April 5
Mrs. Jennie Fucci, Mrs. Frances
Reitman, Mrs. Florence Kobus and Mrs.
Christine Benincasa attended the matinee
performance of “All American,” featuring
Ray Bolger, last Thursday. In the evening
they attended a performance at the Radio
City Music Hall.
The Patchogue Unit of the Home
Extension Service will meet at Four Sisters
Community Center at 10 a.m. Tuesday
when Mrs. Hazel Jenkins and Mrs. Doris
Cheshire will give a lesson on vegetable
cookery. At 1 p.m. another lesson on
sleeveless dresses will be given by Mrs.
Dagmar Melvin and Mrs. Mary Bellone.
George M. Siffert, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George J. Siffert of 51 Vernon St., has
been named to the Dean’s List at Clarkson
College of Technology for outstanding
achievement during the fall semester. He
is a freshman majoring in engineering.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bauer are
spending the spring vacation with Mrs.
Bauer’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clive E.
Reed of Lakewood Street. Mrs. Bauer is
a senior at State University College at
Potsdam. Mr. Bauer is a graduate student
at Clarkson College of Technology.
The Ides of March Latin banquet was
given March 15 at Bellport High School.
Caesar, played by Clifford Cummins,
was seated between his “wives,” Sharon
Kane and Valerie Kondratuk. Robert
Dugre, Latin and French teacher, was
moderator. Students put songs, the
Pledge of Allegiance and the school song
into Latin.
Danny Bianchi, son of Mr. and Mrs.
I. William Bianchi of Bellport Lane,
celebrated his sixth birthday Saturday
afternoon with seven of his friends. After
a luncheon party at his home, the group
attended a performance of “Pinocchio” at
the Kreamer Street School.
Mrs. John Ramirez of Circuit Road
returned home Monday from Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital, where she had
Mrs. George Piro of Woodland Park
Road flew by jet from the New York
International Airport at Idlewild Monday
for Houston, Texas where she will visit
for two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Emil
Henry Miller, formerly of South
Country Road and a longtime resident
of Brookhaven, has now moved to
Twenty-eight members of the Young
People’s Society, parents and friends of
the Blue Point Baptist Church attended
the Skating Fellowship at the Bay Shore
Roller Skating Rink, March 26. The guest
speaker was a New York City fireman, who
told of some of his Christian experiences.
Nancy Worrad gave her testimony. Larry
Densing came in first place in the skating
The Blue Point All-Star basketball
team won six games out of the seven
played in the Midget All-Star playoffs
of the Brookhaven Town Recreation
Tournament. They will be playing for the
championship on April 9 in the Patchogue
High School gymnasium against Nathaniel
Woodhull of Mastic. The Blue Point
players include Paul Clough, Thomas
Schaub, Thomas Rhodes, Michael
Travers, Terry Fedelem, Gary Roscott,
William Mauck, James Mulligan, Steven
Staugaitis and James Travers.
Winners in Center Moriches Schools’
first science fair last Thursday night were
Paul Nawrocki, June Frederick and Harry
Robert Gurinsky gave a puppet show
in his home on Inwood Road recently,
which several neighborhood children
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “The Children’s Hour,” starring
Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and
James Garner.
Mrs. Anne Mead of Sunset Drive was the
guest of honor Easter Sunday at a birthday
party given by her son and daughter-inlaw,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mead and their
daughter, Miss Michele, of Candee Avenue.
Those attending included her six children
and 11 grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. Edmund
Jaskowiak and their seven children, Mr. and
Mrs. John E. Mead and family, Mr. and Mrs.
James Dickson and family, Richard Mead,
Miss Anne Mead and Mrs. Robert Mead’s
mother, Mrs. Olive Auringer.
Leaving by car last Thursday for Ft. Lauderdale,
Port Charlotte and Cape Coral, Fla.,
three college students from Oakdale are
spending their vacation in tropical climes.
The boys, Vincent Recca Jr., John Culmone
Jr., and Jack Price, will return to classes at
Suffolk community College.
Cpl. Joseph Yabroudi, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Luis Yabroudi of West Golf Street, is due to
arrive at Kennedy Airport this week from
Chu Lai, South Vietnam, where he has been
stationed for the past 14 months.
Jo Ann Campbell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Campbell, celebrated her
ninth birthday after school with a party. Her
guests were Cathy Morley, Sharon Striffler,
Jill Sanwald, Ann Marie Zitvogel, Theresa
Sirianni, Kathy Kalil, Sherri Avery, Teresa
McLaughlin, and Jo Ann’s brother, Edward,
and sisters, Janet and Carol.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hallock and son, Paul,
of Manorville, spent last Wednesday and
Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dillon
of Nelson Court, before leaving for their new
home in Florida. Mrs. Hallock, Mrs. Dillon’s
sister, is the former Miss Irene Jensen of
Blue Point. Mr. and Mrs. Hallock will spend
some time with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jensen
formerly of Nelson Court and now residing
permanently in Florida.
George Westerbeke, a graduate student at
Columbia University, is spending his spring
vacation with his mother and aunt, Mrs.
George Westerbeke and Mrs. Arthur Larrabee.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brier and Mrs. William
Bosworth of Warren, Mass. were weekend
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
LaFountain of Cherry Avenue. On Saturday
evening, Mr. and Mrs. LaFountain entertained
at a family dinner party to celebrate
the ninth birthday of their twin sons, Sandy
and Randy; the birthday of Mrs. Boswoth,
mother of Mrs. LaFountain, and the 80th
birthday of her grandfather, Ralph Brier.
Army Private First Class David A.
D’Aurizio, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
D’Aurizio, 10 Oak Street, is participating
in “Operation Junction City,” the largest
military operation to date in Vietnam. He is
a fire direction center computer specialist in
Company B, 2nd Battalion of the 1st Infantry
Division’s 18th Infantry.

April 12

Miss Lea Haab was guest-of-honor at
a surprise bridal shower given by the
bridal party, Misses Diane Schroeder,
Alice Bernhardt, Joan Haab and Mrs.
Robert Harrison at the home of Mrs.
Harry Schroeder of Patchogue Saturday
night. About 45 guests were present. Miss
Haab will be married to Joseph Donald
Harrison of Springfield Gardens on May
20 in the Lutheran Church of Our Savior,
The Rev. Constantine Theodore of
St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church will
be guest speaker at a meeting of the
Patchogue Sorosis on Wednesday in the
Sorosis clubrooms. He will speak on
“Greek Easter Customs.” Hostesses will
be Mesdames Henry L. Reith, Edgar A.
Bright, Robert A. Hildreth and Spencer
R. Lowell.
Temple Beth El Youth will hold a car
wash at Alex Auto Service on West Main
Airman Basic Kenneth R. Unger, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Werner H. Unger of
Schoenfeld Blvd., Patchogue, is being
assigned to the United States Air Force
technical training course for radio and
radar maintenance specialists at Keesler
AFB, Miss. Airman Unger, who has
completed his basic military training
at Lackland AFB, Texas, was selected
for the advanced course on the basis of
his interests and aptitudes. The airman
attended Patchogue High School.
Army Pvt. John F. Merriam, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Willard E. Merriam of Provost
Avenue, Bellport, recently was assigned
to the 58th Engineer Company in Fulda,
Germany. Pvt. Merriam, a construction
specialist, entered the Army in August
1961 and received basic training at Fort
Dix, N. J. The 18-year-old soldier attended
Bellport High School.
The valedictorian and salutatorian of
the Bellport High School senior class
were named this week. They are Richard
Beth, valedictorian, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Beth of 8 Leisurely Lane, and
Victor Reusch, salutatorian, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Reusch, of South Howells
Point Road, both Bellport. Richard has an
average of 95.2 and Victor, 93.8.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kusa of South
Howells Point Road announce the birth
of a son, Jonathan Paul, weighing 7
pounds, 3 ounces, at Smithtown General
Hospital, April 2. The Kusas have two
other children, Kathryn and Stephen.
Mr. and Mrs. George Husing have
opened their summer home on Charles
Place. In the fall they expect to become
permanent residents of Center Moriches,
when Mr. Husing retires.
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Nickelson of
Division Avenue attended their grandson’s
dedication in Brooklyn. After the dedication
they visited with their son-in-law and
daughter Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Reyes and
children, Kara, Ramon Jr., Jacqueline and
Peggy Clough, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Clough of Winthrop Court,
celebrated her twelfth birthday with a
slumber party. Peggy’s guests were Gail
Warnken, Peggy Mulligan, Carol Scilleppi,
Claudie Chase, Jeryle Jachke, Joan Ackerly,
Nellie Martinez and Debbie Webster.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sauerwein of Division
Avenue heard from their son, Joseph,
who was just promoted to Spec. 4/c. He
has been serving in Saigon, Vietnam since
last October. He is a graduate of James
Wilson Young High School and has been
in the army for a year and a half.
Mrs. William Wardley of Foster Avenue
was guest of honor at a stork shower
given by Mrs. Frederick Dougherty and
Mrs. Joseph Mussled, at the latter’s home
on Greeley Avenue. The invited guests
were Mrs. Byrne Gamble, Mrs. Ronald
Chvatal, Mrs. Ronald Cammarata, Mrs.
John Siderius Jr., Mrs. Walter Wardley,
Mrs. Charles Suckow, Mrs. John Engel
and Mrs. Floyd MacLean.
Miss Catherine Hoag left yesterday
morning to fly to England, accompanying
Mrs. Arthur Larrabee of Blue Point and
Miss Mildred Windecker of New York.
Miss Hoag will return home after three
weeks, but Mrs. Larrabee and Miss Windecker
will spend more than two months in
the British Isles.
On Saturday afternoon in the Congregational
Church in Sayville, Miss Sherri
Ann Kershaw, daughter of Mrs. Lawrence
Griek of Clyde Street, Sayville, and Howard
Kershaw of Blue Point, was married
to George Billings of Oakdale, son of Mrs.
Charles Billings of West Islip and the late
Mr. Billings. The Rev. Robert Pollard of
the Sayville Methodist Church performed
the ceremony.


April 19

The annual meeting of the Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital Sprigs will be held
at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital.
Hostesses will be Mesdames George
Stoneman, Ralph Franklin, Lloyd
Peterson and D. Panciatichi.
Sixteen students have earned Regents
scholarships at Patchogue High School.
They are Marjorie Elbert, Barbara
Girshoff, Jane Spavins, April Pattervan,
Regina Funaro, Patricia Still, Ardath
Tomesch, Rita Crocitto, Robert Jastrow,
Stephen Bates, Eric Lechtrecker, William
Czepak, Joseph Masin, Leslie Boden, Carl
Palatnik and Linda Lang.
A son, Richard Allen, was born April
16 to Dr. and Mrs. Richard Marasco. Dr.
Marasco is at the dental clinic at Fort
Dix, N.J. Mrs. Marasco is the former Miss
Dolores Havens, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John J. Havens of East Patchogue,
formerly of Center Moriches.
Major and Mrs. Fred H. Pape and
sons, Charles Fred and James Richard,
arrived Monday on the SS America after
spending three years in Germany, where
Major Pape was stationed at Senbach
Air Base. They are visiting Mrs. Pape’s
mother, Mrs. Charles E. Connelly of Rider
Avenue, and Major Pape’s father, Fred C.
Pape of Jayne Avenue. Major Pape has
been assigned to Walker Air Force Base
in New Mexico.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of
Foreign Wars, South Bay Post, held a
successful card party April 13 in VFW
Hall on Dunton Avenue. About 50 persons
attended. Philip Rizzo Jr. of Bayview
Avenue received a special award. Mrs.
Mary Fuoco is president of the auxiliary.
Card party chairmen were Mesdames
Irene Cherney and Rose Messina.
Richard Gregory Brouwer, infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouwer of North
Howells Point Road, was christened
Sunday by the Rev. John Marksamer.
Mrs. Charles Cardamone of Circuit Road
is the godmother and Joseph Hermus of
Brookhaven is the godfather. Later in the
day, Mr. and Mrs. Brouwer entertained
friends and family at a buffet supper.
The annual election of the Bellport
Fire Department was held April 5 for the
purpose of electing the officers for the
coming year. The officers who were reelected
were: Robert Terwilliger, chief,
and Morg Czaja, first assistant chief.
August Waldron was newly elected as
second assistant chief.
On April 10, O’Myra Ann Miller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Miller
of Epsom Course, celebrated her sixth
birthday with a party at home for all the
girls in her class. Her grandmother, Mrs.
Rose Fay of Richmond Hills, was visiting
for the occasion. Francis Jr. had his third
birthday on Friday and celebrated with
his family.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. John J.
Morrissey, who were married Saturday
in Our Lady of the Snow R. C. Church,
Blue Point. The bride is the former Miss
Marilyn Joyce Maud of Blue Point.
Residents of Blue Point are requested
to be sure when burning brush or rubbish
that you have a burning permit. These
may be obtained at Bob Brown’s store.

April 27

The 3M Club of the Baptist Church
held a progressive dinner April 17. The
appetizer was served at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Reinmuth in Medford,
the salad at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen
Norcross in East Patchogue, the main
course at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Marshall in Patchogue and the dessert at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Penney
in Center Moriches.
Married recently in Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel R. C. Church, Patchogue were Mr.
and Mrs. Luca Aiello. The Rev. Saverio
C. Mattei performed the double ring
ceremony. The bride is the former Miss
Shirley Ann Arcuri, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Arcuri of Waverly Avenue,
Patchogue. The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Aiello of Marshall
Street, Patchogue. A reception was held
in the Oakdale Plaza Room in Oakdale.
Mr. and Mrs. Aiello are residing at 22
Marshall St., Patchogue.
Army Pvt. Carmine A. Cervellino, 20,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cervellino of
Pine Lake Drive, Patchogue, completed
the aircraft maintenance course at the
Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Ala., April
Miss Patricia Coleman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Coleman of Circuit Road,
went to New York City Saturday with
four classmates, Eileen Kelly, Maureen
Pellit, Maureen Swezey and Mary Lou
Manning, and her teacher, Miss Smith of
St. Frances de Sales School, Patchogue.
They visited the Museum of Natural
History, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the
United Nations.
Last week Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Padlon
and family of Broadview Avenue, Bellport
drove to Boston to visit Boston College,
where Miss Mary Padlon has been
accepted as a freshman for the coming
school year.
The Bellport Girls Bowling League
closed their season with a spaghetti
and pizza party at the Mastic Hour,
Brookhaven, last Wednesday night.
Trophies were given to the winning team,
The Lucky Strike. The team captain is
Kathy Miller and members are Helen
Nejelski, Mary Hanson and Jan Reynolds.
George Mistler, Anthony Fuoco and
Sam Fuoco went with the Patchogue
Knights of Columbus bowling team to
Erie, Pa. to participate in a bowling
tournament Saturday and Sunday. They
left Patchogue by bus Friday night.
James Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Carroll of Bellhaven Road, is
currently playing on the freshmen baseball
team at the university of Bridgeport.
James was graduated from Bellport High
School, where he participated in baseball,
soccer and basketball.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Grodeski of Newey
Lane gave an Easter egg hunt Sunday
afternoon for their grandchildren and
their friends. After the hunt, they were
all treated to a ride on Mrs. Edward Call’s
A surprise birthday party for the 17th
birthday of Miss Sandra Wy of Bell
Avenue, Blue Point, was given April 14 by
Miss Diane Bornscheuer at her home on
Bergen Lane. Thirty guests attended.
Medford Fire Chief John Condon
estimated that upwards of $100,000
worth of damage was caused when
the restaurant, bar, banquet room and
kitchen of the 112 Lounge, Medford was
destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The
motel connected with the lounge was not
burned, but smoke damage was caused
to the rooms. The establishment was
built in June 1961. George C. Haegele Jr.,
proprietor, said yesterday that he plans to
On April 15 Miss Lola Ward of Mt.
Vernon Avenue, Medford, entertained
about 15 friends at her home with a
“platter” party. A buffet supper followed
the dancing.
A miscellaneous bridal shower was
given for Miss Muriel Swenor of Peconic
Avenue by the Misses Carol Lee Ellis and
Billie Jean Frasher last Friday night at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ellis on Long
Island Avenue. Miss Swenor and Harry
Caldwell of Patchogue will be married at
the Bellport Methodist Church on June
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: Walt Disney’s “Moon Pilot,” starring
Tom Tryon, Brian Keith and Edmond
O’Brien; at the Rialto Theatre: “All Fall
Down,” starring Eva Marie Saint, Warren
Beatty and Karl Malden; at the Shirley
Drive-in: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” starring
Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
Mr. and Mrs. Reed Seal of Woodlawn
Avenue celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary
on Tuesday by attending the Westbury
Music Fair which featured Edward
Bergen and his daughter Candice. They
were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Starke of Connetquot Drive, who celebrated
their silver anniversary just two
weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lechner, of Bayport
Avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Huszagh,
of South Fairview Avenue, held a joint family
dinner Sunday in honor of their children,
Laurie and Gordon, who were confirmed
on Sunday at the Methodist Church. Attending
the dinner were Mrs. Leroy Van Nostrand,
Mrs. Joseph Lechner of Springfield
Gardens, Mrs. Katherine Heiser, Mr. and
Mrs. Jeromus Meissner and their daughter,
Mrs. David Johnstone of Paumanake
Road entertained last Tuesday night at a
Fashion show. Mrs. William Barthelme of
Bayport was the demonstrator. Mrs. Johnstone’s
guests were Mrs. William South,
Mrs. Frank Rossiter, Mrs. Robert Schaefer,
Mrs. Harvey Bumstead, Mrs. John Quinn
and Nibby Quinn.
A bridal shower-farewell party was held
at the home of Mrs. Joseph Savino of Idlehour
Boulevard on Friday evening by Mrs.
Savino and Mrs. Alice Schaefer of East Islip,
for miss Celia Cocolis of Sycamore Avenue,
Bohemia. Miss Cocolis had been emplyed
at Connetquot High School in the office of
James Gregory, attendance officer, until
her recent resignation. About 25 girls of the
office staff were present.
Steven Brennan, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Brennan of Candee Avenue, was
home last weekend from Long Island University
at Southampton.
Mrs. F. Palmer Haff of the Sayville Library
was one of the guests of honor last Thursday
at Newsday’s Spring Book and Author
Luncheon held at the Huntington Town

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