June 07
Philip W. Rogers of Medford Avenue,
Patchogue is among more than 3,000
University of Maryland candidates for
degrees, which will be conferred Saturday.
Mr. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A.
Rogers, will receive a Bachelor of Science
degree is physical education. A member of
the “M” club, he was captain of the 1961
Terrapin baseball squad. He graduated from
Patchogue High School in 1956.
Greg Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Williams of Jones Street, Patchogue, found
a starling in the woods while visiting in
St. James several weeks ago. He took it
home and his mom hand-fed the bird until
it was strong enough to fly around and eat
inchworms on its own. The bird still likes
to be hand-fed, however, and when the
Williams family whistles, the bird flies back.
It’s so tame it plays with strangers and also
has the run of the Williams’ house!
A .22-caliber pellet was removed May 29
from the left hand of a 15-year-old Patchogue
boy by Dr. John J. McNally at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital. Paul Gelfer, of 65 Grove
Avenue, apparently accidentally tripped the
pistol’s discharge two days before when
he was target shooting about 5 p.m. at his
home, according to Fifth Precinct Patrolman
Raymond Gutowski, the investigating officer.
Salvatore C. Nicosia, a social science
teacher at Patchogue South Junior High
School, May 24 defeated Hugh McLeod in
an election for president of the Patchogue
Classroom Teachers Association. Mr.
Nicosia succeeds Paul Ryan.
Edward P. Costello, commander of
Patchogue American Legion Post 269,
recently presented awards to the winners
of the Legion’s poppy poster contest. The
winners are: Caryn Barbero, Richard Varney,
Linda Martino, George Niosi, Michael Smith
and Linda DiPierro.
Edward Frabizio, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dominick Frabizio of East Patchogue, has
applied and been accepted for enlistment
on the United States Marine Corps. He was
sworn in May 16. Following graduation from
12 weeks of boot camp at Parris Island, S.C.,
the new “leatherneck” will be transferred
to Camp Lejeune, N.C. for four weeks of
highly specialized combat training. He also
qualified for and was given a guarantee of
aviation duty prior to his enlistment.
Bellport students home from schools
and colleges for their summer vacation are:
Bronwyn Job of William Smith College; Jean
Thorndike of Otterbein College; Pamela
Edwards of Smith College; Joseph Coleman
of the Coast Guard Academy; Barbara Finn
of Mount Holyoke; Betsy Baker of Wells
College; Kirk Roeser of Brown University;
Leigh Baier of Williams College; Kathy Klein
of the University of Delaware; Ben Klein of
the University of Rochester; Linda Husted
of Roanoke College; Bob Hoffmann of the
University of Bridgeport; Bob Love and
Tom Binnington of Tarkio College; Carole
Montalbano of the University of Virginia;
and Georges Peter of Dartmouth Medical School.
A surprise farewell party was given for Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Craig of East Patchogue
Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Grant of Station Road. Mr. Craig,
who has been teaching industrial arts at
Bellport High School for the past few years,
has accepted a position in Syracuse.
Bachelor of Science degrees were
awarded to Ronald Harrison of Bayport and
Miss Karen Zukowski of Brookhaven from
the State University College at Oswego at
the 101st college commencement Sunday.
Mrs. Henry Pille of Bay Road, Brookhaven
recently attended as a delegate the Lutheran
Women’s Missionary League convention in Hartford, Conn.
Miss Jean Marie Ostrom, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Ostrom of Atlantic Avenue,
Blue Point, is the winner of the Gertrude
Nichols Agonian Sorority scholarship given
by Margaret Divo, which was presented
at the annual moving-up program at the
State University College at New Paltz. Miss
Ostrom is a 1960 graduate of Seton Hall High School.
To the victors go congratulations from
principal Stanley Abrams of Center Moriches
High School after Dorothy Muller, Ronald
Hersh and Margaret Tarry were elected
respectively to the sophomore, junior and
senior class presidencies in recent school elections.
Miss Rita Trautschold of Inwood Road,
Center Moriches, who became 15 on May
31, was given a surprise birthday party at
her home last Friday night by Miss Kathleen
Keegan and Bruce Mooney. Many of her
close friends attended.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bacil of Tucker Drive
entertained at a barbecue dinner on Memorial
Day for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bacile and
son, Frank, and Mr. and Mrs. Hector Mascellaro
of Bayport, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vella
and children, Charlene and Richard of Sayville,
and Mrs. Florence Cohen of Jackson Heights.
Marylyn Rebman, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Rebman of Bayport Avenue,
celebrated her 12th birthday with a barbecue
supper before which the guests were
taken for a ride in Mrs. Vera Ward’s pony
cart and then had rides on Mrs. Ward’s
horses. The guests were Diane Burke, Beth
Canning, Deborah Coombs, Christine Courtney,
Michele Le Cour, Kathy Lally, Eileen
O’Donnell, Elsa Easton, Dale Rutkowski,
Patricia Tyson and Rosalie Dunaif.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ashby had as their
guests Capt. and Mrs. Richard Simoni and
their five children, who visited them for
several days at their Vincent Place home, on
their arrival aboard the “S.S. America” from Germany.
Thomas Shedlick of Cloverdale Drive has
been promoted to the rank of Major in the
Air Force’s 600th Air Police Squadron.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Style of Atlantic Avenue
entertained a few friends last Tuesday
evening in celebration of their 25th wedding
anniversary. Those present were Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Style, Andrew Style, Mrs.
James Conkle, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Conkle
and son Ken, Mrs. Jacob A. Beebe, Miss
Claire Style, Miss Isabelle Style, Miss Mary
Van Wyen, Mr. and Mrs. James Slootmaker,
Miss Annette Beebe, Miss Esther Beebe,
Miss Lilian Conkle, Miss Betty Style, Jacob
Beebe, Glenn Style, Gary Style, and Bruce,
Jerry and Toni Style.
Mr. and Mrs. William Paauwe of Third
Street attended a bon voyage reception
aboard the Cunard liner “Sylvania,” for Mr.
and Mrs. John Carpenter of New York, who
were sailing for England. Later in the day Mr.
and Mrs. Paauwe were guests at the home of
miss Moira Carlyle of Manhattan.

June 14

 A bridal shower was held last Saturday
evening at the Wagon Wheel restaurant
in Port Jefferson in honor of Miss Claire
Ryder, a future bride of Patchogue. The
shower was given by her sister Kathleen
and featured a four-course roast turkey
dinner. After having escorted Claire to the
Wagon Wheel, her fiancé Ralph Ardolina
was himself escorted to Nancy’s restaurant
in Patchogue, where he was given a surprise
bachelor party.
A parade through Patchogue in 15 new
Oldsmobiles, led by a 1906 Oldsmobile, was
sponsored by Barrie Bros. last week. New
York office sales representatives helped
sponsor the Rocket Sports Car Rally and
were entertained by Jack Barrie at lunch.
Kevin Zegel, who is celebrating his
second birthday today, enjoyed a prepicnic
birthday Sunday at his home on
Case Avenue with family and friends.
Nine past presidents of the Jayne-Latin
Auxiliary were honored recently at a dinner
held at the Vets Hall: Mesdames Nelson
Crisler, Elwyn Schaefer, James Dougherty,
Emil Bittner, William King, John Lizewski,
Douglas Daniels, Sidney Raynor and Leo Morgan.
Mrs. John Readey, president of the
Hagerman Civic and Taxpayers Association,
presented flowers to Helen Smith of Taylor
Avenue, East Patchogue, who was chosen
as Miss Hagerman of 1962, Saturday at a
dance in the firehouse.
A father-son communion breakfast
was held by the Holy Name Society of St.
Joseph the Worker R. C. Church on Sunday
following the 9:30 a.m. Mass, in the church
auditorium. The Rev. John Martin installed
the following new officers: Michael
Palladino, president; George Gibbs, fi rst
vice president; Robert R. Groh, second
vice president; Gerald Veitch, treasurer;
James Sanna, secretary; and James Tate,
Dr. Willard G. French, chairman, Mrs.
Edward Ljungqvist, business manager and
Mrs. Knute Lee, ticket chairman, recently
met in Dr. French’s Bellport home to plan
the antiques fair at Christ Episcopal Church
parish hall, Aug. 15, 16 and 17, for the
benefit of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
The Vane Cottage with its beautiful
surroundings will be occupied this
summer by Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Seibert
of Northport. Mr. Seibert is a high school
teacher of music and will conduct the
musical programs at the Gateway Theatre.
Spencer. E. Stickley, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Elmer E. Stickley of Bellport, was
among the 95 seniors who graduated from
the Peddle School Saturday at the 97th
commencement exercises. The school is
located in Highstown, N. J. Mr. Stickley,
who has been a member of the science club
and on the staff of the Old Gold and Blue,
the Peddle yearbook, will enter Columbia
University in the fall.
Representatives of the local Home
Extension Unit attended the Calendar Day
meeting Monday evening in Riverhead
to set up the program for next year. They
were Mesdames Malcolm Stewart, Michael
Embro, Robert Webber, Richard Lyons and
Roy Steinmetz.
Thomas Hammond and Donald Graves
of Blue Point were sworn into the Marine
Corps this week. They entered the
Marine Corps on the “Buddy Plan,” which
guarantees the same shipping date, same
platoon and advance training.
The following women of the dry cleaning
department of the Blue Point laundry
dined at Snapper Inn Friday: Mesdames
Violet McMahon, Virginia Cario, Rose
Kulakowski, Rita Felice, Emily Greaves,
Mildred Kucera, Mary Adrian, Jennie
Palermo, Sally Speidel, Lillian Tasso,
Frances Cario and Florence Griffi ng.
Miss Frances Montecalvo, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Montecalvo of
Frowein Road, was “capped” last Friday
evening at Robins Hall, Central Islip School
of Nursing.
Miss Dianne Whitney of Redbridge Road
celebrated her 17th birthday May 31 by
attending a Mets baseball game at the Polo
grounds. The tickets were awarded from
H. C. Bohack store. Her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Whitney, accompanied her,
as well as Vollie Boggs.
Phillip Lopinto, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lopinto of Laurelton Drive, received the
sacrament of confirmation at St. Jude’s
Church May 17.
Karen Albin of Second Avenue entertained
Friday night at a party with dancing
and buffet refreshments for Patricia Bakeman.
Cathy Newberg, Robert Farrell and
Michael Wiese of Bayport, and Timothy
Shene of Blue Point attended.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Russo of Sylvan
Avenue entertained on Saturday for the
fourth birthday of their daughter, Helene.
The guests were her grandparents. Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Russo and Mrs. Mildred
Cependa and daughters, Donna, Sherry,
Patricia, and Cladia, and Mrs. Harold Lyons
and son Dougas, of West Sayville, Mr. and
Mrs. George Stanford and daughter Denise
of Sayville, Mrs. Christian Brockman, of
Bayport, and George Harris of Copiague.
Diane Guzik, 10-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Guzik of Sylvan Avenue,
won fourth place in the New York State
twirling competition in the 10-year-old division,
and third place in the open competition
at the New York State Baton Twirling
Championships held at Jones Beach on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Pesla of Brook
Street, Mr. and Mrs. George Pesko of Sayville
and Mr. and Mrs. William Gamble of
Islip Manor enjoyed a family dinner party
at Lake House last Sunday to celebrate
the wedding anniversaries of both Pesko
couples and the birthday of Mr. Gamble,
Mrs. George Pesko’s father.
Mr. and Mrs. T. David Brennan were
guests of honor Saturday evening at a family
dinner party given at the home of their
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Brennan of Candee Avenue, in celebration
of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Those attending were Mr. an Mrs. Vincent
Gillen and sons Donald and David and Mrs.
Jeannette Deterling of Ellenville, N.Y., Mr.
and Mrs. William Deterling of Copiague,
Mrs. Robert Brennan and daughter Leslie of
Patchogue, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest N. Munkelwitz
of Bayport, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kreye
and Mrs. Ernest A. Munkelwitz and Miss
Susan Kinkaide of Sayville and Thomas and
Steven Brennan.

June 21

Maurice Irons, science and
mathematics teacher at Patchogue High
School, has been appointed assistant
principal, effective July 1. He will succeed
C. Overton Tremper, who is retiring.
A food and cake sale for the benefit
of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be
held tomorrow and Saturday in a store
next to Kaller’s Jewelry Store on East Main Street.
Felice’s Restaurant, a well-known
landmark on Waverly Avenue, Patchogue,
suffered a disastrous fire that leveled
the entire structure back in April 1960.
Tuesday the Mickey Felice Steak House
will open in the refurbished Mascot
Dock building at the foot of South Ocean
Avenue, overlooking the Great South Bay.
John and Eleanore Linehan of Joe’s
Bargain Center, formerly on 11 Oak St.,
Patchogue, are now located on Route 112, Medford.
Mrs. Edward Roeckel of South
Prospect Avenue, Patchogue was
pleasantly surprised recently at a baby
shower given in her honor by Mrs.
Richard Richardson and Mrs. Harvey
Lotko at Mrs. Lotko’s home on North
Prospect Avenue. About 25 guests were
present. Mrs. Roeckel is the former Miss
Kathleen Lotko.
The Harriman Dems, sponsored by
the Harriman Democratic Club of North
Patchogue, currently hold second place
with a 6-3 record in North Patchogue
Little League. The team players include:
Robert Figueira, Eugene Hense, Robin
Bell, Terry Lisinski, Jeffrey Gassert,
James Koronkiewicz, Robert Prybyzerski,
Larry Wolpin, Mark Smith, Paul Silhan,
Richard Zeidler, William Kieninger, and
Joe Schauer, manager.
Graduates of Marietta College,
Marietta, Ohio, with Bachelor of Science
degrees June 11 are Allan L. Rubin, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rubin of Jennings
Avenue, Patchogue; and Michael J.
Jochnowitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Jochnowitz of Colonial Drive, East
Patchogue. Both are graduates of
Patchogue High School and both were
members of the German Club at college.
A large group of faculty members of
Bellport High School enjoyed a delicious
clambake at Brookhaven Town Beach
near Westhampton Saturday night.
Richard Hall, Nicholas Marino and Robert
Grant were in charge of the affair.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bedell and
family of Pearl Street, Bellport, have
returned home after spending 10 months
in Jensen Beach, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Knute
Lee and family, who occupied the Bedell
house during that time, are now living in Brookhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Heede of South
Country Road attended the graduation
of their son, Conrad C. Heede, from Holy
Cross College, Mass., last Wednesday.
Conrad plans to return for a year of
graduate study at Holy Cross College,
which has granted him a fellowship.
Two local men are talking about
the “average” one that didn’t get away
Sunday — a 300-pound swordfish in
the Atlantic Ocean off Hampton Bays.
Howard Hunter, of North Brewster Lane,
Bellport, and Frank Drapal, of Hedges
Road, East Patchogue, made the catch,
but it took about two hours before the
battle was over. As the pair checked the
critter in at the Bellport Fish Market,
they mentioned a 410-pounder they’d
caught two years ago. “This one,” they
said, “was about average.”
A meeting of the Sayville Cooperative
Play School was held last week. The annual
reports on committees were received by the
president, Mrs. Gorge H. Vanderborgh Jr.
The annual election of officers was held and
the follwing slate was elected: President,
Mrs. Gilbert Bishop; Vice President, Mrs.
David Lopes; Secretary, Mrs. Richard Van
Brunt; Treasurer, Paul Sundheim; Directors,
Mrs. George Palmer, Mrs. Elwell Cobb, Mrs.
George Vanderborgh; and community members,
Mrs. Donald Smith and John Moore.
Army Capt. John E. Kilgallen, son of Mrs.
Anne M. Kilgallen of 9 President Street,
recently completed the transportation supply
officer course at Fort Eustis, Va. He
entered the Army in 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mawhinney of Gerritsen
Avenue were guests on Father’s Day at
the home of Mrs. Mawhinney’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Olsen in Great River where
a dinner party was held for the Mawhinney
family and Mr. and Mrs. Olsen’s son and family
from Flushing.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schaper of Brook
Street entertained at a Hawaiian party on
Saturday in celebration of the 12th birthday
of their daughter Charlene. The guests were
Terry Mayer, Barbara Shutt, Karen Putnam,
Barbara Fusco, Peggy Petit, Wilma Sluiter,
Penny Schaper, Judy Hine, Jane Griek,
Robin Luce and Kerry Meyer.
Mrs. Herbert Barrett of South Africa who
is en route to this country to make her home
here, sailed from England aboard the “Rotterdam”
yesterday and will arrive in New York Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan entertained at a
buffet supper in their home on Norgate Drive
Sunday evening following the graduation
of their daughter Jean from St. Lawrence’s
Parochial School. Among those present were
the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sullivan
of Clinton, Mass., who are spending the
week here and William Bott of Sayville.

June 28

Linda Meyer, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Orville Meyer of Conklin Avenue,
Patchogue, celebrated her tenth birthday
last Friday at a bowling party held in her
honor at the Patchogue Bowling Center
on West Avenue. Linda’s friends who
were present were Mavis Chaskin, Sally
DeLaVergne, Barbara Fink, Diane Gerard,
Cathy Lange and Nancy Wagner.
Patchogue-Medford strong men
showed their prowess in each of five
events in a physical fitness contest held
recently at Hauppauge in which they were
the victors over five other schools. “Situps:”
Kenneth Salamone, Steve Goldstein
and John Syrett; “squat thrusts:” Richard
Bishop, Wickham Case and Ronald
Jewell; “push-ups:” George Knoedl, David
Igneri and Robert Monaco; “300-yard
shuttle run:” Roger Herold and Richard
Zaikowski; “pull-ups:” Dennis Leffew,
Richard Cammarata and John Caccioppo.
Mrs. Claire Meyer, president of Bay
Avenue School PTA, recently congratulated
academic award winners in the following
categories: Joan Mazzotti, citizenship;
Michelle Rosen, English; Judith Schneid,
arithmetic; Simone Pelzman, reading;
Marc Schwartz, arithmetic; Joseph
Reinckins, English; and John Chumas, reading.
Orlando Maletta Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Orlando Maletta of Munsell Road,
East Patchogue, received a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Harpur College in Vestal
June 10. He was the recipient of a New
York dental scholarship and will attend
Columbia University, school of dental and
oral surgery, in the fall.
Robert Hawkins of Station Road,
Bellport, has been elected commander
of Donald Sullivan Chapter 95, Disabled
American Veterans.
Saturday night Miss Sherry Ince,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ince of
Woodland Park Road, Bellport, was chosen
as queen at the Bellport High School
junior prom. Miss Ince was crowned by
last year’s queen, Miss Tobe Tottin. Miss
Helen Nejelski and Miss Lauralee Lambert
were her attendants.
A/C Worth Austin Jr. returned home
from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., last
week and is now living in Bellport. He has
received his discharge from the U. S. Air
Force after serving for over four years.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Downs and
family moved last Friday from Country
Club Road to Lexington Park, Md. Mr.
Downs was transferred from Grumman
Aircraft Corp., at Calverton to Patuzent
River Naval Base.
Mrs. R. Christian Anderson of Beaver
Dam Road, Brookhaven attended her 20th
class reunion this weekend at Connecticut
College in New London. She is a member
of the class of 1942.
Mary Ann Foley, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Foley of Nelson Avenue, Blue
Point, was among the graduates of the
class of 1962 from Seton Hall High School
on Thursday night. Mrs. John Foley of
Stony Brook, grandmother of Mary Ann,
attended the ceremonies.
The first grades of Miss Mohlenhoff
and Miss Herr of the Blue Point
Elementary School enjoyed a picnic at
Heckscher State Park June 19. The 46
youngsters, accompanied by Miss Herr
and Miss Tilley, were driven to the park
by Mesdames James Avino, Louis Link,
Robert Chase, Dominic Nastasi, Michelle
Weeks, Robert Carlough and Richard Scilleppi.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Kiesling of Senix
Avenue had a joint celebration in honor
of their daughter Suzanne and her cousin
Richard Grimminger, both of whom had
just graduated from Center Moriches High
School. Suzanne plans to attend Suffolk
Community College in September.
The valedictory address at Center
Moriches High School’s Saturday night
commencement exercises was made by
Harris Gurinsky, who won many other
honors. Harris, son of Dr. and Mrs.
David Gurinsky of Inwood Road, Center
Moriches, spoke on science.
Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell of Saxton
Avenue celebrated their 36th wedding
anniversary Friday morning by attending
an anniversary mass at St. Lawrence’s R.C.
Church and later dining at the home of
their son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Manning of Garfield Avenue with
their five grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wolstencroft Jr. were
guests of honor Sunday at a barbecue at the
home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis LaFountain Jr. of Hillside
Avenue, West Sayville, in celebration of
their 25th wedding anniversary.
On Saturday, Mrs. William Durland entertained
at her home on Academy Street at
a barbecue supper. Her co-hostess, Mrs.
Consuelo S. Graham, James Wilson Young
High School librarian, and Mrs. Durland,
who is the clerk librarian, gave the barbecue
in appreciation of the work of the following
students who have helped in the library during
the past year: Cheryl Smith, Gail Whitsitt,
Suzanne Richon, Richard Ryan and Wayne
Haman of Bayport, and Linda Zebrowski,
Dorothy Brush, Lance Foy, George McLachlan
and Ronald Schwizer of Blue Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sunderland of Garfield
Avenue entertained at an open house
Sunday Afternoon in celebration of their
daughter Margaret’s graduation from Sayville
High School. Her aunt, Mrs. George
Miller arrived Monday to attend the commencement
Tuesday and will return to New
Kingston, N.Y. today.



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