October 6
Over the million mark was reached
by Union Savings Bank of Patchogue,
as more than one million dollars were
deposited at the lobby window at the
bank’s front door, which was installed in
February 1959 to service customers who
found it difficult to reach the bank before
the closing hour of 3 p.m. The depositor
whose money put the total over the one
million mark was John Jarrett of Medford
Station. Mr. Jarrett received a transistor
radio to honor the event from Stanley
Truman, the bank’s vice president, and
Fred Steinbrugger, assistant secretary.
On Sunday, at the 11 a.m. service at
the Patchogue Congregational Church,
the following 50 year members will be
honored: Miss Elsie Bartow, Mrs. Russell
Brown, Eugene Carman, Mrs. Bessie
Case, Dr. Edward P. Case, Mrs. Julius
Chevally, Miss Mabel Chichester, Mrs.
Mabel Corley, Mrs. George Corston,
Mrs. George Green, Ralph Hawkins, Mrs.
Emma Howell, Mrs. William Jamieson,
Miss Jennie Lindenberg, Miss Edith
McBride, Robert D. Newins, Arthur W.
Phillips, Mrs. Clara Robinson, Mrs. John
J. Roe Sr., Norman W. Roe, Miss Ethel
Ruland, John R. Ruland, Miss Rosetta
Terry, Mrs. Frank Toth, Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Vrooman, Mrs. Harry L. Weeks, Miss
Bessie Wiggins and Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Woodhull.
Two Bellport men, Gordon Lenz and
Eugene Weiss of South Country Road
and Thomas Carroll of Brookhaven
were winners in a contest for the 100
best producers of life insurance on the
Eastern seaboard, which was held by
their company, the New England Mutual
Life Insurance. They were treated to a
week of “work and play” at the Equinox
House in Manchester, Vt., which was a
favorite summer resort of Mary Lincoln.
Their wives accompanied them.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baier drove their
son, Leigh, back to Williams College
on Friday. Leigh was injured on Sept.
15 when he tried to avoid hitting a dog
which darted in front of the motorcycle
on which he was riding. After leaving
Williamstown, the Baiers, accompanied
by their daughter, Sally, visited Sturbridge
Village in Massachusetts.
SP/4 Robert B. D. Rice has received
an honorable discharge after serving
for three years with the Army. Before
resuming his studies at Columbia
University, New York City, he spent a few
weeks with his mother, Mrs. Sigrid Rice
of South Country Road.
Honeymooning in New York City and
Philadelphia are Mr. and Mrs. Richard
E. Born Jr., who were married Sunday
afternoon in St. Francis de Sales R. C.
Church, Patchogue, by the Rev. John J.
Traynor. The bride is the former Miss
Charlotte Ann Moffett of Patchogue. The
couple will reside on Lyman Road, East
Patchogue.
An executive board meeting of the
Blue Point PTA was held last Thursday
night at the home of Mrs. Robert Chase
of Namkee Road. They talked about the
importance of getting the people out to
the next PTA meeting, Oct. 10, when
plans for the new addition to the school
will be discussed. Those who attended
the meeting were: Mesdames John
Springhorn, Raymond Stoenner, Irwin
Lukas, George Haegele Jr., James Avino,
Manny Hillman, Dingness Verschuure,
Lorraine Smith and Otto Medeck.
A 22-year-old Medford man escaped
serious injury last Thursday when he
accidentally fell about 25 feet from a
scaffolding at the rear of the Richard
York Shoe store at 14 South Ocean
Avenue, Patchogue. According to the
Fifth Precinct police report, Louis
Mantione, of Pennsylvania Avenue,
was preparing to paint lettering for a
sign, apparently turned around, missed
his footing and fell to the ground. He
received multiple contusions and
sprains and was in good condition at
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.

U.S. would halt land speculation on beach:
The National Park Service is taking steps
to halt land speculation by private builders
and to control automobile traffic at Fire
Island National Seashore. The National Park
Service is stepping up its program of land
acquisition through purchase or condemnation
to bar land speculators from making
inflated profits on acreage due to be taken as
parklands. It also expects to announce controls
for vehicular traffic. The Park Service
has obtained jurisdiction of all beachland
between the dunes and the surf from New
York State.
Canning-Reilly Wedding: Miss Kathleen Anne
Reilly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Reilly
of Namkee Road, Blue Point, became the
bride of John Anthony Canning Jr., son of Dr.
Canning of Bayport and the late Mrs. Canning.
The Rev. Joseph Benante performed
the ceremony in Our Lady of the Snow
Church in Blue Point. Miss Terry Zolezzi
of Bayport was the maid of honor and the
bridesmaids were the Misses Beth Canning,
the groom’s sister, Dolores King and Winnie
Siracuse. They wore blue linen Empire
waist gowns and matching veils. The maid of
honor carried pink lilies and the bridesmaids
bouquets of pink carnations.
Johnson-Hansen: Mr. and Mrs. Harold C.
Hansen of Lake Grove announce the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth and
Andre L. Johnson. Miss Hansen received
her B.A. in psychology from West Virginia
Wesleyan College and her master’s degree in
education from Keene State College, Keene,
N.H. She is a teacher in Nokomis Elementary
School at Lake Ronkonkoma. Mr. Johnson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson, is a
biology associate at Brookhaven National
Laboratory. He is a graduate of Grinnell
College, Iowa and did graduate work at the
Institute of Arctic Research at the University
of Colorado in Boulder. He has served with
the U.S. Air Force and is now a captain in the
inactive reserves.
Local tennis players excel. Results of the
recently held tennis tournament sponsored
by the Town of Islip: Senior men’s singles
– Andy Bustamenta of Brentwood; junior
women’s singles – Eileen Gallagher of Sayville;
junior men’s singles – Thomas Jaklitsch
of West Islip; junior men’s doubles – Howard
Berger and Robert Ullrich, both of Sayville;
senior men’s doubles – Wayne Beutner of
Sayville and Michael Malloy of Bayport.■
October 13

An oil burner exploded early Saturday
morning in the Beauty Mart Store on East
Main Street, Patchogue. The explosion,
which was caused by an oil leak, sent thick
black smoke billowing through the dress
store. The store has been closed since
Saturday and is expected to reopen within
a week to 10 days, according to proprietor
Sidney Kornbluth. “We had just got in all
fresh merchandise,” Mr. Kornbluth said. “We
had all new fall goods. I expect to have a
smoke sale when we open again,” he added.
The grand opening of the Montgomery
Ward store at 198 East Main Street, Patchogue
last week was highlighted by the awarding
of free door prizes, catalogs and gifts. Main
awards went to Mrs. Virginia Weedon of
West Sayville, portable stereo; Mrs. Alvina
F. Nagle of Patchogue, silver coffee and tea
set; and Mrs. Adele Cox of Bellport, electric
mixer.
Kathy Williams, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Williams of 85 Laurel Street,
celebrated her 12th birthday at her home
Friday night with a rock ‘n’ roll party.
Guests were Rhoda Bowden, Rhonda
White, Jacqueline Meyers, Margaret Hubner,
Suzanne Zanazzi, Patty Zampariello, Judy
Horn, Laurie Oslager, Barbara Garcia, Peggy
Turk, Patricia Gilligan, Toni Freygang, Linda
Asaro, Susan Rhode and the guest-of-honor’s
sister, Peggy.
About 20 people were present at a “get
together” Sunday night for Miss Marilyn
Hanson of Patchogue and Roy Plume of
Champlin Street, Bellport, who will be
married Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph the
Worker R. C. Church. The party was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Staples
of Country Club Road, and the other host
couples were Dr. and Mrs. Leigh Bell of
Country Club Road and Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Plume of Ronkonkoma. The couple received
many nice gifts.
On Sunday Capt. and Mrs. Frederick T.
Collins and family left for the Aberdeen
Proving Grounds, Md., where Capt. Collins
will be stationed for about a year.
Approximately 35 guests attended a
farewell party given in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence O’Reilly of Circuit Road Saturday
night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
Seyfert of George Court. The other host
couple for the party was Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Mahoney of Bieselin Road. The couple was
presented with a Colonial table lamp by the
group. The O’Reillys will soon be moving to
Cortland, where Mr. O’Reilly has accepted a
position at Cortland State Teachers College.
Mrs. Schuyler “Bud” Corwin of Private
Road will hold a rummage and barn sale
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Half of the
proceeds from the sale will be donated to
the Brookhaven-South Haven Presbyterian
Church Building Fund.
The children from the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades in the South Haven School went
on an interesting class trip Oct. 4 when James
Butler, their teacher, took them on a tour of
MacArthur Airport. Mrs. Fred Gerhard and
Mrs. Joseph Von der Grinten provided the
transportation.
The following members of the Blue Point
Fire Department attended the dinner and
dance sponsored by the Brookhaven Town
Chief’s Council at the Medford Brau Haus,
Saturday night: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Swezey,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hambley, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Berg, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Werner
and Mr. and Mrs. George Densing.

Boat disabled: Police were summoned to
the assistance of Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Falb
and their two children when their 32-foot
motorboat lost power wile leaving Brown’s
River and struck a rock jetty. A hole was
knocked in the boat and the police boat
towed it to Westin’s Boat Yard after the family
had been transported safely to shore.
Wedding; Allen-Rogers: In Stephen’s
Church, New Hartford, NY, Miss Marjorie
Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Allen
of Utica was married to Roland Frederick
Rogers, son of Mrs. Thomas H. Rogers of
Sayville and the late Mr. Rogers. The Rev.
William B. Schmidgall officiated at the ceremony
and celebrated the nuptial Eucharist.
The bride, given in marriage by her father,
wore a floor length gown of brocaded satin
and her shoulder length veil fell from a
crown of seed pearls. Miss Diane Lewis was
the maid of honor. Miss Margaret Allen was
bridesmaid for her sister and Barbara Allen,
another sister, was the flower girl. The bridegroom’s
best man was his brother, Thomas
H. Rogers Jr. and Charles Oelkers and Gerald
Connors of Sayville were the ushers.
New Baptist pastor takes up duties. The
Rev. and Mrs. Richard Clark and their son,
Bill, have moved into the newly renovated
parsonage of the Blue Point Baptist Church.
Previously, the Rev. ministered in the Pemberton
Baptist Church in Pemberton, N.J.
where he stayed 12 years. Both the Rev. and
Mrs. Clark are graduates of the Philadelphia
School of the Bible. Mrs. Clark is an organist
and pianist, assists her husband in visitations
and teaches Sunday school and junior youth
groups. The couple’s one son is 22 years old
and is active in church attendance.
LoConte-Harris rites performed. Miss Noreen
Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Christopher Harris of Bayport, became the
bride of Gino LoConte, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Enrico LoConte of Islip. The Rev. Joseph
Benante of Our Lady of the Snow Church
in Blue Point performed the ceremony at a
nuptial mass. Miss Mary Harris, sister of the
bride, was the maid of honor and Michael
LoConte was best man for his brother. Robert
Harris and Pat LoConte served as ushers.
A garden reception for 100 guests was held
at the bride’s home.
 

October 20
Nathaniel Roe, president of Justus
Roe & Sons of Patchogue, and his wife
played a significant part in saving the
lives of seven teenage Sea Scouts and
two adults whose boat sank Sunday
in Long Island Sound. Looking out the
front window of his home on Crane
Neck Point, Old Field, Mr. Roe spotted
the group’s 36-foot cabin cruiser.
Taking a pair of binoculars, Mr. Roe
saw the boat was floundering in high
seas driven by winds of about 35 mph.
The boat was about 1½ miles from the
shore. Mr. Roe’s wife, Priscilla Redfield
Roe, phoned the Suffolk County Police
while her husband kept the boat in
sight from the roof of their home. The
couple’s teamwork in spotting the
beleaguered boat and routing rescue
units to the scene resulted in a happy
ending to an outing that could have
ended in tragedy.
Miss Sue Ditmars and Miss Joan
Pagel recently attended a performance
of the Leningrad Kirov Ballet in New
York City.
The fourth birthday of Paul Nesbitt,
Sept. 15, and the second birthday of his
brother Peter, Oct. 4, were celebrated
at a family party with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Harold E. Nesbitt of Southern
Blvd., who also had recently celebrated
their tenth wedding anniversary.
New residents of Bellport Lane
are Mr. and Mrs. Icilio William Bianchi
and their children David, Danny and
Michael, who recently moved here
from Brookhaven. They purchased the
Janvier house, which was occupied
by the Nathaniel Roes during the past
year.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Long of George
Court announce the birth of a daughter,
Sally Ann, at the Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital last Thursday. The Longs have
three other daughters, Margaret, Susan
and Maureen.
A Hobo party is being planned as
the entertainment for the meeting of the
Couples’ Club of the Methodist Church
at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Host couples will
be Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Downs, and
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olsen. The party
will be held at the Wesley House.
Miss Evelyn Moger of Country
Club Road, Miss Frances Darrow of
Brookhaven and Miss Bertha Fiel of
East Islip attended a convention of the
National Association of Bank Women,
held in Rochester from Oct. 9 through
Oct. 12. Before returning home they
visited Niagra Falls, Buffalo, and
motored through New England. Miss
Moger also visited her nephew and
niece, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Webber and
family of Webster, who recently moved
there from Bellport.
Mrs. Russell Murdock of South
Haven held the meeting of the Sewing
Club in her home Tuesday afternoon.
Members in the club include Mrs. Paul
Robinson of South Haven, Mesdames
Horace Johnson, John Ferguson,
Edwin Murdock and Edward Bogash,
all of Center Moriches.
Married recently were Mr. and
Mrs. Frank D. Strebel Jr. in St. John
the Evangelist R. C. Church, Center
Moriches. The reception was held at
the Sunrise Restaurant. The bride is
the former Miss Verona McClinchy of
Center Moriches.
Mr. and Mrs. James Dolan of
Hemlock Drive, Mastic Beach,
announce the birth of a son, Michael
Joseph, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces,
at Bayview General Hospital, Oct. 4.

New teachers welcomed. James Wilson
Young High School has welcomed the following
new members of the teaching staff:
Charles Amantee and Larry Tenhaken, who
teach industrial arts; Miss Cheryl Bernier,
office practice; Warner Boudinot, music;
Thomas Byers, social studies; Miss Judith
Foster and Richard Mansfield, physical
education; William Hutchinson and Norman
Pearlmutter, science; Theodore Ruprecht,
art; Miss Marie Scagliola, French; Miss
Judith Scott, mathematics; the Misses Margaret
Vahey and Nancy Wellings, English.
Taxes. A sizeable increase in the county
tax rate for 1967 was forecast this week
by County Executive H. Lee Denison. He
said his office is currently working on the
budget and indicated that a substantial tax
rise appears likely after the Board of Supervisors
appropriated $3,600,000 to finance
Medicaid costs and aid to dependent children
for the balance of this year.
Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Forsythe
of Sayville, a daughter. To Mr. and Mrs.
Geore Kane of Sayville, a son. To Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Lowry of Oakdale, a son. To
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rogers of Bayport, a
son. To Mr. and Mrs. Willliam Hoerschen of
Sayville, a daughter. To Mr. and Mrs. William
Johnson Jr. of West Sayville, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gordon MacGown of
Bayport a son, Greg Stewart. To Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph John Naymoli of Oakdale, a
son, Kerry John.
Sayville GI awarded Bronze Star in Vietnam.
Sp./4 Joseph D. Forgione, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Forgione of 59 John Street,
Sayville has been awarded the Bronze Star
for bravery in combat in Vietnam. The
Sayville GI received the medal recently
after completing 43 assaults on the enemy.
He entered the service on Oct. 18, 1965.
Attached to the First Cavalry Airmobile
unit, Sp. Forgione has fought in Bon Son,
the Happy Valley operation, in Paul Revere
I and II, the Crazy Horse action at Ia Drang,
Operation Kontum and in many others. He
is scheduled for promotion in January and
expects to return to the United States in
February. (Note: Ia Drang was the location
of the subject of the 1992 book, “We Were
Soldiers Once and Young” as well as the
2002 film, “We Were Soldiers.”)

October 27

Mrs. Arthur Newham Jr. of Cedar Grove
Court caught a 24-pound striped bass at
Moriches Inlet while trolling in her husband’s
boat, “Tish.” It was caught on a bucktail and pork rind.
The Patchogue Woman’s Club held its
first business meeting of the fall season in
the Patchogue Sorosis clubrooms, Friday
night. Hostesses were Mrs. Fonse Palermo,
chairman, and Mrs. Pauline Carleton, Mrs.
Edna Abrams and Miss Marie Giuri.
Robert Link, graduate of Patchogue
High School and New York State Maritime
College, received the Superior Achievement
Award last week from Bureau of Ships,
Washington, where he has been employed
for the past four years as an engineer.
Mrs. Carmella Cardamone of 10 Gibbons
Street was guest-of-honor at a surprise
housewarming Sunday at her home.
Hostesses were her daughters, Miss Joanna
Cardamone and Mrs. Joseph Arabia, of the
same address. Mrs. Cardamone formerly
resided at 33 Jennings Avenue. About 50
friends and relatives attended the affair.
Cook Jewelers of 85 East Main Street,
Patchogue, is celebrating its fifth anniversary
at its present location. Located in Patchogue
for the past 15 years, the firm has been
in existence for more than 50 years. The
proprietors, Edythe and Ben Barron, and
sales associate, Jack Cook, are featuring
special merchandise in celebration of this event.
For their annual Ladies’ Day, Bellport
Lions Club members entertained their wives
with a trip to New York City Sunday. The
group enjoyed dinner at Mama Leone’s and
attended the show at the Radio City Music
Hall. The following couples made the trip:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCleary, Mr. and Mrs.
Felix Grucci, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grucci, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Chambers, Dr. and Mrs. James K. Lennox,
Mr. and Mrs. John Trotter, Mr. and Mrs.
William Muller, Mr. and Mrs. James Coleman
and former Town Chief of Police Edward
N. Bridge, all of Bellport; Mr. and Mrs. Al
Manino, of Patchogue; Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Widmer and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goett of
East Patchogue; and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Vogt of Medford.
Friends of J. Milford Kirkup Jr. will be
interested to know that he is recuperating
at his father’s home in Bay Shore, following recent surgery.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ince and sons, Jay and
Dean, of Woodland Park Road, took the
Orient Point Ferry Friday and spent the day
at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn.
The Pinochle Club was held Saturday night
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hermus
of North Brewster Lane. The birthdays of
Francis Hermus and Mrs. Schuyler Corwin
were celebrated. Later in the evening a
discussion was given by Schuyler Corwin
concerning his planned beaver-hunting trip
to Massachusetts.
Mrs. Aubrey Scott of Bieselin Road is a
patient at South Nassau Hospital, Oceanside.
Friday night, she fell and broke her right leg
in four places and broke a bone in her left foot.
Miss Lorraine Frasca and Richard Geraine
attended the Princeton-Colgate football
game at Princeton, NJ Saturday.
Mrs. Alfred Swezey of Park Avenue, Blue
Point, entertained the Sit and Sew Club
at her home Oct. 18. Those who attended
were Mesdames Frieda Boyd, Leon Swezey,
William Ritchie, George Pope, Howard
Shene and George Densing.
A pony, owned by Joseph G. Savi of
Herkimer Street, Mastic, was struck in
the rear and killed by a car last Thursday
night on Barnes Road, according to Fifth
Precinct Police reports. The driver, Henry
F. Meyer, 22, of Barnes Road, Manorville,
told police that he was proceeding north
on Barnes Road in a heavy fog about 9:10
p.m. when he struck the animal, which was
standing in the middle of the road.
Vamps complete training: The Bohemia
Fire Department’s new aerial truck required
a 14-day training course. The following
fireman completed the course: Raymond
Audette, Jack Laffey, Thomas Blawn, Gabriel
Jaen, Jack Viglione, Julius Heinke, Richad
Swanda, Howard Sanfield, Chief William
Murtha, Alfred Clifton, Ernest Hartman,
Frank Tmay, Richard Emanovsky and James
Farnan.
Pvt. Dexter R. Hammond Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Reginald Brett of Walnut Avenue,
West Sayville, has completed his boot
training with the U.S. Marine Corps at Parris
Island in South Carolina last Thursday.
Pvt. Hammond is now stationed in Camp
LeJeune, North Carolina.
Bus drivers lauded. Charles Iocca, transportation
supervisor for the Connetquot
School District, has announced that 19 bus
drivers have received safe driving awards
for the 1965-1966 school year. The awards,
sponsored by the National Safety Council,
were given to: Olinto Bellettini, Vernon
Cutts, Marie DeNario, Charles Ferrari, Gene
Goldzung, Edward Graf, Sidney Harragan,
Ruth Iocca, Herbert Lee, Irene Mickus, Jean
O’Connell, Joan Reilly, Walter Roach, Marlene
Ruch, Andrw Schmutzer, Dorothea Smigiel,
William Van Deinse, Albert Vesely and George Vogt.
Engaged. Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Neil of
Weaver Road, West Sayville announce the
engagement of their daughter, Miss Beatrice
and Airman 3rd class Christopher Zegel, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zegel of Atlantic
Avenue, West Sayville. Miss O’Neil is attending
Sayville High School and Airman Zegel is
a graduate of Sayville High School and the
Adelphi Business School and is presently in
the Air Force. No date has been set for the wedding.
Gets college post. David Hochman, Connetquot
School District psychologist, has
been appointed an assistant professor of
psychology at Suffolk County Community
College. He is presently teaching courses in
basic and general psychology on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings.
Fireman Apprentice Michael T. Malone
son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Malone of Bonnie
Road, Oakdale is a crewmember aboard the
auxiliary fleet tug Semeca with the Sixth
Fleet on operations in the Mediterranean.
GI gets seventh air medal aware. Pleiku,
Vietnam. Pfc. Salvatore C. Gennardo, 22-
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Gennardo
of Ronkonkoma, has received the
seventh award for outstanding achievement
in aerial support of ground forces in combat.
Gennardo is a door gunner in the 119th Aviation Company.
Narcotics training. Supervising Probation
Officer Norman J. Taer of Bayport is back
on duty at the Suffolk County Probation
Department after completing a two-week
course in the Treasury Department’s Bureau
of Narcotics Training School.■

 

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