If, as the saying goes, a child is full
of grace, then Louis George Decker Jr.
should be mighty happy about his arrival
Sunday morning at Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital. The 7 pound, 8 ounce boy is
the fi rst child for Louis and Elizabeth
Decker of Hulse Street, Bellport, but he’s
the 10,000th baby born at Brookhaven,
which opened in 1956. To commemorate
the occasion, the expenses connected
with the birth of the baby will be picked
up by the hospital. The father, Louis Sr.,
is a chemistry technician at Brookhaven
Henry Robert Rustmann of the Navy,
who is in Memphis, Tenn., at the Aviation
Electronics School, will arrive Dec.
20 to spend a two-week leave with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rustmann of
Ronald Markowitz has been nominated
for the Psychology National Honor
Society, Psi Chi, at Hofstra College. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Markowitz
of Cedar Avenue.
Four-year-old Salvatore Licci of
Palermo, Italy recently set sail on the
Italian Line’s Saturnia from Manhattan
Harbor bound for his home in Italy,
after visiting with his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sal Licci of East Main Street,
Patchogue, for the past three months.
Arthur C. Pettit of East Main Street,
proprietor of the Pettit Funeral Home,
escaped injury when a stone thrown
by some youths shattered the right
windshield of the car he was driving west
Friday afternoon on Roe Blvd. Mr. Pettit
said that the stone struck his windshield
when one boy was throwing a stone at
another boy about 2:45 p.m. Damage to
the window was estimated at $30, police
Airman Apprentice Guy B. Wicks,
son of Mrs. Emily C. Wicks of Grenville
Avenue, Patchogue, is home on a 16-day
leave after having completed his boot
training at the Great Lakes Naval Training
Airman Basic Francesco Pugliese, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pugliese of South
Prospect Avenue, Patchogue, is being
reassigned to Charleston AFB, S.C. for
training and duty as an air passenger
specialist. He is a 1962 graduate of
Patchogue Senior High School.
An 8-point buck was bagged in
Delaware County, upstate New York
near Walton, by Al Augustine of South
Country Road, East Patchogue, Nov. 23.
The Bellport High School sophomore
used a 30-30 caliber rifl e to bring down
Richard Scotto, USN, MCB 6, has
returned from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto
Rico, where he was stationed since last
June. He is spending his leave with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Scotto of
Bieselin Road, Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy have
moved into their new home on Jamaica
Avenue, Medford, just west of North
Ocean Avenue. Mrs. Murphy is the former
Miss Marie Wolde of Ohio Avenue. The
couple was married at St. Sylvester’s R.C.
Church Nov. 24.
Mrs. Mary Happach of Richmond
Avenue, Medford, now staying at the
Patchogue Nursing Home, was pleasantly
surprised last week when a large birthday
cake was presented to her by Mrs. Walter
Rotermund, in celebration of her 89th
Felix Pike of McKinley Drive, Mastic
Beach, recently caught a 37-pound
codfi sh off Shinnecock Inlet, while
fi shing with William Sievers of Olive
Road, Mastic Beach. Mr. Pike, who hails
from Newfoundland, said that he used
to catch fi sh like this every day off the
grand banks of Newfoundland.
Life Scout Jerome Hastings, 14, of
Ketcham Avenue, Patchogue was awarded
a certifi cate of appreciation Monday by
the Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts
of America, for having saved his younger
brother’s life. According to offi cials,
Jerome saved his brother by using mouthto-
mouth resuscitation after the youngster
had been hit in the chest by a baseball.
Jerome used the technique taught to him
at Scout meetings, and when his mother
urged him to breathe faster, Jerome told
her that you couldn’t hurry such things.
When the doctor arrived, he was pleased
and complimented Jerome on his quick
thinking and action. Jerome is in the ninth
grade at Patchogue Junior High School.
Excavation work for the new
Patchogue High School addition got under
way Nov. 27. Plans call for a 570-pupil
addition with 23 classrooms and study
halls, to cost $1,430,000.
Mrs. Hugh McCann of Patchogue
announces the engagement of her
daughter, Rosemarie, to Archilles
Saloukas of Blue Point. Miss McCann is a
graduate of Patchogue High School and of
the Lutheran Medical School of Nursing
in Brooklyn. Mr. Saloukas was in the Air
Force in World War II and is now employed
at Republic Aviation Corporation in Farmingdale.
A son, Ronald William, was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Liguori Jr. of East
Patchogue Nov. 28 in Southside Hospital.
Dr. Willard G. French, chairman of
the South Country Antiques Society of
Bellport-Brookhaven, recently presented
a check of $5,000 to James R. Clark,
administrator of Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital. The money was raised by the
society’s antiques fair and sale.
Dr. Arnold Sparrow of Leisurely Lane,
Bellport, returned home Monday night
from a six-week trip. He gave lectures in
Hawaii, Japan, India and Spain, and was
with the Atomic Energy Commission’s
exhibit, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mrs. Madeleine Meyer of Woodland
Park Road entertained The Jolly Bidders
Bridge Club at her home last Wednesday afternoon.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 28 will
sell Christmas wreaths from door-to-door
in Bellport and its environs Saturday.
Proceeds will be used for camping equipment.
Airman Third Class Peter S. Ince,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Ince of
Brookhaven, is being reassigned to
Walker AFB, N.M. for training and duty
as an air policeman. Airman Ince recently
completed United States Air Force basic
military training at Lackland AFB, Texas.
He attended Bellport High School.
Otto Medeck, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Medeck of Blue Point, celebrated his
7th birthday with a party at his home Dec.
5. The guests were Gail Warnken, Kathy
McKenna, Nicholas Spiliotis, James Wenk,
John Vernon, Robert Carlisle, Richard
Krasensky, David Gregory, Charles Santini,
Emil Mazzei and James Avino.
The Sit and Sew Club met Dec. 5
at the home of Mrs. Howard Shene of
Nelson Court. Those who attended were
Mesdames William Weyhrauch, Freida
Boyd, William Ritchie, Alfred Swezey,
Leon Swezey, Milton Bevis, George Pope
and George Densing.
Kenneth Dubin, I.C.F.A., U.S. Navy,
stationed at Boston, Mass., spent the past
week of his leave with his relatives, Mr.
and Mrs. Elwood Myer of Patchogue. On
Sunday, he was a dinner guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W.D. Warner of Mt. Vernon Avenue,
Medford, returning to Boston via Orient
Point Ferry, Sunday night.
Paul Reed, 15, of Center Moriches,
acted fast when he spotted a half-frozen
deer while walking along the beach at the
Lindenmere Hotel Sunday. Paul is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reed, owners of
the hotel. The soggy animal was crawling
from the waters of the Great South Bay
and Paul, who is a sophomore at Mercy
High School in Riverhead, lassoed the
deer and held it until his father and a
friend, Peter Loux, arrived and took it to
the hotel. The deer was put in the hotel’s
cellar until a game warden, called by his
parents, picked up the animal and let him
loose in the woods.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Croon of Howell
Place celebrated their 16th wedding
anniversary Dec. 8. They were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. John Raynor of Newins Street.
Felice’s invites you to attend their
unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. Your
choice of Prime Sirloin Steak, Lobster Tails
or Filet Mignon, plus Champagne, wine
and liquors, entertainment and dancing to
Tony Forlano. $12.50 per person.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “If a Man Answers,” starring Sandra
Dee and Bobby Darin; at the Rialto Theatre:
“Trapeze,” starring Burt Lancaster, Gina
Lollobrigida and Tony Curtis.
The snowfall Friday night added to the
fun of those who arrived at the railroad
station to attend the Christmas party given
by the Oakdale Lions Club. Charles Huffine
Sr., accompanied by local musicians, led
the group in carol singing. Two girl scout
troops were present. Santa Claus arrived
to see the girls and boys and present them with candy canes.
Airman second class John J. Balsanek
arrived home on Monday after having
spent five months in Okinawa, to spend
the Holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Balsanek of Maple Street.
Students at the River Avenue Elementary
School will be presenting a holiday musical
today at 8 p.m. Over 100 students will take
part in this year’s program, with all of the
members of the school’s staff contributing
to the planning and staging of the show.
One of the numbers will include Russell
Meyer as a soldier, Ronald Palermo as a
holiday tree, Jeanette Matty as a candle,
Lorraine Swan as a sugar plum and Kathy Loris as a snowfl ake.
Private Paul G. Morabito, 18, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Dominick Morabito of Patchogue,
and Private James A. Marrion, 18, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Marrion of Bellport,
are due home tomorrow for two-week
furloughs. They have been taking basic training at Fort Dix, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Undermark of
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter Irene to Frank Lim, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lim of Patchogue,
formerly of Connecticut. Miss Undermark
is a graduate of Patchogue High School,
class of 1961, and his now employed by the Patchogue Bank.
Mrs. Alden T. Stuart of Rose Avenue
entertained at supper Friday in honor of the
12th birthday of her daughter, Jacqueline.
Guests were Diane Schordine, Carol
Goodwin, Carol Wilhelm, Mary Williams,
Marianne Spavins, Barbara Carleton,
Nancy Waldbauer, Nancy McKenna, Ellen
Hald, Linda Zeidler and Diane Uttley. After
supper the group attended the movies.
The Floyd Bennett store of Patchogue
will hold its annual Christmas party Dec.
22 in the Fountain Room of the Patchogue Bowling Alley.
Carol Boddy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Boddy of Clark Street, celebrated
her 7th birthday recently with a party at
her home. The decorations were balloons
and streamers. Carol’s guests were Patty
and Nancy Coleman, Karen and Kris Obom,
Barbara Boddy, Barbara Zelenski, Donna
Searles, Donna Fox, Laura and Debbie
Goetz, Sherry Kentoffi o, Cheryl Rinaldi and Michele Shaber.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Quatrale of 1519
Montauk Highway, Bellport, announce the
birth of a daughter, Ellen, at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital, Nov. 20. The Quatrales
have two other children, Toni Ann and Dale.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ferrer of
Brookhaven are the proud parents of a new
son, Raymond George, who was born Dec.
9 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The
Ferrers have six other children.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Price and children,
Karen, Patricia and Cynthia, and Mrs.
Edward Reisig, all of Center Moriches,
have just returned from a trip to Uneida, W. Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ries of Shirley
celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary at a party held Sunday in their
home. Mr. Ries presented his wife with a
deluxe Dauphine Renault automobile, a
charm bracelet and a matching necklace and earrings.
George W. DeLacy of Mastic Beach
recently received a congratulatory letter
from New York State Motor Vehicle
Commissioner William S. Hults after Mr.
DeLacy surrendered his license to the
Motor Vehicle department. He reached his
76th birthday last June and decided recently
that he should give up his license. In more
than 35 years of driving, Mr. DeLacy never
had an accident or received a summons for
a traffi c violation. A highly enviable record, indeed.
Mr. and Mrs. John Petersen of North
Ocean Avenue were hosts at a housewarming
held at their new home. Guests
included Mr. and Mrs. Sven Hasselriis,
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kennedy, and Mr.
and Mrs. Warren Dwight of Sayville, and
Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Branagan, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Rozycki, and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Easton of Bayport.
Clegg Abernathy, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Abernathy of Maple Street, celebrated
his 12th birthday Saturday with a
bowling party followed by refreshments
at his home. His guests were Kevin Bodkin,
Jonathan Knapp, William Stryker,
William Pagels, Lawrence Martin and
his brother and sister, Dirk and Caryl Abernathy.
Miss Edith Sherwood, who has lived in
Brooklyn for many years, moved to Sayville
last week and is making her home
with her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Stuart Holmes of Hampton Street.
Mrs. William Lang entertained at a toy
demonstration at her home on Cherry
Avenue last Thursday evening, with Mrs.
Jack Peters as demonstrator. Her guests
were Mrs. John Kavarik, Mrs. Melle Bishop,
Mrs. Frank Rada, Mrs. Joseph Madigan,
Mrs. Fred Stein Jr., Mrs. Roland Sollanek,
Mrs. Edward Byrnes, Mrs. Oliver
Bishop, Mrs. Matthew Merolla and Mrs. Edward Matyjasik.
Marmaduke Simms, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Simms of Cherry Avenue,
celebrated his ninth birthday and entertained
by taking some friends to a roller
skating rink and also out to lunch. The
guests were Jack Schaper, chip Pasfield,
Andrew DeRuiter and George Simms.
Patchogue High School’s basketball
team gave coach Cliff Ross his Christmas
present four days early this year. Playing
host to Smithtown in its first AA-II
league game of the year last Friday,
the Raiders treated their coach and the
crowd of 600 to its second straight 70-
points-plus performance, scoring a 73-
68 victory over the previously unbeaten
Indians. Vinnie DeCerbo, Patchogue’s
high scorer, tossed in 27 points to set a
The Ladies Auxiliary, VFW South Bay
Post 8300, met Dec. 13 in the VFW Hall
on Dunton Avenue. Mrs. Irene Cherney
presided. The refreshment tables were
decorated in a Christmas motif by
Mesdames Mary Marzialano and Isabelle
Miss Betsy Baker returned home from
Wells College last Wednesday, after
singing in a concert with the Wells and
Hamilton College choirs at St. Thomas
Church in New York City.
Explorer Post 49 of Blue Point held
their Christmas party last Thursday
night, by first going roller skating at the
Bay Shore Roller Rink and then stopping
at Ciro’s in Islip for refreshments on
their way home. The boys were: Richard
Fedelem, Lawrence Strickland, Bruce
Reynolds, Dale Neal, Alan Sanders
and Alex Schaap. Joseph Fedelem
accompanied them.Mr. and Mrs. William Cahill and their son,
Eugene Fouant, of Laurel Drive, will sail
next Thursday aboard the M.S. Gripsholm
for the West Indies where they will spend
the Holidays. They will stop at San Juan,
Puerto Rico; Castries, St. Lucia; Caracas,
Venezuela; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of
Spain, Trinidad and Willemstad, Curacao.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sherard and their five
children have returned to their Ivy Hill Road
home after flying to Seattle, Wash., to visit
Mr. Sherard’s brother. They also visited Mrs.
Sherard’s sister who lives in Oregon.
Leonard Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hilmer Johnson of Smithtown Avenue, celebrated
his tenth birthday on Sunday with
a party at his home. Present were Dennis
Hlavac, Scott Emer, Richard and Joseph
Etzel, Bruce Krepela, Vincent Jacovino and Joseph Harris.
Local members of the South Country African
Violet Society who attended its meeting
and Christmas party at the Industrial Home
for the Blind in Patchogue on Tuesday
evning were Mrs. William DeSeve, Mrs. Walter
Brown, Mrs. Calvin Overton, Mrs. George
Steenland, Mrs. Jesse Beebe, Mrs. Robert
Verschure, Mrs. Richard Frenger and Mrs. Edward Schutte.
Fritzsche’s French Bakery, South Main
Street, Sayville will be open all day Monday,
December 24 for your shopping convenience.
Miss Joanne Schacht of Middle Road is
flying on Wednesday to Boca Raton, Fla.,
to visit for about 10 days with Miss Katherine
Avery, a former resident of Handsome Avenue, Sayville.
Celebrate the New Year at one of these
fine dining establishments: Sunrise
Restaurant, Center Moriches, complete
dinner $8.50 per person, choice of filet
mignon, twin broiled lobsters, sirloin
steak or prime rib; Felice’s, Patchogue,
$12.50 per person, choice of prime sirloin
steak, lobster tails or filet mignon; Mastic
Inn, Mastic, $11 per person, prime ribs of
beef; 112 Lounge and Restaurant, $15 per
couple, sold out!
Walter M. Conlon of Sayville has won
the endorsement of the Islip Republican
Committee for appointment as Islip Town
Attorney to succeed George F. X. McInerney
of Bayport, it was disclosed last week.
The position pays $15,000 a year.
Boy Scout Troop 130 with their Scoutmaster,
John Haggerty, sang Christmas
carols last Thursday afternoon over a
Patchogue radio station. Their accompanist
was Glenn Haggerty, who played the guitar.
Thorvaldsen and Gedde Builders have
several lots for sale south of Middle Road
and they will build to suit.
On Christmas day, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Rutkowski of Fairview Avenue, entertained
at dinner for Mr. Rutkowski’s brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Rutkowski and daughters, Janet and Marie.
On Christmas Eve their dinner guests were
Mrs. Rutkowski’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Hiram Darrow and her grandmother, Mrs.
Gesine Wiltsey of Bayport Avenue.
Miss Dell Rogerson returned yesterday
to the Southampton Hospital where she is
a member of the staff. she had spent several
days here with her sisters, the Misses
Delia and Betty Rogerson.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Marts celebrated
their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday,
Dec. 16, at their home at 14 Main Street.
They entertained Mrs. Irene Zander of
Montreal, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Haynes
of Red Hook, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Oelgeschlager and Mr. and Mrs. William
Goertemoeller and their son, William, all of Sayville.