March 5

March 12

Miss Jill O’Brien, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William F. O’Brien of Park Street,
a sophomore at Elvira College, has
been named to the Dean’s List. Miss
O’Brien is secretary of Perry Residence
Hall and a member of Mira-Chords,
32-voice traveling chorus. She is a grad-
uate of Patchogue High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dew Sr. have
returned to their home on Medford
Avenue after a month’s vacation spent
in Florida.
Miss Sharon P. Lang has been accept-
ed by the University of Bridgeport
under its early admission plan for
enrollment in the fall semester begin-
ning in September. Miss Lang is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson
Lang and will be graduated from Pat-
chogue High School in June. At the
university she will major in physical
On their visit to Patchogue Satur-
day, in conjunction with the showing
of their new film, “Hush, Hush Sweet
Charlotte,” two of America’s all-time
great movie stars, Bette Davis and Oliv-
ia de Havilland, were presented with a
key to the village by Mayor Robert T.
Waldbauer at the Rialto Theatre.
William F. Weidmer of South Pros-
pect Avenue was promoted Monday to
police lieutenant from sergeant in the
Suffolk County Police Department. He
will head the precinct’s third squad in
the uniformed division.
Cadet captain is the rank granted
Peter T. McInerney Jr. of Patchogue,
who has been named a squadron opera-
tion officer at the U.S. Air Force Acad-
emy in Colorado. A member of the class
of ’65, Cadet Captain McInerney will be
awarded a B.S. degree and a commis-
sion as an Air Force second lieutenant
on his graduation.
A new club at Oregon Avenue Junior
High School under the sponsorship of
Roger Ashworth is called the Fir, Fin
and Feather. It is open to boys and girls
of grades 7, 8 and 9. The club will have
many films about hunting, fishing and
conservation. There will also be films
of animals and fish of New York State.
There were 124 students who signed up
Over 1,000 points were scored by
each during their high school basket-
ball careers: Kevin Foley and James
Plate of Seton Hall High School, who
were chosen to be among the top five
players in the Catholic high school
league. Both are seniors and are on the
all-star basketball squad of the New
York Daily News. Fifty colleges would
like to have Plate on their teams come
next season, but he seems headed for
St. John’s.
A successful card party was held
Feb. 27 in a Hawaiian setting in the
cafeteria of St. Joseph the Worker
School, East Patchogue, sponsored by
the Rosary Altar Society. Mrs. Ethel
Palladino was chairman of the deco-
ration committee. Mrs. Elsie Pettengill
of Brookhaven was awarded a 21-inch
color TV set; Mrs. Mary Ann Greco of
East Patchogue, an electric broom and
John Schordine of East Patchogue, a
Sunbeam rotisserie.
Boy Scout Troop 128, East Pat-
chogue, met March 4 in St. Joseph
the Worker Church auditorium, with
Scoutmaster Dezso Linbrunner and
assistants Robert Auer and Bill Mims.
The troop anticipates taking a 20-mile
hike March 20. At 9:30 a.m. they will be
transported from St. Joseph’s parking
lot and they will hike back 20 miles
accompanied by Mr. Auer. On the trail
back, they will lunch on dehydrated
foods. The troop is working for their
hiking merit badges.
The following students from Bell-
port High School are recent New York
Regents Scholarship winners: Elizabeth
Warburton, Sharon Strickland, Marga-
ret Critz, Virginia Beth, Barbara Win-
sche, Thomas Shreeve, Harold Buchan-
an, John Vineyard and David Sparrow.
Billy Husted received his discharge
from the United States Army at Fort
Campbell, Ky. and is visiting his par-
ents, Dr. and Mrs. James Finnerty of
South Howells Point Road. He has
just accepted a position with Gener-
al Motors Foreign Distributor in New
York City.
A surprise Sweet Sixteen birthday
party was given for Miss Donna Jean
Grucci Saturday night by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Felix Grucci of Station
Road. Forty guests were present.
Dr. Donald Borg and sons, Douglas
and Andrew, of South Country Road,
attended the hockey game between
the Chicago Black Hawks and the New
York Rangers in Madison Square Gar-
den this week.
Married in Mary Immaculate R.C.
Church, Bellport at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 were
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Lee, by the
Rev. Thomas Manning. The bride is the
former Miss Janet Marie Capicotta of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Desjardins of
South Country Road celebrated their
first wedding anniversary March 6.
Alexander Bennett, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Bennett of Brookhaven,
was baptized Sunday at St. John’s
Greek Orthodox Church, Blue Point. A
reception was held for the family and
their friends at St. John’s Cultural Cen-
ter after the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Lindgren
of Bellport announce the engagement
of their daughter, Juliene Cravens, to
Peter Sheffield Ince, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert R. Ince of Brookhaven.
Miss Lindgren is a senior at Bellport
high School and will attend Suffolk
County Community College this fall.
Her fiancé attended Bellport High
School and Cheshire Academy in Con-
necticut. He is presently in the Air
Force stationed at Walker Air Force
Base, Roswell, N.M.
Miss Nancy Butler, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Butler of Blue Point,
left by plane from Kennedy Airport
Sunday for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Miss
Butler will be gone for five years on
her first term as a missionary under
Wycliffe Bible Translators Inc. Her first
six months to a year will be spent in the
city studying the Portuguese language
and then she will be sent out into the
field to work among the tribes.
Cadette Girl Scout Troop 61 will
meet Saturday at the home of Mrs.
Arthur Grieshammer of Blue Point.
They will practice pitching tents and
also work on their fundraising project.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: James Garner and Eva Marie
Saint in “36 Hours;” at the Plaza The-
atre: Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins.”


March 19

Miss Kathleen Wicks of Grenville Ave-
nue and Miss Jean DiMele of Centereach
returned Sunday from a week’s vacation
at Miami Beach, Fla. They were guests
of Miss Carol Madona, a Pan American
stewardess, formerly of Centereach.
Paul Birmingham Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Birmingham of Don Street,
celebrated his 9th birthday yesterday.
His brother, Scott celebrated his 4th
birthday Feb. 24.
Miss Alicia Jean Whitbeck, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Whitbeck of
South Country Road, East Patchogue,
was notified of her acceptance to the
school of nursing at the University of
Bridgeport in Connecticut. Alicia is a
senior in the Patchogue Senior High
School and will enter the university in
the fall.
Consistent winner of twirling trophies
is Starr Miranda, 16, of East Patchogue,
who has won the New York Grand
Championship in baton twirling for the
sixth year in a row, for one baton and
two batons. Starr will represent New
York State at the 1965 Baton Twirling
Nationals in Miami Beach in August.
Starr is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Vincent Miranda of Cherry Lane.
Married recently at St. Sylvester’s R.C.
Church, Medford, were Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Gallagher. The bride is the for-
mer Miss Linda Baker of Patchogue.
Aboard the USS Lowry, a modernized
World War II destroyer armed with tor-
pedoes, 5-inch guns and modern elec-
tronic detection equipment, Navy Lieu-
tenant Leonard H. Wilson of Patchogue
left Norfolk, Va. Feb. 18 for a five-month
stint with the Sixth Fleet in the Medi-
terranean. Lt. Wilson will visit ports of
Sardinia and Sicily and others of south-
ern Europe.
Last Wednesday and Thursday in
the assembly period at Oregon Avenue
Junior High, Ralph Suarez produced
another spectacular entitled “Voyage to
the Bottom of the Sea.” Starring roles
were taken by Thomas Morellino, Thom-
as O’Donnell, Charles Mancuso and
William Vernon. Other cast members
were Robert Figueira, Daby Carraras,
Cheryl Kleinman, Joseph Falco, Michael
Welsh, Frederic Lubit, Darryl Place,
Sherry Clayman, Mary Fischer, Lorraine
Sullivan, Sharon Padham, JoAnn Reich
and Jon Weidlich. The sound effects
were handled by Frederick Reaver; Alan
Brock worked the lights and Wayne
Atkins was responsible for props.
Hard at work are Mrs. Evelyn Walton,
Mrs. Angela Rickert, Mrs. Dot Shiebler
and Mrs. Mary Neumann, chairman, who
are planning the annual card party of the
East Patchogue Parent-Teacher Asso-
ciation to be held April 21 in the East
Patchogue School cafeteria. Proceeds
will go to the Bellport High School
scholarship fund.
On March 11, Boy Scout Troop 128,
East Patchogue, met in St. Joseph the
Worker R.C. Church auditorium with
15 boys present and also Robert Auer,
assistant scoutmaster; Earl Hoffman,
Augustine Snow and Theodore Travis.
Teddy Travis and Peter Dentise received
their tenderfoot badge.
Staff Sergeant Salvatore J. Di Naro,
son of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Di Naro of North
Howells Point Road, Bellport, has grad-
uated from the U.S. Air Force Senior
Noncommissioned Officer Academy at
McClellan AFB, Sacramento, Calif. Sgt.
Di Naro is a management analyst with
an Air Force Logistics Command unit at
Griffiss AFB, New York. The sergeant,
a graduate of Bellport High School,
attended Phoenix Evening College, the
University of New York’s Rome exten-
sion and Arizona State University. His
wife is the former Marilyn J. Burton.
Jack Schroder recently arrived from
Valparaiso, Chile to join his wife, Mrs.
Schroder, who has been visiting their
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan Schroder of Academy Lane for the
past couple of months. Mr. and Mrs.
Schroder expect to return to their home
in Chile at the end of March.
Miss Sherry Lancaster and Miss Char-
lotte Thorndike, both students at Dana
Hall, Wellesley, Mass., will arrive home
tomorrow to spend their spring vacation
with their families.
Mr. and Mrs. I. William Bianchi Jr. of
Bellport Lane, who received the door
award at the annual March of Dimes
cocktail dance in January, went Sat-
urday to New York City to enjoy their
award, which was seats at the matinee
performance of the new Broadway musi-
cal, “Baker Street,” and dinner at The
Sign of the Dove restaurant.
The Knit ‘N Chat Club met on March
9 at the home of Mrs. Edward Warner
of Second Street, Bellport. The group
celebrated the birthday of Mrs. William
Hermus of North Brewster Lane.
Mrs. Ralph B. Maust of South Country
Road recently returned from Casey Keys,
Fla., where she visited with friends.
Two students from the Brookhav-
en-South Haven area participated in
the Suffolk County Junior High School
Festival in West Islip March 13. Shirley
Gillespie of Pine Street sang with the
choir as a second soprano and Carol
Barsi of Yaphank Avenue was second
bassoonist with the band.
On Friday, Mrs. George Densing and
sons Larry and James, of Blue Point,
went to New York City for Jimmy’s med-
ical checkup at Columbia-Presbyterian
Medical Center and then went to the
Museum of the American Indian.
Mrs. Nicholas Alisero and Mrs. Rich-
ard Clunan of Blue Point attended the
annual 4-H workshop March 5 and 6 at
the U.S. Hotel Thayer at West Point.
Icebreaking operations in the Con-
necticut River in New England have
kept busy the Coast Guard cutter Man-
itou, which is equipped with a specially
reinforced bow for clearing ice blockage
to maintain the flow of essential ship-
ping. Serving aboard the 110-foot tug
is fireman George Peppler, Jr., of Blue
Point. The Manitou rotates with six
other CG cutters in the Connecticut and
Hudson rivers during the winter months.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “How to Murder Your Wife,”
starring Jack Lemmon and Virna Lisi;
at the Rialto Theatre: Rock Hudson and
Gina Lollobrigida in “Strange Bedfellows.

March 26
Jere C. Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jere Cole Austin of Elizabeth Street,
is a member of the Springfield Singers
of Springfield College, Mass., who left
Tuesday for their annual Spring Tour.
During the weeklong trip, the singers
will present concerts in Bowie, Cumber-
land, Annapolis, Linthicum and Harun-
dale, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., and Pawling,
Cadet Warren L. Kedenburg, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lucas J. Kedenburg of Barton
Avenue, has been named to the Dean’s
List at the State University of New York
Maritime College, Fort Schuyler in the
Bronx. Cadet Kedenburg is a junior
majoring in marine transportation.
Miss Leslie Boyle, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Boyle of Danes Street, has
been named to the Dean’s List at State
University of New York at Albany. Miss
Boyle, who is a sophomore, is majoring
in business administration and minoring
in library science.
Gene Goll, proprietor of Goll’s Del-
icatessen on Medford Avenue, under-
went surgery on Tuesday at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital.
A surprise bridal shower was held for
Miss Lora Steckle of Washington Avenue
by her bridal party, Misses Jo Anne Ligu-
ori, Libby Scibek, Mary Ellen Ulrich, Bar-
bara Cook and Mrs. James McCormack
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
Liguori Jr. on Shore Road, March 17.
Miss Steckle received an orchid corsage
and many gifts. There were 42 guests
present. Miss Steckle will be married to
Vincent Liguori III on April 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Antoni Yablonski of South
Prospect Avenue recently celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary, marked
by a celebration held for the immediate
family. The happy couple was joined by
their three children, five grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren, and by other
members of the family and close friends.
Bruce Wolny, a fireman in the Hook
and Ladder Company of the Patchogue
Fire Department, suffered a cut left hand
in a fire which was reported at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday at the unoccupied, two-story
frame house of Paul Felice on Park
Avenue. Deputy Chief Daniel Gillette of
Engine Company 1 led volunteer firemen
in extinguishing the blaze, which burned
out the building’s interior. Cause of the
fire is undetermined.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester J. Kane of Bell-
port announce the engagement of their
daughter, Sharon Ann, to Robert Vigna-
to, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Vignato
of Patchogue. Miss Kane is a graduate of
Bellport High School and Mandi School
for Medical Technicians, Manhattan. She
is presently employed at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital. Mr. Vignato, a gradu-
ate of Patchogue High School, is serving
in the U.S. Air Force and is presently
stationed at Keesler AFB, Miss.
A spring hat and fashion show was
held by the Woman’s Society of Chris-
tian Service of the Bellport Methodist
Church last week in the church hall. Hats
were featured by Bobbie Brin Associates
of East Patchogue, dresses courtesy of
Muriel Modes of Patchogue, and coif-
fures designed by the Enchanted Mirror
of Bellport. Two of the models were
Mrs. Ernest Sykes and Mrs. Raymond MacLean.
A luncheon party was given for Larry
Schiffer and six friends in celebration of
his 8th birthday Saturday afternoon by
his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Schiffer
of George Court.
Mrs. Joshua W.W. Capen and her
daughter, Miss Barbara Capen of Bell-
port Lane, are home from a two-weeks’
vacation in Florida, where they visit-
ed relatives in Jacksonville and Winter
Park, and spent one week in Fort Myers.
Miss Kathy Bergin is home from Keu-
ka College to spend her spring vacation
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Bergin of Academy Lane.
Friday night, a capacity crowd of teen-
agers filled the community center for a
dance sponsored by the Bellport Little
League. Proceeds will go for expens-
es of the organization. Chaperones for
the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Hoaglan, Mr. and Mrs. John Groh, Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Conway and Dominick Guerriera.
Mr. and Mrs. James Grucci and their
three children, Debra, Felix and Vincent,
have moved to their house at 49 Circuit Road.
Saturday afternoon, Mark Salsberg
entertained a dozen of his friends at a
party to celebrate his 6th birthday. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Salsberg
of North Howells Point Road.
Saturday night, Mayor and Mrs. Harry
Bedell celebrated their wedding anniver-
sary with a dinner party at their home on
Country Club Road. Their guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fuller, Mr. and
Mrs. George Coon, Mr. and Mrs. Roland
F. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rose and
Mr. and Mrs. George Houston.
Mrs. Samuel Gelband and her daugh-
ters of Mott Lane, Brookhaven attended
the Hofstra Shakespearean Festival at
Hofstra College Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. LePre of Divi-
sion Avenue, Blue Point, have received
word that their son, Airman Second
Class Frank R. LePre Jr., has been award-
ed his unit’s Airman of the Month award.
A graduate of James Wilson Young High
School, Airman LePre has been stationed
at an Air Force base near Frankfurt,
Germany, for the past two years. He is
learning to speak German and, in turn,
he assists his German friends to speak
English during his free time.
Letters have been received by Dr. and
Mrs. James Butler of Blue Point and the
Rev. I.A. Falk from Miss Nancy Butler
saying that she arrived safely in Rio de
Janeiro at 6:30 a.m. March 9. Miss Butler
will be in Brazil for five years as a missionary.
Miss Ruth A. Friedlander, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart Friedlander of Blue
Point, has been named to the Dean’s List
for the first semester at Middlebury Col-
lege, where she is a senior.
Raymond Huthman, who attends State
University College at New Paltz, spent
several days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Huthman of Railroad Avenue,
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Held over! “How to Murder
Your Wife,” starring Jack Lemmon and
Virna Lisi; at the Rialto Theatre: “My
Blood Runs Cold,” with Troy Donohue
and Joey Heatherton.





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