Jan 08

The Most Rev. Walter B. Kellenberg,
D.D., bishop of the Diocese of Rockville
Centre, blessed 75 golden wedding anni-
versary couples Sunday in St. Agnes Cathe-
dral, Rockville Centre. Included among
those receiving the blessing were Mr. and
Mrs. Sal Giuri and Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas
Greco of Patchogue.
Dolores and Jimmy Rocco of the Rocco
Studio of Dance attended Dance Caravan
at the Hotel Roosevelt Sunday. Stacey
Steyert of Patchogue and Kim Rocco of
Medford modeled the 1965 dance recital
costumes for Fina Dancewear, one of the
dance costumers represented.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Costello of
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Lenore, to James Gerardi,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Gerardi of
Patchogue. Miss Costello is a graduate of
Patchogue High School Class of 1964 and
is attending Patchogue Beauty School. Mr.
Gerardi is a graduate of Patchogue High
School Class 1963 and is serving in the U.S.
Air Force, stationed in North Carolina.
Two Patchogue youths, Frederick Fos-
ter Spavins, son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter R.
Spavins of Jennings Avenue, and Jeffrey
R. Woodfield, son of Mrs. Joseph T. Losee
of Roe Boulevard, will be among the reg-
iment of cadets of the United States Mer-
chant Marine Academy, Kings Point, at the
inaugural parade for President Lyndon B.
Johnson Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.
Patchogue varsity wrestler Paul Crab-
tree scored his first victory of the sea-
son in the 105-pound class, pinning Mark
VanArman of Commack with a body press
in 3:36 Friday at the PHS gym. All went for
naught, as Commack won the League 2
match, 37-15.
The 4th birthday of Janice Lynn Berman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Berman
of Beverly Avenue, East Patchogue, Jan. 2
was celebrated at a New Year’s Day dinner
party. The guests were her great-grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Holmes of
Patchogue; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Berman of East Patchogue and Mr.
and Mrs. Newy Bradt of Patchogue; aunts,
Mrs. Mary Dixon, Mrs. Grace Rusy and
Mrs. Violet Manchester of Patchogue, and
her brother, Jeffrey.
Fifth Precinct Patrolman Lawrence
Gualtieri came to the aid last Thursday of
young Richard Watts of East Patchogue,
who had put a toy handcuff on one wrist
and then couldn’t find the key to unlock it.
The officer transported the youth to Tins-
ley Body Shop, where the rivet was taken
off the cuff by a grinding machine, and the
cuff was removed.
Miss Laura Ann Lewis of Haddonfield,
N.J. visited for a few days last week with
her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John J.
Hart Jr. of South Country Road, and her
girlfriend, Miss Kim Collins, of Bellhaven Road.
Mrs. Mathilda Penney of Bellport
received tickets for a six-day, all expenses
paid cruise she won in a contest sponsored
by the Red Cross Shoe Stores Association.
Mrs. Penney entered the contest in the
Richard York Shoe Store, Patchogue, one
of 116 stores participating. Mrs. Penney
and her traveling companion will embark
on the Queen Elizabeth for Nassau over
the Washington’s Birthday weekend. Need-
less to say, Mrs. Penney was excited over
winning this contest, as she was one of
an estimated 100,000 entrants. And, the
Richard York Shoe Store was extremely
proud and happy that one of their customers won.
PFC Richard E. Pils returned Friday to
Fort Lewis, Washington, after spending
the Christmas and New Year’s holiday
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Pils
of Bellport.
Leroy Eleazer Sr. returned to his home
Jan. 5 after being a patient at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital. He wishes to thank the
many friends for their cards and visits and
especially the Rev. Frederick I. Smith for
his visits and prayers.
Billie and Susan Gibson, children of Mrs.
John Gibson of Bellport, recently returned
from a visit with their grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Tracy Ambler of Lee, Mass.,
where they enjoyed several days of skiing
in the Berkshire Mountains.
Weekend guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Keith Rowley of Beaver Dam Road
were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Eveland of Phila-
delphia, Pa.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held over, “The Americanization of Emily,”
with James Garner Julie Andrews and
Melvyn Douglas; at the Rialto Theatre:
“Two on a Guillotine,” starring Connie Stevens
and Dean Jones.
Jan 15
The Bridal Suite recently opened
at 35 West Main Street, Patchogue,
offering a complete service for brides
and grooms, taking the burdensome
arrangements-making chores out of
weddings. Everything from gowns to
limousines, even honeymoon travel
arrangements are available at the
Bridal Suite.
The Patchogue librarian reported
to Fifth Precinct police that the “I”
volume of the World Encyclopedia
was taken during the weekend from
the book depository from in front of
the library and torn and written upon.
An estimated $20 worth of damage
was caused to the volume, the librarian told police.
Miss Diane Schordine, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schordine of Oak
Street, celebrated her 14th birthday
Jan. 8 with a dinner party at her
home. Diane’s guests were Jacque-
line Stuart, Barbara Carleton, Diane
Uttley, Mary Ann Spavins, Priscilla
Pritnel, Patty Corley, Nancy Gould,
Frances Mizrahi and Joan Polk.
Miss Arlyn Hertz, who is a freshman
at Syracuse University, is spending
her mid-semester holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Hertz of
Roe Boulevard. Miss Hertz is majoring
in education.
Barton Avenue School students
have started a school newspaper. The
following students in Robert Reither’s
sixth-grade class prepared copy for
their first issue: Judy Johnsen, editor-
in-chief; Paul Kost, Joseph DiDonna,
Patrick Brown, Steven Marrone, Car-
ol Forsyth, RoseMarie Musso, Patty
Anderson and Linda Alloy, report-
ers; and Margaret Carbonetto, Janice
Mariboe, Kathy Cornell and Louise
Andrisani, entertainment reporters.
Tracey Lynn Morey, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Morey of
Oswego, was baptized Dec. 27 by the
Rev. Frederick Smith of the Bellport
Methodist Church. Mrs. Morey is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.
Foster of South Country Road and a
former resident of Brookhaven. Tracey
Lynn was brought to Brookhaven
to be baptized in the same church in
which her parents were married.
Paul Hassell entertained several
members of the Syracuse chapter
of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and
their dates at a New Year’s Eve party
and weekend house party at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Hassell of South Country Road,
Bellport. Miss Sheryll Barnes of Fall
River, Mass. and Steve Beaudrey of
Stuttgart, Germany visited for a few
days longer.
Mayor and Mrs. Harry F. Bedell
and son Fletcher, of Country Club
Road, have returned from a two-
weeks’ motor trip to Arizona to visit
Mrs. Raymond Graham of Mesa. They
stopped in Sun City to visit a couple
who formerly lived in Port Jefferson.
They were joined there by Herbert
Pearson, an engineer with the Suffolk
County Public Works Department,
and Mrs. Pearson, of Setauket.
Among the points of interest they
visited were the University of Arizona
and the Arizona State Museum at
Tucson, and Roosevelt Dam.
A buffet supper was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Craven
of Brookhaven on New Year’s Eve.
Guests attending the supper were Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Waldron of South
Country Road and Mr. and Mrs. John
Cizek and their daughter, Sandy, of
Sayville, along with the Cravens’
immediate family.
William Carll, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Carll of Brookhaven, cele-
brated his 18th birthday with a party
for some of his friends from the youth
group of St. James Episcopal Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morrissey of
Blue Point entertained at a holiday
party for Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brueck-
ner, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vernon, Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Mazzei, Mr. and
Mrs. James McKinley and Mr. and
Mrs. James Mulligan.
Joseph Patrick Mulderig, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Mulderig of Medford,
was home for the holidays and has
now returned to Memphis, Tenn.,
where he is stationed in the U.S. Navy.
Christmas Eve was a happy one
for Miss Cecelia Mistler, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Mistler Jr. of
Medford, as she received a phone call
from Japan from her fiancé, Seaman
Gunner’s mate Henry Wernau, who
although stationed on the Destroyer
Wedderburn, was in Japan for the
holiday. The call came through at 3
a.m. Christmas Day, although it was
8 a.m. there. Mr. Wernau is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Ryther of Pat-
chogue, and has seen action in Viet-
nam, having received a medal for his
service in that area.
The expression, “For the birds,”
is not usually used in a compli-
mentary manner, however, it depicts
the interest and efforts on behalf of
the feathery creatures extended by
Mastic Beach resident Gus Frahm.
Mr. Frahm devotes his spare time
to making birdhouses of many sizes
and shapes, many of which, 104 to be
exact, have been placed on the trees
surrounding his home on 2 Lakeview
Drive. The Frahms stock the feeders
with at least 25 pounds of birdfeed
every 18 days and vary their offerings
with suet, bread and peanut butter.
He has made close to 200 birdhouses
in the year that he has been engaged
in his hobby.

Jan 22

Miss Rosetta Terry, past president
of the Patchogue Library board of
trustees, was honored at a dinner
Sunday night at the Republican Club
in Blue Point. Miss Terry retired last
November after serving on the boardfor 48 years.
The engagement of Mrs. Cecil Girshoff
Marcus of Jamaica, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Girshoff of Chestnut Avenue, to
Dr. Irving Ross of Jackson Heights, has been announced.
Mrs. Marcus is a dental hygienist and
Dr. Ross is an orthodontist.
Mrs. Ione Justice of North Ocean
Avenue was honored at a recent dinner
marking her retirement after more
than 32 years of combined service with
the Patchogue Electric Light Company
and the Long Island Lighting Company.
During her long utility career, Mrs.
Justice became well known in the Patchogue
area for her priceless personal
display of historic light sources.
According to patrolman William Zurl,
Mrs. Violet E. Bonner of South Ocean Avenue
escaped serious injury when the auto she was
driving skidded into a fire hydrant about 12:45 p.m.
Saturday at River Avenue and Division Street, Patchogue.
Alan Edwards, who has been spending
several days with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Caleb M. Edwards of Maple
Avenue, sails today on the S.S. Monterey,
on which he is employed, for Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Jan 22 cont.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Raskopf of
Patchogue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Virginia Marie, to
Phillip Michael Manitta, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Salvatore Manitta of Patchogue.
Miss Raskopf, a graduate of Seton Hall
High School, is presently employed
by Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage. Mr.
Manitta, a graduate of Patchogue High
School and State University at Albany,
is presently attending at Adelphi University,
Garden City, studying for his master’s degree.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. George
Edward Wayne, who were married at
2 p.m. Saturday in Emanuel Lutheran
Church, Patchogue, by the Rev. Daniel
G. Fiehler. The bride is the former
Miss Sharon Lee Gerstenberg of Patchogue.
The 3rd birthday of Keith Heuss, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Heuss of East Patchogue, was
celebrated recently at a party given by them.
Overnight guests of Capt. And Mrs.
O.S. Reading of North Howells Point
Road last Wednesday were their son
and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs.
George Reading, who had come from
Buffalo to attend a hand surgery convention
in New York City last week.
Jane Potter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harmon Potter of Rogers Avenue,
entertained a few friends at a luncheon
party Saturday afternoon.
Barbara Winsche, a Bellport High
School senior and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Warren E. Winsche of Bellport,
has been selected by audition to be the
first flutist of the New York All-State
Orchestra, which will take place in
Buffalo Feb. 4, 5 and 6.
After being divided into four groups
Sunday night, members of the Hearth
Club, Bellport, had refreshments at
the homes of the host couples, Mr.
and Mrs. John Schinn, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Emery
Van Horn and Mr. and Mrs. James
Vaughan. They then joined together
at the Schinn home on North Howells
Point Road for a game of charades.
Miss Pamela Sohl of Station Road
returned home Tuesday from a three-
day vacation at Grossinger’s in the
Catskill Mountains. She accompanied
a group of students who were sponsored
by Suffolk Community College.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Werner of General
McLean Drive entertained at a
family gathering Sunday in celebration
of the second birthday of their daughter, Laura.
Bill Chamberlain of North Howells
Point Road and Richard Wood of Circuit
Road have returned to Clarkson
College of Technology, Potsdam, after
spending the mid-term vacation with their parents.
Kathy Scordamaglia, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Louis Scordamaglia of Beaver
Dam Road, celebrated her 9th birthday
Friday with a party held at the home
of Eve Alburger of Beaver Dam Road.
Reid and Mary Jo Alburger, Tom
Wiswall and Susan Petretti, all of Beaver
Dam Road, Brookhaven, went skiing
on Hunter Mountain in the Catskills
Sunday on a trip sponsored by the
Brookhaven Recreation Department.
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Gelband of
Brookhaven attended the bar mitzvah
of Alan Kan of Bellport, Saturday.
They attended the services in Sayville
and the reception in Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ferrer of Beaver
Dam Road attended the Concrete
Products Exposition and Convention
in Cleveland, Ohio for a few days last week.
New York Mets Larry Bearnarth and
Ed Kranepool are members of the
Major League Baseball stars who will
take to the basketball court at James
Wilson Young High School, Bayport,
Feb. 6 to meet a quintet made up
of teachers and Bayport-Blue Point
Boosters. Proceeds from the ticket
sales will go to the Boosters’ high
school athletic programs.
Miss Patricia Bumstead, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bumstead of Blue
Point Avenue, celebrated her 13th
birthday with a luncheon party Saturday.
Her guests were Misses Diane Richter,
Loretta Wenk and Patricia von Kaentzel of
Blue Point and Patricia Fabiani of Bayport.
An executive meeting of the Blue
Point Parent-Teacher Association was
held Jan. 12 at the home of Mrs. Marvin
Roecklein of Maple Street. Those
attending were Duane Hawkins and
Mesdames Walter Pulley, John Bauer,
Thomas Dillon, Harry Gray, Myron
Hafer and Arthur Greishammer.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, Mr. and Mrs.
George Follmer of Medford celebrated
their 17th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lombardo of
Shirley announce the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Joan Cusick, to
Richard Hunold, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hunold of Shirley.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “The Outrage,” starring Paul
Newman and Laurence Harvey; and at
the Rialto Theatre: “The Night Walker,” with
Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck.
Jan 29
Police Capt. George McMullen of the
Fifth Precinct and Police Capt. Domi-
nick Chiuchiolo of the Sixth Precinct
were promoted each to the ranks of
deputy inspector, effective Feb. 1. They
will remain in command of their respective
precincts of the Suffolk police.
Fifth squad Det. Lieut. Joseph Hawkins
may not have run the 100-yard dash
at the Olympics in Tokyo, but he’ll qualify
certainly as one of Suffolk’s “finest”
in the coming track season. The police
officer sprinted from the Patchogue
Theatre to the Four Corners intersection
Sunday night to make an arrest of
a driver who, he said, had left the scene
of an accident. He said he and his wife
were leaving the theatre about 11 p.m.
when he heard a crash. A car had hit an
unoccupied parked car and kept going
west on Main Street. Just as the officer
chased the car to the intersection, the
light changed and the car continued
on. Seeing auxiliary policeman Donald
Hodkin in his auto, Det. Lieut. Hawkins
jumped in and told Mr. Hodkin to chase
the car. The officers pulled the car over
in front of the Blue Point Hospital. The
driver was given summonses and held
in County Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Donald Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clive
Reed of Lakewood Street, returned to
Clarkson College of Technology Tues-
day after spending his mid-semester
vacation at his home. He spent a few
days skiing in Buffalo.
Peter Allen Link, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Link of Park Avenue, celebrated
his 5th birthday Friday with a
party at his home. The theme of the
party was Interspace. Peter’s guests
included Karen and Cheryl Felice, Lori,
Donald and David Haas, Linda, Wendy,
Peggy and Fred Wood, and the guest-
of-honor’s sister Rosalie, and brothers,
Douglas and Raymond.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Kiefer of Grove
Avenue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Meredith Ellen, to Dr.
Ronald Fay Wilson of Bohemia. Miss
Kiefer is a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1961 and is attending
Hunter College night classes. Dr. Wil-
son received his Ph.D. in zoology from
the University of Texas and is currently
teaching at Adelphi University, Garden
City. A wedding is planned for August.
Holiday leave for Anthony Petrocelli
of the Navy, former Patchoguer now
living in San Ardo, Calif., was two
weeks spent at his home. His present
assignment is with the Navy drill team
at Jacksonville, Fla.
A combined birthday party was cel-
ebrated Jan. 24 at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Auer of Munsell Road, East
Patchogue, in honor of Mr. Auer and his
daughter, Heather, whose first birthday
was Jan. 18.
The fourth annual Valentine dance,
sponsored by the Hagerman Volunteer
Exempt Firemen’s Benevolent Association
will be held Feb. 13 at the
Hagerman firehouse. Music will be by
the Fred Kelly Orchestra starting at
9:30 p.m. An all-Italian smorgasbord is
included in the price of tickets.
Bellport High School will sponsor a
hootenanny from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Two groups from Bellport will pro-
vide entertainment. Bellport has invited
Patchogue High School, Bayport High,
Sayville and Seton Hall. Each of these
schools will bring groups of their own,
who will compete for a trophy. Singing
will be judged by members of the music
department of Bellport High School.
Arthur Johnson will arrive home
tomorrow from Brown University, Providence,
R.I., to spend a weeks’ mid-term vacation
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm J
ohnson of Country Club Road, Bellport.
Bill Chamberlain of North Howells
Point Road and Richard Wood of Circuit
Road have returned to Clarkson College
of Technology, Potsdam, after spending
the mid-term vacation with their parents.
Mrs. Robert Mahoney and son, Robert,
of Bieselin Road attended the Ice
Follies at Madison Square Garden in
New York City Saturday.
The Knit ‘N’ Chat Club met Tuesday
night at the home of Mrs. William Valentine
of North Brewster Lane. Mrs. Edward
Warner’s birthday was celebrated.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wnenta of Car-
man Boulevard, Brookhaven, celebrated
their 16th wedding anniversary and
Stanley Wnenta’s birthday Jan. 23.
Sharon Andors, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Andors of Beaver Dam
Road, received the Frank Tuma Memorial
Award last week from the Montauk
Marina Basin. Sharon, age 12, caught
the largest striped bass, 16 pounds, in
an open tournament held last October.
She was entered in the female division
of the tournament. Sharon caught the
fish from the Andors’ boat, the Sallo.
John Lynch, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
T. Lynch of Blue Point, is home for his
semester vacation from Marist College
in Poughkeepsie, where he is a freshman.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wedegis of Barteau
Avenue, Blue Point, celebrated Sunday
for the birthday of their son, Thomas
Hugh, who was 1 year old Saturday.
The guests included five generations of
the family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wedegis,
grandparents, of Arthur Avenue; Mrs.
Martha Baack, great-grandmother, and
Mrs. Louise Auer, great-great-grand-
aunt, both of North Patchogue; Mr. and
Mrs. Herman DeCastro, godparents, and
their daughter, Stella, of Farmingville,
and Charles Skippon of Patchogue.
Mrs. Delores Sealey of Medford Station
was appointed Tuesday by the
Brookhaven Town Board as temporary
clerk in the town clerk’s office at an
hourly salary of $1.50, effective Jan. 6.
Brownie Troop 89 of Medford, under
the leadership of Mrs. Annabel Alver
and accompanied by Mrs. Kathryn Stew-
art and Mrs. Nevora Bull, took the girls
to Patchogue Jan. 15, where they had a
tour of the Fifth Precinct of the Suffolk
County Police Department. They were
given the guided tour by Det. Ingvald
Alver, who is with the Suffolk County
Juvenile Aid Bureau.
Thomas Nolan, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Farrell of Shirley, enlisted for
three years in the U.S. Army, Jan. 20. He
reported to Fort Dix, N.J. A telephone
call home Saturday informed his parents
that he expects to be transferred
somewhere else within the next few days.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Sean Connery as Agent 007 in
Ian Fleming’s “Goldfinger.” Extended
engagement starting Jan. 27.

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The Patchogue Advance History

The founder of the newspaper was Timothy J. Dyson.
The first issue came off the press on September 1, 1871.
There were several short-term owners of the paper until
James A. Canfield purchased it in 1892.
He operated it until his death on July 21, 1924 at which time
Capt. John T. Tuthill Jr. became editor and publisher.
The Patchogue Advance merged with the
Moriches Tribune in May of 1961 and became the
Long Island Advance


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