Patchogue firemen were called out Sun-
day night to fight a blaze, which destroyed a
three-story frame building at 37 Grove Avenue.
The former Pape estate building was believed,
Chief Al Rothe said, to have been set on fire
by arsonists. Last Thursday night, firemen
had responded to an alarm at the unoccupied
structure when a mattress was ignited by
matches on the third floor.
Mrs. Ruth Brown has opened Brown’s cof-
fee shop on Medford Avenue, Patchogue, just
south of Roe Boulevard. The shop will feature
Country Club coffee and Ricciardi French ice
cream. Hot lunches will be served daily; also,
sandwiches and coffee to go. They will carry
all daily, weekly and Sunday papers.
Thomas Liebermann, lieutenant governor of
Key Club for Suffolk County and a student of
Patchogue High School, addressed an assem-
bly at Kings Park High School last Wednesday
morning on the spirit and opportunities of Key
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dobson of Dobson’s Stu-
dio celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary
last Thursday with a family gathering at their
home on Schroeder Lane.
A bridal shower was given by Miss Kathie
Hayes, Mrs. Marilyn Blevins and Mrs. William
Bujtas in honor of Miss Madeline Hayes May
20 at the home of Mrs. Martha Steininger of
Columbia Street. About 30 guests were pres-
Susan Deedy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
ert Deedy of Washington Avenue, celebrated
her 9th birthday Friday night with a family
gathering at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tirelli of Lakewood
Street attended the graduation exercises of
their niece, Miss Lucy Palermo of Baker Street
at the University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport,
Donny Satornino, son of Mr. and Mrs. Domi-
nick Satornino of East Patchogue, came home
May 28 for the summer from Troy State Col-
lege, Troy, Ala.
Kevin Otto Gathmann, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore J. Gathmann of Myrtle Lane, was
christened in the Emanuel Lutheran Church,
Patchogue, May 24. The sponsors were Mr.
and Mrs. William Bahnsen of Patchogue. A
dinner was held for the sponsors and their chil-
dren, William, Robert, Joann and Barbara Ann,
and the other sons of Mr. and Mrs. Gathmann,
Gary, Kenneth and Paul.
The search is over for a spider monkey
owned by Norma Crane of East Patchogue.
He took off Friday and wasn’t recaptured until
7 p.m. Sunday. Some members of the search
party included Laura Schiro, Adrienne Schiro,
Janet Maas and Nydia Barone.
Outstanding scholar awards were presented
last Thursday at Bellport High School. This
award is presented to a student in each of the
high school departments who has excelled
academically during the current school year.
The awards went to: Michelle DeVito, business;
Patricia Slechta, English; Lawrence Bieselin,
art; Joann Stella, homemaking; Rob Larsen,
foreign language; Philip Brewer, industrial arts;
Nicholas Palevsky, science and mathematics;
and Patrick McMahon, social studies.
Pfc. James Marrion, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Marrion of Station Road, Bellport,
was bowling champ for the season with a 194
average at Fort Clayton in the Canal Zone. He
bowled the last two months of the season with
a broken left arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sohl and son Gary of
Station Road, and Mrs. Sohl’s father, Edward
Schleiter of Munsell Road, drove to Lewisburg,
W. Va. last Thursday. They returned Sunday
with their son Wayne, who came home for the
summer months, after completing his junior
year at Greenbrier Military School.
Mr. and Mrs. William Muller of Circuit Road
spent Friday through Monday vacationing at
Oak Hill and Greenville in the Catskill Moun-
Mrs, Jane Gardner and her daughter Janet,
of George Court, and Miss Brenda Bradley of
East Patchogue attended a performance of
“Hamlet” in New York City Friday evening.
Mrs. Gardner and daughter Jean drove to Bal-
timore, Md. Saturday to visit her son Jeffrey.
Last weekend, Miss Ruth M. Drew of
Brookhaven attended her class reunion and
the commencement exercises at Marietta Col-
lege, Marietta, Ohio.
The South Haven Parent-Teacher Associa-
tion held its meeting Thursday night, at which
time the following new officers were elect-
ed: Mrs. Felix Glover, president; Mrs. Stanley
Glover, vice president; and Mrs. Stanley Haw-
Nancy Scordamaglia, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Louis Scordamaglia of Brookhaven,
received her First Holy Communion at Mary
Immaculate R.C. Church, Saturday. A party for
Nancy’s friends and relatives was held after-
ward honoring the occasion.
Eugene T. Horton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene T. Horton of Blue Point, graduated
from Providence College, Providence, R.I.,
Tuesday. He received an A.B. degree in edu-
cation-history, was a member of the glee club
and served as vice president in his senior year.
John M. Bodnar of Center Moriches is a
member of the graduating class of 1964, Tufts
University School of Dental Medicine.
Playing this week at the Patchogue The-
atre: “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” starring
William Holden and Alec Guinness; and at
the Rialto Theatre: Robert Goulet and Nancy
Kwan in “Honeymoon Hotel.”
Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Jones entertained at
a dinner party at their home on Oak Street in
honor of their 62nd wedding anniversary Sun-
day. Mrs. Jones is the former Miss Pearl Hulse
of Patchogue. Their dinner guests included Mr.
and Mrs. Marshall Prestwood of Bellport and
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Lloyd of Patchogue.
Two Patchogue men were treated at
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital recently after
separate accidents in which they fell and thrust
an arm through a glass door. William Sasz of
Grove Avenue received severe lacerations of
the right arm about 5:10 p.m. Friday when he
fell down a flight of stairs at his home and put
his arm through the glass door at the foot of
the stairway. In the second incident, lacera-
tions of the fingers of his right hand were suf-
fered by Robert Edsall of Jayne Avenue when
he slipped about 4:30 a.m. Sunday and fell into
the door window at his home.
Miss Gail Abrams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Abrams of Ketcham Avenue, graduat-
ed from Elizabeth Seton College, Westchester.
She is a graduate of Seton Hall High School,
Alan Dranitzke, son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel
Dranitzke of Shore Road, graduated cum laude
Sunday at Wesleyan University’s 132nd com-
mencement exercises in Middletown, Conn.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and
honors in history.
R.J. Bush of Patchogue has been appointed
a cadet first lieutenant at The Citadel, Charles-
ton. He is among the cadets selected to hold
positions of responsibility in the military col-
lege’s Corps for 1964-65.
Approximately 150 friends and relatives
stopped in Sunday to pay their respects to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank W. Robartes of East Patchogue
on their 60th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Robar-
tes is the former Miss Mabel A. Robinson of
East Patchogue. In perfect health and with
youth in their hearts, Frank and Mabel are
looking forward to many more anniversaries.
Art students of Bellport High School pre-
sented their annual art exhibit recently on the
lawn at the school. The show, called “Artists on
the Lawn,” presented student work in drawing,
painting and sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Georges Peter of Bellport
recently attended class day at Harvard Medical
School, Boston, Mass. Their son, Dr. Georg-
es Peter, starts his internship next month at
Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
Mrs. Jane Gardner of George Court attend-
ed the opening night of Chekhov’s play, “The
Three Sisters,” in New York City Monday night.
Susan Florence Bianchi, infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. I. William Bianchi Jr. of Bellport
Lane, was christened Sunday morning at the
Bellport Methodist Church. Susan Florence’s
christening dress belonged to her great-grand-
mother, Mrs. Florence Robinson of East Pat-
chogue, for whom she was named.
Miss Gail Gilliamsen, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Christian Gilliamsen of Brookhaven, was
graduated today from Kings County Hospital
Center School of Nursing. Miss Gilliamsen is a
graduate of Bellport High School.
The Brookhaven Cub Scout Troop 9 par-
ticipated in a baseball game Sunday at the
Brookhaven Elementary School. Roger Baker
was in charge with W. Hiddink and Thomas
Sheppard assisting. Watermelon was enjoyed
by all after an exciting game.
Just married are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S.
Rothe, whose wedding took place Satur-
day afternoon at Our Lady of the Snow R.C.
Church, Blue Point. The bride is the former
Miss Eileen Patricia Peterson of Bayport and
a graduate of Bayport High School. Mr. Rothe
is a graduate of Patchogue High School and
served four years in the U.S. Air Force. They
are both employees of the Patchogue Electric
Jack Finger of East Patchogue was the
winner of a large basket of food awarded at
the annual smorgasbord held by the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Medford Fire Department,
Saturday. Mr. Finger donated the basket to
the family of the late Charles Bongo. Awarded
the second basket was Mrs. Julia Mulhall of
Jeffrey Kay, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Kay of Center Moriches, celebrated his 13th
birthday June 2. A supper party was held for
his friends, Kevin Both, Brian Mannix, Charles
Bubka, Lynne Schubert, Linda Horbert, Linda
Griffith, Dennis Glover and Michael Kay.
Grand opening: The new home of Dom-
inic Mauro Inc. Plumbing and Heating, and
Durable Fuel Oil was opened Saturday. Local
businessmen, neighbors and friends joined
with Mr. Mauro to celebrate the opening of the
new building, which is located on Mastic Road,
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Wild and Wonderful,” starring Tony Curtis
and Christine Kaufmann; at the Rialto Theatre:
Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens in “Advance to
the Rear;” and at the Sayville Theatre: “The
Pink Panther,” with Peter Sellers and David
Stephen Todd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Todd of Harris Street, celebrated his 6th
birthday June 1 with a party held in the
recreation room of his home. The room was
decorated with balloons. Guests were Larry
Ratcliff, Raymond Feindt, Kenny Brown,
Michael Arne, George Dewar, James Over-
ton and Stephen’s brother Billy.
Miss Elisa Ruland, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Ruland of North Ocean Avenue,
was graduated from Wellesley College June
8. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree
in zoology. For her outstanding academic
record, she was twice named a Wellesley
College Scholar. Miss Ruland is a graduate
of Patchogue High School.
Miss Barbara Girshoff, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Paul Girshoff of North Ocean Avenue,
has been awarded a Theodore Presser music
scholarship at Smith College in Northamp-
ton, Mass. Miss Girshoff has completed her
sophomore year at Smith.
Three Patchogue firemen were convalesc-
ing satisfactorily this week after suffering
injuries in Saturday’s three-building fire on
West Avenue, Patchogue. Destroyed in the
blaze were the J.J. Carroll Moving and Stor-
age Inc. building at 150 West Avenue, the
Antoine Novelty Corp., and a warehouse
of the Suffolk County Welfare Department.
Chief Al Rothe stepped on a nail with his
right foot and Van Guard Hose Company
fireman Murray Gottfried stepped on a nail
with his left foot. Engine Company 1 captain
Robert Chiuchiolo sustained an injury to his
left eye. Chief Rothe commended the fire-
men for saving the bowling alley just to the
north of the blaze, the building occupied by
Savino Brothers Waste Paper Inc. across the
street from the fire, and a vacant house just
south of the J.J. Carroll building. Chief Rothe
said the cause of the fire is undetermined.
Miss Arlene Stephani was chosen Miss
Hagerman of 1964 at the annual benefit
dance sponsored by the Hagerman Civic
and Taxpayers Association June 13. Sec-
ond-place winner was Miss Helen Kotasek
and third place went to Patricia E. Keyes.
Miss Patricia Belcher, 1963 winner, crowned
Miss Stephani. Jack Ellsworth, program
director for WALK, was master of ceremo-
Eight-year-old David DiDio and three
friends, Robert Stacnick, Neal Jepson and
Raymond Freitag, were basking in the warm
June sunlight after school hours last Thurs-
day, trying to catch blowfish on the pier off
the Bellport dock. Suddenly, David’s feet
slipped on the wet boards and he lost his
balance and fell in the deep water where
the boats are tied. Not too proficient at
swimming, David shouted for help. Without
getting panicky, Robert and Neal held the
fishing pole out for David to grab and held
him up, while Raymond ran for the dock-
master, Mr. Malone. At that moment, a police
car came by, and hearing the calls for help,
a police officer ran to the pier and pulled
David out of the water. A rather cold, wet
and frightened boy was grateful to his friends
and the police officer, and thankful to be safe
at home that night. His parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony DiDio of New Jersey Avenue, feel
that his experience will teach him more than
he learned from their previous warnings and
hope that other young fishermen who hear
of this will be more cautious.
Jack Regalmuto of North Howells Point
Road attended a national sales meeting of
Pepperidge Farm Inc. at the Long Shore
Country Club, Westport, Conn., from
Wednesday through Friday of last week.
While there, he attended a performance of
“Richard III” at the American Shakespeare
Festival Theatre and Academy in Stratford,
Mrs. Joyce M. Sullivan of Bieselin Road
received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum
laude, at Adelphia-Suffolk College, Oakdale,
Saturday. She has accepted a teaching posi-
tion in Bellport High School this fall.
Visiting for the weekend with Mr. and Mrs.
James Hannon of Circuit Road was their son,
James, who is stationed at the United States
Naval Base at Selder, Md., where he is going
to radio school.
Frank Trotta of Woodland Park Road
attended a dinner at the Biltmore Hotel
in New York City Monday night. The din-
ner was sponsored by the Modern Grocer’s
Trade Magazine. Trotta Bros. store was run-
ner-up in the Wise Potato Chip contest.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Donald Pfeifle and son
Peter of Sugar Loaf Inn, Kingfield, Me., for-
mer residents of Bellport, were overnight
guests last week of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
Holland of South Howells Point Road.
Miss Kathy Swezey, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Swezey of Blue Point, was sur-
prised Friday night at a bridal shower given
in her honor at the Blue Point firehouse
by her attendants, Misses Karen Swezey,
Shirley Wedegis and Nancy Stevens, and her
aunts, Mesdames George Huber and Leon
Swezey. Miss Swezey will be married July
25 to William Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Stevens of Bayport.
Michael Kay, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Kay of Center Moriches, celebrated his 10th
birthday June 13. His guests were Jackie and
Kevin McHugh, Anne and Paul Zellewski,
Cathy and Lewis Lanzellotta and Michael
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bowers and Mr. and
Mrs. Rudolph Beier, of Shirley, visited the
World’s Fair June 6. The Beiers celebrated
their wedding anniversary, which happened
June 8, while at the fair.
Marianne Hillen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter H. Hillen of Bailey Avenue, was grad-
uated from Hartwick College, Oneonta, and
awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. Miss
Hillen plans to go to Germany in September,
where she will be associated with Euratom
and further her education there.
Among those graduating from Springfield
College, Springfield, Mass., was Peter Spen-
cer Petty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Petty of
Avery Avenue, who received his B.S. degree
in science. While at Springfield, Mr. Petty
was an active participant in freshman track
and cross country as co-captain, varsity track
and cross country and the varsity “S” club.
Plans for next year include graduate school
Private James Edward Schreiber, son of
Mr. and Mrs. William Schreiber of Franklin
Street, is undergoing advanced training at
Marine Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Ray Arthur Weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
E. Weeks of Franklin Street, has been named
to the Dean’s List at Albany State College. Mr.
Weeks is a senior and majoring in history and
Miss Carmen L. Eichel of Shore Road,
sales promotion manager of the Bee Hive of
Patchogue, has received a certificate of com-
pletion from New York University’s School of
Retailing for participating in the 16th annual
Workshop in Retail Advertising Copy.
Miss Marcia N. Berke, daughter of Mrs.
Dorothy Berke of Jayne Avenue, received a
Bachelor of Arts degree recently in speech
and broadcasting from Queens College. She
graduated from Patchogue High School in
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wecera of Wash-
ington Avenue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Peggy Ann, to Edward James
Mistler of Mt. Vernon Avenue, Patchogue.
The following Bellport students have com-
pleted their school year at Berkshire School,
Sheffield, Mass. and are home for the sum-
mer months: Harvey III, David and Dean
McChesney, David H. Lanman Jr. and Terry
James Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Hunter of North Brewster Lane, is taking two
weeks of training in the Marine Reserve at
The Hearth Club spring dance was held
at the Bellport Country Club Friday night
with nearly 25 couples present. Music was
furnished by Jimmy Lotito and his orchestra.
Door awards went to Mrs. Walter Ebersole,
James Vaughan and Worth Austin.
The third grade from the Kreamer Street
School paid a visit to the Bellport Laundry
June 17 and was taken on a guided tour
through both the laundry and dry cleaning
departments. At the end of the tour, awards
were presented and educational booklets
passed out. This is the fourth year that the
Bellport Laundry has played host to these
Marcy V. Beitel of North Howells Point
Road, who was recently appointed by Con-
gressman Otis G. Pike, will report to West
Point July 1. Mr. Beitel was one of the recip-
ients of a scholarship from the Long Island
Lighting Company, a New York State Regents
Scholarship and is also a member of the
National Honor Society.
Peter Capizzi, driver education teacher of
Bellport High School, recently presented a
Driver Education award to Patrick McMahon.
The award is made available by the Automo-
bile Club of New York and is given to that
student exhibiting proper driving skills, a
mature driving attitude and an exceptional
knowledge of traffic safety.
The last meeting of the Brookhaven Brown-
ies, Troop 70, was held June 17. A cookout
was held for the girls under the supervision of
their leader, Mrs. Fred Kromhaut.
John Osborne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Osborne of Mott Lane, will be an aide this
summer at the Equitation Lodge in Bayport.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Hastings Redall of Bay
Road have just returned from Mr. Redall’s
class reunion held at Colgate University in
Diane Richter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Richter of Blue Point, celebrated her
12th birthday with a pajama party Saturday.
Her guests were Patricia Bumstead, Christine
Horn, Loretta Wenk, Joan Brueckner, Patti
von Kaentzel and Martha Davis.
Winners of the essay contest sponsored
by the Medford American Legion Post 1848
on “What America Means to Me” were Jac-
queline DeGroot, Carolyn Gullity and Ger-
trude Vogt. Post commander Mary Florczuk
presented the awards last Wednesday at the
Tremont Avenue School.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Homes of Private
Road, Medford announce the engagement of
their daughter Lorraine to Richard Valentino,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Valentino of
Mr. and Mrs. William Fechter of Center
Moriches held a buffet for approximately 30
guests in honor of their son Keith’s gradua-
tion last Saturday from Center Moriches High
School. A huge cake inscribed “Good Luck”
was the centerpiece of a decorated table. In
the fall, Keith will attend Suffolk Community
College in Selden.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this week:
“How the West Was Won,” starring Carroll
Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda and Carolyn
Jones; at the Rialto Theatre: Cliff Robertson
and George Chakiris in “633 Squadron” and at
the Shirley Drive-In: “Lady in the Cage,” with
Olivia De Havilland and Ann Sothern.