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Susan Baliban-Garell and Lee Garell of Elkins Park, along with Patrick Duffy of Ocean Springs, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Marisa Sarah Duffy, to Joshua David Cohen, son of Sherry and Mitchell Cohen of Voorhees, N.J.
Marisa attended Cheltenham High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in communications. She is working toward a master's degree in instructional science, with a focus on elementary education, at Drexel Univer-sity. Marisa is an account manager with Skai Blue Media, a Philadelphia-based public-relations firm.
Josh attended Akiba Hebrew Academy, and graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in history and political science. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School. Josh, a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar associations, practices as a real estate associate with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Sharing in the couple's joy are their siblings, Michael Duffy, Justin Cohen and Allison Cohen.
Marisa is the granddaughter of Claire Baliban and the late Norman Baliban of Philadelphia; and Jean Duffy and the late Leo Duffy of Mount Laurel, N.J. Joshua is the grandson of Gladys and Jack Suravitz of Scranton, Pa.; and Carrie Cohen and the late Joseph Cohen of Philadelphia.
The couple is planning an October wedding in Philadelphia.