September 1

Miss Barbara Girshoff presented some
of her students in a piano recital Sunday
afternoon at the home of her parents, Dr. and
Mrs. Paul Girshoff, on North Ocean Avenue.
Taking part were Marc Heyman, Laura
Modica, Kathy Modica, Michele Davidow
and Susan Roth. Miss Girshoff played a Bach
prelude. Refreshments were served in the
Mrs. Donald Rooney of Carman Street was
guest of honor at a surprise stork shower
given at her home August 17. The guests
were Mesdames Arthur Rooney, Brian Casey,
James Stephani, Joseph Meyer, Arthur Kanehl,
Robert De La Vergne, Warren Niemeyer,
Richard Tivers and Misses Marie Stephani
and Joan Zebrowski, all of Patchogue; Mrs.
Fred Rooney of East Patchogue; Mesdames
Frank Meyer Jr., Thomas Meyer, Frank
Meyer III, Joseph Porfert, Charles Rooney,
Donald Hamilton and Misses Muriel Meyer,
Anna Meyer, Roni Porfert, Sally Joyce, Penny
Bluhm, Judy Renner and Claire Hester, all of
Bayport. Also Mrs. Robert Board and Misses
Patricia Dugan, Linda Logan and Janet
Shene of Blue Point; Mesdames Charles
Fish, Frances Rafferty, David McCulloch
and Misses Maureen and Patricia Rafferty
of Lake Ronkonkoma; and Mrs. Robert De
Santo of Centereach.
A total of $240 in bills and coins was
reported Monday to have been taken
from the Whirlwind Restaurant on Route
112, North Patchogue, Fifth Precinct
police said. Fifth squad detective Kenneth
Lowden, who is investigating the burglary,
said entry was gained through the removal
of a panel from a rear overhead door and by
climbing into the building. He said money
was taken from two cigarette machines,
which were forced open and from two cash
registers. Patrolman Stanley Dixon was
dispatched to the scene when the burglary
was reported.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mayer of Mayer’s
Flower Cottage, Medford Avenue,
Patchogue, attended the 1961 convention
of the Florists’ Telegraph Delivery
Association, in Montreal, August 20-24. 􀁑
Orphans. We spend a day at the beach.
Fifty-two children of the Little Flower
orphanage in Wading River were guests
of the Sayville Rotary Club, residents of
Cherry Grove and the people who provide
the beach colony with services. The
children, 10 counselors and 32 Rotarians
were toured on an excursion ferry
provided by Joe Pokorny of the Cherry
Grove Ferry Service, who turned the
receipts plus those of the parking area,
over to the orphanage. Upon arrival, they
were in the hands of Jim Merry, proprietor
of the Cherry Grove Hotel and the
Sea Shack. With Rotarians acting as lifeguards,
the orphans frolicked in the surf
and then in the hotel’s pool. Receipts
Mr. Merry received from the Rotary Club
all went to the orphanage. Mr. Merry’s
employees made boardwalk tours and
secured donations amounting to six dollars
in personal spending money for
every child in the party. Sonny Benskin, a
pianist, entertained. The entire affair was
arranged by a Rotary committee headed
by Frederick W. Merdes, assisted by
Donald Hester and George Argondizza.
Blue Point: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hambley
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Mauck and family, Mr. and Mrs. John
Hutchinson and family, Frank LePre, Richard
Zebrowski and a few members of the
Blue Wanderers Drum and Bugle Corps
attended the National Dream contest on
Sunday at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey
City. This is considered the largest drum
corps competition in the United States,
with corps from every part of the country
Horse show. Local equestrians will
take part in the show at Equitation Lodge
in Bayport. Events will include fencejumping,
horsemanship, rider’s skills and
form in walk, trot, canter. Riders competing
are John Vernon, Nick Spiliotes, Otto
Medeck, Terry Drake, Janice Beebe of
Blue Point; Chris and Karen Tealery, Barbara
Smith, Colleen and Gerry Hughes,
Pandy Stoye, Kathy Owens and Joyce
Aquaro of Bayport and Lynn and Pat
Danes and Pru Westin.

September 8

Cadet Peter T. McInerney Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Peter T. McInerney of
Church St., Patchogue, has successfully
completed seven weeks of basic cadet
training at the United States Air Force
Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo.
Laurie Marie Limoggio, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Limoggio of North
Summit Avenue, celebrated her third
birthday August 29 with a gathering at
her home. A buffet was served. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. John Perry,
Mrs. Carmella Cardamone and children
Joanna and Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Arabia and daughter Jo-Ann, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Cook
Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Cook Jr., Mrs.
Joseph Felice and daughter Jody-Ann,
and Nina Cerro.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Zilenski, who were
recently married at Mary Immaculate R.
C. Church, moved Friday to their home
at 4 Bayview Street.
Dr. and Mrs. Irving Schwartz and
family are leaving tomorrow to move to
Cincinnati, Ohio, where Dr. Schwartz
will be chairman of the department
of physiology at the University of
Cincinnati Medical School. Dr. Schwartz
has been in the medical department at
the Brookhaven National Laboratory
for the past three years. The Schwartzes
plan to spend summers at their home on
Thornhedge Road. While they are away,
their house will be occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Paparelli and their five
children. Mr. Paparelli is starting a metal
stamping business in Bellport.
Miss Cynthia Roe, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Nathaniel Roe of Bellport Lane,
returned home Saturday after spending
the summer months working for the Red
Cross Blood Bank in New York City. She
will be a freshman at Sarah Lawrence
College, Bronxville this fall.
The Bellport Bay Yacht Club elected
officers recently. The following officers
were elected: Peter Paige, commodore;
John Snedeker, vice commodore;
Lispenard Suydam, rear commodore;
Vincent Holland, Edward Ljungqvist, John
Hart and Vernon O’Rourke, trustees.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Donald Pfeifle and
family of Sugar Loaf Inn, Kingfield, Me.,
visited from Sunday to Tuesday with
Mr. and Mrs. August B. Weidler of Point
Sixty-eight dollars worth of boating
equipment was stolen Monday from
two separate boats on Corey Creek.
Patrolman Louis DeVito investigated a
theft reported by Mrs. Veronica McGowan
of Rowland Avenue, who told the police
officer that a set of water skis and four
boat cushions, totaling $40 in value, were
stolen from her boat.
Charles Kelder of
Madison Street reported to police that
two boat cushions, valued at $28, were
taken from his boat.
Airman Thomas J. Festa, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph J. Festa of Mastic Beach, has
completed his initial course of Air Force
Basic military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas. He has been selected
to attend the technical training course
for radio and radar maintenance training
at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
Prior to enlisting, Airman Festa graduated
from William Floyd High School, Mastic
A cigar-smoking thief stole $5 in change
and a box of “stogies” August 29 or 30
from Junior’s Snack Bar on Montauk
Highway, Brookhaven, Fifth Precinct
Police said. The proprietor is Carmine
Sirianni Jr. The value of the cigars
was placed at $4.50. Entry was gained
through a side door. Patrolman Raymond
Gutowski discovered the burglary about
12:45 a.m. August 30 on a routine check
of the establishment’s doors.

Blue Point boy rescues doctor.

John Elliott, 14, of Bergen Lane, Blue Point proved
to be a hero Saturday when he saved the life
of Dr. Morris Perlman of Bayport in a heavy
surf off Water Island. While swimming, the
teenager heard shouts and saw that someone
was in trouble and without hesitation,
swam to Dr. Perlman’s side. He held him
above water for several minutes until his
father was able to assist him in getting Dr.
Perlman ashore.

September 15
A fallout shelter was completed this
week next to Town Hall in Patchogue. On
Monday at 2 p.m. Michael Faherty, deputy
WPAC staff announcer, will begin living for
one week in the cinder block structure. He
will make broadcasts about his experience
and give his reaction to tests which he
will take. The shelter has been built by
the town to comply with the town civil
defense program.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Melito of South
Prospect Avenue celebrated their
35th wedding anniversary Sept. 5. The
immediate family celebrated the occasion
with a dinner at Land’s End in Sayville.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Melito, Mr. and Mrs. Richard McDermed,
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Yablonski, Anthony
Melito, and Janet and Darlene McDermed.
The following Bellport families enjoyed
a rendezvous in their boats at a cove
in Moriches Bay over the weekend: the
Robert Loves, the Vernon O’Rourkes, the
George Roesers, W. Dorsey Smiths, Harvey
McChesneys, Peter Paiges, Donald Streits.
This occasion was the final family outing
for the summer since some of the younger
members of the families will depart this
week for various schools and colleges.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hermus and family
have returned from two weeks vacation
spent at the Cort Worth cottage at Fire
Island. While there, they had a family
gathering to celebrate the third birthday of
their son Teddy.
Laura Demarest, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Calvin Demarest of Bieselin Road,
Bellport, took top spot in the Junior Girls
Division of the New York State Annual
Field Archery Championship held at
Watkins Glen last weekend. This talented
youngster, who is 12 years old, scored a
sensational win at the tournament, which
was attended by 687 contestants. Laura’s
aggregate score of 595 not only broke the
previous record by more than 200 points,
but also was 46 points higher than the
Intermediate Girls champion, the next
division, which includes girls up to 16
years of age.
On August 22, Mr. and Mrs. August
Waldron and daughters Judy and Joanne,
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kerr of North
Brewster Lane motored to Montauk Point
for the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rieb of Country
Club Road entertained at a party Saturday
night for their son, Donald, and Miss
Carol Patterson of Patchogue, who have
just announced their engagement. About
55 friends and relatives attended the
The Misses Jean Thorndike, Sandra
Wallen and Kathy Klein motored to Maine
last Thursday for a few days vacation at
Christmas Cove.

September 15 Cont.

Married recently were Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick John Balling Jr. in a double ring
ceremony performed by the Rev. Landon K.
Owen August 19 in the Bayport Methodist
Church. Mrs. Balling is the former Miss
Carol Ann Otis of Blue Point.
Home from a reunion with family
in Austria is Mrs. Charles Theisen of
Chichester Avenue, Center Moriches. Mrs.
Theisen, who came to this country 15
years ago as a war bride, returned to her
hometown of Salzburg recently and found
many things had changed.
A family picnic at Camp Paquatuck
is being planned to be held at 1 p.m.
September 24 for members and their
families of the Center Moriches Fire
Department. Joe Miranda is chairman. ■
The following young people of the Baptist
Church enjoyed the day last Wednesday
at the Leja Beach home of Mr. and
Ms. George Densing as the guest of Miss
Nancy Densing: Danny and Miss Elizabeth
Coners, Jeffrey Tuttle and the Misses Dale
and Robin Rutkowski, Barbara Ludwig,
Valorie Schrage and Linda Morris. On the
following day their guests were Mrs. Viola
Clough, Mrs. Charles Clough and Peggy
Clough. On Friday, Mrs. Densing and children,
Larry and James and the Misses
Cheryl and Nancy returned home after
three weeks vacationing at the beach.
Mrs. George Westerbeke of the Montauk
Highway and Mrs. Charles A. Slanetz
of Benson Avenue, accompanied by Mrs.
Arthur Larrabee and Mr. John Cochrane
of Blue Point, returned yesterday from a
three weeks trip through the West. They
flew to San Francisco from where they
took a bus trip up into the Canadian Rockies.
The return trip was made by rail on the
Canadian-Pacific to Toronto where they
flew to Kennedy Airport.
September 22

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll M. Swezey of Roe
Avenue. East Patchogue, accompanied
by Dr. and Mrs. Spencer Snedecor of
Hackensack, N. J. and Blue Point, have
returned from a three-weeks’ trip to the
Canadian Rockies and Alaska.
Newcomers to Bellport are Dr. and Mrs.
Lewis Schiffer and their two children Larry
and Carol, who recently moved here from
Syracuse. They are living in the Bowman
house on George Court. Dr. Schiffer is with
the medical department at Brookhaven
National Laboratory.
Last Wednesday afternoon, Cindy Moore,
daughter of Mrs. Mignon Moore of Point
Road, celebrated her sixth birthday with a
party. Her guests were Rita Harder, Jamie
Pokorny, Susan Gibson, Audrey Snyder,
Susan Hendrie, Barbara French, Mary Lee
Cool, Ann Mullaney and Sally Ryan.
Bary Block, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Block of Circuit Road, has started his first
year as a cadet at Norwich University in
Northfield, Vt.
Wed in the Patchogue Methodist Church
were Lieutenant and Mrs. Robert E. Purves
on Sept. 10. The Rev. Donald W. Hamblin
officiated. The bride is the former Miss
Tobe Totten of Bellport.
On Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunbar
of Otis Lane drove Miss Bronwen Job to
Geneva, where she is enrolled as a freshman
at William Smith College. Miss Job was one
of the winners of a regent scholarship in
the Bellport High School graduating class
of 1961, and she was also the recipient of a
Parent-Teacher Association scholarship.
Miss Barbara Capen and Mrs. Harvey
McChesney Jr. will have a booth at the
Sayville Flower Show today and tomorrow
to show dried flower arrangements and an
interesting collection of containers and
flower arranging accessories.
On Sunday the Bellport Fire Department
held an old-fashioned drill with the
Brookhaven Fire Department. It was held
in the parking lot of the Bohack store on
South Country Road, Bellport. The drill
consisted of 10 events. Brookhaven won
the drill, scoring 75 points to Bellport’s 65.
Chief Terwilliger wishes to thank the H. C.
Bohack Company for the use of the parking
lot during the drill and also for its donation
of hot dogs and soda.
Father Constantine Theodore of St.
John’s Greek Orthodox Church, Blue Point,
blessed the waters of the Great South Bay
Sunday afternoon as part of the Exaltation
of the Cross ceremony held off South
Ocean Avenue, Patchogue. As a symbol
of luck for the coming year, the cross was
retrieved from the waters of the bay by
Michael Efstration, of Patchogue. A large
crowd of worshippers and spectators were
on hand to witness the first Exaltation of
the Cross ceremony held on Long Island.
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Keller of Arthur
Avenue, Blue Point, reigned as “Mr. and
Mrs. Long Island” at the Long Island Fair
at Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury. Family
life, community spirit, good citizenship,
personality and appearance were some
of the factors considered in choosing the
couple most representative of Long Island
Class presidents elected last week at
Center Moriches High School are: Senior
class, George Sandberg; Junior class,
Thomas Malanchuk; Sophomore class,
James Reiss and Freshman class, Caren

Bayport: Mrs. John Crate of McConnell
Avenue left last Thursday by plane to visit
her mother, Mrs. P. Barringer of London,
England for two weeks. Mrs. Rudy Goulet
of Middle Road is to leave on Monday for
Las Cruces, N.M. for a visit before going on
to Alcaide where she remains until after the
wedding of her son, Charles J. Behounek
and Miss Carol Ann Honaberger, which
will take place on Aug. 27. Members of the
Mary Circle of the W.S.C.S. of the Bayport
Methodist Church gave a baby shower for
Mrs. Donald Kirouac of Blue Point and her
new daughter, Gail, at the home of Mrs.
Donald Huszagh on Fairview Avenue, with
Mrs. Russell Lchner as co-hostess. Guests
included Mrs. Seymour Fink, Mrs. Hendrick
De Valk, Mrs. Harold Billard, Mrs. Clinton
Brunner, Mrs. Robert Taylor, Mrs. Gerald
Strickland, Mrs. John Keegan and Mrs. Eric
Gande, president of the W.S.C.S.
Blue Point: Miss Cindy Culp, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Culp, Jr. of Woodland
Street, returned home on Saturday after a
two-month tour of 15 European countries,
including Germany, where she visited East
Berlin, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Greece.
Miss Culp sailed on the “Nieuw Amsterdam”
on June 6 with 20 students from
various colleges and flew home. She is in
her senior year at Susquehanna University
at Selinsgrove, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Nickelsen
of Kansas City, Missouri arrived on
Sunday to spend two weeks visiting with
Mr. Nickelsen’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard
Nickelsen of Division Avenue. While
her brother is here, Mrs. Ramon Reyes and
daughter, Kara of Brooklyn will also be visiting
with the Nickelsens.

September 29

Montgomery Ward and Company will
open its newest Long Island branch at
198 East Main Street, Patchogue, Oct. 5.
The new store will feature a variety of
merchandise such as televisions, stereos,
refrigeration, furniture and clothing. The
Patchogue store will be Ward’s seventh
unit operating on Long Island.
Married in September were Mr. and Mrs.
Thaddeus T. Osenkowski in Our Lady of
Mt. Carmel R. C. Church, Patchogue. The
Rev. Saverio Mattei officiated. The bride
is the former Miss Patricia Ann Newham
of Patchogue.
Touring in Europe are Dr. and Mrs.
Robert C. Welsh, who were married Sept.
16 in a candlelight wedding ceremony in
the Patchogue Congregational Church.
The bride is the former Miss Judith F.
Schenck of Patchogue.
Mrs. Antoinette Vaughan graduated
Sept. 15 from the Queens Hospital Center
School of Nursing in Jamaica. Mrs.
Vaughan, the former Miss Antoinette
Giordano of Patchogue, is awaiting the
New York State Board’s examinations
given in November, after which she will
join her husband, Private 1/C Vincent
Vaughan, who is stationed in France. She
will live there with him until his discharge
in July 1963.
The Bellport Ladies Bowling League
recently held a meeting at the home of
the president, Mrs. Nancy Dominy of
New Jersey Avenue, to make plans for the
following bowling season. Bowling will
start Oct. 16 at the Community Center.
Mark Wiener, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Wiener of George Court,
celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at the Temple
Beth-el, Patchogue, Saturday. Mr. and
Mrs. Wiener entertained at a buffet
luncheon for their son following the
ceremony. About 50 friends and relatives
were present.
At an invitational shoot of the Bonac
Archers held at their range in Amagansett
on Sunday, Deyann Demarest, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Dey Demarest, took first
place and Nancy Boulin, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Boulin, second place, in
the Junior Girls Division.
Three local boys have recently been
inducted into the United States Army:
Joseph Fuoco Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Fuoco of Champlin Avenue;
Peter DiDio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic
DiDio of Champlin Avenue; and Merle
Lento, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lento
of Munsell Road. They left on Sept. 18 for
Fort Dix, where they will receive their
basic training.
Last Saturday Miss Kathy Klein
participated in the marching band at the
University of Delaware-Rutgers football
game held at Newark, Del. Miss Klein,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Raymond
Klein of North Howells Point Road, is a
freshman at the University of Delaware
this year. Her brother, Ben Klein, is a
junior at the University of Rochester.
Mrs. Everett Swezey of Locust Road,
Brookhaven, has reported seeing a green
and yellow parakeet visiting her bird
feeder daily. With the approach of cold
weather, the little fellow will not fare too
well. If anyone in the surrounding area
is missing their pet, please contact Mrs.
Swezey at ATlantic 6-0480.
There was an informal gathering at
the home of Mrs. Michael McKeown of
Mott Lane, Friday morning. Problems of
Central School District 4 were discussed
over coffee and Mrs. McKeown, who is
a member of the school board, tried to
clarify questions pertinent to the school
Cheerleaders at William Floyd High
School prepare to root the Colonials
through to a victorious season on the
gridiron and basketball court, starting
Saturday, when Floyd takes on Sachem
High. The cheerleaders are: Anita Cohen,
co-captain; Rosemary Keenan, captain;
Joann Buonanduano; Stephanie Ortiz;
Leonore Rogoyski; Marilyn Ericksen;
Carol Kellermann and GinnieDiGangi.

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