July 5

Dancing at the all-night Patchogue
High School graduation party, given by
the parents as in the past, was broken up
only by refreshments, a midnight supper
and breakfast. The theme this year was
“An Evening in Paris.” The room was
decorated to resemble a street in Paris,
complete with shops including millinery,
courtesy of Rhoda Hat Stores; men’s wear
from Maurice’s; ladies’ wear, Swezey &
Newins; flowers, Village Florists; art,
Fiala’s Country Paints; a travel bureau
and live birds from a private collector.
Barbara Nichols, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alvah N. Nichols of North Ocean
Avenue, Patchogue, will study next year
at the University of Paris under the Elmira
College Junior Year Abroad program.
David Syrett, a Patchogue Junior
High School ninth-grade student, has
been chosen by the North Patchogue Fire
Department Band scholarship committee
to receive this year’s award. The $100
scholarship is to be used to further his
musical education. Albert Halliwell,
Wilbur Newton, Louis Pfeifle, Henry
Friedlander and Robert Smith were the
members of the committee.
Miss Marilyn Porto, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Porto of East
Patchogue, graduated from State
University College at Oneonta June 10
with a Bachelor of Science degree in
elementary education. She will teach
second grade at Center Moriches School
in September.
Edward Daisey, a graduate of Bellport
High School, has been named manager
of the Rockdale Stores, in Turners Falls,
Mass. Prior to joining Rockdale Stores
he was assistant sales manager for
Basketville, Inc., in Putney, Vt.
Kenneth and Ronald Herzog, of East
Patchogue and Bellport, respectively,
have leased the Mobil service station at
the corner of South Country Road and
Station Road, Bellport. Ernest Moring,
former proprietor, retired at the close of
business Saturday due to ill health.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hendrie and Mr.
and Mrs. Dwain White of Bellport and Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Palevsky of Brookhaven
recently attended a matinee performance
of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way
to the Forum.” After going backstage
to see friends in the cast, they enjoyed
dinner and dancing.
Miss Mary Ann Schoessler and
Miss Evelyn Springer are spending the
summer months at a cottage on Raynor’s
Lane. Miss Schoessler, a former Bellport
resident, has just completed her second
year at Harvard Medical School. Miss
Springer is a language instructor at
Westbury High School.
The following members of the Triple
Trey Canasta Club enjoyed dinner at the
Bellport Hotel last Wednesday night, then
attended “The Three Penny Opera” at the
Gateway Playhouse: Mesdames Marie
Walker of South Country Shores; Edna
Holtj of Brookhaven; Agnes Palladino
of East Patchogue; Loretta Humbert of
Patchogue Shores; Margaret Furhmann,
Marge Mirabelli, Elsie Geiger and Evelyn
Mistler of Bellport. After the show, they
had a midnight snack at the Skyliner.
Crazy Hat Contest was held by the
Women’s Society of Christian Service
of Bellport Methodist Church last
Tuesday. The winners were: Mrs. James
Hawkins, Mrs. Harry Ferrier, Mrs. Harvey
Richardson and Mrs. Harold Rathkamp.
Thomas R. Luby, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Luby of East Patchogue,
and Karen Irene Melfi, infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Melfi of Shirley,
were baptized on Sunday in the Old South
Haven Presbyterian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Themann and
family have moved into their new ranchtype
home on Greenport Avenue.
George Lenhard, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Anton Lenhard of Medford, who
was graduated from the Patchogue High
School June 25, left Thursday for the
Great Lakes Training Center for service in the Navy.
Swapping stories with Marine Staff
Sergeant Joseph Curley Saturday night at
Mastic Fire Hall was William Floyd High
School Principal Edward Orr, former
Marine drill instructor. The occasion
was the gala send-off by Floyd’s classes
of 1960, ‘61 and ’62 for four of this year’s
senior class who chose the Marines: John
Dozel, Thomas Dorfer, Fred Kruger and Bob Deshler.
Mr. and Mrs. William Brown of Oakwood
Avenue entertained at their home at
a clam bake in celebration of the birthday
of Mr. Brown’s brother, Fred Moslein
of New York. Some of their guests were
Mr. and Mrs. George Kennedey, Mr. and
Mrs. Guernsey Rampe, Mr. and Mrs. Aidyl
Bason, Mr. and Mrs. James Fallon, Mr. and
Mrs. Amil Novotny, Mr. and Mrs. Allan
Brown, Mrs. Grace White and Joseph
Kingsley of Sayville.
Kevin C. Reilly, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John F. Reilly of Gerrisen Avenue, was the
Junior High School recipient of the annual
history award presented by Smith-Wever
American Legion Post of Sayville at the
awards assembly in May.
Miss Marnos Barsamian, daughter of
Edward Barsamian of Gillette Avenue,
returned on Monday of last week by plane
from Tripoli, Libya. Miss Barsamian has
been teaching the children of the personnel
at the Wheelus Air Force Base there.
She will return in August to resume her position.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Thornbloom of Bayport
Avenue entertained last Thursday
for about 50 guests at a farewell party for
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Whitsitt of Fairview Avenue.
Maureen Haefeli, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Haefeli of Greene Avenue,
celebrated her tenth birthday Saturday
with a barbecue luncheon party for Ellen
McElhinney, Karl and Sven Hasselriis,
Marie, Joanne and Francis Gugliotta,
Patricia and Regina Haefeli.
Thomas Lucas of Race Place, with Horace
Covner of Manhattan, are in charge of
a booth for a shoe manufacturing corporation
at the Suffolk County Fair at the Long
Island Arena in Commack.
Raymond Brady has resigned as adjutant
of Oakdale Post, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, and has been replaced by Lawrence
Kinlon of Woody Lane. The new quartermaster
is James Karmeris of Sayville, and
new trustee is Fred Strade of Sayville.
Robert Nezbed returned to his home on
Shore Road last week for a two-week vacation
from his new position in Chicago.

July 12
Tinker National Bank opened its
Patchogue office without fanfare last
Thursday in temporary quarters at 319
East Main St. Furnishings are scanty for
the present, but all equipment and forms
essential to banking are in evidence.
The Golden Age Social Club of
Patchogue held a picnic Friday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Elsie Kurass on Marvin
Street. Mrs. Kurass was assisted by Mrs.
Mary Worthington. The regular meeting of
the club will be held tonight in the PELCO building.
Dominic J. Carrabus was elected last
month as grand knight of Patchogue
Knights of Columbus Council 725.
Patchogue Postmaster Geary H.
Whitlock presented awards on behalf of
the Regional Awards committee of the
Post Office Department June 29 to: W.
Wilson Lang, foreman of carriers; Joseph
J. Spaccarotella, foreman of mails; and
Leonard J. Daconta, civil service examiner in charge.
Louise Orr presented a student
piano recital at her home on Roe Blvd.,
Patchogue June 24. The following
students performed: David and Debbie
Preuss, Frances Lizewski, Diane Uttley,
Thomas Murray, Susan Burbach, Bettina
Schnetchler and Doreen Pelmont.
Fred Marshall of Patchogue Motors, Inc.
has been presented the first annual Golden
Circle award by the Ford Division of the
Ford Motor Company for outstanding
achievement in performing his managerial
duties as a service sales manager.
Michelle Musso, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Musso of Harris Street,
Patchogue was christened in St. Joseph the
Worker R.C. Church Sunday. Godparents
are Colonel and Mrs. Carmen Peterson of
Chanute Air Force Base, Ill. Among the
guests who attended the reception that
followed were grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Gazzola, and the other children
of Mr. and Mrs. Musso, Kathy, Rose Marie and Joseph.
The following Bellport Girl Scouts are
spending two weeks at Camp Edey: Robin
and Julie Higinbotham, Karen Dahl, Jeanne
Gardner, Ellen French and Doren Madey.
Nancy Bovlin will leave on Monday for a
week at Camp Edey.
Catherine E. Klein of North Howells
Point Road, Bellport, was named to the
Dean’s List recently at the University of Delaware.
Mr. and Mrs. John Elbert of Blue Point
have announced the engagement of their
daughter, Joyce Rose, to Louis Jennewein
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jennewein
of Patchogue. Miss Elbert is employed
by Rollic, Inc. Her fiancé is employed by
the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Syosset.
Private Charles Scanlon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles A. Scanlon of Blue Point,
has completed basic training and is now
on two weeks leave. He will report to
Fort Bliss, Texas, where he will receive
27 weeks schooling in Nike Universal
electronic maintenance.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams, proprietors of
the Williams Stationery and Confectioners
store on Route 112, are spending their
vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. While
they are away, Mrs. Williams’ parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Mills, are taking care of the business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Warner of Mt.
Vernon Avenue, Medford, and Misses
Nancy Warner, Karen Korber and Carleen
Jones attended the Suffolk County Fair at
Commack, July 3.
The Center Moriches Rotary Club met
last Thursday at Camp Paquatuck. Clayton
Huey arranged the program, which was
for the benefit of the camp.
A fire early Sunday morning gutted
the interiors of two adjoining stores on
Main Street, Center Moriches. Ravaged
by the blaze, which Fire Chief Elton Tank
believes was caused by a faulty electrical
ceiling fixture, was Benny Providente’s
Barber Shop and the Moriches Tackle and
Sporting Goods store.
Airman Third Class Anthony Bonsignore
of Mastic Beach is being reassigned to Otis
Air Force, Mass. following his graduation
from the United States Air Force technical
training for aircraft engine mechanics at
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “Advise and Consent,” starring
Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don
Murray and Walter Pidgeon; at the Rialto
Theatre: Walt Disney’s “Bon Voyage,”
starring Fred MacMurray and Jane Wyman;
at the Coram Drive-in Theatre: “Mr. Hobbs
Takes a Vacation,” starring James Stewart
and Maureen O’Hara; and at the Bellport
Gateway Playhouse: “Gypsy.”
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Maiwald of Academy
Street entertained at a splashing pool
and birthday party for the fifth birthday
of their son, Edwin Jr. His guests were
Edward Salvadore, Daniel Aggers, Nora
Lee and Janet Wesche, Deborah and Stephen
Anderson, Patricia McInerney, all of
Bayport and Robert and Sherry Maasch of
Islip, Doreen, Steven and Richard Maile of
Medford, Ann Williams of Sayville, Angie
and Leonard Duarte of Holbrook and
Edwin’s sister, Barbara.
Mrs. Lyle Thornbloom assisted by Mrs.
Donald Walters of Sayville is local chairman
of the Friendly Town project for
underprivileged city children between the
ages of five and 12. The following residents
will take some of these youngsters for two
weeks in their homes: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Poli and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Funk of South
Snedecor Avenue showed their German
shepherds at Riverhead Friday night and
each dog won first prize in its class. Their
youngest, Heide, who has been a constant
winner in ever show since she was shown
two months ago, won the best puppy female.
Joseph C. Jahn, editor of The Suffolk
County News, will leave on Saturday to
attend the annual meeting of the International
Conference of Weekly Newspaper
Editors at Pere Marquette State Park in
Grafton, Mo. The conference will open on
Sunday and close on Friday, July 20. Mr.
Jahn is a past president of the international organization.
The Blue Point Bathing Beach is now
open. Bathing 25c in protected area with
lifeguard on duty, at the foot of Blue Point Avenue.
Thomas Mongan of Johnson Avenue
flew on Saturday to Galway, Ireland, to
spend two months with relatives whom he
has not seen for 48 years.


July 19

Robert M. Aviano Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert M. Aviano of Carman Street, has
been named to serve as usher at the 99th
commencement exercises of Bryant College.
Mr. Aviano is a member of Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Miss Marian Schmidt, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lincoln Schmidt of West Avenue,
received her Bachelor of Arts degree,
with a major in English, recently when
she was graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania. She was a member of Chi
Omega Sorority and Panhellenic Council.
In North Patchogue slo-ball, the Carlson
Homes team, whose only loss this season in
Brookhaven Town Recreation slo-ball play
came from Geoghan’s Insurance, narrowly
escaped another defeat last week and were
saved by shortstop Pat Tecarr, who came
through with a base-clearing triple in the
final frame to win 23-22.
Open for inspection this Sunday will be
the newly renovated and enlarged North
Patchogue firehouse. Highlighting festivities
will include the raising of an American flag
that was flown over the White House. The
North Patchogue Civic Association will
present the flag to the fire department and
music will be provided by the NPFD band.
Home run kings of Major League All-stars,
Bellport Little League, during the regular
season as of week ending July 5 are: Ronald
Schiera, 6; Greg Terwilliger, 4; Mark Maler,
3; Gary Patanjo, 3; Robert Fuoco, 2; Reid
Terwilliger, 1; Dave Bohn, 1; and Robert Gordon, 1.
Malcolm S. Fleming, CTSA, who has been
attending school at the U.S. Naval Training
Center, Bainbridge, Md., is visiting his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm J. Fleming
of Academy Lane, Bellport, on a two-weeks’
leave before reporting to the U.S. Naval
Security Group Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kauts of Brookhaven
drove with their family to Yellow Springs,
Ohio, last week to enter Anne in Antioch
College, where she started her freshman year
on July 3. On the return trip they stayed a
night with former Brookhaven residents Dr.
and Mrs. Robert Kruger, now of Cincinnati.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Olson of Brookhaven
spent several days in New York City last
week and saw “How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying,” “Brave Giovanni”
and “A Thousand Clowns.” On Tuesday Mrs.
Olson became the new reference librarian at
the Smithtown Library.
On July 8, Mr. and Mrs. J. Budd Hildreth
of Namkee Road, Blue Point, attended
the christening of their second grandson,
Bradley Budd Hildreth, who was born June 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reinfrank and son,
Billy, of Ohio Avenue have moved into their
new home on Tremont Avenue.
Mrs. Edward Martin of Tremont Avenue
entertained Mrs. Ferdinand Kostalek, Mrs.
Henry Wannamaker and Mrs. Mary Wagen at
her home last Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bigora of Lake
Avenue, Center Moriches, recently stayed
overnight on their boat off Fire Island and
went deep sea fishing afterwards off the
Moriches Inlet.
Airman Second Class Louis Raffa of
Mastic Beach was personally greeted by
President Kennedy and Secretary of Defense
McNamara upon his arrival from Germany
Monday from release from active duty in the Air Force.
Cary Grant and Doris Day star in
“That Touch of Mink” in Panavision at
the Patchogue Theatre for an extended
engagement. Also appearing at the head of
a supporting cast are Gig Young and Audrey Meadows.
Playing this week at the Sayville Theatre:
“Boys’ Night Out,” starring Kim Novak,
James Garner and Tony Randall.
National Guard Pvt. Timothy D. Shackleford,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford P. Shackelford
of Kennedy Avenue, recently completed
advanced individual training at the Armor
Center in Fort Knox, Ky. The 24-year-old
soldier is a 1956 graduate of James Wilson
Young High School and a 1961 graduate of
Adelphi College.
Robert Dudek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Dudek of Nelson Court, returned to work
in New York this week following a week’s
vacation at home. Miss Catherine Colleton
of Brooklyn was a guest at the home of Mr.
and Mrs Dudek for several days last week.
On Sunday, the Dudeks entertained Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Cioffi, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Bevis and children of Blue Point and Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Burke and children, Susan,
Thomas and Robert, of Seaford.
Mrs. Elizabeth Whelan will read to the
children during the summer Story Hour at
the Bayport-Blue Point Library. The Story
Hour will be held on Mondays from ten until
11 a.m. starting on July 16. Mrs. Whelan is a
kindergarten teacher at the Bayport Elementary School.
Mrs. Thomas Sands, daughter-in-law of
Mrs. Frank Sands of Division Avenue, has
left for West Germany to join her husband
who is stationed there in the armed forces.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. MacKenzie of Bay
Avenue have completed a one-week course
in field biology and conservation at the
Audobon camp of Connecticut in Greenwich.
Mr. and Mrs. MacKenzie’s studies this
summer included birds, plants, insects and
pond life. Special emphasis was given providing
techniques for teaching natural history to children.
Alfred Klaassen of Tyler Avenue entertained
the boys of his Sunday School class at
a barbecue Monday evening. Present were
Brian Boogertman, Barry Klaassen, Donald
Ockers, Ronnie Struck, Gerry Reinsma and
John Van Spronson.
Robert Bruce Van Popering, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Van Popering of Alameda,
Calif., who has been visiting with his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Popering
of Tyler Avenue for two weeks, returned
home on Tuesday. He made the trip both
ways by air.

July 26

W. T. Grant Company of 54 East Main St.
opened for business Monday after a water
boiler explosion Saturday in the air conditioning
room on the second floor closed
the store for the weekend.
A surprise bridal shower for Miss Shirley
Phillips of Roe Avenue was held at the
Polish Hall in Riverhead July 25, given by
her attendants, Miss Ann Marie Lotito,
who will be maid of honor, and Misses
Mary Legault, Lorraine Holmes and Linda
Weeks, bridesmaids. Miss Phillips, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillips, will be
married in September to Joseph Cybulski,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cybulski of
Center Moriches.
The golden wedding anniversary was
celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. George Hulse
of Oak Street, Patchogue July 22 at their
residence. Mr. and Mrs. Hulse have been
residents of Patchogue for 35 years. More
than 100 friends stopped by to offer congratulations.
Mrs. Emily Wicks and children Jeffrey,
Barbara and Russell, of Grenville Avenue
and Mrs. Charles Hubner and son, Carl,
also of Grenville Avenue, have returned
from a motor trip upstate.
A swordfish weighing 338 pounds was
taken by Frank Drapal of Hedges Road,
East Patchogue on hook and line after
a four-hour and 20-minute battle in the
ocean off Shinnecock Inlet recently. It is
believed this is the first swordfish ever
taken using plastic eel as bait. Also aboard
Mr. Drapal’s boat “The Doghouse” were
Howard Hunter of Bellport and Mr. Drapal’s
son Martin.
Two East Patchogue women were chosen
as Queen and Princess of Review held
at the Echo Lake Farm in Echo Lake, Pa.
They were Mesdames George Patanjo and
Dominick Bosco, respectively. The queen
received a tiara and both received trophies.
They were accompanied on their
vacation by Mesdames Angelo Capone,
Charles Maragioglio, Rocco Parisi and
Frank Parrett of East Patchogue.
Mrs. Richard Carleton of Browns Lane,
Bellport, member of the South Suffolk
Girl Scout Council board, Mrs. Ernest Kan
of Circuit Road, leader, accompanied by
senior Scout Susan Johnassen and Linda
Barker of Center Moriches, and Judy
Ziegler and Helen Frohlich of Mastic, traveled
to Button Bay, Vt. to visit the National
Girl Scout Roundup. While in Vermont,
they rode on the East’s highest chair lift
at Killington Mountain, visited Coolidge’s
birthplace at Plymouth, and the world’s
largest marble exhibit at Proctor.
A surprise baby shower was given for
Mrs. Jack Regalmuto of North Howells
Point Road last Wednesday night by Mrs.
Robert Brown and Mrs. Robert Brouwer
Jr., at the latter’s home. Eighteen guests
were present and Mrs. Regalmuto received
many lovely gifts.
Bill Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Earl Thompson of Country Club Road,
was awarded a trip to Freedomland in the
Bronx last Wednesday as one of the winners
of a Newsday contest.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayte and family
of North Brewster Lane are spending
the week at their cottage on Great South
The South Bay Business and Professional
Women’s Club held a barbecue July
25 at the Cedar Lodge Nursing Home in
Center Moriches. Hostesses were Miss
Shirley Penny, Miss Dorothy Payne, Mrs.
Gloria Baessiler, Mrs. Marie Holstein and
Mrs. Elizabeth MacDonald. Music was
supplied by the Hammond Organ Studios
of Patchogue.
Howard Klimczak of Rutland Road,
Mastic, was sworn into the U.S. Air Force
July 18 and is stationed at Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas.
Mrs. Calvin Overton, Miss Susan Van
Essendelft and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Breuninger
of Fifth Street spent yesterday in Richmond
Hill. When they returned home they were
accompanied by Mrs. Joseph Hoffman who
will spend a week at the Breuninger home.
Airman Dennis Kelly of Loring AFB,
Maine, is spending his 20-day furlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kelly of
Sunrise Avenue. He will leave on August first
for a tour of duty at Torrejon AFB, Spain.
Miss Sarah Robinson, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Allyn P. Robinson of Bay Shore and
granddaughter of Mrs. Allyn P. Robinson of
Sayville, has joined the Peace Corps. Miss
Robinson who has taught English for the
past year and a half in Riverhead Junior
High School is now receiving her training at
San Francisco State College. Following the
completion of her training in late August,
she expects to be assigned to work in the
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jubenville of Second
Avenue entertained on Friday afternoon
at a party for the sixth birthday of their
daughter, Lee Ann. The guests were Dede
and Donna Cuomo of Blue Point, and Donna
and Diane Fabel, Debra Kadlec, Ann and
Halley Grube, Kevin Twigg, Daniel Newberg,
Diane Esposito, Patti and Deborah Antonicci,
Cathy Sheehan and Stephanie Hildebrandt.
Kurt David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew
Merolla of Clyde Street, was christened on
Sunday afternoon at St. Lawrence’s R. C.
Church in Sayville, by the Rev. Paul J. Dahm.
The baby’s maternal grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Dominick Gangai of Sayville, are the
godparents. After the ceremony a reception
was held at the Merolla home and a buffet
supper was served to about 40 guests.
“Don Juan in Hell” by G.B. Shaw will be
presented at the September meeting of the
Sayville Musical Workshop with Mrs. Carl
Rozycki, Dr. Charles Rogers, the Rev. Landon
Owen, and Alexander Easton, participating in
the reading. The group met at Mrs. Rozycki’s
home in Bayport Tuesday with Mrs. Owen
as a guest. They will continue rehearsals
throughout the summer.


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