May 7
Mrs. R. Ford Hughes has returned to
her home on North Phyllis Drive after
spending the winter in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla. Mrs. Edward Bridge of Vernon Ave-
nue spent a week with Mrs. Hughes and
they motored home together.
A son, Marc Edward, was born to Dr.
and Mrs. Paul H. Black of Bethesda, Md.,
April 10. Mrs. Black is the former Miss
Sandra Merkin of Patchogue.
The engagement of Miss Suzanne Car-
ter of Amherst, N.H. to George Allen
Thompson has been announced. Miss
Carter is the daughter of Mrs. John Grie-
gas of Amherst, formerly of Patchogue,
and granddaughter of the late Martin
Beck of Patchogue.
Mrs. Chester Conklin of Amity Street
and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. John Connelly of Medford,
are spending three weeks in Clearwater,
Fla., where they are visiting Mrs. Conk-
lin’s niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar Britt.
Kevin Nolan pitched a six-hitter and
battery mate Ed Becht belted a home run
and a double to lead Patchogue’s junior
varsity baseball team to a 9-0 victory
over Deer Park JV Monday. It was the
third victory in five days for the Red
Raiders and boosted its record to 6-1. It
was the second victory in as many deci-
sions for Nolan.
Barton Avenue Elementary School
students recently observed Arbor Day.
Patricia Gody read a poem celebrating
the planting of 11 arborvitae trees at the
school and Patricia Bielski lent a hand in
watering the trees.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dioguardo of
Bailey Avenue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Christine, to Walter N.
Wendling Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
N. Wendling Sr., of River Avenue. Miss
Dioguardo will graduate from Patchogue
High School in June. Mr. Wendling is a
1963 graduate of Patchogue High School.
He is in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S.
Tinosa and is stationed at New London,
Conn.
A good citizenship medal was pre-
sented Friday to Mrs. Margaret Nigro of
Norton Street, a school crossing guard
who patrols the area of the Dunton Ave-
nue School, East Patchogue, by David
Tiffany, commander of Post 8300, Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars of East Patchogue.
Mrs. Nigro was cited for her outstanding
devotion and loyalty to the children who
are in her charge.
Francis C. Kreamer Jr. celebrated his
19th birthday and farewell party with his
parents and relatives April 24. On April
26, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis C.
Kreamer Sr., of Americus Avenue, East
Patchogue, saw their son off for Lack-
land Air Force Base, Texas, where he
will be stationed for his U.S. Air Force
basic training. He is a graduate of Bell-
port High School class of 1964.
Frederick W. Davies Jr. of East Pat-
chogue, a sophomore at Wesleyan Uni-
versity, Middletown, Conn., is a member
of Gamma Psi fraternity. He is active
in intramural sports and a member of
the varsity baseball team at Wesleyan.
Frederick will major in history and gov-
ernment.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hart Jr. of South
Country road, Bellport drove to New
Haven, Conn. on the weekend to attend
Mr. Hart’s 10th class reunion at Harvard
Law School.
Mr. and Mrs. William Florio and family
of General McLean Drive attended a fam-
ily dinner in Brooklyn Sunday in honor of
Mr. Florio’s mother, Mrs. Michael Florio,
who is leaving for a trip to Europe.
Lt. and Mrs. Roland F. Smith Jr.
announce the birth of a daughter,
Michele, on April 28. Michele has a sister,
Jodie, who is 2 1/2 years old. Lt. Smith is
stationed at Spangdahlem Air Force Base
in West Germany.
Mrs. George Woodwell, Mrs. John
Olson and Mrs. Harold Schwarz will
represent the Bellport League of Women
Voters at the state convention of the
LWV to be held in Syracuse Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCleary of South
Country Road and Mrs. McCleary’s moth-
er, Mrs. Mary Grucci, have returned
home from a month’s vacation at Fort
Lauderdale, Fla. They were joined there
by Mrs. McCleary’s brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rupolo and
daughter, Arlene, of Patchogue.
A Pinehurst tournament was held by
the Bellport Women’s Golf club Tuesday.
The winners were: first place, Cecile
Mason and Olga Roe; second place, Alice
Schlosser and Emily Czaja; third, Marilyn
Lansman and Sharky Trapani.
First Assistant Chief and Mrs. George
Densing and Capt. And Mrs. Robert Dix-
on were guests representing the Blue
Point Fire Department Saturday of the
Patchogue Fire Department at their
annual inspection installation dinner at
the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pat-
chogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ventieri and son,
David, of Corey Avenue spent the Easter
week school vacation touring through
Kentucky.
Roland Varnum, Victor Montemurro,
Jeff Mayer, Michael and Fred Carty, Frank
Scutari, Peter Hughes, Michael Masem,
William Kienninger, Robert Fernino,
Albert and Peter Best, Robert Deedy
and Larry Murray, Boy Scouts in Troop
40 of Medford, with their Scoutmaster,
Robert Carty and Committeeman, Peter
Montemurro, enjoyed a four-day camp-
ing trip at Fort Wilderness during their
Easter vacation. While camping, Victor
Montemurro, Albert Best and Michael
Carty earned their cooking merit badges.
Frank Scutari earned his cooking merit
badge and completed his star conserva-
tion project. Jeff Mayer completed his
life conservation project.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Dear Heart,” starring Glenn
Ford, Geraldine Page and Angela Lans-
bury; at the Rialto Theatre: “Synanon,”
with Chuck Connors and Stella Stevens;
and at the Plaza Theatre: Rod Taylor and
Flora Robson in “Young Cassidy.”

May 14
Miss Nancy Schunk, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lester Schunk of Lakewood
Street, was the guest of Timothy Slattery
at the Marist College Spring Weekend in
Poughkeepsie.
A hallway in the home of Mrs. Henriet-
ta Gordon of Conklin Avenue was invad-
ed by an opossum last Thursday night.
The critter entered by a broken window-
pane, Mrs. Gordon said. Her son, Robert,
23, and his cousin Kenneth Gordon, also
of Patchogue, attempted to do away
with the animal by throwing knives at it.
Finally, Robert killed it with one blast
from his 12-gauge shotgun.
Eugene T. Aughtman of Grove Ave-
nue has been accepted for admission in
September to the State University Agri-
cultural and Technical College at Delhi.
He will study business technology. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Edward
Aughtman and plans to graduate from
Patchogue High School, class of 1965.
Dr. Dorothy Murgatroyd of New Hav-
en, Conn. spent the weekend as the guest
of her aunt, Mrs. Francis L. Brophy of
Rider Avenue.
Two firemen were injured Tuesday in
fighting a blaze at Suffolk-Montauk Sup-
ply Company, 149 West Main Street, Pat-
chogue. Treated at Brookhaven Memori-
al Hospital and released to their homes
were Calvin Parris and Gus Alevas, both
of the Van Guard Company of the Pat-
chogue Fire Department. A 4-foot long
steam radiator fell on the left foot of
Mr. Parris. Mr. Alevas got a hot ash in
his right eye. Fire Chief Daniel Gillette
reported the flames went up the wall and
cut through the roof. Peter Angelora,
Bruce Wolny, Daniel Gillette Jr., Ben
Wilson, Edward Mariella and Adam Metz
went into the building wearing Scott Air
Paks to fight the smoky fire.
Wedding bells rang for Mr. and Mrs.
Peter McGreevey May 1 in St. Francis
de Sales R.C. Church, Patchogue, by
the Rev. John J. Traynor. The bride is
the former Miss Gail Patricia Abrams of
Patchogue.
At Shorefront Park, Patchogue, in Lit-
tle Girls Softball, the Wildcats beat the
Panthers 12-6. The winning pitcher was
Linda Jachowdic, who struck out 17
batters. Jean Wagner hit a homer for the
winners.
Patchogue-Medford Schools observed
Arbor and Wildlife Day recently by plant-
ing trees on the grounds of Oregon Ave-
nue Junior High School. Those students
taking part were student council pres-
ident Gary King and secretary Susan
Budd, Lynn Basnak, Christine Brown,
Carol Kuczynski, Linda Niebling, Lynn
Christopherson, Andrea Loizidis, John
Horst, Daniel Downs, Gerry Thompson,
Joe Falco, Norman Reich; observing the
planting were Principal Hugh MacLeod
and student council advisor Joel Runkel.
Having received his first Holy Com-
munion in St. Joseph the Worker R.C.
Church, James Perry celebrated the
occasion that evening by dining out at
a Chinese restaurant with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Perry of Orchard
Road, East Patchogue, his grandmother,
Mrs. Agnes Perry, and his sister, Debo-
rah, and brother, Ralph Perry III.
The Bellport track team continued its
record-breaking pace Tuesday with an
unbelievable 127-9 win over the visiting
Center Moriches Red Devils. “Flying”
Jean Ribes sped to an unofficial Suffolk
County record in the 2-mile with the time
of 9:35.5. Ribes led a Bellport sweep by
teammates Mike Kalinowski and Pete
Clement.
Mrs. Bert McMahon of North Howells
Point Road has received word that her
son, Patrick, is on the Dean’s List at Bos-
ton College, Boston, Mass., where he is
a freshman.
Mrs. John L. Wardlaw of New York
City visited for a few days this week with
her daughter, Mrs. Sigrid Rice of South
Country Road.
The Knit ‘N’ Chat Club met Tuesday
night at the home of Mrs. William Patanjo
of General McLean Drive.
On Saturday night, the Mr. and Mrs.
Card Club were entertained at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rant of Woodland
Park Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward der Mateosian
of Academy Lane entertained the 70
members of their dance class and their
parents at a dance Saturday night at
Christ Church parish hall. Prizes for the
balloon dance went to Sally Baier, Kathy
Lancaster, Bruce MacDougall and Joe
Harder. Merit prizes were awarded to
Karen Dahl, Ellen French, Jane Potter,
Pam Love, Greg Stock, John Binnington,
Jonathan Lanman and Billy Knapp of
Blue Point.
Last week, Richard Stock, head of
the mathematics department at Bellport
High School, attended a meeting of the
New York State Mathematics Association
in the Hotel Syracuse at Syracuse.
On Friday night, Ann Mullaney enter-
tained a group of her friends at a pajama
party in celebration of her 11th birthday.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Mullaney of South Howells Point
Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Capicotta of Bie-
selin Road entertained at a pizza party
for their daughter, Alice, Saturday after-
noon in celebration of her 10th birthday.
A dozen guests were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Majestic of
Pine Street, Brookhaven, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Julie Ann,
to Harry B. Schroeder of Schroeder Lane,
Patchogue. Miss Majestic is a graduate
of Bellport High School and is employed
at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Mr.
Schroeder is a graduate of Patchogue
High School and is employed by the Vil-
lage of Patchogue.
Robert Bonner, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Hawthorne of Yaphank Avenue,
Brookhaven, celebrated his 16th birth-
day April 6 with a family party.
David Glover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix
Glover of Yaphank Avenue, Brookhaven,
celebrated his 7th birthday April 7 with a
family party.
Mrs. Eugene Church of Beaver Dam
Road spent last Thursday visiting in New
York City.
The Shirley area was the scene of an
abnormal increase in traffic and activity
Thursday as area residents from near
and far flocked to the opening of the
Robert Hall clothing store in Shirley. As
early as 9 a.m., residents gathered at the
still-locked front doors of the area’s new-
est retail establishment, anxious to view,
and by all indications buy, from the wide
assortment of merchandise.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Mister Moses,” starring Robert
Mitchum and Carroll Baker.

May 21
 

May 28
At its recent installation dinner-dance
at Leonard’s of Great Neck, the Oil Heat
Institute of Long Island honored local oil
man Frank B. Zanazzi by installing him
as its vice president. Mr. Zanazzi, who is
treasurer of the Swezey Fuel Company
Inc. and general manager of its Pat-
chogue location, is well known locally
for his work in school and civic affairs.
Jo-Ann Arabia, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Arabia of Gibbons Street,
received her first Holy Communion Sat-
urday in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C.
Church. She was taken out to dinner by
her parents in honor of the occasion.
Also present were her brother, Joseph
Jr., and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Arabia and son, William Jr.
John A. Ringold, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John M. Ringold of Hamilton Street, has
been elected to the office historian of
Tau Epsilon Fraternity at Bryant College
in Providence, R.I.
Ira D. Overton of Oak Street will cele-
brate his 90th birthday May 23.
A “going-away” party in honor of Jac-
queline Stuart of Rose Avenue was giv-
en Saturday night by Barbara Carleton,
Mary Ann Spavins, Dianne Uttley, Joan
Polk and Diane Schordine at the Car-
leton home on Shore Road. A barbecue
was enjoyed. Sixteen guests were pres-
ent.
Miss Marion Susan Roberts, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Roberts Jr. of
Grove Avenue, will be married to James
R. Montgomery, son of the Rev. and Mrs.
John W. Montgomery of Tampa, Fla.,
June 5 in the First Baptist Church, Pat-
chogue. The couple met while attending
college in Chicago, Ill.
Pat Tecarr, proprietor of a market at
453 Medford Avenue, North Patchogue,
told Patrolman Anthony Palumbo that
$40 in cash, five cartons of cigarettes
and assorted articles were stolen Friday
or Saturday from his business when
entry was gained by breaking a front
door glass.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Conklin of
Columbia Street celebrated their 70th
wedding anniversary Saturday with an
open house at their home. They were
married in Patchogue May 15, 1895 at
the home of the bride’s parents on West
Main Street by the Rev. Wilbert Fergu-
son of the Patchogue Methodist Church.
Mrs. Conklin is the former Miss Bertha
Thurber. Mrs. Conklin will celebrate
her 91st birthday May 28 and Mr. Conk-
lin celebrated his 91st birthday March
30. They have a son, George L. and
two daughters, Mrs. Francis Coghlan
and Mrs. Charles Jett; 11 grandchil-
dren, 24 great-grandchildren and six
great-great-grandchildren.
Joining his brother, James, a Nation-
al Guard private at Fort Dix, N.J., is
Louis Mantione of Patchogue, who has
entrusted the management of his sign
shop at home to other hands temporarily
in order to serve in the National Guard.
Private Louis Mantione is a Platoon
leader of the 48 men in his group. His
younger brother, James is top man on
the rifle range for which he has received
an awards trophy and certificate naming
him non-pareil.
Joe Beach, Patchogue High School’s
star miler, set a school record of 10:08.4
for the two-mile run recently in a meet
against Deer park.
The 8th birthday of Teresa Groh was
celebrated May 14 at a party given by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Groh of
Dunton Avenue, East Patchogue.
Commissioned as an ensign in the
Navy is Ervin E. Gage of East Patchogue
on his recent graduation from Navy Offi-
cer Candidate School at Newport, R.I.
Ensign Gage’s intensive 16-week course
taught him to meet the technical prob-
lems facing a junior officer in today’s
modern fleet and the special leadership
aspect of an officer’s life. His next duty
station will be at the Deep-Sea Divers
School in Washington, D.C.
Honeymooning in Florida are Mr. and
Mrs. Gary Edward Jayne, who were mar-
ried Saturday afternoon in the Church
of Christ, Riverhead. The bride is the
former Miss Bonnie Sue Lamens of East
Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Belcher and son,
Paul Jr., of MacDonald Avenue, East Pat-
chogue, recently visited their daughter,
Miss Patricia Belcher, at State Universi-
ty College in Oneonta.
Miss Emma Deknatel, a former res-
ident of Bellport, has returned to her
home in Bound Brook, N.J. after visiting
for two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. George
Shelton of Livingston Road and a week
with Miss Florence Crowell and Miss
Ethel Crowell of Bellport Lane. Her
nephew, Donald MacDougall, who was
an overnight guest at the Shelton’s Mon-
day, drove her home Tuesday.
The Bellport Ladies Bowling League
bowled its last game of the season Mon-
day night. Their annual awards dinner
will be held at The Bellport Monday
night.
Miss Janet Gardner and Miss Jean
Penney, students at the Northfield
School for Girls, Northfield, Mass., sang
with the Northfield-Mt. Hermon choir
of 1,100 voices at a sacred concert held
in Northfield May 9. Attending from
Bellport were their mothers, Mrs. Jane
Gardner, who was an overnight guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilby of Old
Deerfield, Mass., on Saturday, and Mrs.
Mathilda Penney and children Kathy,
Brian and Alan.
Army enlistment at the Patchogue
Recruiting Station recently was accept-
ed for William A. Bonyun of Brookha-
ven. Recruit Bonyun has selected the
Audio Specialist School as his enlistment
choice, where, after his eight weeks
of basic training, he will report to the
Army Signal Center at Fort Monmouth,
N.J., where he will learn to operate and
maintain audio equipment as applied to
motion pictures and television.
Milton Fellman of Beaver Dam Road,
Brookhaven, was the winner of a trip
to Rome and Paris. Mr. Fellman in turn
offered the trip to Mrs. Fellman’s sisters,
Mrs. Theodora Martin and Miss Florence
Woller, both of Rosedale. The ladies are
anticipating an audience with the Pope
during their visit to Rome.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morley of Corey
Avenue, Blue Point, entertained at
breakfast May 8 for 20 members of their
families following the first communion
of their daughter, Kathleen Anne, at Our
Lady of the Snow R.C. Church.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard Dugan of
Ocean Avenue, Blue Point returned
home last week from a 10-day vacation
in Puerto Rico and Florida.
Tony Cardamone, Don Neuss, Bill
Wood and Walt Adams, the 480-yard
shuttle hurdle relay team of James Wil-
son Young High School, Bayport, broke
the Suffolk County record at the recent
county relays, when they won their heat
in 0:56.4.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Fluffy,” starring Tony Randall
and Shirley Jones; at the Rialto Theatre:
Tallulah Bankhead and Stephanie Pow-
ers in “Die! Die! My Darling!”


 

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