April 4

Miss Gail B. Larson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Lambert Larson of Bay Avenue, has
been elected secretary of the Student Sen-
ate at Gettysburg College. A graduate of
Patchogue High School, Miss Larson is a
sophomore at Gettysburg.
Mrs. Philip Pape of Jayne Avenue was
guest-of-honor at a stork shower Friday
night given by Mrs. Robert Carlough Jr.
and Mrs. John Halford at Mrs. Carlough’s
home in Blue Point. The guests were Mes-
dames William Thieben, Michael Maler,
Samuel Bowie, Myron Hafer Jr., Chester
Smith, Lloyd parker, Lyman Terrell and Edsell Davies.
The first family to move into the newly
constructed Mount Vernon Garden Apart-
ments on Mount Vernon Avenue in North
Patchogue are Mr. and Mrs. Morton Levine,
newlyweds. Eight other families have also
signed for apartments, which are under
the management of the Pilger Agency of Patchogue.
Miss Laurie Lambert of Bellport High
School recently became the winner of a
1963 Hotpoint electric range in the third
annual school bake-off sponsored by the
Patchogue Electric Light Company. Other
finalists included: Miss Jackie Smith of
Eastport, Miss Kathleen Reeve of Cen-
ter Moriches, George Peterson of William
Floyd, Miss Sondra Price of Longwood and
Miss Alice Olt of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Scala of Bellport
announce the engagement of Mrs. Scala’s
daughter, Edna Kate Stakes, to Theodore
Travis La Motta, son of Dr. and Mrs.
Edward P. La Motta of Manhasset. Miss
Stakes is also the daughter of the late Dr.
Wilbur S. Stakes of Patchogue. Miss Stakes
is a registered nurse currently studying at Hunter College.
After attending the performance of pan-
tomimist Tony Montanaro at the Bellport
High School auditorium Saturday after-
noon, Benjamin Schwarz and a few friends
had dinner at Howard Johnson’s to cel-
ebrate his eighth birthday. His guests were
Michael Rudden, Clifford Miller, Tyson
Dominy and Michael Lariccio.
Miss Linda Husted, now at home for
spring vacation, was capped at a ceremony
at the Mount Vernon Hospital on Friday
evening. Her parents, Dr. and Mrs. James
Finnerty of South Howells Point Road,
attended the capping ceremony.
The following firemen from the Blue
Point Fire Department were guests on Sun-
day of Hook and Ladder Company 20, New
York City Fire Department: Chief David
Johnstone, Milton Bevis, George Dens-
ing, Otto Medeck, John Considine, John
Schwerdel, John Tully, Robert Wagner,
Robert Dixon, Eric Klug, William Webster
and John Coleman. There was a drill and
demonstrations. Before coming home they
spent a short time on a fire boat.
Mrs. Van R. Field celebrated her birth-
day March 29 with a family dinner at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Strebel of Center Moriches.
Winners of the Science Fair held at the
Center Moriches School Friday were: John
Rodgers, sixth grade, chicken embriol-
ogy; Roberta Nooger, fifth grade, two-color
carnation; Ricky Foster, seventh grade,
the water cycle; James Zegal, ninth grade,
how a nuclear reactor works; and Charles
Mihalik, eighth grade, acids and bases of molecules.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Erenzo of Shirley
celebrated their golden wedding anniver-
sary Friday. The Erenzos moved to Shirley
in 1949. Mr. Erenzo retired as a tennis
court maintenance man in 1960. An apostolic
blessing was sent to the couple by Pope John the XXIII.
Mrs. Adolf W. Korzeniowski of Shirley
left Saturday for an extended cross coun-
try trip to California by way of Missouri,
Kansas, New Mexico and Arizona. She
expects to return in June.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “The Man from the Diners’ Club,”
starring Danny Kaye; at the Rialto Theatre:
Debbie Reynolds in “My Six Loves;” at
the Shirley Drive-in Theatre: “Five Miles
to Midnight,” starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Perkins.
Last week’s wintery storm inflicted
millions of dollars in damage along the
Fire Island barrier beach, Suffolk officials
announced this week after an inspection
of the sandy stretch. The storm tore out
large sections of the shorefront, under-
mined many houses and caused ocean
tides to cut through the bay.
A bungalow on Roxbury Lane in the
Idle Hour section of Oakdale was heavily
damaged by fire late Friday afternoon.
West Sayville firemen arrived at the scene
promptly despite heavy snowdrifts.
Mr. and Mrs. George Friswold, of
Oakwood Avenue, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Smith, of First Avenue, and Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Colbert, of Fairview Avenue,
returned home on Thursday after driving
to Canada to attend a four-day confer-
ence of the John Hancock Mutual Life
Insurance Company. They were guests at
the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec. They
were accompanied by John E. Schneider
and were selected on the basis of their
outstanding sales records.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierson Van Orstrand, of
Eatondale Avenue, celebrated their sev-
enth wedding anniversary on Saturday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hiltz, in
Centereach, where they were weekend guests.
Russell Stoll, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Stoll, of Gillette Avenue, is home
on a ten-day furlough from his duties on
a destroyer based at Newport, R.I. He will
return to the Newport base for further
duties with the Navy.
Following last Thursday evening’s
Mother’s Circle meeting, held at the Say-
ville Methodist Church, the members
went to the home of Mrs. George Staley,
of Sayville, where the rest of the eve-
ning took the form of a double surprise
stork shower. The guests of honor, both
Oakdale women, were the circle’s presi-
dent, Mrs. Frank Vanderheyden of Brook
Street, and Mrs. Robert Nezbed, of Idle
Hour. Mrs. Vanderheyden was presented
with a baby carriage, while Mrs. Nezbed
received a crib mattress.
Most people become perturbed to a
greater or lesser degree upon finding that
wandering canines and prowling felines
are raiding their garbage pails, strewing
the contents all about. In Oakdale’s Idle
Hour section, however, the culprits may
be of a much more exotic species. Deer
tracks, clearly discernible in the snow,
have been seen on the Joseph Brooks
property on Shore Drive, as well as in the
vicinity of the William H. Harrison home
on Connetquot Drive.
Frederick Horn Jr. of Greene Avenue,
returned on Saturday, after spending
a week in Chicago attending the Third
Annual Nuclear Congress.

April 11
Joyce Lynn Weiner, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Weiner of Campbell Street,
celebrated her 8th birthday Saturday with
an out-of-door party at her home. Her
guests were Karen Aviano, Lynne Sty-
mers, Lou Ann Benincasa, Debbie Belzak,
Abby Stoop, Judy and Colleen McGuckin,
Joanne Schroeder, Cheryl Nulty, Alice Sie-
gel, Debbie Alevas, Brenda Marcoccia,
Katherine and Charlene Keen and Pauline Gottfried.
Rose Jewelers wishes to thank the
Patchogue Fire Department, North
Patchogue Fire Department, Van Guard
Hose Company and Suffolk County Police
Department for their quick and efficient
action at the fire in our store, Friday morning, April 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Stuart Sr., of Elgin
Place, East Patchogue, drove their grand-
daughter, Miss Mary Ann Pendergast of
Bellport, back to Mount Holyoke College
in Massachusetts on Palm Sunday. Miss
Pendergast had been home on a two-week spring vacation.
A number of prominent men and women
in this section will participate in a meeting
this evening in the cafeteria of the Cherry
Avenue School to discuss current efforts to
locate a permanent site for Adelphi College in this area.
A contest for the Sayville Board of Edu-
cation post to be vacated by Mrs. Grover A.
Silliman, chairman of the local board, is in
the making for the annual district meeting
on May 6. So far two men, Radford Sprague
of 66 Collins Avenue and Jean Charest of 90
Washington Avenue, have announced their
candidacies. Mrs. Silliman retires after 24
years on the board. She is not a candidate for re-election.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilson, of Second
Avenue, celebrated their daughter Chris-
tine’s fifth birthday with a party. Her guests
were Lee Annabelle, Donna and Deedee
Twigg, Timothy Grube, Deborah Kadlec and
triplets Karen, Lorraine and Monica Moore,
of Bayport. Also her maternal grandmother,
Mrs. Anthony Mistler, of Sayville.
Pvt. Lesley H. Thomas, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil H. Thomas of 101 Edgewater
Avenue, is scheduled to depart from Fort
Benning, Ga., in mid-April for Europe under
“Operation Gyroscope,” the Army’s unit
rotation plan. He is a member of the third
infantry division.
Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Beitel, of Bayport
Avenue, entertained at a dinner party on
Sunday to celebrate the confirmation of
their son, Warren. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Garhart, of Bayport, Jack Garhart
and sons, Jack, Wayne and James, of Blue
Point. The occasion was also in honor of
Jack Garhart Jr.’s confirmation and his 14th birthday.
The Women’s Committee of the Sayville
Yacht Club held a meeting at the club house
last Thursday night. About 40 members
attended and plans for the coming season
were discussed. Mrs. John L’Hommedieu
will be in charge of the cake sale to be held
next week. Mrs. Edward Kinkaide is chair-
man of the fashion show in May and Mrs.
Douglas Westin is chairman of the race
week committee in July.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Requa of Rockville
Centre, formerly of Sayville, will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.
They will be guests of honor that evening
at a banquet at Coral house, in Baldwin. An
interesting feature of the affair is that the
entire original wedding party is expected to
be present. The wedding took place in the
Candee Avenue home of the bride’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Adams, of Newfound-
land, have been visiting for about a week
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Peyton,
of Idle Hour. Upon leaving Oakdale having
spent the past three months touring the
the United States visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Underhill Sr.
will make their residence on Bellport Lane
their year-round home, as Mr. Underhill is
retiring from business in New York City.
Dennis Puleston of Brookhaven gave a
lecture and showed colored slides on local
wildlife Friday night at the Kreamer Street
School for the Girl Scouts of Neighborhood 4.
Wallace Budny and his son Kenneth, of
Livingston Road, visited Bowling Green
University in Ohio and Illinois College at
Jacksonvile, Ill. over the weekend.
The engagement has been announced
of Miss Gail Walsh, daughter of Mrs. Jose-
phine Nobile of Bellport, and Richard
Walsh of New York City, to August W.
Hoffrage, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffrage
of East Patchogue and the late August Hoffrage.
In order to raise money for their class
trip, Bellport High School’s seniors are
sponsoring a mammoth car wash Saturday
at Pearsall’s Garage, on Dunton Avenue
and South Country Road, East Patchogue.
Prices are $1.50 for wash and $8.50 for wax.
Recently returned from a cruise aboard
the S.S. Bahama Star to Nassau, B.W.I.
are Mr. and Mrs. John E. Springhorn and
children Kathy, Karen, Jayne and John Jr. of Blue Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Furchert and Mr.
and Mrs. William Howe of Blue Point
returned home last week after a two-week
vacation in Florida, where they visited Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Slater in Port Salerno.
Sheila Beth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Phillip Thomasen of Center Moriches was
christened last Sunday at the Presbyte-
rian Church of the Moriches with the Rev.
Charles E. Cozadd officiating.
Laura Huey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clayton Huey of Center Moriches, was 3
years old April 7. A family celebration was
held at their home.
Private first class Thomas Dorfer of
the U.S. Marine Corps spent the weekend
at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Dorfer of Shirley. Private Dorfer
has returned to camp LeJeune, N.C., where
he is stationed. He will be leaving in May
for a Mediterranean cruise aboard the S.S. Francis Marion.
The Bay Area ART League held a busi-
ness meeting April 3 at the Mastic Beach
Firehall on Neighborhood Road. New
members welcomed were Mesdames Dor
Meers, Mildred Vivona, Mildred Alstrom,
Leonara Rinkin, Helen Vetter, Clara Mun-
sell, Aurelia Sewell and Joan Jendral.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds;” at
the Rialto Theatre: Walt Disney’s “Miracle
of the White Stallions.”


April 18

Private John G. Cuttrone, 22, of
Patchogue has been assigned to D
Company of the Second Training
Regiment, Fort Dix, N.J. for eight weeks
of basic training in conjunction with the
1955 Reserve Forces Act.
A spaghetti dinner will be held by the
Amvets Auxiliary Post 111 of Patchogue
April 20 at the Amvets clubhouse on
Cedar Avenue. Mrs. Grace Gillette is
chairman, assisted by Mesdames Agatha
Palermo, Dorothy Lewis, Betty Wolny,
Lillian Nogiewich, Sophie Derby and
Helen Caldwell.
Mrs. Hugh McCann of Patchogue
announces the engagement of her
daughter, Margaret, to Franklin Densing,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Densing
of Patchogue. Both are graduates of
Patchogue High School, class of 1960.
Miss McCann is a student nurse in St.
John’s Episcopal Hospital School of
Nursing in Brooklyn. Mr. Densing is in
the U.S. Navy, stationed in Puerto Rico.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Andrisani of
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Cheryl, to Bernard Wilson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson
of Patchogue. The prospective bride
is presently training at the Patchogue
Beauty School. Her fiancé is employed
with building contractor Robert Emma.
Both are graduates of Patchogue High
Thomas E. Drumm, 13, received the
Ad Altara Dei award presented to him by
Bishop Walter P. Kellenberg in St. Agnes
Cathedral in Rockville Center April 7 at
the sixth annual Boy Scout convocation.
He was the only East Patchogue Boy
Scout to receive this award. Thomas
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis A.
Drumm of Rivera Lane. He is a member
of Troop 128.
Over 35 children enjoyed an Easter
egg roll and hunt on the lawn of the
Robert Manley home in Bellport Sunday
afternoon. Later in the afternoon Mr. and
Mrs. Manley entertained the children
and their parents at a buffet supper.
George Peter, a student at the Harvard
Medical School, is spending Easter
vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Peter of Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Friberg of
Brookhaven had an Easter egg hunt
for the children of the neighborhood
Sunday. Frank Miller, Kevin Chilshom
and Karren Alloco found the golden eggs
and won the prizes for the hunt.
Larry Potter of Bellport, a ninth-grade
student, has loaned a beautiful display of
part of his well-known shell collection to
the library. Larry is not only a member of
the New York Shell Club but also of the
American Malacological Union National
Society of Shell Collectors.
James Robbiano of the well known
Brookhaven restaurant owners, the
Robbiano brothers, appeared on Joe
Franklin’s “Memory Lane” television
program April 9. The brothers own
and operate The Better ’Ole restaurant
in Brookhaven. During the program,
“Jimmy” told how the original owners
had selected the name “The Better ‘Ole,”
which was taken from a World War I
play of the same name, featuring the
late Charles Coburn in the title role. Mr.
Coburn had also taken a keen interest
in the restaurant as a frequent visitor.
The Robbianos later assumed ownership
and have brought the famed spot to its
present high status.
Richard Morge of Blue Point celebrated
his 10th birthday April 7. A party was
given in his honor April 8. Guests were
Robert Olsson, William Ploss, Larry
Sanwald, Stephen Franklin and Gregory
Mrs. Anna Fischer, a pioneer of
Medford who came here in 1904, who had
her home on Jamaica Avenue until she
moved to Coram several years ago, was
taken to the South Shore Convalescent
home on North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue
over the weekend.
The wedding of Miss Eileen Wolde
and Frederick Oswald will take place
at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Sunday at 2 p.m.
The latest round in a legal battle over
ferry rights linking Sayville with Cherry
Grove and Fire Island Pines was won
by the Cherry Grove Service here on
Monday. The Appellate Division of the
Supreme Court reversed a 1957 decision
by Official Referee Meier Steinbrink,
which tossed out an injunction obtained
by the ferry company against Joe and
Frank’s Water Taxi Company.
A meeting of the Parental Steering
Committee of the Wet Pants Association
was held at the home of the commodore,
John Obrig, on Thursday evening. Plans
were made for the buffet and dance to be
held at Land’s End on the second of May,
with Mrs. Douglas Westin, chairman.
Final plans were approved for the sail-
ing classes, which will start July 7. Other
members of the committee attending
were Mrs. E. Horrocks, George Hester,
Warren Beebe and Irvin Cleaves.
Mrs. Fred Wiggley, of Meriden, Conn.,
with her children, Gale and Joey, spent
a four-day Easter visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Garhart, at their
home on Snedecor Avenue.
Mrs. Melvin G. Hill, of Buffalo, is
here for an extended visit with her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mel-
vin G. Hill Jr., at their home on Gillette Avenue.
Mrs. John Binnes, of Oakdale, and
Mrs. John Wohlfart, of Sayville, have
been appointed to care for the altar in St.
John’s Episcopal church for the month of
April. The beautiful floral arrangements
for the Easter services were done by Mrs.
Robert Suckow, flower chairman.
Oakdale residents are reminded that
Islip Township has designated next Mon-
day and Tuesday as “Spring Clean Up
Days” for the area. This is an annual ser-
vice performed by the town, the only time
that varied rubble not usually picked up
by garbage trucks will be accepted. The
accumulated debris must be bundled and
out at 7:30 a.m. on either day.
Lt. Malcolm T. Hornsby Jr. returned
to this country on Saturday after having
spent 14 months on duty in Japan. Lt.
Hornsby, a marine pilot, is spending this
week with his wife and two children at
the home of his mother-in-law Mrs. J.A.
Pierce, on Robert Street.
Two Sayville High School juniors will
participate this summer in the annual
“United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth,”
sponsored by Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
of Lodge 322., Independent Order of Odd
Fellows of Sayville. The students chosen
are Joan Taverni, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Taverni of 11 Hiddink Street,
and Robert Cerello, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Nerino Cerello, of Smithtown Avenue,
Bohemia. Each student was chosen as a
result of an essay competition concern-
ing the United Nations, conducted in
junior English Classes.
Among the 400 students who received
mid-year degrees from Harvard University
was John D. Esseks of Center Moriches,
who received his Master of Arts degree
at exercises held March 11.
April Blast Off: New 1963 Dodge
Dependable, $1799 at Park Dodge,
Patchogue; New 1963 Fairlane Club Sedan,
$1923 at Patchogue Ford, Patchogue;
1963 Jeep CJ5 with convertible top,
$2145, Holz Motors, Patchogue.

April 25

The Golden Age Social Club held its
11th anniversary luncheon at Whirlaway’s
Inn Saturday. The club started in the
Patchogue Electric Light Company
building in 1952. Charles Kattau, president,
welcomed the members. Awards were
given to Mrs. Mae Gaffney, Mrs. Martha
Waltman, Mrs. Florence Weir and Harry
Guckert. Mrs. Wilma Perry was in charge
of arrangements.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schiatta and
children Sharon, John, Roxanne and
Rosemarie have returned to their home
on Nottingham Avenue after having flown
by plane to St. Louis, Mo. for a few days
visit with friends and relatives.
ABEAA Guy B. Wicks, son of Mrs. Emily
Wicks of Grenville Avenue, was recently
home on a 16-day leave after completing
Aviation Boatswains Mate School in
Philadelphia. He will be stationed aboard
the USS Lake Champlain at Quonset Point, R.I.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Densing Sr. of
Oak Street celebrated their 47th wedding
anniversary Sunday, a day ahead of time.
Edward A. Densing Jr. surprised his
parents with a large anniversary cake.
Thirty-two guests were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scutari and children
Frank, Cathy and Wayne of Clark Street
spent a few days recently at the home
of Mrs. Scutari’s brother and sister-in-
law, Capt. and Mrs. Otto Ritter in New Jersey.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron L. Hanse announce
the engagement of their daughter, Penny,
to Marcus Silberbusch, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Otto Silberbusch of Patchogue.
The prospective bride, a graduate of
Patchogue High School, is a candidate for
June graduation from the State University
College of Education at Oneonta. Her
fiancé graduated from the State University
College of Education at Oneonta and is a
member of the faculty of the Nathaniel
Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley.
Retiring Patchogue High School athletic
director Edgar A. Bright will be honored at
a testimonial dinner at Felice’s restaurant
June 15. Bright first came to Patchogue in
1929 and served as head football, baseball
and wrestling coach until 1944, when he
left for 12 years. Upon his return, he
coached various junior high teams, and
in 1957 he replaced Carl Olsen as athletic
director and has been on the job ever
since. Tickets cost $6, which includes
dinner and gratuity.
Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Moller, formerly
of Yaphank, are proprietors of a new
Bellport upholstery shop at 6 Cottage Place.
Mayor and Mrs. Harry F. Bedell of
Country Club Road and Mrs. Charles
Connolly of Patchogue have returned
from a motor trip to the South. On a
ferry going north from Norfolk, Va., the
Bedells saw the Joseph Padlon family of
Bellport, who were returning from a trip to Florida.
Airman Second Class Gary Cook Sr.
of Bellport is stationed at an air base
near Saigon, Viet Nam, where he is on
duty with a U.S. Air Force advisory unit
assisting the Vietnamese in their fight
against communist aggression. Airman
Cook, a communications center specialist,
entered the service in April 1960. He is
married to the former Miss Mary Ann
Grucci of Bellport.
A nine-day vacation was taken by Mrs.
Richard Clark of Middle Road, who flew
to Puerto Rico. While there, she hired
a car to see the places of interest, one
in particular, a coffee plantation in the mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. David McGowan and
daughter Patti, of Southaven Avenue,
spent Saturday in New York City, where
they attended the circus.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Pollack
of Center Moriches announce the
engagement of their daughter, Diane
Elizabeth, to Dennis William McClinchy,
son of Mr. and Mrs. William McClinchy,
also of Center Moriches. Miss Pollack is a
graduate of Center Moriches High School
and Mr. McClinchy graduated from Seton
Hall High School.

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