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April 14

A Centereach woman who was stricken
by a sudden illness quickly received help
when two New York Telephone operators
in Patchogue joined forces to assist
her. The woman dialed “Operator” and
reached Mrs. Madeline Winding of Sayville,
a veteran operator at the 22 Bay Avenue
central office, who was able to obtain
the name of the woman’s doctor and the
number of a neighbor. Another operator,
Mrs. Margaret Kronbach of Patchogue,
called the neighbor, who rushed over to
the woman’s home. The doctor arrived
a short time later. After recovering from
her illness, the woman visited the central
office to express her gratitude personally
to Mrs. Winding and Mrs. Kronbach.
Robert A. Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert S. Hansen of Woodburn Street,
is on the Dean’s List for the fall term
at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr.
Hansen spent the Easter weekend with his parents.
Miss Priscilla Swan, who attends Houghton
College, spent her Easter holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Swan of Chestnut Avenue. Miss Swan is a
sophomore and is majoring in elementary education.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Skelaney of South
Summit Avenue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Elizabeth Jean, to Alexander
(Sandy) Allan III, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander Allan Jr., of Terry Road.
Miss Skelaney is employed at the Bee Hive
store, Patchogue. Her fiancé is employed
at the Pergament store, Patchogue.
Recreation commissioner Jim Reese
recently presented trophies to the winners
of the Junior High Basketball League,
which was run by the Patchogue Recreation
Department. The champs are: Chris
Kalivas, Joe Griffin, Buzzy Biggs, Ted
Kalivas, Herb Lowenthal, Bob Harmon
and Tim MacDonald.
Vietnam bound is Seaman Apprentice
Robert A. Gregory of Patchogue, whose
assignment, in company with approximately
3,500 Navy officers and men,
is at the Naval Support Activity at Da
Nang. Seaman Gregory’s tasks include the
off-loading of ships and handling supplies
for every imaginable need from razor
blades to road graders through the Da
Nang port and over beaches from North to South Vietnam.
New officers of the Hagerman Fire
Department, East Patchogue, will be
installed at a dinner to be held in the Medford
Brau Haus Saturday. They are: Sam
Piccininni, chief; Ralph Collichio, first
assistant chief; Nick Masem Sr., second
assistant chief; James Collichio, captain;
Wallace Stephani, first lieutenant; Frank
Provenzano, second lieutenant; Richard
Rignola, chief driver; Sam Tusso, treasurer;
Jack Brandi, secretary; Anthony Collichio,
financial secretary; Frank Scavelli,
police captain; Pete Mirabelli, chaplain;
and Fred Kelly, fire warden. Trustees are
Fred Kelly, Tony Messina, Andy Sorisi,
Nick Dono and Charles Stephani III.
The Deucey Bridge Club will meet this
afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Lancaster
of Gerard Street, Bellport.
Mrs. Dwight Blanchard of New Hyde
Park was the weekend houseguest of
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Johnson of Country
Club Road. Arthur Johnson returned
Sunday to Brown University, Providence,
R.I., after spending spring vacation with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Butler of Academy
Lane have returned from a week’s vacation
at Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The Couples Club of the Bellport Methodist
Church will meet at the church at
7:45 p.m. tomorrow and together go bowling
at the Patchogue Center. After bowling,
the group will return to the church
for refreshments served by host couples
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gaetjens, Mr. and
Mrs. Wendell Benson and Mr. and Mrs. Al Oldehoff.
Miss Karen Bohn of Browns Lane flew
to Puerto Rico on Saturday to spend Easter
vacation with Miss Diane Simmons of Santurce.
Mrs. Edward Bergin and daughters,
Julie and Elizabeth, of Academy Lane are
visiting for the week with Mrs. Bergin’s
mother, Mrs. William Francis, of Central Village, Conn.
Peggy Clough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Clough of Winthrop Court, Blue
Point, celebrated her 11th birthday Saturday
with a roller skating party. Mrs.
Clough accompanied Peggy and her guests
to the Bay Shore Roller Rink and then they
returned home for refreshments. The party
decorations were in the Easter theme.
The guests were Claudia Chase, Susan
Pulley, Joanne Bauer, Gay Brunquell, Darcy
Verschure and Kathy Travers.
Linda Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Morris of Homan Avenue, has been
awarded a two-week campership to Camp
Edey by the South Suffolk Girl Scout
Council for being their Outstanding Junior
Scout. Linda is a member of Junior Troop
60, of which Mrs. Raymond Davis is the leader.
Airman 1/c Nicholas Robert Lambert,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Lambert of
Gull Avenue, Medford, enjoyed an Easter
furlough at home from Langdon Air Force Base, La.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Maschek of Railroad
Avenue, Center Moriches, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Mrs.
Bernice Richter, to William Titmus, son of
Mrs. Madeline Titmus of Main Street, Center
Moriches. Mrs. Richter is employed
at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
in Calverton and Mr. Titmus is
employed at Bohack’s in Center Moriches.
A June wedding is planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Dean Martin as Matt Helm in “The
Silencers;” at the Rialto Theatre: “The
Rare Breed,” starring James Stewart and
Maureen O’Hara; and at the Plaza Theatre:
George Stevens’ “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 21

Elwyn F. Schaefer of Center Street, a
senior at Columbia University, spent the
spring vacation in Colorado. While there,
he visited the University of Colorado
School of Law, where he has been accepted
as a graduate student in September.
Joyce Lynne Weiner, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Weiner of Campbell Street,
celebrated her 11th birthday with a barbecue
at her home April 9. Attending
the party were Luann Benincasa, Patty
Trypuc, Debbie Alevas, Debbie Belzak,
Michele Chiasa, Joanne Schroeder, Cheryl
Nulty, Kathy Ryder, Abbey Stoop and Lynne Steimers.
The Patchogue Chamber of Commerce
is sponsoring a program of prizes to be
awarded to typewriting students in Patchogue
High School. These awards are
based on proficiency, speed and accuracy.
The following are the winners for
February. Senior division: Linda Asaro,
net speed 62 words per minute; Phyllis
Rios, 58 words per minute. Junior
division: Carol Schwarz, 45 words per
minute; Jacques Poirier, 40 words per
minute. The following are the winners for
March. Senior division: Bonnie Gneuhs,
66 words per minute; award for improvement,
Judi Judelson. Junior division: Joan
DeLaVergne, 51 words per minute; award
for improvement, Carol Engel.
Newlyweds are Private 1/c and Mrs.
Edward C. Hoyler, who were married in
April in Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C.
Church, Patchogue, by the Rev. Ralph
Monteleone. The bride is the former Miss
Laura Durinick of Patchogue.
Phil Liguori Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil
Liguori of Washington Avenue, has been
selected captain of the Suffolk County
Community College baseball team. He has
hit two homeruns this season so far. Phil
is majoring in business administration.
Mr. and Mrs. James Vaughan and family
of North Howells Point Road, Bellport,
toured New York State last week and
visited several state teachers colleges.
They also visited relatives in Mayfield and Brockport.
After celebrating their 25th wedding
anniversary with dinner at a restaurant
last Wednesday night, Mr. and Mrs. John
Villano returned home and found a group
of friends waiting to surprise them with
an anniversary party and some lovely
gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Villano spent the weekend
at the Adirondack Mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. George Houston and son,
Bill, of Country Club Road are home from
a 10-day automobile trip to Florida, which
included stops at St. Augustine, Winter
Park, Fort Lauderdale and Ocala.
The Knit ‘N’ Chat Club met last Thursday
night at the home of Mrs. William
Patanjo of General McLean Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Roe III of South
Country Road have returned home from
three weeks’ vacation in Europe. While
there, they rented a car and traveled a
total of 1,500 miles in Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland.
A farewell party was given for Mr. and
Mrs. Rene LeBlanc of Bellhaven Road
last Wednesday night at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Clifford Miller of South Country
Road. Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Kudlinski, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad
Heede, Mr. and Mrs. William Hermus, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Regalmuto, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Wayte, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maggio
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown. The
LeBlancs are moving to Northport, where
Mr. LeBlanc is a biology teacher in the high school.
Mrs. David Comstock of Brookhaven
was godmother to Tina Marie Atten,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Atten of
Bellport, April 9, at Christ Church, Bellport.
The godfather was Richard Allen of Shirley.
Miss Christine Jacobsen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobsen of Weeks
Street, Blue Point, arrived home by plane
last week after spending her Easter vacation
with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. Jacobsen of Fort Myers, Fla.
Al King and son Howard of Oregon Avenue,
Medford, celebrated Howard’s 11th
birthday April 15 by attending the opening
game between the New York Mets and the
Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium.
The M&M Luncheonette on Main Street,
Center Moriches, is under new management.
Mrs. James Meachen and Mrs. Lilian
McQuain of Center Moriches are the proprietors.
Word has been received that Thomas
Dorfer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorfer of
Lexington Road, Shirley, who is stationed
with the U.S. Marine Corps at Parris
Island, South Carolina, has been promoted to sergeant.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “The Silencers,” starring Dean
Martin and Stella Stevens; at the Rialto
Theatre: Laurence Harvey and Julie
Christie in “Darling,” together with “The
10th Victim,” and at the Patchogue Sunrise
All-Weather Drive-In Theatre: “The
Group,” in color starring Candice Bergen and Joan Hackett.

April 28

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Densing Sr., of Oak
Street, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
with a party given in their honor Friday
night at the Blue Point firehouse. The former
Edith Overton of Patchogue and Edward Densing
of Bayport were married April 22, 1916 at
the Emanuel Lutheran Church, Patchogue.
The Densings had 10 children, Edward, Ellen
George, John, Henry, Kathryn, Doris, Flora,
Daniel and Franklin and also have 34 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Two students of Temple Beth El Religious
School of Patchogue were recently announced
as the Long Island Regional winners in the seventh
National Bible Contest Comprehensive
English division. They are Karen Berkowitz,
14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Berkowitz,
and Matthew Heyman, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Heyman, both of Patchogue. It is the
first time in the history of the National Bible
Contest that the two regional winners come from one school.
Miss Judith Anne Whitlock, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Whitlock of Edwards Street, has
been named to the Dean’s List at State University
College at New Paltz.
Mrs. Richard J. Fay of Patchogue and her
mother, Mrs. Peggy Draper of Astoria, returned
last Wednesday from a two-week vacation in
Chicago, Ill. They were visiting Mrs. Draper’s
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Draper, and their two children.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peter
Browngardt, who were married April 16 in St.
Francis de Sales R.C. Church, Patchogue. The
bride is the former Miss Judy Anne Ruland of Patchogue.
Completion of a five-week course at Naval
Preflight School at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola,
Fla., by Marine Second Lieutenant Lynn
E. Stein of Patchogue has advanced him to
flight training with the Naval Air Training Command
at the same base. Lt. Stein’s completed
course dealt with subjects essential to a Naval officer.
A combination birthday dinner and “splash”
party at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
pool was held Friday night in celebration of
Miss Mary Lou Zavesky’s 8th birthday and
Diane Zavesky’s 12th birthday. Lorraine Meihle
of Medford visited Diane for the weekend.
Mary Lou and Diane are the daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Zavesky of Circuit Road, Bellport.
Fifteen friends enjoyed a “slumber” party
given by Miss Marjorie Binnington in celebration
of her 16th birthday Saturday.
Army Private Joseph P. DeNicola of Bellport
has been assigned to the 421st Medical
Company near Nellingen. In the service since
last October, Pvt. DeNicola completed basic
training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Weekend houseguests of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarke Williams of South Country Road were
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Tape of Washington, D.C.,
who were here for the dedication of the High
Flux Beam Reactor at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Laura Jean MacLeod, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh MacLeod of Bieselin Road, was
baptized Sunday at the Bellport Methodist
Church by the Rev. Frederick I. Smith. Laura’s
sister Susan and her brother Thomas are
the godparents. After the service, Mr. and
Mrs. MacLeod entertained at a buffet dinner,
which also marked the occasions of Tommy’s
confirmation, Jayne’s 8th birthday and Mrs. MacLeod’s birthday.
Mrs. John H. Evans of South Country Road,
Brookhaven, attended a family reunion April
17-21 in Detroit at the home of her sister, Mrs.
B. Gorman. Attending the reunion were Mrs.
Evan’s five sisters, whom she hasn’t seen in seven years.
Linda, Michael and Timothy Comstock, children
of Mr. and Mrs. David Comstock of Seeley
Street, Brookhaven, celebrated the 4th, 3rd
and 2nd birthdays April 24 with a party. Their
guests were Tommy Carroll, Karen and Richard
Gray, Johnny Strickland and Alan Kinsella.
Jay Sacco, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sacco
of Barteau Avenue, celebrated his 4th birthday
with a picnic party April 19. The children
played games and refreshments were served.
The guests were Donna Rohde, Mary and Carol
Sheehan, Erika Sessions, J.C. Citarella, Kevin
and Kathy Fox, Arthur and Robert Worthington,
Jay’s sister Jessica, and his grandmothers,
Mrs. John Sacco and Mrs. Marion Tappe, and
his great-grandmother, Mrs. Frank Robartes.
Mr. and Mrs. John Giallanza of Mastic
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Mary Jane, to Valentine Lugovsky, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Leonard Lugovsky of Mastic Beach.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held over! Dean Martin and Stella Stevens in
“The Silencers;” at the Rialto Theatre: Tom
West and Veronica Hurst in “The 2nd Best
Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World;” and at
the Plaza Theatre: From the No. 1 bestseller by
Mary McCarthy, “The Group,” starring Candice
Bergen and Joan Hackett.
 

 

 

 

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