Feb 5

A third generation in the Swezey
family assumed the presidency of the
71-year-old Patchogue department
store this week with the election of
Carroll M. Swezey Jr. He succeeds his
late father, who headed the business
for 28 years.
Mrs. Robert Shaber of Everett Street
and Mrs. Paul Birmingham of Don
Street motored to Philadelphia and
spent Saturday and Sunday with their
father, Paul A. Harper. They also visit-
ed other relatives in Philadelphia.
Miss Karen Hildreth has returned to
State University College at Cortland
after spending the intersession vaca-
tion with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Hildreth of Jones Street.
Returning to State University College
at Oneonta today is Miss Mary Jane
Terry, who spent the intersession hol-
idays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce R. Terry of Maple Avenue.
Mrs. Virginia Marshall returned to
her home on North Ocean Avenue last
Thursday after visiting her cousin, Mrs.
Margaret Hellmuth at Saranac Lake.
Recovery of the Gemini capsule off
Cape Kennedy recently was shared by
the carrier USS Lake Champlain, one
of whose crewmembers is ABE3 Guy
B. Wicks of Patchogue. Airman Wicks,
who, following the Gemini operation,
spent some time in Puerto Rico and
Guantanamo in Cuba, expects to be
home in early February.
Mrs. Elizabeth Heller of Patchogue
was installed yesterday as president
of the Fifth Precinct School Crossing
Guards Association at the Amvets Hall,
Patchogue. Other officers installed
were: Mrs. Kay Puls, vice president;
Mrs. Ruth Frederick, secretary; and
Mrs. Anne Cook, treasurer.
Members of the Patchogue Village
administration and members of the
Great South Beach Buggy Association
recently participated in the transport-
ing of Christmas trees to Fire Island to
aid in erosion control. They were: John
Belzak, E. Donald Schneider, Robert
Stogdale, Carl DeVito, William Cor-
ley, John Liguori, Michael Maletta, Roy
Franke, Werner Franke, Nelson DeRoo,
Gus Alevas and Joseph Liguori.
An afternoon party was given for
Jeanne Regalmuto Saturday in celebra-
tion of her 5th birthday by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Regalmuto of North
Howells Point Road, Bellport. Those
present were Debra Brouwer, Laura
Penny, Debbie Florio, Mark Salsberg,
Catriona MacKenzie, Ricky Perino,
Gary Brown, Joseph Marchiano and
Jeanne’s brother, Mark, and her sisters,
Joan and Susan, of Bellport; and Robert
Costanzo of Patchogue.
Larry Potter returned to Stony Brook
School, Stony Brook, Sunday evening
after spending the weekend with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Potter of
Rogers Avenue.
Robin Pokorny, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Pokorny of South Brewster
Lane, celebrated her 8th birthday with
a sleigh riding party for eight of her
friends Monday afternoon.
The following Bellporters attended
the wedding of Miss Barbara Lancaster
to Alfred E. Devendorf at St. John the
Evangelist Church in New York City
Saturday afternoon: Mr. and Mrs. Les-
lie Weiss, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hallock,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fuller, Mr. and
Mrs. John Ince, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rose, Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Cowan, Mr. and Mrs.
Georges Peter, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Van
Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Levine, Mr.
and Mrs. Harmon Potter, Mr. and Mrs.
Phillip Scala and Mrs. Matilda Penney.
The Islanders club met last Wednesday
night at the home of Mrs. Robert
Fuchs of Country Club Road. Mrs. Fuchs’
birthday was celebrated by the members.
On Saturday afternoon, 12 friends
helped Myles Wiener celebrate his 8th
birthday at a party given by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wiener at their
home on George Court.
Mrs. Alan Baker of Beaver Dam Road
spent the weekend in New York City
visiting the Antique Show. While there,
she visited Mrs. Joseph Parsons, formerly
of Bellport.
Stephen Bonyun, son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Bonyun of Burnett Lane,
Brookhaven, who was recently dis-
charged from the United States Army,
left Wednesday for Korea, where he
will be married to Sin Sik Kim of Korea.
Upon their return, they will reside in
Brookhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris of Homan
Avenue, Blue Point, entertained at din-
ner Monday night in celebration of the
11th birthday of their daughter, Linda.
The guests were Linda’s grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris Sr., of Corey
Avenue, and her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Sives of Brookhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dudek and sons,
Paul and Joseph, of Nelson Court visit-
ed Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Edmund
Van Cott and family in Oakland, N.J.
Miss Carol Brandes, a nurse at Brook-
lyn Hospital, spent the weekend with
her mother, Mrs. Ella Brandes of Bell
Avenue.
Richard Weyhrauch, a student at
New York University, and his fiancée,
Miss Lynn Mitchell of White Plains,
spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs.
William Weyhrauch and son, Alan, of
Arthur Avenue.
Ground was broken this week for
a new home being built on the north
side of Robinson Avenue, west of Ohio
Avenue, Medford, for Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Cassidy, who have sold their home on
Eagle Avenue.

Feb 12

In conjunction with Patchogue Bicycle
Safety Week, all village cyclists are
invited to have safety tape placed on their
bicycles at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue
Fire Department headquarters
on Lake Street or at the Van Guard
firehouse on Park Street. Safety inspections
will also take place at that time.
All bicycles, regardless if they pass
inspection or not, will receive reflective
tape to be placed on the rear fender,
handlebars and front forks, along
with a membership card of the Bicycle
Institute of America.
Richard Rein, who is a freshman at
C.W. post College in Brookville, spent
the intersession holidays with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rein of Chestnut
Avenue. Richard has been pledged
to Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.
Charles G. Swift of Cedar Avenue
attended the annual Field Roundup of
the Worcester Mutual Fire Insurance
and the Guarantee Mutual Assurance
companies, held at the home office in
Worcester, Mass. Mr. Swift is a special
agent for the companies in the New
York area. He is married and the father
of two children, Charles and Linda.
Mr. Swift won a trophy last year for
being the outstanding field man for the
Worcester and this year he was presented
with a trophy for appointing the
most new Guarantee agents for 1964.
Miss Diane Uttley, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Warren Uttley of Roe Boulevard,
lntertained 17 eighth-grade
friends at a party Saturday night in
honor of her 14th birthday. The guests
enjoyed dancing, a scavenger hunt and
games, and refreshments were served.
During the evening, Diane called her
grandmother, Mrs. Fred Creighton, of
Alfred, formerly of Patchogue, so that
she could enjoy the party also.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Randall Cromarty, who were married at
7 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Patchogue Methodist
Church by Dr. Lester L. Haws. The
bride is the former Miss Janet Elizabeth
Priest of Patchogue.
Quick action by Fifth Precinct Patrol-
man David L. Brown helped save a
1 1/2-year-old Patchogue girl, Joann
Lather, of South Ocean Avenue, who
on Sunday swallowed about an ounce
of bleach. The police officer gave the
child six ounces of milk and drove
her to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital,
where she was treated by two doctors
and released to her home.
The Bay Avenue Elementary School
student council recently elected new
officers. Outgoing president Thomas
Frail congratulated new president
Christopher Kalivas. Jon Parris is the
new vice president, and LaNel Pontieri
takes over the post of secretary-treasurer.
Annette Emma of East Patchogue
celebrated her 3rd birthday Feb. 1 at a
party given by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Emma of Columbus Avenue.
About 20 guests attended, including her
maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maria Foti
of East Patchogue and the other children
of the host and hostess, Anthony,
Darleen, Debra and Maria Joy. On Jan.
15, Darleen Emma celebrated her 6th
birthday at a party given at her home,
at which 30 guests were present.
Raymond Stong of Bellport announces
the engagement of his daughter, Gale
Frances, to Robert Charles Edwards,
son of Mrs. Charles R. Edwards of
South Howells Point Road, Bellport.
Miss Stong will be a member of the
graduating class of 1966 from Bellport
High School. Mr. Edwards will receive
his B.A. degree from Adelphi Suffolk
College in June. A July 4 wedding is planned.
Recently wed were Mr. and Mrs. Den-
nis Cessman, who were married at 3:30
p.m. Jan. 23 in Mary Immaculate R.C.
Church, Bellport. The Rev. Thomas
Manning performed the ceremony. The
bride is the former Miss Suzanne Cummings
of Bellport.
On Sunday afternoon, a birthday party
was given for Earl Maddalena Jr.,
who was 7 years old, by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Maddalena Sr., of South
Howells Point Road. His guests were
Peter Stock, Nathaniel Bull, Frederick
Rich, Nick Menutti, Gregory Corn,
Jeffrey and Bradley Overton, Jonathan
Paisley and John Cummings.
Sally Bohn, daughter of Capt. And
Mrs. Harold Bohn of South Country
Road, entertained 15 friends at a slumber
party at her home Friday night.
The Couples Club of the Bellport
Methodist Church will have a Valentine
party at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the social
hall. Host couples are Mr. and Mrs.
Mort Czaja and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reiss.
Dr. Robert Love, accompanied by
daughters, Linda and Pamela, flew to
Missouri last week to attend the wed-
ding of his son, Bob, to Miss Diane A.
Klein at the Presbyterian Church in
Tarkio, Friday.
Miss Camille Simione, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carmine Simione of Corey
Avenue, Blue Point, entertained Jan. 30
at an open house party for 75 guests.
The young people enjoyed dancing and
refreshments were served.
Louise Pasternack, daughter of Drs.
Simon and Ruth Pasternack of Nam-
kee Road, celebrated her 13th birth-
day Friday with a swimming party at
the Brookhaven Laboratory pool. The
guests met at the Pasternack home at
6:15 and after the gifts were opened,
they left for the pool and concluded the
evening with refreshments at “Nancy’s”
in Patchogue. Those attending were:
Rose-Marie and Anna-Lisa Palmquist,
Lee Franze, Polly Chase, Gini McLaughin
land Nancy Densing.
A capacity crowd of 1,000 fans or
more jammed James Wilson Young
High School Saturday evening and dis-
covered that the Major League Baseball
stars are pretty fair basketball players
also. They beat the combined local Fac-
ulty-Bayport-Blue Point Boosters team
64-54, but a BBB spokesman said that
it was only their politeness that kept
the margin of victory from being much
more. The youngsters had a ball chasing
after Jim Bouton, Larry Bearnarth,
Ed Kranepool, Frank Torre, Al Jackson
and Jack Fisher in quest of their autographs.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Held over! “Goldfinger,” starring
Sean Connery; at the Plaza Theatre:
Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins.”

Feb 19

Donald R. Haas, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Haas of Herbert Circle,
celebrated his 6th birthday Saturday
with a party at his home, which was
decorated in fireman decorations.
Those attending were John and
Michael Ianniello, Donna LaBatto,
Jean and Michael Themann, Michael
Pieazzo, Debra Kropp, Judy Svihura,
Peter, Raymond and Rosalie Link.
Also present were the guest-of-honor’s
sister, Lori, and brother, David.
The parents of Miss Diane Clarkson of
Schoenfeld Boulevard announce her
engagement to John Curtis Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Curtis Sr., of Bay
Shore. Miss Clarkson is a graduate of
Patchogue Senior High School, class
of 1963, and is presently a junior at
Kingston Hospital School of Nursing,
Kingston. Mr. Curtis is currently a
senior at Purdue University, Indiana.
Patchogue’s oft-beaten wrestling team
may be on the bottom of the League
2 standings, but fast-improving Red
Raiders gained plenty of respect last
week despite being on the short end
of the score in two matches. The
Raiders were whipped 33-16 by West
Babylon, but it was Patchogue’s highest
point total of the league season. Joe
Gathmann (136), Paul Crabtree (106)
and Gil Watts (141) were the PHS
winners against West Babylon.
Robert V. Smith of Herbert Circle has
been awarded a Master of Science
degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Two 15-year-old youths were honored
Tuesday by the Brookhaven Town
Board for pulling 8-year-old Michael
Wirshup of Edwards Street from ice-
covered Mill Pond Jan. 30. Supervisor
Charles R. Dominy presented Dennis
Kraus, of Pennsylvania Avenue,
Medford, and Kevin Gilbert of East
Woodside Avenue, North Patchogue,
certificates of appreciation. The youths
saw young Wirshup, who is one of 11
children of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Wirshup,
through the ice about 100 feet from the
east shore, jumped a fence and went
out and pulled him from the waters.
To Thailand for a 13-month tour of
duty goes 2nd lieutenant Robert J.
Lomicky of East Patchogue after
having completed an 11-week course of
construction planning and management
at Fort Belvoir, Va. Lomicky completed
four years of ROTC at Bucknell
University, class of 1960. He has a two-
year leave of absence from the Mobil
Oil Company of Paulsboro, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dempsey of East
Patchogue entertained Feb. 5 in
celebration of Mrs. Dempsey’s birthday.
Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Edward
O’Connor, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spinelli
and Mr. and Mrs. John Sacher.
Capt. Frederick Strybing of Bellport,
commanding officer of the Marine
Bureau of the Suffolk County Police
Department, was recently promoted
to deputy inspector and will remain
in command of the bureau. Capt.
Frederick C. Johannsen of East
Patchogue was also promoted to
deputy inspector. He is commanding
officer of the Communications Bureau.
A surprise bridal shower was given
for Miss Jane DiDio at her home on
New Jersey Avenue Friday night.
Co-hostesses were Miss Joan Kinsella,
Miss Joanne Stella, Mrs. Pat DiSantis
and Mrs. Anthony DiDio. Over 30 guests
were present and Miss DiDio received
many lovely gifts.
Christopher Gould has finished his
basic training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas and has
been promoted to A/3 class. He is now
stationed at Amarillo Air Force base,
Texas. A/3 class Gould is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gould of South
Howells Point Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Felix Grucci of Station
Road celebrated their 25th wedding
anniversary with a cocktail hour
and dinner at Felice’s restaurant in
Patchogue Feb. 6. Among the 130
relatives and friends in attendance
were their son and daughter-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. James Grucci, their daughter,
Donna, and their son, Felix Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of
Stillwoods Road and Mr. and Mrs.
Nelson Briggs Jr. of Edgar Avenue, both
Brookhaven, celebrated Mr. Briggs’
birthday Saturday with a dinner party
held at a restaurant in Center Moriches.
Currently on display at the Brookhaven
Library is a selection of beautiful
color prints loaned by Marshall
Bull of Brookhaven, who has been
a photographer for many years at
Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Mr. Bull’s prints for the most part
depict local scenes and should be of
particular interest to all the residents of Brookhaven.
Recently wed were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Howitt, who were married in the
Bellport Methodist Church by the Rev.
Frederick I. Smith. The bride is the
former Miss Bertie Nan Richardson of Bellport.
Mrs. Arthur Reich of Blue Point
returned home Saturday at Kennedy
Airport after a two-week vacation
spent at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Max
Kurtz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mrs. Edna Rosavitch of Blue Point,
who recently underwent surgery at
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, is now
recuperating at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Walter Milian of Patchogue.
Commissioner Rupert Werner is in
charge of making arrangements for the
annual inspection dinner of the Blue
Point Fire Department at the firehouse
at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Belmont, who were married at 3 p.m.
Feb. 7 in St. Joseph the Worker R.C.
Church, East Patchogue. The bride
is the former Miss Camille Sorice of Shirley.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Father Goose,” starring Cary
Grant and Leslie Caron; at the Rialto
Theatre: Carroll Baker and George Maharis in “Sylvia.”

Feb 26
Airman 1/c and Mrs. Richard Goll
and daughter, Kathy, have been home
on a 30-day leave from England, where
Airman Goll was stationed at the San-
ford Air Force Base. The Golls were
in England for 2 1/2 years and this is
the first time his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Goll, have seen their little grand-
daughter, who is 1 year old. Airman Goll will
now be stationed at Loring Air Force Base, Maine.
Harold Hastings of Ketcham Avenue
is a member of the varsity track team
at Yale University. Hastings, a sopho-
more, prepared for Yale at Patchogue
High School, where he received awards
in mathematics and science. At Yale he
is majoring in mathematics.
Triplets John, Jeanette and James
DeLucia, born to Mr. and Mrs. Mario
J. DeLucia of Wilmarth Street, Pat-
chogue, were treated to all sorts of
goodies at the celebration of their first
birthday Sunday. Mom is completely
in charge of them, while dad, a truck
driver for a printing firm in New York
City, cares for their older brother and
sister. “They’re regular copycats,” Mrs. DeLucia said.
“When one gets a cold, they all get a cold!”
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Senison have
moved from Wheeler Court to their
new home on Grove Avenue.
The Couples Club of Emanuel
Lutheran Church, Patchogue, held a
meeting and valentine party Feb. 13 in
the parish hall. Hosts and hostesses for
the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Burnell
Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Esser.
Miss Francine Novick, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Novick of Carman
Street, is named to the Dean’s List for
the second quarter marking period at
Becker Junior College in Worcester,
Mass. Miss Novick, a senior, is major-
ing in the two-year executive secre-
tarial program. She is a graduate of
Patchogue High School.
Nineteen members of the senior
class at State University College at
Fredonia are nominees to “Who’s Who
Among Students in American Univer-
sities and Colleges” for 1965. Among
those named were Roger T. Quinn of Cleveland Street
and Judith Zaharatos of West Woodside Avenue.
“Put Elwyn in!” a fan was heard to shout during
the Yale-Columbia basketball game that was televised
over Channel 11 Friday night. But Elwyn
Schaefer of Patchogue was benched
due to a recent tonsillectomy. He has
already been seen in play twice on tele-
vision and will probably be back on the
hardwood next time a Columbia game
is televised. Schaefer, who played bas-
ketball for Patchogue High School,
is in his junior year at Columbia. He
hopes to go on to law school. His parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Schaefer of Center Street.
An “International Feast” will be held
March 6 at Felice’s restaurant, Pat-
chogue. Meeting recently at Brookha-
ven Memorial Hospital to discuss final
arrangements were Mrs. Ernest Bilmes,
Mrs. Arthur Fuccillo and Mrs. Joseph
D’Agrosa. Proceeds will go towards a
new coffee shop as part of the expansion
program of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Miskosky of
East Patchogue and Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
ert Robinson of South Haven recently
celebrated Mrs. Miskosky’s birthday at Herb
McCarthy’s Bowden Square in Southampton.
Walter Suydam of Bellport Lane,
a junior at Lake Forest College in
Illinois, is presently on the starting
offensive line of the school’s hockey
team. Walt is one of the high scorers
with five goals and three assists to his
record. He has been on the squad for
all three years and has been instrumental in leading it to
victories over such schools as Notre Dame,
University of Illinois and Ohio State.
Bellport Junior-Senior High School
students in the social studies classes
taught by Mrs. Eugene Sullivan and
John Gorman accompanied their teachers
to New York Tuesday to visit The
Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of
Art. Mrs. Gorman also accompanied the group.
Visiting for the holiday weekend
with Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins of
Bellhaven Road were Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Grant and family of Stratford,
Conn. Mr. Grant was formerly a physical
education teacher at Bellport High School.
Mayor and Mrs. Harry Bedell of Country
Club Road have returned home
from New York City, where they spent
the weekend attending the theatre and
the Rubenstein Concert at Carnegie
Hall Sunday afternoon.
David Ahrend, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Ahrend of North Howells Point
Road, celebrated his 14th birthday with
a group of his friends Saturday night.
At the last meeting of Brookhaven
Brownie Troop 70, Karen Emery was
elected by the girls of her troop to be
the Juliette Low representative.
Mrs. Lucas F. Mayer will be residing
temporarily with her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Osborne of Mott Lane.
Joseph Weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Weeks of Danes Street, Blue
Point, celebrated his 9th birthday Feb.
12 with a party at his home. His guests
were David Weeks, John Hutchinson,
Joseph Corsi, Paul McHugh, Maria Cor-
si, David Johnstone, Linda Berg, Kathy
Thomas and Robin Dixon, all of Blue
Point, Nancy Sawyer of Sayville, and
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Weeks of Kennedy Avenue.
Patricia von Kaentzel, daughter
of Mrs. Fred von Kaentzel of Middle
Road, Blue Point, celebrated her 12th
birthday Feb. 14 with a luncheon par-
ty followed by games and pizza pie
refreshments later. The guests were
Diane Richter, Loretta Wenk, Suzanne
Rooney, Joyce Aquaro and Patricia Bumstead.
Miss Catherine Lewis of Washing-
ton, D.C. is spending two weeks visit-
ing Mrs. Sheila Allen and Miss Helen
Kingsbury of Danes Street.
Miss Sandra Anderson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson of Med-
ford, started nurse’s training last week
at the State University School of Nurs-
ing at the Farmingdale Institute. She
lives at the school and is able to come
home weekends to be with her family.
A most successful 13th annual turkey dinner,
sponsored by the ambulance company
of Center Moriches Fire Department,
was held last Saturday at the department’s
headquarters. Elton Tank was chairman.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “None but the Brave,” starring
Frank Sinatra and Clint Walker; at the
Rialto Theatre: Lana Turner and Cliff
Robertson in “Love Has Many Faces.

 

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