Feb 2
John Cargill has returned to his home
on Lakeland Avenue after undergoing
surgery in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Cargill, former local manager of the
Patchogue district office of the Long
Island Lighting Company, is now with the
Port Jefferson office.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Jenkins of Rider
Avenue attended the capping ceremony
from the Community Hospital at Glen
Cove of their daughter, Nancy E. Jenkins,
S. N. Jan. 23 at the Nassau Country
Club in Glen Cove. Afterwards, Mr. and
Mrs. Jenkins were guests at a reception
honoring the capped student nurses.
The newly formed Sophomores,
Juniors and Seniors Club of Patchogue
High School launched a series of civic
projects with a cake sale Saturday at the
Bee Hive for the benefit of Suffolk County
Industrial Home for the Blind. Heading
the committee was Janet Smith, with
assistance from Madelyn Stein and Nancy
The tenth anniversary of the Original
Golden Age Club of Greater Patchogue
was celebrated recently at Four Sisters
Community Center on South Ocean
Avenue. Five of seven charter members
are living. Three of the charter members
attended the event: Mrs. Adele Fuller,
Mrs. Minnie Perry and Mrs. Agusta Pape.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miskosky of Spruce
Drive, East Patchogue went to the Motor
Boat Show at the Coliseum Jan. 16 and
the Museum of Modern Art, and dined at
the Maud Chez Elle restaurant.
The ambulance and rescue crew of the
Hagerman Fire Department have gone out
on emergency calls at an average of three
to four times a week this month.
Miss Kathy Cummins, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Norman Cummins of Otis Lane,
Bellport, entertained the cheerleaders of
the Bellport High School at a dinner at her
home Friday night. Her guests were Suzie
Beyer, Bree Binnington, Helen Nezelski,
Peggy Mimes, Carolyn Marshall, Maryanne
Pendergast and Georgia O’Neil.
Dr. and Mrs. R. Ronald Rau and their
daughters, Whitney and Littie, of South
Howells Point Road, spent the weekend
in New York City. On Friday night,
Whitney and Littie were treated to a
Japanese dinner and a performance of the
Broadway play, “My Fair Lady,” by their
godparents, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Fulbright
of Rochester.
Lt. Frank Ahearn, son of the Rev. and
Mrs. Alvin Ahearn of Bergen Lane, Blue
Point, arrived home Jan. 21 for a twoweek
leave. Lt. Ahearn returned to this
country on the carrier USS Ticonderoga,
which had docked in San Francisco the
previous week. This is the first time
home in 13 months for Lt. Ahearn, a
pilot, who flies the 86 Skyraider. After his
furlough, he will return to Moffett Field
in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Nickelsen
have resumed business after an absence
of nearly eight years at Nickelsen’s
Stationery Store on Blue Point Avenue.
During this time it was known as Byrnes
Stationery and was owned and operated
by Joseph Byrnes of Patchogue.
A raging fire, apparently started by an
overheated chimney, destroyed or damaged
about 60 percent of Our Lady of the
Snow R. C. Church in Blue Point Sunday
night. Three altars, the sanctuary and sacristy
were hit by the blaze, and firemen
had to pull down parts of the basement
ceiling in order to get at burning timbers.
Vestments and religious objects were
burned or badly damaged by fire, smoke
and water. The boiler room and lavatory
were made unworkable, and some doors
and windows were broken.

Feb 9

Vikki Zegel celebrated her twelfth
birthday with her family and friends at a
buffet supper party in the playroom at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold L.
Zegel of Case Avenue. Dancing and games
were enjoyed by Mrs. Victoria Petrallia, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Petrallia and daughter,
Nancy, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Middleton
and children, Michael and Michelle, all of
Patchogue; Mr. and Mrs. Minard Zegel and
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Frey of West Sayville;
and her sister and brother, Marcia and
Staff Sergeant and Mrs. John Smith
announce the birth of a daughter, Brigitte
Monique, born Dec. 25 in Paris, France.
Mrs. Smith is the former Miss Mary B.
Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Jones of Patchogue.
Starr Miranda, 13-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Miranda of Cherry
Lane, East Patchogue, won the grand
champion trophy at the Massapequa Baton
Twirling Festival Jan. 28. Cheryl, her 6-yearold
sister, also took part in the contest.
A beginner, she hopes to be a champion
twirler herself someday.
All the Girl Scouts and Brownies of
Neighborhood 4 are taking orders this
week for Girl Scout cookies. Mrs. Angelo
Sciretta is chairman of the cookie sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lenz of Country
Club Road spent the weekend in New York
City, where they attended a luncheon at
the Yale Club, given in honor of Mr. Lenz
by the Schmidt Agency of the New England
Mutual Life Insurance Company. Mr. Lenz
won a silver bowl for being “Top Man of
the Year.”
Martin Heede, a freshman at Manhattan
College, spent his mid-term vacation last
week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad
Heede of South Country Road. His brother,
Conrad, was home for the weekend from
Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., after
having spent his mid-term vacation on a
trip to Canada.
Vincent Holland of South Howells Point
Road recently attended the statewide
presidents’ council of the Kiwanis Club
held at Albany. Mr. Holland is president of
the Kiwanis Club of Patchogue this year.
Mrs. Louis Fink moved from Brooklyn
to a home at the corner of South Country
Road and Colonial Drive, Monday. Her sonin-
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Ferrer, live in Brookhaven.
Mark G. Halliwell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Halliwell of Brookhaven, celebrated
his 12th birthday Saturday by taking two
of his friends, John Osborne and Robert
(Bobby) Borger, to see “Babes in Toyland”
at the Patchogue Theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. William Rate, Mesdames
John Gautier, Edward Hinkel and Irene
Forster, and Miss Ida Medeck and
John Eldoro attended the smorgasbord
supper given by the St. James Episcopal
Church Guild in Brookhaven Jan. 26, as
representatives of St. Mark’s Church of
Miss Joyce Berkowitz of Joyce’s Beauty
Salon, Center Moriches, is leaving Sunday
night for the Sheraton Atlantic Hotel in New
York City. Miss Berkowitz was selected to
be one of the judges for the contest held
at the American Hair Fashion Conference
and Travel Show. She will return Feb. 13.
Former Blue Pointer, pianist Gary Towlen,
of The Clock Tower in Oakdale, has been
selected as soloist for the world premiere of a
piano concerto at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln
Center, on April 25.
Mark Roecklein celebrated his 12th
birthday last Saturday with a trip to New
York to the American Museum of Natural
History. Accompanying him were Scott
Roecklein, Robert Ruddy, and John Covell
all of Bayport, and Thomas Carpenter of East Islip.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bakelaar of Tyler Avenue in West
Sayville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary when
a buffet supper was served at the home of their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Locker of Union Street.
About 65 guests were present to extend their congratulations
and many others sent their good wishes, including
President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson, and the Hon. Otis G.
Pike. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Locker, Mr. and Mrs. Bakelaar’s
other children at Mr. and Mrs. Frank Link of Blue Point,
and Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Bakelaar of Sayville. Their grandchildren
are Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Link, Mr. and Mrs. John
Valerius, Philip and Peter Bakelaar. There are also four
Mrs. Lowell La Fountain of High Street was hostess at
a stork shower for her sister, Mrs. Eugene Combs, also of
High Street, on Thursday. The invited guests were Mrs. Gilbert
Wright, Mrs. Wilton Wright, Mrs. Robert O’Neill, Mrs.
George Speicher and Mrs. Kenneth Verspoor of Sayville,
Mrs. Louis La Fountain Jr. and Mrs. Louis La Fountain Sr. of
West Sayville, Mrs. Roy Verspoor of Holbrook, Mrs. Robert
Wright and Mrs. Harvey Wright of Oakdale, Mrs. Otto Benson
of Lake Grove, Mrs. Edwin Combs of Blue Point, Mrs.
William Johnson of East Islip, Mrs. Robert Bouchard of
Lake Ronkonkoma and Mrs. Theodore Combs of Bohemia.
Machinery Repairman First Class Eugene F. Nelson, U.S.
Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. William V. Nelson of 36 High St.,
is helping the U.S. Pacific Fleet Service Force celebrate
its 25th anniversary this month, while serving aboard the
auxiliary repair dry dock RD-30.


Feb 16
Member stores of the Merchants
Division of the Patchogue Chamber
of Commerce next Thursday will
give thousands of cherry pies to their
customers in recognition of Washington’s
birthday. The division said the pies will be
distributed by the Main Street Bakery.
Miss Karen Krakaur, a sophomore at
Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio,
has recently been pledged to Beta Sigma
Omicron Sorority. Majoring in history and
planning on a teaching career, she is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Krakauer
of Conklin Avenue.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Robert J.
Rehman, who were married at a nuptial
Mass Feb. 3 in St. Francis de Sales R.
C. Church, Patchogue. The bride is the
former Miss Carol Jean Byrne of Lake
Ronkonkoma. The groom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Rehman of Rider
Avenue, Patchogue.
A supper party was held Feb. 5 in
honor of Lawrence G. Kapfer Jr.’s eighth
birthday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence G. Kapfer Sr., of Roosevelt
Blvd. Guests were Buddy Merriam, Scott
Warren, Kevin Dixon, Robert Tripoli, all
of East Patchogue, and Ricky Foster of
Blue Point. Mr. and Mrs. Kapfer anticipate
giving a barbecue party to celebrate
Lawrence’s birthday as soon as weather
Saturday night, members of the Calorie
Club and their families gave a cooperative
buffet supper to celebrate the birthdays of
Mrs. Elizabeth Arthur and Robert Lyons
Sr., at the latter’s home in Brookhaven.
Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J.
Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Hermus, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lyons, Mrs.
Ann Mooney, Mrs. Elsie Griffing and
Cortland Worth.
Miss Harriet Phillips of Jackson Heights,
a stewardess for American Airlines, spent
three days this week with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Phillips of South Country
The Bellport Men’s Fellowship held
a clam chowder supper at the Kreamer
Street School Tuesday night. Edward
Bishop of Bayview Avenue was in charge
of the supper.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stewart, formerly
of Valley Stream, moved into their new
home on Astor Street, Feb. 4. Donald
Stewart is the brother of Malcolm Stewart
of Old Stump Road.
Marine Corporal Frank V. Kruk, son of
John J. Kruk Sr. of Main Street, Center
Moriches, was presented with the Marine
Corps Distinguished Marksman Badge,
Gold National Trophy Individual Rifle
Match Medal and the Bronze Infantry
Trophy Match Medal, which he won at the
1961 National Rifle and Pistol Matches
at Camp Perry, Ohio during ceremonies
held Jan. 19 at the Marine Corps Recruit
Depot, San Diego, Calif.
Ronald Blechner, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Blechner of Bank Street, celebrated
his ninth birthday at his Cub Scout den
meeting, which was held at his home
under the supervision of his mother, who
is den mother, and Mrs. Shirley De Matteo,
assistant den mother. After the celebration
the boys made valentines. Those present
were Joseph Lieb, Bertram Seides, Bruce
Kronmann, Raymond De Matteo, Dennis
Terry, James Huey, Michael Huey, Louis
Strebel and Ronald Blechner. A guest at
the meeting was Ronald’s brother, Alfred.
Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson ofHamilton
Street celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with a family dinner party at
the Lamplighter Restaurant. Their guests
were Mrs. Johnson’s sister, Mrs. Charles
Schulte of Sanford, Fla., who was their
matron of honor, Mr. and Mrs. James
Johnson of Bay Shore, Mrs. Henry Smith
of Lincoln Avenue, Mrs. Theodore Jedlicka
and Miss Judy Jedlicka of Garfield
Avenue, Theodore Brandt of Willett Avenue
and Mrs. Emile Stoll of Bayport.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin of North
Cliff Avenue entertained at a Valentine
party where their guests included Mr. and
Mrs. Stuart Nasuer of Bayport, Mr. and
Mrs. William Voehl of Oakdale, Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Krsnak of Sayville, Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Donnelly of Lake Ronkonkoma,
and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Svoboda.
Thomas Jenne Bailey, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Bailey of Greene Avenue,
was baptized on Sunday of last week at
St. Lawrence’s Church with his sister,
Kathleen and brother, Charles, as godparents.
Stephen Yablonski celebrated his sixth
birthday with a party at his home in Bayport.
Present were Joseph DelQuaglio
of Bellport, Larry, Jimmy and Tommy
D’Anglis of Holtsville, and Katherine Meyer,
Laura Riesinger, Diane Riesinger and
Judy Hogan, all of Bayport. Stephen is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Yablonski of
Sylvan Avenue.
Mrs. Frank Rossiter was a hostess at
a fashion show at her home on Smith
Street, with Mrs. Robert Arden of Bayport
the demonstrator. Mrs. Rossiter’s
guests were Mrs. William Thomas, Mrs.
Ray Cuome, Mrs. Harvey Bumstead, Mrs.
Joseph Sauerwein, Mrs. Richard Richard,
Mrs. David Johnstone, Mrs. William South,
Mrs. Kenneth Biederman, Mrs. George
Densing, and Mrs. Dennis Murnane of
Blue Point, and Mrs. Louis Bianco, Miss
Elizabeth Bianco, Mrs. Vincent Felice and
Mrs. James Newham of Patchogue.

Feb 23

Peter Hooker of Medford Avenue
entertained at a rock ‘n roll party recently
in honor of his 16th birthday which he
celebrated Feb. 13. His guests were Misses
Karen Colston, Joan and Martha Perlstein
and Marie De Polo, also Michael Kearney,
David Leffew and Anthony Graviano.
Mrs. Effie Smith, widow of Samuel Smith,
formerly of Rose Avenue, celebrated her
96th birthday Saturday at her residence
at the Ramor Nursing Home on Baker
Street. She was visited by St. Francis de
Sales Senior Sodality of Mary members
Theresa Mariella, Michele Pontieri, Jean
Gordon, Cory Hines, Martine Kissen and
Marie Aviano, who served homemade cake
to all the patients and also presented Mrs.
Smith with flowers. Mrs. Smith’s family
also served ice cream and cake later that
afternoon to all.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, of
Woodacres Road, East Patchogue, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Barbara,
to Henry Bontempi of North Patchogue.
Miss Peterson, a graduate of Seton Hall
High School, is employed by the New York
Telephone Company. Mr. Bontempi is a
graduate of Patchogue High School and is
employed as a material control specialist
at Hazeltine Electronics at Riverhead.
New residents of Bellport are Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Brouwer and their daughter,
Debra, who moved here from Patchogue
Saturday. Their home at 100 North Howells
Point Rd. was just completed. Mr. Brouwer
is with the Patchogue Electric Light
Jimmy Cumming, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Cumming of General McLean Drive,
celebrated his sixth birthday with a party
at his home Friday afternoon. His guests
were Danny Bianchi, John Donovan, David
Ebersole, Andy Hudis, Kurt Rotzinger,
Ronnie Seltzer, Mark Stock and Jimmy’s
brother, Jonathan.
Five new members were taken into the
Brookhaven Fire Department to start their
probationary period of one year. They
are Donald Stewart and James Verni of
Brookhaven, Daniel Martin of Southaven
and Richard Crambrey and Basil Bateman
of Shirley.
Ruth Ann Sterling, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Sterling of Edgar Avenue, whose
ninth birthday was Feb. 15, celebrated with
a small gathering of friends at her home
Saturday. Her guests were Cynthia Brown,
Judy Weston and Lois Scordamaglia.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ostrom of Atlantic
Avenue, Blue Point have received word
from the State University of Education in
New Paltz, that their daughter, Jean Marie,
a sophomore at the school, is on the Dean’s
List for this semester.
Mesdames John Gautier, Edward Hinkel
and George Bott, representing St. Mark’s
Church, Medford, and Mesdames Dale
Whitlock and Anthony Rudtke, representing
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Patchogue,
drove to Garden City last Wednesday,
where they attended the consecration of
the newly elected suffragen bishop of Long
Island, the Ven. Charles Waldo MacLean, at
the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
Future homemaker Ellen Jane
Fitzpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Allan Fitzpatrick of Locust Avenue, Center
Moriches, is the winner at Center Moriches
High School in the 1962 Betty Crocker
Search for the American Homemaker of
Tomorrow. Ellen, a senior, received the
highest score from her school in a Dec. 5
competitive test.
Howard Johnson’s Fish Fry. All you can
eat for $1, French fried potatoes, cole slaw,
tartar sauce, rolls and butter. Wednesday
night only. Montauk Highway and William
Floyd Parkway, Shirley.

Blue Point fireman Jim McGowan and his 1950 Ford


Jim McGowan and Duke on the Sum Luckie

Blue Point Creek, February 1957


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