graduated from Ohio Northern University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She earned her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She is assistant chief-resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Pathology and Residency Program and will be sub-specializing with fellowships in cytopathology and surgical pathology.

Her husband holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Siena College and a master’s degree in sciene and doctor of medicine degree from the University of Toledo. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Louisiana State University and is an attending physician at Nashville General Hospital.

The couple are living in Nashville and plan a honeymoon to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, before the holidays.