Jan 07
Miss Phyllis Borzi returned to Ladycliff
College, Highland Falls, after spending a two week
vacation at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Borzi of Case Avenue.
Miss Borzi is in her sophomore year and is
an active member of the Glee Club and Dramatic Club.
Mrs. Bill Segars of Williston, S.C., is now
employed by the Lake Drive Beauty Shop
in Williston. Mrs. Segars is the former Miss
Joanne Monaco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Monaco of West Avenue, and is a graduate
of Patchogue High School and the Patchogue
Beauty School. Mr. and Mrs. Segars
were married Dec. 3 in New York City.
Miss Karen Hildreth, a student at State
University College at Cortland, spent the
Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Hildreth of Jones Street. Miss
Hildreth returned to Vestal, where she is
doing her student teaching.
Thomas Julian returned to Bridgewater
College in Bridgewater, Va., where he is a
sophomore, on Sunday after spending the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Angelo
Julian of Park Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rockwell of Clinton
Avenue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Lorraine Marie, to Donald R.
Seindensticker, son of John Seidensticker
and the late Lillian Seidensticker of Washington
Avenue. Miss Rockwell is a graduate
of Patchogue High School, class of 1964, and
is presently employed by the Credit Bureau
N-S Inc. Mr. Seidensticker is a graduate of
Patchogue High School, class of 1963, and is
presently employed by Allied Pets.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayte of North Brewster
Lane, Bellport, entertained at a party at
their home to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Bunny, to Peter DiDio. Fifty friends
and relatives were present to celebrate the occasion.
Leslie MacRobbie of Second Street, Bellport,
left Monday for a month’s sales and
photography trip to Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.
Miss Leslie Light of General McLean Drive entertained
a few friends at a buffet supper New Year’s Eve.
Nearly 25 guests were present last Wednesday
night at a bridal shower given for Miss
Geri Dolger at the Willard French home on
South Brewster Lane. Co-hostesses were
Mrs. Jeffrey Knighton, Mrs. Robert Ince and
Mrs. French. Miss Dolger, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Dolger of Brookhaven, will
be married to Myron Danzig Feb. 20.
Twenty-five couples enjoyed a cooperative
New Year’s Eve party at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Mahoney of Bieselin Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chase and children,
Polly, Billy and Claudia, of Namkee Road,
Blue Point, and Dr. and Mrs. John McNally
and children of Bayport returned home Dec.
29 after spending four days at Lake Placid
skiing and enjoying the winter sports.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Davis of Railroad Avenue,
Center Moriches, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Margaret Ann, to
Charles C. Failla, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Failla of Holiday Boulevard, Center Moriches.
Miss Davis is a graduate of Center Moriches
High School and Banford Academy of
Beauty Culture of New York. Mr. Failla is a
graduate of Center Moriches High School,
attended Suffolk Community College and
is presently attending Naval Flight Officers
Training at Corpus Christi, Tex.

Jan 14

Officer candidate school at the Coast
Guard reserve Training Center, Yorktown
Va., is offering a 17-week course to officer
candidate Terence McCabe of Patchogue.
Completion of the course will lead to a commission
for candidate McCabe and assignment
to one of the Coast Guard ships or shore stations.
At the December meeting of the Young
Women’s Club of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church on Rider Avenue, officers for the
year 1966 were elected: Mrs. June Koutrouby,
president; Mrs. Ivy West, president-elect;
Mrs. Helen Wicks, corresponding secretary;
Mrs. Joyce Rogers, recording secretary;
Mrs. Kay Puls, treasurer; Mrs. Rae Bailey,
membership. Membership in the club is open
 to all interested women of the church.
Louis Frisco, son of Mrs. Rose Frisco of
Bayview Drive, is now associated with Ray-
Chem Inc., in Redwood City, Calif., where
he is manager of the technical services laboratories.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Forbes of Harris
Street announce the engagement of their
daughter, Jennifer Marilyn, to Stephen Leffert,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Leffert
of Herbert Circle. Miss Forbes and Mr.
Leffert are both graduates of Patchogue
High School class of 1965. Miss Forbes is a
student at Browne’s Business School of Bay
Shore. Her fiancé is in the Naval Reserve.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schiatta of Clark
Street announce the engagement of their
daughter, Sonja, to Joseph Rupolo Jr., son
of Mrs. Concetta Rupolo of Medford. Miss
Schiatta is presently employed at the New
York Telephone Company, Patchogue. Mr.
Rupolo is completing his fourth year of
electrical apprenticeship.
In place of the monthly business meeting
Monday night, the Bellport Episcopal
Church women held a “kitchen party” in the
parish hall. Each woman brought a useful
gadget or utensil for the church kitchen
and a grab-bag gift. Mrs. Vernon Buchanan,
president, was in charge of the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mullaney and family
of South Howells Point Road attended the
wedding of a cousin, Miss Ellen Bredde,
to Lt. Glen Seacrest at St. John’s Church in
White Plains Saturday morning.
Mrs. Caroline Bieselin and son, Harry
Bieselin, of Bieselin Road, returned Sunday
from a two-week trip to Memphis, Tenn.,
where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Al Croaker.
Lawrence Bieselin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Bieselin of Bieselin Road, has
joined the U.S. Army and left Monday for
his basic training in South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sheppard of South
Country Road, Brookhaven, and Mr. Sheppard’s
brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Sheppard of Blue Point, visited the
Brooklyn Academy of Music Saturday to
hear the famed Vienna Choir Boys performance.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ferrer of North Beaver
Dam Road had as their houseguests for
the weekend Mrs. Ferrer’s sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teale and their five
children, of Loudonville.
A bald eagle that had been living in the
hamlet of Brookhaven, just off the Montauk
Highway, has disappeared and is believed
to be dead. Suffolk County Police Sergeant
Paul Eve, who with others had been feeding
the American national emblem bird, said
he last spotted it flying from tree to tree in
a halting manner. It appeared that the pinfeathers
on one of its wings had been shot
away. Whenever Sgt. Eve or any of the men
in his squad spotted a freshly killed rabbit,
squirrel or other specimen of wildlife on the
road, they would pick it up and save it for
the eagle. “It’s very doubtful that the eagle
suddenly decided to go elsewhere when
food was that plentiful and that easy to
obtain,” said Sgt. Eve. One of the last sightings
of it came when the bird landed near
the South Haven School.
Randy Lent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Lent of Willyn Road, Blue Point, celebrated
his 8th birthday with a party Saturday. The
children played games for which prizes
were awarded. Refreshments were served
and each guest received a favor gift when
they went home. His guests were Steven
Rider, Teddy Morris, Bart Jones, Keith Luff
and Frederick Bauer.
An investiture ceremony was held Monday
afternoon at the Sylvan Avenue School
at which time Terri Lynn Franklin and Maureen
Long, both of Blue Point, were invested
into Brownie Troop 58. A social time
with refreshments for the girls followed the
ceremony. Mrs. Louis DiPietro of Bayport is
leader and Mrs. Richard Krasensky of Blue
Point is her assistant.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rathkamp of
Peconic Avenue, Medford, have announced
the engagement of their daughter, Miss
Patricia F. Rathkamp, to John Jacob Kobus,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kobus of Woodside
Avenue, Patchogue, at a Christmas Day
dinner party at their home. A September
wedding is being planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stoia of Anderson
Avenue, Center Moriches, celebrated the
10th birthday of their daughter, Denise, Saturday
with a party. Her guests were Susan
Raynor, Maryanne Bubka, Patricia Fahey,
Diane Keane, Annette Eaderesto, Maryanne
Cardamone, Christine Caliendo, Donna Bieselin,
and her brother, Nicholas Jr.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! Sean Connery in “Thunderball”;
at the Rialto Theatre: “Never Too
Late,” with Paul Ford and Connie Stevens;
and at the Plaza Theatre: “Those Magnificent
Men in their Flying Machines,” starring
Stuart Whitman and Sarah Miles.



Jan 21
Miss Judi Silberbusch, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Silberbusch of Chestnut
Avenue, took part in the presentation of
“Rumpelstiltskin,” presented by the Mummers
of the State University College at Fredonia,
Saturday. Miss Silberbusch played
the part of the Second Lady. She is a sophomore
at the college majoring in music.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson Lang of Laurel
Street announce the engagement of their
daughter, Miss Sharon Patricia Lang, to
Peter Angelora Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Angelora Sr., of South Street. Miss
Lang and Mr. Angelora are both graduates
of Patchogue High School. Miss Lang is
a student at Southampton College. Mr.
Angelora attended Suffolk Community
College and is presently employed at the
Patchogue Post Office.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. James
Gerardi, who were married at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday in St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church,
Patchogue. The bride is the former Miss
Lenore Ann Costello of Patchogue.
Patchogue’s junior varsity rolled to its
third straight basketball victory last Friday
at the PHS gym, turning back Newfield JV
55-47. The Red Raiders were led by Bruce Texiera and
Craig Brown with 18 and 13 points, respectively.
The Patchogue High School Concert
Band and Dance Band will present a concert
Sunday in the high school auditorium.
Featured soloists with the dance band
are Bob Reich, Greg Newham, Bob Kriesberg,
Michael Doxtader, Bob Knight and
Jeff Silsbe. There will be a performance
of a flute quartet featuring Jean Wagner,
Peggy Thackston, Joanne Flax and Carole
Kuczynski; a clarinet quartet featuring
David Hildreth, Bruce Texiera, John
Stakes and George Benincasa; a woodwind
quintet featuring Jean Wagner, Linda
Romeo, Greg Newham, David Girshoffand
George Ruland.
Mr. and Mrs. I. William Bianchi Jr., of
Bellport Lane, returned home last Thursday
from a week’s vacation in Williamsburg,
Va. and Washington, D.C. They were
fortunate to receive gallery tickets to hear
President Johnson’s State of the Union
message. On their way home, they stopped
to visit Dr. and Mrs. Howard Grazes in Clarksburg, Md.
Miss Dede Budny of Livingston Road
entertained at a surprise bridal shower
for Mrs. Steven Kelly Jr., of South Haven
Friday night. Thirty-five guests were present
and the guest of honor received many nice gifts.
Jonathan Pokorny, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Pokorny of South Brewster Lane,
had an ice skating party for a few friends
Saturday afternoon to celebrate his 7th birthday.
Mrs. Donald W. Shaw has returned to
her home on South Country Road following
a three-week vacation in Florida, where she
 visited her son and daughter-inlaw, Mr. and Mrs. 
Terry Zielenski and son, Bret, at Big Pine Key.
Wallace Ross of Academy Lane and W.
Dorsey Smith of Bellport Lane are manning
the Hard Sails Exhibit at the 1966
National Boat Show being held this week
in the New York Coliseum. Many sailing
enthusiasts from Bellport are visiting the show
 to see what is “new” in the world of boats for 1966.
Jeffrey Bevis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Bevis of Paumanake Road, Blue Point,
celebrated his 11th birthday with a party
on the afternoon of Jan. 4. The decorations
were in the Spaceman theme. Games were
played and refreshments served. Jeff’s
guests were fellow members of his Cub
Scout den: Thomas Keller, Thomas Foley,
Robert Steinback, Teddy Morris and Kevin Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hansen of Park Avenue,
Blue Point, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Karen Hansen, to
John Newhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Newhouse of Gillette Avenue, Bayport.
Miss Hansen is a graduate of James Wilson
Young High School and is presently
employed as a beautician in Patchogue.
Mr. Newhouse is also a graduate of James
Wilson Young High School and is employed
through the General Motors Corporation at
Anthony Buick in Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Portser of Redbridge
Road, Center Moriches, celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary last Sunday
with friends at the Sunrise Restaurant.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre: Held Over!
Sean Connery in “Thunderball”; at the Rialto Theatre:
“Boeing Boeing,” starring Tony Curtis and Jerry
Lewis; and at the Plaza Theatre: Held Over!
“Those Magnificent Men in their Flying
Machines,” with Stuart Whitman and Sarah Miles.
Jan 28
Mrs. Louise Dillard will entertain her bridge club
tomorrow afternoon at her home on Rose Avenue.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Patchogue
Unit 269, met Jan. 4 at the Legion
House on Baker Street, with Mrs. Charlotte
Stafford, president, in charge of the
meeting. Mrs. Minna Carotenuto and Mrs.
Marie Lunati were in charge of refreshments.
Mrs. James J. Williams of Andreano
Avenue, East Patchogue, won $400 yesterday
in the Lucky Pat Jackpot Cash Awards
from the Merchants Division of the Patchogue
Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Williams
had signed the register book at The Colony Shop,
 which had been designated “Merchant of the Week.”
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Rotondo were
married Dec. 18 in Our Lady of Mount
Carmel R.C. Church, Patchogue. The bride
is the former Miss Susan Gody, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gody of Franklin
Street, Patchogue. She is a stenographer
with the Brookhaven Town Building
Department. The bridegroom, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Rotondo of Lake Drive,
Patchogue, is a salesman for South Bay
Electrical Supply Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Giuri of Patchogue
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
recently at a dinner party held at the Suffolk
County Republican clubhouse in Blue Point.
A meeting was held at the home of Mrs.
Lorraine Wood of East Patchogue to discuss
plans for the annual St. Joseph the
Worker card party to be held Feb. 19.
A young man from Bellport, Robert
Rice, known to many of his friends as
“Mike,” took part in the daring rescue of
39 men from the storm-battered British
tanker Chelwood Beacon, Sunday. The
665-foot ship ran aground in raging seas
and high winds about a half-mile east
of Sandy Hook Lighthouse at the mouth
of Lower New York Bay. Mr. Rice was
aboard a 44-foot motorized Coast Guard
pilot boat tender, which was the first
vessel to race to the aid of the disabled
tanker, and the only boat to be able to
get close enough to remove the men. As
the boat rose to the peak of each swell, a
crewman was plucked from the rope ladder.
Seventeen men were rescued on the
first attempt and 22 on the second. “Mike,”
who is the son of Mrs. Sigrid Rice of South Country
Road, is an apprentice to become a ship’s pilot.
The Islanders bridge club met last Wednesday night
at the home of Mrs. John Derby of Bieselin Road.
A “Rags to Riches” dinner party was
held by the Hearth Club Sunday night in
the parish hall of Christ Church, Bellport.
Half of the hall was decorated to resemble
The Ritz and the other half represented
“Hobo Heaven.” Couples were dressed
in costumes which were in keeping with
the theme. Members of the committee in
charge of the evening were Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Budny, chairmen, Mr. and Mrs. Al
Rand, Mr. and Mrs. E. Floyd Hassell and
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pendergast.
A party was given for John MacLeod
Saturday afternoon in celebration of
his 5th birthday by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh MacLeod of Bieselin Road.
Those present were Debbie Florio, Karen
Mahoney, Michael and Brian Murphy, Martin
Fassman, Joseph Calderone, Michael
Capicotta, Eric Seltzer, Jimmy Williams,
Robbie Litcher, and John’s sister, Jayne.
Susan MacLeod, Kathy Rudden and Gail
Schaeffer were junior hostesses at the party.
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Sands of Bieselin
Road entertained a group of friends at a
cocktail party Sunday night following the
Patchogue High School Band concert.
Miss Donna Kropp of Country Club
Road and Miss Torrey Hallock of Pearl
Street are home this week from Syracuse
University for their mid-semester vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hotchkins of
Brookhaven are at home after vacationing
in Hawaii. On their return trip they took a
plane from Los Angeles, Calif., to Seattle,
Wash., to visit relatives and friends.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. John M.
Mensch, who were married at 11 a.m.
Saturday in St. Jude’s R.C. Church, Mastic
Beach. The bride is the former Miss Mary
Katherine Venables of Mastic Beach.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Where the Spies Are,” starring David
Niven; at the Rialto Theatre: “When the
Boys Meet the Girls,” with Connie Francis
and Harve Presnell; and at the Plaza
Theatre: Laurence Olivier as “Othello,” an
actual performance of the National Theatre
of Great Britain, costarring Maggie
Smith and Joyce Redmond.


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