Fifth Precinct Police Sgt. Gerard
Gearity and his 18-year-old son, Jerry,
teamed up Tuesday night to put out a
fire in the garage of J. Albert Kehlenbeck
of 34 Avery Avenue. Sgt. Gearity,
who lives with his family at 30 Avery
Avenue, said the fire was caused about
11:20 p.m. by static electricity, created
by a bolt of lightning, which penetrated
the wood garage, which is under a
tree, and set fire to a wood work bench
inside the garage. Seeing the fire, Sgt.
Gearity kicked in the garage door. He
and his son mobilized their own bucket
brigade to get water on the fire, which
was confined to the bench area. An
alarm was turned in and the North
Patchogue Fire department responded
under the direction of Chief Robert
Airman 1/c Richard H. Goll and his
wife and daughter Kathy spent the
Memorial Day weekend with Airman
Goll’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Goll
of Medford Avenue. Airman Goll is
stationed at Loring Air Force Base in
Miss Phyllis Borzi, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Phillip Borzi of Case Avenue,
returned to her home May 27 after
the successful completion of her freshman
year at Ladycliff College, Highland
Falls. At the 29th annual Class Night
exercises, Miss Borzi was awarded the
Deo Duce medal for outstanding scholarship,
heading her class of 117. Miss
Borzi is an English major and plans to
teach on a secondary level.
Richard L. Miller, son of Dr. and
Mrs. William Miller of Lee Avenue,
has finished his first year of medicine
at Duke University, Durham, N.C. and
will arrive June 6 to spend the summer
with his parents. Mr. Miller is a graduate
of Franklin and Marshall College
in Lancaster, Pa. Also spending the
summer holidays with her parents is
Miss Nan Leslie Miller, who is attending
Farleigh-Dickinson University in Madison,
Thomas Julian, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Angelo Julian of Park Street, arrived
home last Thursday from Bridgewater
College, Bridgewater, Va., to spend his
summer vacation with his parents. He is
majoring in history at Bridgewater.
Married in St. Francis de Sales R.C.
Church, Patchogue, were Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew W. Przetakiewicz, May 15 by
the Rev. John J. Traynor. The bride is
the former Miss Dorothea E. Smolinski
Recently wed were Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony T. Valone, who were married
May 16 in St. John’s R.C. Church, Center
Moriches. The bride is the former
Miss Susan Linda Breyer of Patchogue.
Willy Toth, 19-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Toth of Everett Street, will
be in the left field spot with the Garnets
baseball team of Union College, Schenectady,
when they meet Colby College,
Maine at Yankee Stadium Tuesday and
Wednesday. They will be playing for
the Eastern Regional college championship.
Toth is a graduate of Patchogue
High School, 1963, where he was a left
fielder on the Raider nine. He was also a
member of the Babe Ruth team of North
Patchogue, which won the NYS championship
in 1961. The Union College team
has won 13 of 15 games and Willy leads
the batting averages with a .400.
Richard Werner May, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Werner R. May of Munsell Road,
East Patchogue, will be graduated from
the State University of New York Maritime
College at Fort Schuyler Tuesday.
Cadet May will receive a Bachelor of
Science degree and a ship’s officer
license as third mate.
Last Thursday, the Kreamer Street
School’s fifth grades, taught by Donald
Murdock, Alvin Zivitz and David Tiffany,
took a bus to New York to attend the
Mets baseball game at Shea Stadium.
Thomas Long, Joseph Hendrie and Mrs.
Irene Cherney also accompanied the
On the holiday weekend, Mr. and Mrs.
George Seyfert and family and Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Werner and family of General
McLean Drive enjoyed a camping
vacation at Macedonia Brook in Connecticut.
Lawrence Cox of New York City spent
the weekend with the George Roeser
family on Browns Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bedell of Pearl
Street entertained friends at a cocktail
party at their home Sunday night.
Dr. Robert Love of Bellport Lane
entertained at a cocktail party Saturday
night in honor of his son and daughterin-
law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Love, who
are staying in Bellport for the summer
months. The Misses Linda and Pam
Love were hostesses.
Cub Scout Pack 38 held its monthly
meeting at the Kreamer Street School
last Thursday night. The following boys
were awarded badges by the Cubmaster,
Dr. Leigh Bell: Peter Quinn, Bear
badge, 2-year pin; Mark Regalmuto,
Lion badge, 3-year pin; John Penderson,
2 silver arrows; Richard Buteau, Wolf
badge, gold arrow and silver arrow;
Anthony Decidue, gold arrow and two
silver arrows. On Sunday, the Cub
Scout pack will visit the Yaphank Fire
Mrs. Hamilton Slechta of Smythe
Court drove to Medford, Mass. last
week to bring home her daughter, Miss
Patricia Slechta, who has completed her
freshman year at Jackson College. Miss
Slechta will work in the Sou’wester
bookstore during the summer months.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Pearsall of
South Country Road announce the
engagement of their daughter, Miss Janice
L. Pearsall, to George E. Csabon Jr.
of Station Road, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George E. Csabon Sr. of Shirley. Miss
Pearsall is a graduate of Bellport High
School and has completed her second
year at State University College at New
Paltz and is working for the summer
at H.C. Bohack’s store in Bellport. Mr.
Csabon is a graduate of Rhodes School,
New York City and attended Tufts University
at Boston, Mass. He is presently
working with his father at C.B. Van Alen
Inc. in Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald David and their
family, formerly of Beaver Dam Road,
recently moved into their new home on
Locust Road, Brookhaven.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 59, Blue
Point, went overnight camping at Camp
Edey May 22 and returned home the
following afternoon. They were accompanied
by their leaders, Mrs. Harvey
Bumstead and Mrs. John Bauer and also
Mrs. Edna Rosavitch and Mrs. Alfred
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Lawrence of Arabia,” starring
Peter O’Toole and Alec Guinness.
daughter, Diane, of South Ocean Avenue,
attended the graduation exercises at
the State University College at Oneonta,
Saturday, when their daughter, Miss Carol
Leon, received her Bachelor of Arts
degree. Miss Leon will spend the summer
with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Valentine attended
the 40th reunion of Mr. Valentine’s
class at Hamilton College in Clinton, June
4 and 5. They also visited Mr. Valentine’s
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Rushmore Valentine, in Boonville.
Capt. And Mrs. Van Dyke Johnson and
daughter, April, spent the weekend with
Capt. Johnson’s mother, Mrs. Frances S.
Johnson of South Ocean Avenue.
Miss Susan Ashare, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Ashare of Maple Avenue, has
arrived home from Syracuse University
and will spend the summer vacation with
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Terry, accompanied
by their daughter, Carol, of Jayne
Avenue, attended the graduation of their
daughter, Miss Mary Jane Terry, Saturday,
at State University College at Oneonta,
where Miss Terry received her Master
of Science degree. She will teach home
economics at the Sagamore Junior High
School, Sachem School system.
Miss Valerie Briggs, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Briggs of East Patchogue, a
student at New York University at Albany,
was recently selected as Miss Future Business
Teacher at the annual state convention
of Phi Delta Lambda held at the Thruway
Motor Inn. Miss Briggs is a graduate
of Patchogue High School, class of 1962.
The new Skyliner Diner opened Tuesday
amid gala ceremonies at the corner of
Phyllis Drive and East Main Street, with
the ribbon cut by Supervisor Charles R.
Dominy. Attending the ceremonies were
Donald D’Amato of Huntington and Allan,
Nathan and Emanuel White, owners of the
streamlined and luxurious new addition to
Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Weeks of Franklin
Street announce the engagement of their
daughter, Miss Penney Lynn Weeks, to
Carmen V. Luca Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carmen V. Luca Sr., of Oak Street.
Mrs. George W. Buckleman of Patchogue
announces the engagement of her
daughter, Carol Ann, to SP/4 Thomas P.
Frost, of the Army, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Frost of Pittston, Me. Miss Buckleman
is a senior at Central Islip School of
Nursing and will graduate in September.
Mr. Frost is presently stationed at Fort
Residing in Davenport, Iowa are Mr. and
Mrs. John F. Duesing, who were recently
married in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C.
Church, Patchogue. The bride is the former
Miss Frances Conserva of Patchogue.
Veteran runner Jean-Claude Ribes
won the two-mile event for Bellport High
School Saturday at the Section XI State
Qualifying meet at Lindenhurst with a
time of 9:31.1, a new Suffolk County
Clay Haskell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Haskell of South Country Road, is
home from Eagle Brook School, Deerfield,
Mass., for the summer vacation.
James Marrion, who is stationed at Fort
Clayton in the Panama Canal Zone area, is
spending a 30-day leave with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Marrion of Station
Jerry K. Dominy of Woodland Park
Road and Charles R. Meyers of East Patchogue,
returned Saturday night from an
eight-day fishing trip to the Florida Keys.
Todd Bishop, who has just completed
training at Great Lakes Naval Training
Center in Illinois, is spending the summer
months with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Bishop of Bayview Avenue. He
will return to the Navy in the fall.
The non-teaching staff of Central District
4 enjoyed a buffet and dance at the
VFW Hall in East Patchogue Saturday
night. Music was provided by Jimmy Lotito
and his band.
The sixth-grade classes at Hampton
Avenue School, taught by Miss Elizabeth
MacIntosh and Thomas Meagher, visited
the World’s Fair this week. They would
like to thank Ira Rogers for obtaining VIP
passes for them to the Tower of Light,
Patchogue Electric and Bell Telephone.
Twenty guests attended a recent baby
shower given by Mrs. Richard Gray and
Mrs. Alice Friedel for Mrs. Edward Steves
at St. James Episcopal Parish House,
Mrs. Richard Wiswall and son, John, of
Beaver Dam Road, returned June 4 after a
three-day cruise in the Caribbean.
Teresa Ann Miller, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Francis Miller of Burnett Lane, celebrated
her first birthday June 4 with a
Den 1 of the Brookhaven Cub Scouts,
under the supervision of Mrs. Charles
Carll, visited the Manor of St. George at
Smiths Point, Mastic Beach May 27.
Patrick Byrnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Byrnes of Yaphank Avenue, received
his First Holy Communion May 30 at
Mary Immaculate Church in Bellport. A
family gathering was held in honor of the
The Bayport-Blue Point Boosters have
selected as their Athletes of the Month of
May at James Wilson Young High School:
Don Neuss, track; Dan Brunle. golf; Steve
Lonski, baseball; and Ted Lap, tennis.
Miss Martha and Paul L. Gregory,
daughter and son of Mrs. Arline and the
late Herbert Gregory of Middle Road, Blue
Point, both graduated from college Sunday.
Martha received a Bachelor of Science
degree from Castleton State College
in Castleton, Vt., where she majored in
English. Paul received a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Rider College, Trenton, N.J.,
where he majored in behavioral science.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vogt and their daughters,
Trudy and Jonnie Lynn, of Pennsylvania
Avenue, Medford, enjoyed the Memorial
Day weekend at Upper Greenwood
Lake at the home of William Schmidt.
Honeymooning in Niagara Falls are Mr.
and Mrs. Sebastian DeLuca, who were
married Sunday afternoon in St. Jude’s
R.C. Church, Mastic Beach. The bride is
the former Miss Gail Schweers of Mastic Beach.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Up From the Beach,” starring
Cliff Robertson and Red Buttons; at the
Sayville Theatre: Elvis Presley in “Girl Happy.”
The second largest class in Seton Hall’s
25 years of graduations will receive diplomas
at 8 p.m. next Thursday in the Sister
Marie Clotilde auditorium. A total of 210
will graduate. Speaker of the evening will
be the Rev. John T. Fagan, chaplain of the
Little Flower Orphanage, Wading River.
Smith’s Patchogue Meat market has
been completely renovated and modernized
in celebration of its 35th anniversary.
Owned by Bill Engel, the market at 73
South Ocean Avenue was founded by his
late father, Sam Engel. In addition to a
complete line of meats, poultry, fish and
baked goods, the well-known Patchogue
firm has a delicatessen department and a
wide variety of frozen foods and smoked
meats. Customers may park free in the
municipal lot in the rear and enter the
market directly from the parking area.
Frank Juzwiak, principal of Patchogue
High School, recently congratulated Joel
Medvin, who will be an exchange student
from Patchogue High School, when he
goes to Argentina this summer under the
auspices of the International Fellowship
Bureau. This has been made possible
through the efforts of the Kiwanis, Rotary
and Lions clubs and the student council.
Richard Gallagher, son of Mr. and Mrs.
E.R. Gallagher of Phyllis Drive, has been
placed on the Dean’s List at Morehead
State College in Morehead, Ky., for the
spring semester. Mr. Gallagher, who is
spending the summer vacation with his
parents, has finished his sophomore year
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benincasa of
Schroeder Lane, Mrs. Frank Perez of Maspeth
and Mrs. Philip Benincasa attended
the graduation exercises of Philip Benincasa
at State University College at New
Paltz, Monday. Mr. Benincasa received
his Bachelor of Science degree in August
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brown of Lakewood
Street announce the engagement
of their daughter, Bonnie Gay, to Lieutenant
William Wilson Stephenson II, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stephenson of
Manhasset. Miss Brown is a graduate of
Seton Hall High School and Connecticut
College for Women. Lt. Stephenson is
a graduate of Manhasset High School
and the United States Naval Academy
at Annapolis. He is stationed at Groton,
Conn., on the USS Dace. The wedding
will take place Aug. 28.
At the 176th commencement exercises
at Williams College, Williamstown,
Mass., Sunday, Dr. Clarke Williams of
Bellport, deputy director at the Brookhaven
National Laboratory, received the
honorary degree of Doctor of Science.
The commencement address was delivered
by Adlai E. Stevenson, head of the
U.S. Delegation to the United Nations.
Mrs. Charles Kerr, Mrs. August Waldron
and daughters, Judy and Joanne, of
North Brewster Lane returned home last
week from a trip to Winterport, Me.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Russell Cort of Leisurely
Lane vacationed last week at Montauk
Mr. and Mrs. Alvord Finn of South
Country Road attended the graduation
of their daughter, Barbara, from Mount
Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.,
June 6. Mrs. Charles Marvin of Browns
Lane, Barbara’s grandmother, accompanied
Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Lippincott and
daughter, Jean, of Winston-Salem, S.C.,
spent last week at The Bellport.
The Hearth Club held their annual summer
dance at the Bellport Country Club
Friday night with 54 members and their
guests in attendance. Music was provided
by Frank Humphry and his Hi-Fi-ers. The
club was decorated with roses and peonies.
The committee members planning
the event were: Mr. and Mrs. Emery Van
Horn, chairmen; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. George Coon; Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Vollmer and Mr. and
Mrs. James Vaughan.
Matthew Dominy graduated from Lawrenceville
School, Lawrenceville, N.J.,
and returned home with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dominy, who were
there to attend the commencement exercises
June 4. Matthew will attend Bucknell
College in Pennsylvania this fall.
Winning entries of the South Bay Art
Association’s recent art exhibit will be
shown in the lobby of the Gateway Theatre,
South Country Road, this week and
next week, while “Mary, Mary” is playing.
Mrs. Clarke Williams spent Friday and
Saturday in Poughkeepsie, where she
attended a class reunion at Vassar.
Brownie Troop 70, Brookhaven, had a
“Date with Dad” party Saturday night in
the Brookhaven Elementary School yard.
The played kickball and taught dad the
square dance “Buffalo Gal.” Watermelon
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wnenta and children,
Danny, Sandy and Edward, of Carman
Boulevard, spent the weekend in
The fourth and fifth grades of the
Brookhaven Elementary School recently
visited the Brookhaven Free Library with
their teachers, Gilbert Halpin and Mrs. Muir.
Blue Point Fire Department Chief and
Mrs. Richard Hambley, First Assistant
Chief and Mrs. George Densing, Commissioner
and Mrs. Fred Slater and Ex-chief
and Mrs. Owen Healy returned home
June 9 after spending four days at the
Laurels Hotel and Country Club in Monticello.
Edward J. Tobin Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward J. Tobin of Madison Street,
Blue Point, was graduated from the United
States Military Academy Preparatory
School at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 28. He
will enter West Point July 1. He is a graduate
of James Wilson Young High School,
Bayport, class of 1962.
A Mother-Daughter dinner was held at
the May-K Lodge at Camp Edey June 8 by
Girl Scout Junior Troop 59. This was to
complete the requirements for the cooks
badge and the girls prepared and served
the entire meal. The leaders, Mesdames
John Bauer, Harvey Bumstead and Edna
Rosavitch, were presented with pins from
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “A High Wind in Jamaica,” starring
Anthony Quinn and James Coburn;
at the Rialto Theatre: “Dr. Terror’s House
of Horrors” together with “Girls on the
Beach,” with The Beach Boys and Lesley Gore.
freshman year at Northrop Institute of
Technology in Englewood, Calif., and is
spending his summer vacation with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weiner of
Miss Jane Spavins, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Walter Spavins of Jennings
Avenue, left June 17 from Kennedy Airport
on the Swarthmore College flight
to London. She will visit relatives in
England and spend the summer hosteling
independently in the British Isles and
visiting friends in Denmark, Germany
and France. In September, Miss Spavins
will return to Swarthmore College for her
senior year, where she will resume her
studies in the History Honors program.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Richard
C. Reiff, who were married at 3 p.m.
Saturday in the Patchogue Methodist
Church by Dr. Lester L. Haws. The bride
is the former Miss Kathleen Wicks of
Lyle J. Sobel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Sobel of Potter Street, has received a
Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell
University, Ithaca. He previously graduated
from Patchogue High School. Mr.
Sobel’s sister, Nina, has been accepted
for September 1965 entrance by the Tyler
School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia,
A bridal shower was given June 13
in honor of Miss Antoinette Di Donato
of Bellport by Miss Mary Di Donato of
Bellport and Miss Frances Brandi of Patchogue
in Our Lady of Mount Carmel hall.
About 40 guests were present. Miss Di
Donato will be married to Raymond Cutter
of Ozone Park and East Patchogue,
The engagement has been announced
of Miss Linda Swift, daughter of Mrs.
Lillian Swift and the late Charles Swift of
Cedar Avenue, to Michael Gerien, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Gerien of Ronkonkoma.
Miss Swift and Mr. Gerien are both
attending Adelphi Suffolk College in Oakdale
and upon graduation plan to teach
English. An August wedding is planned.
Miss Judith Whitbeck, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Whitbeck of South Country
Road, East Patchogue, left by jet for
Paris, France, June 10. Miss Whitbeck
is on a three-month trip and will visit
France, Germany and Italy. Miss Whitbeck
is enrolled at the University of Virginia
for her master’s degree in European
Richard May was a graduate of Maritime
College, Fort Schuyler, Bronx, June
8. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Werner May
of Munsell Road, East Patchogue, and
son, Robert May, who came home for the
occasion from Indiana University, attended
On June 12, at the Parrish Art Museum
in Southampton, Miss Lorraine Marjorie
Kulakowski of Station Road, Bellport,
graduated from the Suffolk School
of Nursing of Southampton Hospital.
Miss Kulakowski, a graduate of Bellport
High School, has accepted a position at
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in the
Four members of the Bellport High
School baseball squad who made the
League V All-Star baseball team in Suffolk
County were feted at a dinner given
by Abraham and Straus at the Huntington
store’s restaurant June 16. Picked by the
Suffolk County Baseball Coaches Association,
the players are: Tony Musso, outfield,
a sophomore; Chris Gavin, pitcher,
a senior; George Blaum, first baseman,
a senior; and Jim Garrison, outfield, a
sophomore. Each received a plaque.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Poskanzer of
Colonial Lane drove to Massachusetts to
attend the 10th reunion of Mrs. Poskanzer’s
graduating class at Radcliffe College,
Cambridge, Mass., last week.
Brian Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland
F. Smith of Station Road, has finished his
freshman year at the University of Missouri
and is employed for the summer
as a ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch at
Last Wednesday, the Triple Trey Canasta
Club met at the home of Mrs. Al Geiger
of South Country Road.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mistler of Woodland
Park Road attended a housewarming
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav
Zeidler on Sinn Street, Patchogue, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ebersole and family
of General McLean Drive spent the
weekend visiting relatives in Hershey, Pa.
and Lancaster, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Valentine and
daughter, Nancy, of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., former Bellport residents, are visiting
for 10 days with Mr. and Mrs. William
Valentine of North Brewster Lane.
Mrs. Mary Arthur of Bell Street has
returned home from a three-weeks’ trip
to Scotland, where she visited her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Macaulay
of Argyll. During her stay, she toured
many parts of Scotland.
Miss Bronwen Job, who graduated
from William Smith College on June 13,
is now attending summer school at the
University of California.
Residents of the village of Bellport who
are interested in having fireworks for the
Fourth of July are asked to drop off their
contribution at Connie Heede’s store on
Charles Meinhold of Old South Country
Road returned Saturday after spending a
week in Los Angeles, Calif., attending a
Roy Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Taylor of Beaver Dam Road, is home for
a weeks’ leave from the United States Air
Force Base in Sanford, Fla. During the
week, Miss Charlene Maxwell of Denver,
Colo., flew in for a visit with the Taylors.
Mark Rose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clare
Rose of Davis Street, Blue Point, graduated
from Siena College, Albany, and
received a Bachelor of Science degree in
field economics, June 6.
After intensive operations in the China
Sea for 30 days, the attack aircraft carrier
USS Coral Sea steamed into Yokosuka,
Japan to afford her crewmembers
a period of rest and relaxation. Two
of her personnel are Chief Electronics
Technician Dennis J. Dolan of Mastic
Beach and Gunner’s Mate 3/c Stanley L.
Clark of Shirley. The Coral Sea, a unit of
the Seventh Fleet, took part in the North
Vietnam air strikes Feb. 7.
Miss Michele Lagumis, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Lagumis of Mastic Road,
Mastic Beach, graduated from Molloy
Catholic College for Women in Rockville
Center, with a B.A. degree June 15. Miss
Lagumis plans to teach in School District 32.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “The Train,” starring Burt Lancaster;
at the Rialto Theatre: “McHale’s
Navy Joins the Air Force,” with Tim
Conway, Joe Flynn and McHale’s Navy
crew; and at the Plaza Theatre: Eli Wallach,
Stephen Boyd and Telly Savalas in