September 6
Miss Frances Zak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zak
of Monroe Avenue, Patchogue, received a Master of Arts
degree in English literature Aug. 18 at Boston University.
Miss Zak received her Bachelor of Arts degree from
Syracuse University in 1960. She will begin teaching
English and French in Milton, Mass. in September.
Timothy Patrick Healy, son of Mrs. Alice Healy of Maple
Avenue, has enlisted in the Air Force and is stationed at
Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas.
An engagement party was held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Ehmann of Austin Street for their daughter
Barbara, whose engagement to Charles Torre, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Torre of South Ocean Avenue, was recently announced.
William Rate of Medford, playing with Joseph Laughlin
of Patchogue, were the N-S winners at the 11-table
Master Point game of the South Shore Bridge Club, with
Alan Kusa and Ray MacLean of Bellport leading the field E-W.
Francis R. Rogoyski of Mastic and Lee D. Zablocky
of Patchogue enlisted in the United States Army Aug.
20, for a period of three years. Both enlisted under the
Buddy plan through the local Army recruiting offi ce in
Patchogue. Frank selected the infantry as his choice of
training, while Lee selected the ammunitions fi eld.
Kathy Colichio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony
Colichio Jr. of Americus Avenue, East Patchogue, held a
pajama party Sunday. Guests were Ellen Porto and Patty and June Stephani.
Mrs. Vivian Mingino of Hedges Avenue, East Patchogue
gave a jewelry fashion show and splash party Aug. 22. The
35 guests were served refreshments and saw the items
modeled by Mesdames Barbara TeCarr of Patchogue,
Marion Reiss of Bellport, Joan Giordano of East Islip
and Miss Toni Marrazzo of East Patchogue.
Mrs. James Warner of Bellhaven Road and Mrs.
Richard Carleton of Browns Lane returned Wednesday
from a week at the Heede cottage on Fire Island.
Topher Small, Peter Snyder, Alan Thorndike and Joe
Steinberger returned last Thursday from an eight-day
cruise to Montauk in their respective boats.
Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Elliott of Academy
Lane were Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. John Oenslager of New
York City. Mr. Oenslager is one of the top stage designers
in the country and is a member of the faculty of the Yale
University Drama School.
C.H. Hulse of the Bellport Laundry, Bellport, was
honored this week for his professional dry cleaning skill.
Mr. Hulse accepted the challenge of Dry Cleaning World
magazine and successfully removed a diffi cult mystery
spot on a swatch of material affi xed to the magazine’s
cover. The magazine dared its 32,000 readers to clean the
spot without damaging the material. Mr. Hulse was one
of the dry cleaners in this area who did a perfect job.
Mrs. Thelma Miller and daughter Diane, of Park
Avenue, Blue Point, returned Saturday after a seven-day
trip aboard the M.S. Italia, which sailed from New York
to the port of Nassau in the Bahamas. Diane is a junior
at Bayport High School.
Mrs. Edmund F. McDowell of Ocean Avenue, Center
Moriches, left last week by plane to join her husband,
stationed at Wellus Air Force Base in Libya, Africa. Her
children, Wayne, Sharon, Michael, James, Kathleen and
Thomas, accompanied her. The family expects to spend
two years in Africa.
The Center Moriches Fire Department held their
second annual picnic for members and their families last
Sunday at Camp Paquatuck. A chicken barbecue was
served. Joseph Miranda and Jack Kanas were chairmen
and Paul Runyon supervised games.
Charles Ferguson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Ferguson of Northern Blvd., Shirley, will be married
Sept. 1 to Loretta Laurie of Brentwood in St. Ann’s R.C. Church.
The new Emergency Room at Bayview Community
Hospital, Mastic Beach, recently got the once-over from
nurse Paula Sewol and administrator Louis Ricciardello.
Also in the works for the hospital — recently made a
community facility — are a pharmacy, new fracture
section and obstetrics wing.
Mrs. Robert Mitchell of Sylvan Avenue
returned last Wednesday from Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital with her new daughter,
Linda Sue, who was born on Aug. 24.
Miss Maureen Sullivan of Bond Street
has accepted a position as a third grade
teacher at St. Mary’s Elementary School in
East Islip. Miss Sullivan is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan.
Barbara Gillette of Paulanna Avenue
was the guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Maasch of Sayville, on
their boat at Leja Beach for a week. Her
cousins, Patti and Jean Maasch, were also
aboard the boat for the week.
Miss Verna Palock celebrated her 17th
birthday on Sunday with a luncheon at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Palock, on Ocean Avenue. Her guests were
the Misses Susan Daane and Florence
Natoli of Blue Point, Ella Balzano of Bellport,
Angela Cumdaii of East Patchogue,
and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony
Palock of Blue Point.
Mrs. Helen S. Lambdin of Clyde Street
will be the guest of honor Saturday afternoon
from 1:30 until five o’clock, when
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
J.V. Harringan of 32 Atlantic Avenue, Blue
Point, will hold open house in celebration
of her 80th birthday. All her friends and
neighbors are invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Newhouse of Atlantic
Avenue and Mrs. Leon Zinderdine and
daughter Miss Donna of Tyler Avenue
have returned from a trip to Canada where
they visited with relatives at Burketon.
They also stopped at Niagara Falls and the
Thousand Islands.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Henik of Smithtown
Avenue celebrated their 30th wedding
anniversary on Sunday by entertaining
at a family dinner. Their guests were Mr.
and Mrs. John Koller and daughters Debra
Ann and Dawn, Richard and Edward Henik
of Bohemia, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kalanty
and Son, Kevin, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Majwski and daughter, Linda. The fourth
birthday of Debra Ann Koller, who was
born on her grandparents’ anniversary,
was also celebrated.

September 13
Dick Clark, motion picture and
television personality, and who has
received a license for a series of Steer
Inns along the east coast, offi cially
opened his newest outlet with a ribboncutting
ceremony last night on the Sunrise
Highway and Maple Avenue, Patchogue.
Free beef burgers were served a large
crowd of people and free autographed
pictures of himself were given out by Mr. Clark.
The grand opening of Baker’s Young
Set, 49 East Main St., Patchogue, was
highlighted by awarding a bicycle to
Larry Mars. Ten-dollar gift certifi cates
went to Anna Weiner, Jo Ann Pausewang,
Vikki Zegal and Charles Kwasna. Baker’s,
with a store in Riverhead, opened the
new store Aug. 16. Name brand children’s
clothing, free gift-wrapping and other
features are offered.
At the 14th annual Labor Day Drill and
Parade held at East Islip, the Van Guard
Hose Company of Patchogue entered a
team in a motorized tournament the fi rst
time in many years and took one fi rst, a
fourth and a fi fth to surprise the other
21 veteran organizations. The members
of the 40 Thieves drill team include
Murray Gottfried, Robert Gilman and
Adam Metz, who took fi rst place in the
three-man ladder with a shattering 7.48
seconds, Coach Walt Smith, Captain
Robert Safranek, William Leon, Jim Leon
Jr., First Lt. Jim Leon Sr., Second Lt. Jack
Barry, Jake Parris, Robert Palermo, Gene
Lettieri and John Manning.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Small returned
recently from a two-week honeymoon
trip to upper New York State, New
England and Montreal, Canada. They are
remaining with her parents until mid-
September, after which they will reside
at Patchogue Shores in East Patchogue.
Mrs. Small is the former Miss Betty
Horvath of Station Road.
Mrs. Thomas Simmons and son Philip
left Wednesday to fl y to Puerto Rico to
join her family. While they are away for
the winter months, their house will be
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Knute Lee and family.
A black goat was found on the 15th
green at the Bellport Village golf course
Aug. 13, much to the amazement of the
greens keeper, who tried to move him,
with no success. The police department
was notifi ed and sometime Aug. 14, the
ASPCA came and took him or her away.
P.S: And without paying greens fees!
Miss Edna Kate Stakes of Bellport,
a member of the senior class of the
Flower Fifth Avenue School of Nursing
of the New York Medical College at the
Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals, will
graduate today. She is the daughter of the
late Wilbur S. Stakes, M.D., well-known
practicing physician of Patchogue from 1933 to 1957.
Mrs. Philip Gillman, Mrs. William
Gillman and daughter, Lora, Mrs. Ernest
Theis, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ferch, all
of Medford, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Jacobi of Brookhaven last Thursday
afternoon.

September 20

Knights of Columbus officers installed Monday night
in Patchogue are: Thomas J. Keegan, chancellor; Edwin
Peters, district deputy knight, Third New York district;
Dominic J. Carrabus, grand knight; the Rev. F. Leo Cunningham,
pastor, St. Francis de Sales; Frank Castellano,
deputy grand knight; and Henry H. Bontempi, warden.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Froehlich of Woodburn Street
celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary Sept. 2 when a
family reunion was held.
Michael J. Salamone of Mulford Street recently attended
Continental Assurance Company’s annual Pyramid Club
meeting in Montreal, Canada.
Robert Jastrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Jastrow of
Maple Avenue, left Saturday for New York University,
where he entered his freshman year.
Timothy P. Healey, son of Mrs. Alice Healey of Maple
Avenue, and a 1961 graduate of Patchogue High School,
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and is taking his basic training
at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He
worked at South Shore Dredging Company, Patchogue.
A fire tournament will be sponsored by the Hagerman
Fire Department tomorrow and Saturday under the leadership
of Chief Fred Kelly and Francis Kreamer, director
of the juvenile division of the department. Thirty departments
are expected to compete for trophies, with an estimated
700 men in the contests.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Havens of Circuit Road announce
the birth of their first child, a son, Mark Delafield, at
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, Aug. 30. Mark weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kerr of North Brewster Lane celebrated
their 46th wedding anniversary Sunday.
At a barbecue held Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Marinelli of Bieselin Road, James MacLeod was pushed
— accidentally on purpose — into the Marinelli pool fully
clothed. Also present at the party were James’ parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh MacLeod and family of Bieselin Road.
David Streit, Peter Small and Larry Cox, of Bellport, and
Kenneth Small, of Islip, sailed the Streit boat, “Wooden
World II,” from Norfolk, Va. to Savannah, Ga., where they
left the boat. They returned home by train and car, arriving here Saturday.
Bellport High School has a new cross country coach. He
is Walt Beisinger, who lives with his family in Patchogue,
and comes from Fleischmann’s High School, where he
coached basketball and track for two years. He spoke
highly of the potential shown by Gene Ribes, a ninth-grader,
and Mike Kalinowski, of the 10th grade. Five lettermen
have returned. They are John Dallin, Bruce MacDougal,
Dale Abrams, Larry Bieselin and Cliff Cummings.
Mr. and Mrs. K. Brotman and their three children, Mindy,
Mark and Joel, and Mrs. Brotman’s mother, Mrs. Hannah
Heller and daughter Janice, moved last week from North
Bellport to 24 George Court. They bought the home from
Dr. Louis Scordamaglia of Brookhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. I. William Bianchi Jr. and family of Bellport
Lane have returned from a vacation spent at Fort Ticonderoga,
Lake Champlain and Stowe, Vt.
Of particular delight to the children who visit the
Brookhaven Free Library is the display of the collections
of butterflies loaned by Carl Staunstrup and Ernest Colsmann.
All of the butterflies are beautifully mounted and
many of them are identified.
Russell Ferrer and William Engelhardt of Hawkins Lane
went scuba diving off Block Island on Saturday; they were
spear fishing near an old wreck and brought back several blackfish.
Miss Mary A. Upton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Upton of Blue Point, graduated Sept. 10 from the nursing
school of Mary Immaculate Hospital, Jamaica. She will
work at Good Samaritan Hospital, Bay Shore. Miss Upton
graduated in 1959 from Bayport High School.
George F. Geignetter, former Patchogue High School
gridder and now a junior at the University of Bridgeport, is
a returning letterman to the UB varsity football team. The
6-foot-1-inch, 238-pound tackle is a resident of Peconic Avenue, Medford.
The first customer for Center Moriches home mail delivery,
instituted Saturday, was Rico Eaderesto, proprietor of
Center Moriches Cleaners, who met postman Mike Sherer at the door.
Henry Bryan of the James Wilson Young High School
music department will serve as an adjudicator of the sectional
auditions held tomorrow at the Bellport High School
for the area music festival and for the All State Orchestra.
He is also an editor of the New York State School of Music
Association manual, which sets standards for the classification
of students in the State music program.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph De Santis of Oakwood Avenue
entertained Saturday at a movie party at the Patchogue
Theater to celebrate the eighth birthday of their daughter,
Susan. The guests were, Cathy Stoll, Christine Kissel, Beth
Ann Houdek, Nancy Verity, Theresa Fields, Valerie Beckel
and her brother Mark and Sister Nancy. Refreshments
were served at Susan’s home before the movies.
Mrs. John Ockers of Africa, who has spent some time
in Denver, Colo. on account of illness, spent two days
last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Slager of
Atlantic Avenue and on Thursday night left by plane to join
her husband in Nigeria where they are engaged in mission work.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. McKane have sold their house on
Middle Road to Dr. and Mrs. Philip R. Peters who took
possession yesterday. Dr. Peters is a dentist practicing in
Sayville. Mr. and Mrs. McKane left yesterday for Culver
City, Calif., where they are having a new house built.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stein Jr. of Benson Avenue celebrated
their 15th wedding anniversary at a party at their home
Saturday evening. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Ellsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. William
Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Byrnes, Mr. and Mrs. John
Kavarik, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gerdts and Mr. and Mrs. M.
Adrian Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gair, and Dr. and Mrs.
David MacDonell.
Mrs. Selma Hanson will celebrate her 101st birthday on
Saturday at her home at 20 Tariff Street. Her daughter,
Mrs. Andrew Starke, is entertaining at an open house for
her.

September 27

Mr. and Mrs. John Mercurio of Waverly
Avenue, Patchogue, recently celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary, following
an anniversary nuptial Mass at Our Lady
of Mount Carmel R.C. Church. They were
joined by their four children, Edward, of
New Britain, Conn., and Mrs. Josephine
Gray, Mrs. Jennie Zenker and Mrs. Hilda
Fenz, all of Patchogue. The couple also
has 10 grandchildren.
A new Navy man is Seaman Recruit
Guy B. Wicks, son of Mrs. Emily C. Wicks
of Grenville Avenue, Patchogue, who
enlisted Aug. 28. He is now at the Great
Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois.
Jack Breyer of La Masa, Calif. was a
recent visitor at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Breyer of Baker
Street, Patchogue. Mr. Breyer flew here
from Canada, where he was on a business
trip for IBM in San Diego, Calif.
The Patchogue Woman’s Club held the
first meeting of the 1962-63 season at
the Lake House, Sayville, Sept. 19. Mrs.
Donald Moog, president, spoke of the
club’s plans for the coming year. The
hostesses for the evening were members
of the program committee, headed by
Mrs. William Carroll of Sayville.
Sal Morellino returned to his home on
Clark Street after undergoing surgery
at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital last week.
Miss Patricia Killeen Dugan, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard Dugan of
Blue Point, became the bride of Gus J.
Poulos, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Poulos
of Patchogue, Sept. 15 in Our Lady of the
Snow R.C. Church, Blue Point. Mrs. Carol
Ann Morley was matron-of-honor and
bridesmaids were Mrs. Barbara Dugan,
Eileen Dugan, Linda Logan and Barbara
Poulos. Best man was Chris Kalivas and
ushers were Terry Dugan, Peter Poulos,
John Bullard and Gus Alevas. The couple
will reside in Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thatcher of
Bellport announce the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Margaret Thatcher,
to Donald Schrage, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Schrage of Patchogue.
The Jimmy Rocco School of Dance
began its 16th season this month. Mr.
Rocco has been teaching dancing in this
vicinity for over 20 years. It was necessary
to enlarge the new studio, located on
Route 112, Medford, this past summer.
Mr. Rocco is also dance instructor at
Seton Hall High School in Patchogue. All
classes are personally conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Rocco.
Wallace Budny of Livingston Road,
Bellport, flew home from Texas Monday
after attending the state fair in Houston.
Richard Geraine flew back to Boston
Sunday night after spending the weekend
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy
Geraine of Station Road. He is a student
at Cardinal Cushing Academy in West
Newburyport, Mass.
Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Lippincott left last
week for Winston-Salem, N.C., where
Dr. Lippincott has accepted a position at
Bowman Gray Medical School.
Greetings were exchanged Friday at
Grossinger’s Resort in upstate New York
between Frank Trotta of Trotta Brothers
Supermarket, Bellport, and Robert
Schmeltzer of Utica, president of the New
York State Food Merchants Association.
The Association held a convention there
from Sept. 16-21, and 1,500 merchants
from all over the state attended.
Edwin F. Rappe, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin F. Rappe of Brookhaven,
recently left to begin his freshman year
at The Citadel Military Academy in South Carolina.
Miss Jennifer Puleston, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Dennis Puleston of Brookhaven,
is spending a week at home with her
parents before returning to Antioch
College in Ohio, to begin her sophomore year.
The first meeting of the Sit and Sew
Club of Blue Point after a summer recess
was held Sept. 19 at the home of Mrs.
Howard Shene of Nelson Court. Those
attending were Mesdames Leon Swezey,
Alfred Swezey, Milton Bevis, William
Ritchie, William Weyhrauch, Frida Boyd
and George Pope.
Donald Darbee, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wesley Darbee of Bell Avenue, Blue
Point, entered State University College at
New Paltz last week for his first year.
Susan Hyland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Hyland of Hewitt Boulevard,
Center Moriches, celebrated her seventh
birthday with a party at home last
Saturday. A birthday cake shaped like
a merry-go-round was featured. Guests
were her sister Bonnie, Mrs. Kenneth
Dixon and son James, of East Moriches,
and Penny Coles, Linda Rogers and Frank
Orehek, all of Center Moriches.

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