August 6
A baby shower was given on Sunday
for Mrs. Rose Hammer of Patchogue by
Miss Barbara Benincasa and Mrs. Sue
Palermo of Patchogue and Mrs. Lucy
Green of West Sayville. About 40 guests
were present. A shower cake was made
by Mrs. Harold Benincasa.
Newlyweds are Dr. and Mrs. A. Steven
Giannell, who were married in a
candlelight ceremony Saturday in Peace
Lutheran Church, Bohemia. The bride is
the former Miss Mary Benita Kiefer of Patchogue.
Carrie Patterson of Perry Place
escaped serious injury Tuesday when
the window on the driver’s side of her
car was shattered by a rock thrown at
her 1958 vehicle as she was driving on
West Main Street.
Thomas Rio, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Rio of Cedar Avenue, has been
accepted for admission in September
to the State University Agricultural and
Technical College at Delhi. He will study
construction technology.
Mrs. Jeannette Thiede of Mowbray
Street reported to Fifth Precinct police
that about $190 worth of damage was
caused Saturday when the windshield
of her 1961 car was broken when it was
parked on East Main Street while she
was attending the carnival for the benefit
of World War II veterans.
Patchogue Police Justice Arthur
Mapes and Village Clerk Ronald Blau
were credited by Fifth Precinct police
with saving the life of 2-year-old Patricia
Coburn of Baker Street, Friday. Ptl.
David Brown said the child got a plastic
ball lodged in her throat about 9:30 a.m.
The child’s mother ran across the street
to the village’s municipal building. Mr.
Blau and Mr. Mapes turned the baby
upside down, struck her back and dislodged
the ball from her throat.
Army enlistments at Patchogue’s
Recruiting Station are: William F. Campbell
of Patchogue, who has chosen the
wire maintenance field, which includes
the duties of a lineman, cable splicer and
telephone repairman; Joseph E.R. Neal
of Bellport and Ronald J. Hays of East
Moriches, who have chosen the Army
Security Agency on their enlistment, to
follow their initial eight weeks.
Honeymooning on Cape Cod are Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Candreva, who were
married in a nuptial mass Saturday
morning in St. Joseph the Worker R.C.
Church, East Patchogue. The bride is the
former Miss Doris May Kurrass of East Patchogue.
Donald Bindrim of Hewlett Avenue,
East Patchogue reported to Fifth Precinct
Patrolman John Dyer that his
38-millimeter camera, valued at $98,
was stolen July 25 from his 14-foot boat
when it was moored at Davis Park.
The 4th birthday of Nancy Ann Giordano
was celebrated July 31 at a lawn
party given by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Giordano of Amsterdam Avenue,
East Patchogue. Her guests were Jeanne
and Michael Kreamer, Catherine Lettieri,
Robert Dono, and Diane and Donna Stephani.
Recently wed were Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Charles Edwards in the Bellport
Methodist Church. The Rev. Frederick I.
Smith officiated. The bride is the former
Miss Gale Frances Stong of Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Borruso of Bellport
announced the engagement of their
daughter, Catherine, to Jerry R. Kloss
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Kloss
of Medford at a reception for 125 guests
at the 112 Lounge, Medford, July 25.
Miss Borruso is presently employed as a
beautician at Thomas Beauty Salon, Sayville.
Mr. Kloss is employed by Midland’s Photos, Medford.
Mr. and Mrs. George Vineyard and
family of South Brewster Lane have
returned from a week’s vacation at
Stony Lake, Ontario, Canada. They were
accompanied by Miss Nancy Moog of
East Patchogue. Later they were joined
by Nancy’s father, Donald Moog, and her
brother, Jamie. The Moogs continued on
to Minnesota to visit Mr. Moog’s parents
at Eveleth.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Noehren of Bieselin
Road announce the arrival of a
daughter, Nancy Ann, who is 3, and son,
Thomas Martin, age 2. Nancy and Thomas
are brother and sister who arrived
from Europe on Monday.
A delightful all-day rain on Monday
was welcomed by many Bellporters.
However, the heavy rainfall and high
winds also caused many complaints,
and the telephone at the Bellport Village
office was furiously ringing all that day,
as residents called to complain about
flooded basements and low areas that
had suddenly developed into lakes. A
yawl belonging to the George Roesers
also suffered some damage when it
dragged its mooring and banged against
the dock. It was hauled away for repair
at Tooker’s boatyard.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchie, Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Swezey and Mr. and Mrs.
Leon Swezey, of Blue Point, entertained
the Sit and Sew Club and their families
at an all-day picnic and cookout at their
cottages at Blue Point Beach on Great
South Beach, Saturday. Others attending
were Mr. and Mrs. William Stevens
and daughter Lisa, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Bevis and family, Mr. and Mrs. William
Weyhrauch and son Alan, Mrs. George
Densing and family, and guests, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilbur Biggs and grandchildren.
Vicky and Philip Rizzuto, twin daughter
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Rizzuto of Smith Street, Blue Point,
entertained Saturday night at a barbecue
and pool party for 30 guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffing, teachers
at the Oregon Avenue Junior High
School, are now residing in the former
Reich house on Greenport Avenue,
Medford, which they have recently purchased.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Saccente of Robinson
Avenue were awarded a boat and
trailer at the bazaar held last week by St.
Sylvester’s R.C. Church, Medford.
Wedding bells rang for Mr. and Mrs.
John Gaeta, who were married at 4 p.m.
July 25 in St. Jude’s R.C. Church, Mastic
Beach. The bride is the former Miss
Mary Ann Donnolo of Mastic Beach.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Yellow Rolls Royce,” starring
Ingrid Bergman and Rex Harrison; at
the Rialto Theatre: James Stewart in
“Shenandoah” and at the Plaza Theatre:
“What’s New, Pussycat?” with Peter Sellers
and Peter O’Toole.

August 13
A host of village, town and county
officials will turn out for the opening of
Grossman’s Distribution Center at 116
West Avenue, on the corner of Division
Street and West Avenue, at 10 a.m. today.
The new firm, located across from the
Long Island Rail Road parking lot, will be
a self-service lumberyard. Leonard Fisher,
manager, said the new lumberyard
is a merchandising experiment using
the cash-and-carry method of operation,
eliminating services that cost money.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Todd and children,
Billy, Stephen and Anne Marie,
have returned to their home on Harris
Street after a 10-day camping trip to Canada
and Niagara Falls.
The Delta Delta Sorority of Patchogue
held its annual installation of officers
dinner Saturday at Bronco Charlie’s
restaurant in Oakdale. Installed were
Starr Mirando, president; Cheryl Yarrington,
vice president; Linda Romeo,
recording secretary; Kathy Russo, corresponding
secretary; Yvonne White, treasurer;
Cheryl Dietz and Arlene Davidow,
scrapbook; Debbie Matsunaye and Bonnie
Metz, sunshine girls. Each year a
service award is given to the sophomore
who has done most for the sorority. This
year the award was made to Rhonda
White. Delta Delta will raise money for
Little Flower in Wading River by having
cake sales, contributions and parties.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Giannotti and
daughter, Janet, of Terry Road, have
returned home after spending several
days touring upstate New York, Vermont
and Massachusetts. Mr. Giannotti was
enjoying a vacation from his duties as
building services manager of Beth Israel
Hospital in Manhattan.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Richard
T. Schwinge, who were married Saturday
afternoon at a nuptial mass in St. Francis
de Sales R.C. Church, Patchogue. The
bride is the former Miss Lorraine Elisa
Paixao of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Kiefer of Grove
Avenue announced the engagement of
their daughter, Marjorie Lynn, to Brian
Edward Bumstead, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Winfield Bumstead of Conklin Avenue,
Saturday evening at a backyard barbecue
for about 20 guests, celebrating the 19th
birthday of the bride-to-be. Both Miss
Kiefer and Mr. Bumstead are graduates
of Patchogue High School, classes of
1964 and 1963, respectively. Miss Kiefer
is employed as a secretary to Maurice
Astor, CPA, of Patchogue. Mr. Bumstead
is an automobile mechanic.
At a newly assigned station, Fort Sill,
Okla., Private Robert L. Monaco of Patchogue,
a graduate of Patchogue High
School, will begin his advanced infantry
training. Now home on leave, Pvt. Monaco
has completed six weeks of basic
training at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. George Patanjo of East
Patchogue have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Carol Lynn, to
Vito Anthony Padula, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Padula of Astoria, Queens.
Miss Patanjo is presently employed at
the Brookhaven Justice Court. Mr. Padula
is attending St. John’s University in Jamaica.
A 4th birthday party in honor of Robert
Hugo Berntsson, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.
Hugo Berntsson of Evergreen Lane, East
Patchogue, was held July 28 at the Berntsson
home. About 60 guests were present
including his maternal grandmother,
Mrs. Philip R. Meany of Patchogue, and
his paternal grandmother, Mrs. O. Hugo
Berntsson Sr., also of Patchogue. During
the afternoon the children enjoyed a buggy
ride when Frank Fiala came with his
horse and buggy.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Roe Jr. of Bellport
entertained a few friends at a cocktail
party at their home on Raynors Lane Sunday.
Cathy Collins, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Collins of Bellhaven Road,
is spending the week with her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pardee of
Kingston. On Saturday, she will celebrate
her 8th birthday.
Mrs. Christopher Cavalieri of Fuoco
Street gave a surprise stork shower at
the home of her mother, Mrs. Harvey
Richardson Sr., Friday night in honor of
Mrs. Harvey Richardson Jr. There were
about 15 guests present, and Mrs. Richardson
received many lovely gifts.
Stanley Wnenta and sons, Danny and
Sandy, of Carman Boulevard, Brookhaven,
and James Verni and children,
Michael, Joseph and Margie, went to
Shea Stadium to see the Mets play baseball Friday night.
A birthday barbecue was held in honor
of Frederick Mohlmann of Yaphank Avenue,
Sunday. Spending a few days last
week at the Mohlmann home were Mr.
Mohlmann’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Townsend Velie of Marlboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Werner and daughters,
Pam and Beth of Kennedy Avenue,
Blue Point, recently spent five days
camping at North Lake in the Catskills.
Paul Smith, S1/c, son of Mrs. Wilma
Smith of Park Street, is now at home
after having completed his Coast Guard
duties and is now back at work with the
Long Island Lighting Company.
Honeymooners are Mr. and Mrs. John
S. Calder III, who were married Saturday
afternoon in Our Lady of the Snow R.C.
Church, Blue Point. The bride is the former
Miss Carol Ann Tvelia of Blue Point.
Miss Ruth Trimble of Center Moriches
celebrated her birthday Aug. 4 with the
immediate family. She is attending State
University of New York at Albany to continue
studies toward a master’s degree in
business education, during the summer vacation.
Technical Sergeant William Luscher,
son of Mr. William Luscher of Chichester
Avenue, is home on leave for three
weeks from Frankfurt, Germany. Upon
his return, he will be stationed in Texas.
He entered the service in 1951 after
graduating from Center Moriches High School.
Belated wedding anniversary greetings
to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bowers of
Baybright Drive, Shirley, who celebrated
their 35th wedding anniversary Aug.
5. The Bowers visited Guy Lombardo’s
“Mardi Gras” at the Jones Beach Theatre
Sunday night, in honor of the occasion.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Von Ryan’s Express,” starring
Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard; at
the Rialto Theatre: Jerry Lewis in “The
Family Jewels”; and at the Plaza Theatre:
“The Pawnbroker,” with Rod Steiger and
Geraldine Fitzgerald.

August 20
Attending the 1965 Fredonia Music
Clinic held on the campus of the State
University College in Fredonia were
three local girls. Diane E. Bailey of Bailey
Avenue, Arline N. Davidow of Shore
Road and Diane Leftoff of Cedar Avenue
gathered with 170 students of high
school age for six days of musical study,
rehearsal and performance, all of which
culminated with an All-Clinic Concert
Aug. 14 in Dods Hall.
Married recently were Mr. and Mrs.
Carlton W. Fransen. The ceremony took
place June 26 in St. Francis de Sales
R.C. Church, Patchogue. The bride is
the former Miss Barbara Leavandosky
of Patchogue.
Among finalists in the sixth annual
Miss American Teenager contest at Palisades
Amusement Park, N.J., is Simone
Pelzman, 14, of South Ocean Avenue.
The winner will receive a new car,
round-trip by jet for two to Hollywood, a
role in TV’s “Dr. Kildare,” and a VIP tour
of MGM studios in Culver City.
At Fort Knox, Ky., Private Peter C.
Diolosa of Patchogue has just completed
eight weeks of advanced individual
armor training under the Reserve Enlistment
Program. During his training at
the Army Armor Center, Pvt. Diolosa
received instructions in driving an Army
tank and loading and firing the 105-millimeter
Miss Hazell Adams, teacher at the
Blue Point Elementary School, and Mrs.
Florence Elliot of the Medford Avenue
School are enjoying a six-week cruise
and visiting many places of interest in
Europe. They were given a bon voyage
party aboard the Queen Elizabeth July
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Borg and children,
Andres and Pamela of South Country
Road have returned from a threeweeks’
vacation to Newfoundland and
Nova Scotia. They stopped in Maine to
visit their son Douglas at Andros Scoggin
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MacLeod and family
of Bieselin Road have returned from
two weeks’ vacation at Davis Park.
Pat Hanrahan of Wantagh is spending
a month with his aunt, Mrs. Bert McMahon
of North Howells Point Road. Pat is
playing the role of the English lad in the
musical, “The King and I,” which is currently
showing at the Gateway Theatre
in Bellport.
A pool party and barbecue supper was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Kirchgessner of Farm to Market Road
on Aug. 10 in honor of their daughter,
Kathy, who was 12 years old. The girls
present were Christine Hamlyn, Jane
Kirchgessner, Diane Henderson, Lucy
Ellis, Barbara Whalen, Karen Buccos,
and Kathy’s sister and brother.
Last Wednesday afternoon Miss Linda
Love of Bellport Lane entertained
at a bridal shower for Miss Dorothy
Myron of Syracuse. Fifteen guests were
present. Miss Myron will be married
to Richard O’Rourke, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon O’Rourke of South Country
Road Aug. 30 in Syracuse.
In Bellport’s Christ Church, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Percy Binnington were
united in marriage. The bridegroom’s
grandfather, the Rev. Percy Major Binnington,
assisted by the Rev. William
Harris of Bellport, performed the ceremony.
Mrs. Binnington is the former
Miss Sherryl Anne Warburton.
A cookout was held Saturday night at
the home of Miss Evelyn Moger of Country
Club Road. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Malcolm Johnson and son Arthur, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Olson, Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Nystrom and daughter Linda.
A belated observance of Mrs. Olsen’s
birthday was celebrated.
The Chester Beyers of Brookhaven
had as their guest for the weekend
George Seibert of Lynbrook, Mr. and
Mrs. George Coon of Bellport and Donald
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schairer of Mott
Lane had as their guests last week Mr.
Schairer’s brother, John N. Dew and his
family, who spent a few days with them.
Howard Ostrom, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Ostrom of Atlantic Avenue, Blue
Point, celebrated his 14th birthday Aug.
10 with a trip to Yankee Stadium to see
the Yankees-Minnesota Twins game. He
was accompanied by his father and his
friends James McDowell, Kevin Reilly,
and Joseph and Michael Roecklein. With
some of his other friends he enjoyed
a pizza party Friday night at Nancy’s
Restaurant in Patchogue.
Miss Cathleen Connolly was home
from the River Lighthouse Camp for
the Blind on Cornwall-on-the-Hudson
on Aug. 10 for the 3rd birthday of her
brother, Jay. An uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Allen Silsbe, made the trip to Cornwall
to bring Cay home and her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Connelly, took her
back the following day.
Albert King of Oregon Avenue, Medford
had a birthday on Aug. 9, which he
and his wife celebrated by attending a
performance of “110 in the Shade” at the
Gateway Theatre.
Lowell Roe of Center Moriches was
one of the lucky winners on Father’s
Day to a game at the Shea Stadium.
His guest at the Aug. 3 game was John
Murray Sr.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Held Over! “Von Ryan’s
Express,” starring Frank Sinatra and
Trevor Howard; at the Rialto Theatre:
Walt Disney’s “The Monkey’s Uncle”
and at the Plaza Theatre: “The Pawnbroker,”
with Rod Steiger and Geraldine Fitzgerald.




August 27


Mr. and Mrs. William Jenkins of Rider
Avenue are spending the month of
August in Alaska. They send word that
they are “crossing the Artic Circle” and
are having a wonderful trip, with good
weather, fine scenery and excellent
Miss Diane Uttley of Roe Boulevard
entertained for a few days this week
Miss Jeanne Sacklow of Westbury.
Diane spent a weekend with her in July
at a vacation farm in Margaretsville in
the Catskills.
Dr. and Mrs. George B. Marschall
have gone to Istanbul, Turkey for two
and one half years. Dr. Marschall is a
dentist serving with the Air Force. Mrs.
Marschall is the daughter of Judge and
Mrs. Lincoln Schmidt.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Egan and
children, Priscilla and Billy, have just
returned to their home on Daisy Street
after a trip to Williamsburg, Va., where
they stayed at the Motor House.
Back from the Girl Scout Roundup
in Idaho are these girls from the South
Suffolk Girl Scout Council: Diane Galvan
and Marcia Swarting, East Moriches;
Linda Malanchuk, Center Moriches;
Arlane Frederick, East Patchogue; Donna
Kirk and Mary Lou Ruckle, Bayport
and Linda Hellmer of Shirley.
Serving aboard the guided missile
light cruiser USS Galveston, currently
operating in the South China Sea with
the Seventh Fleet, is Radarman 3/c Don
E. Kennedy of Patchogue. Offshore
gunfire support by the Galveston has
covered Marines and the Vietnamese
army during operations against the Viet
Bound for a new post after completion
of basic training at Lackland AFB,
Texas, is Airman 3/c Thomas F. Nolan
III of Patchogue, who is being assigned
to Reese AFB for training and duty as a
construction specialist.
George W. Koskinen of East Patchogue
received a Master of Education
degree as one of approximately 900
students to receive degrees at Boston
University’s 42nd annual summer graduation
exercises Saturday in Boston’s
new War Memorial auditorium.
Miss Christine Bryan, who is Miss
Hagerman 1965, was a special guest of
the Hagerman Fire Department Aug. 14
at the firehouse on Montauk Highway.
Miss Hagerman wore a red chiffon
dress, her crown and title ribbon when
making presentations to the winners of
that day’s tournament.
Completing a month of study with the
American Pre-College program in Paris,
France, Aug. 3, Larry Potter, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Potter of Rogers
Avenue, Bellport, then traveled with a
friend to Nice on the Riviera for a few
days vacation. Before returning to the
United States last week, Larry visited
relatives in Lausanne, Switzerland and
spent a week in Bermuda with a Stony
Brook School classmate.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mengler and
family of Circuit Road have returned
home from a combined business trip
and vacation to Green Bank, W. Va.
Board members of the Bellport Garden
Club met last Wednesday morning
at the home of Mrs. William Bedell of
Pearl Street to discuss buying trees for
the Village of Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Regalmuto and
family of North Howells Point Road
returned home Saturday from a week’s
vacation at Orient. On Tuesday afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. Regalmuto gave a
birthday party for their daughter Susan,
who is 3 years old.
Arthur Impey of Cardiff, Wales, who
is participating in the American Host
program for teachers, is a guest in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins of
Bellhaven Road this week. Mr. Impey
is a history teacher at a boys’ public
Stephen Bedell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Bedell, is leaving today for
Ripon, Wis., where he is enrolled as a
freshman at Ripon College. On Tuesday
he entertained a group of friends at a
“going away” party.
Nancy Brown, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Brown of Main Street,
is home from a week at Girl Scout
Camp Edey, Bayport. The Browns have
recently returned from a 10-day vacation
at Whale House Point, Fire Island.
Honeymooning are Mr. and Mrs. Philip
August Alloy, who were married Saturday
in Mary Immaculate R.C. Church,
Bellport. The bride is the former Miss
Elise O’Neill of Bellport.
Mrs. Ruth Morse of Beaver Dam Road
has her daughter, Mrs. John Muller of
Alexandria, Va., and her children visiting
her for a few weeks.
Visiting Mrs. Marie Barteau of South
Country Road is Mrs. Lattie Rose of
Brooklyn. This past week Mrs. Barteau
had Mrs. Edna Bruce, a former
Brookhaven resident, staying with her.
Mrs. Bruce is now residing in California.
Married recently were Lieutenant
and Mrs. Richard B. Bachman. The ceremony
took place Aug. 14 in Our Lady
of the Snow R.C. Church, Blue Point.
The bride is the former Miss Sharon
Ryan of Bayport.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lundy of Davis
Avenue, Blue Point, have announced
the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie,
to James H. Smith, son of Mrs. D.
Barden of Robert Street, Patchogue.
Miss Lundy is a senior at State University
College at Plattsburgh.
Wedding anniversary greetings to
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pressel of Manor
Drive, who celebrate Aug. 30. Birthday
greetings to Mrs. Thomas Sigismonti
of Floyd Road, who celebrates Aug. 30
and Douglas Peck of Hounslow Road,
Sept. 1.
An exhibition of her original paintings
was shown by Mrs. Salvator Gonzalez
of Huguenot Drive, Mastic Beach,
together with her father, Henry W.
Busings’ paintings at the Gateway Theatre
in Bellport recently. Mr. Busing is
a recognized artist and has exhibited
in various New York City art galleries.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “A Very Special Favor,” with
Rock Hudson and Leslie Caron; at the
Rialto Theatre: The Beatles’ “Help”;
and at the Sayville Theatre: “Marriage
Italian Style,” starring Sophia Loren.

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