Jan 05
A three-week leave at home will be
ending for Pvt. Martin R. Iarocci, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Iarocci of
Phyllis Drive, when he leaves tomorrow
to fly from Kennedy Airport to Oakland, Calif.
 Pvt. Iarocci, who isserving with the
25th Infantry, will be on his way to Vietnam.
Miss Margaret Johanna Wilde of
Division Street returned home last
Wednesday after spending a week
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wilber L. Jeffcoat Sr., in Kulpsville,
Pa., the parents of her fiancé, Wilber L. Jeffcoat Jr.
Completing his tour of duty with the
Army in Germany, Specialist 4/c Kenneth
W. Bermann, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Bermann of Snyder Street,
has returned to the United States and
received his honorable discharge at
Fort Hamilton, N.Y. He was serving as
a chaplain assistant with the Fourth
Armored Division near Nuremberg.
A going away party for Kenneth
Caldwell, given for him by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Caldwell
Sr., of Silver Street, was held at
his home New Year’s Eve. Mr. Caldwell,
who is being inducted into the
Army today, was honored by about
60 guests, including several of his
college friends home for the holidays.
Mrs. Marie M. Smith of Herbert
Circle has just returned from Ann
Arbor, Mich., where she attended the
wedding of her son, Robert, to Miss
Denene Boyden. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
are honeymooning in California.
Mr. and Mrs. John Purdy of Washington
Avenue have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Catherine
Patricia, to Airman 3/c John
Thomas Farrell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Farrell of Jamaica. Miss Purdy
is a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1965. She is presently
attending Athens College, Athens,
Ala. Her major is in physical education.
Mr. Farrell, a graduate of Bishop
Loughlin, class of 1964, has attended
Pace College and is currently in the
medical administrative field of the Air Force.
Miss Sandra Jean Rowland, daughter
of Mrs. Florence Rowland and
the late Howard L. Rowland, became
engaged on Christmas Eve to Roger
T. Pace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon
Pace of Patchogue. Miss Rowland is
a graduate of Patchogue High School
and is presently employed at Tinker
National Bank as a secretary. Mr.
Pace is a graduate of Patchogue High
School and Suffolk Community College.
He is a computer operator at
Brookhaven National Laboratory.
John Albin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Albin Jr., of Pine Neck Avenue,
East Patchogue, has been elected
to “Who’s Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges.”
He was named for his participation
and leadership in academic and
extra-curricular activities. A mathematics
major, he is in his senior year
at Albany State University.
Miss Anne Kouts, who has been on
a co-op work period for the past three
months with the Harcourt Brace Publishing
Company in New York City,
is visiting for the holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kouts
of South Country Road, Bellport. She
will return to her studies at Antioch
College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, in January.
Anthony DiDio of New Jersey
Avenue left Friday for Presbyterian
Columbia Hospital in New York City,
where he will undergo surgery.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Werner and family
of General McLean Drive returned
home Saturday after a week’s skiing
trip to Hillside Inn, Narrowsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Webster of
Bellport Lane attended a New Year’s
Eve party at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
George Roesch of Northport. One
of the guests was a naval aviator on
leave from Vietnam, which made the
gathering very interesting.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Taylor of Station
Road announce the engagement
of their daughter, Paula Andrea, to
George Cowles Waldron, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Waldron of Brookhaven.
Both Miss Taylor and Mr. Waldron
are graduates of Bellport High School.
Miss Barbara Gelband, a student
at University of Arizona, spent the
holidays with her mother, Mrs. Claire
Gelband of Mott Lane, Brookhaven.
Over 100 people enjoyed a New
Year’s Eve party, sponsored by the
Brookhaven Fire Department bowling
teams, at the firehouse Saturday
night. The Redcoats played for dancing.
Lou Mucci was chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hatch have
returned to Allentown, Pa., where Mr.
Hatch is a professor at Muhlenberg
College, after spending part of the
holiday season with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L.P. Hatch of Beaver Dam
Road. Ellis Hatch, a student at the
University of Pittsburgh, was home over Christmas.
Airman and Mrs. Gary Miller and
daughter Dawn left last Thursday for
Portsmouth, N.H., after visiting with
their parents for the Christmas holidays.
Airman Miller’s mother is Mrs.
Thelma Miller of Park Avenue, Blue
Point, and Mrs. Miller’s parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sauerwein of
Division Avenue, Blue Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Baum of Nelson
Avenue entertained their neighbors in
their home last Wednesday. A buffet
supper was served to the following:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Broad Sr., Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Broad Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Berg, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Shene, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scileppi,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammond and
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dillon.
Mr. and Mrs. William Farrell of
Jamaica Avenue, Medford, announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Anne, to Timothy E. Goodger, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Goodger of Medford.
Pvt. Kenneth Krauss, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Krauss of Pennsylvania
Avenue, Medford, is home on furlough
from Fort Knox, Ky. He will be leaving
Jan. 6 for Camp Gordon, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bradford of Main
Street, Center Moriches, celebrated
their 21st wedding anniversary Dec.
24 with family and close friends.
Among the guests were their daughter,
Roberta and her fiancé, August Randazzo of Maspeth.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strebel of Center
Moriches announce the engagement
of their daughter, Joan, to Airman
Raymond Staiger, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Staiger of Mastic Beach.
Miss Strebel is a graduate of Center
Moriches High School and is presently
attending Eastern School for Physicians’
Aides in New York. Airman
Staiger attended William Floyd High
School. He is now stationed with the
Navy at Pensacola, Fla. An October wedding is planned.
On Christmas Day, Raymond Riker
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Riker
of Edwards Road, Mastic Beach,
became engaged to Miss Rebecca Smith of Center Moriches.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “The Spy with a Cold Nose,”
starring Laurence Harvey and Daliah
Lavi; at the Rialto Theatre: “The
Brides of Fu Manchu,” with Christopher
Lee and Marie Versini; and at
the Plaza Theatre: Held Over! Michael Caine is “Alfie.”
Jan 12
Miss Debbie Chambers spent her Christmas
vacation at home with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Chambers of Pine Neck Avenue.
Miss Chambers is a sophomore majoring in
liberal arts at Brockport University, N.Y.
A bowling party featured the 11th birthday
of Wanda Searles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Searles of Terry Road, North Patchogue.
Wanda’s guests were Janet Giannotti,
Wanda Noisette, Karen Wolffe and Rosalind
Swezey, who rounded out an energetic bowling
session with refreshments served at the Searles home.
Navy MM2 and Mrs. Frank A. Karshick Jr.
were married Saturday in the Congregational
Church, Patchogue. Mrs. Karshick is the former
Miss Nancy Louise Ward of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Alercio of Miller
Street have announced the engagement of
their daughter, Judith Ann, to Robert Thomas
Armstrong, son of Mrs. Rita Armstrong of East
Patchogue and the late John Armstrong.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Reidy of Conklin Avenue
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Kathleen Anne, to Marine Private 1/c Dennis
J. Duchnowski, son of Frank Duchnowski
of Bellport and Mrs. Elizabeth Duchnowski of
Middle Island. Miss Reidy is a graduate of Patchogue
Senior High School and is employed
as secretary at the office of Dr. David Jellinger
in Patchogue. Pfc. Duchnowski is serving with
the Marines at the Millington Naval Air Station at Memphis, Tenn.
Norman Gould, Ct 2 of the United Sates
Navy, left Monday for his next assignment at
Fort General Meade, Md. He spent the holiday
season with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
E. Gould of Brewster Lane, Bellport, after
a tour of nine months in Adak, Alaska, and
Japan. On New Year’s Eve, Mr. Gould entertained
a group of his college friends who live in the area.
Visiting for three weeks with Mr. and Mrs.
Deward Eades of George Court was Mrs.
Eades’ mother, Mrs. Frank Pfalzer of Louisville,
Ky., who returned to her home last Thursday.
Mrs. John Gibson of Pearl Street drove to
New York City Sunday with her daughter,
Susan, and Audrey Snyder to attend a reunion
for the girls who attended Camp Farwell at
Wells River, Vt., last summer. The reunion was held at Hotel Barclay.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mistler of Woodland
Park Road have returned from Oxford, where
they visited their new grandson, Richard
Edward Strier, who was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Strier Dec. 20. Richard has two sisters and two brothers.
Recently Elizabeth Carle celebrated her 3rd
birthday at her home on Ecke Avenue. Among
her guests were Leslie, Christine, Brian and
Stacy Burwell, Christine and Daniel Hicks, Patty
and Lisa Eleazer, Tina and Mildred Tucker,
Trissie Holland and several relatives from out
of town. Her great-grandmother from Massachusetts was also present.
Mrs. David Fish of North Howells Point
Road entertained at a dinner party in celebration
of Mr. Fish’s birthday Saturday night.
Miss Mary Lee Cool, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Rodney L. Cool of South Country Road,
celebrated her 12th birthday with a party for a
group of her friends on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Foley’s son, Kevin, of Nelson
Avenue, has returned to Seton Hall College
in South Orange, N.J. after spending his Christmas
and New Year’s vacation with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Biedermann of Smith
Street held open house last Monday night for
40 friends and relatives.
Belated wedding anniversary greetings to
Mr. and Mrs. John Tumminello of Roberts
Road, Shirley, who celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary Jan. 1.

Jan 19
NBC’s “Birthday House” program on Channel
4 will have as one of its participants at 9
a.m. today, Michael Scala Jr., 4-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scala of Waverly Avenue.
Michael was selected for his appearance
on the TV show at Rockefeller Plaza from
cards submitted by would-be entrants.
Her co-workers at the People’s National
Bank of Patchogue gave a baby shower to
Mrs. Ann Crocombe of Medford Station. The
party was held at the bank last Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Carman of North Howells
Point Road announce the engagement
of their daughter, Deborah, to Louis Vaccaro
Jr., son of Mrs. Louis Vaccaro of Beaver Dam
Road, Brookhaven. Miss Carman is a senior
at Bellport Senior High School. Mr. Vaccaro
is a graduate of Bellport Senior High School
and is presently employed at Bankers Trust
Company in New York City. A July wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. James Connelly and children,
Cathleen, Patricia and Jay, of Weeks Street,
Blue Point, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Davis
Schaffer at Glynce Naval Base in Brunswick,
Ga., over the New Year weekend. Mrs. Schaffer
is the former Pearl Connelly. Miss Cathleen
Connelly returned to Kings College at Briar
Cliff manor in Westchester after her return from Georgia.
A 10-day cruise to the West Indies ended
last Friday for Mrs. Hilda J. Edelstein of Maple
Avenue, when she returned home aboard the
TSS Queen Anna Maria. Her trip included
visits to San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten
and Martinique.
At Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church
on West Main Street, Father Ralph Monteleone
has announced that the 6 a.m. Sunday
mass will be discontinued. Instead, there will
be a 5 p.m. Sunday mass.
Bob Figueira was a double winner and
anchored the victorious Patchogue 880-yard
relay team as the Red Raider winter track
team walloped Port Jefferson 59-27 last Tuesday.
Figueira’s clocking of 7.4 in the 60-yard
high hurdles is the best time in the county so
far this season, as was his time of 6.5 in the
60-yard dash. His split time for the 220-yard
anchor leg was 22.3. Of the seven remaining
events, Patchogue won six. Bob Knight
won the 300-yard dash in 37.2; Pete Nolan
captured the 600 in 1:15.7; Bob Yarrington
breezed to a 2:27 clocking in the 1,000; Richie
Lombardi posted a 4:51 in the mile; Frank
Lotito won the shot put, while Tom Dewar
and Tom Cunningham each cleared 5-6 to
share first place in the high jump.
Announcement has been made of the
engagement of Pamela Baumgartner, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Baumgartner of
Emmaus, Pa., to John F. Luchsinger, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Luchsinger of Whippoorwill
Lane, Patchogue. Miss Baumgartner is a
senior at the University of Syracuse School
of Nursing. Mr. Luchsinger, a graduate of Syracuse
University, is attending Brooklyn Law
School. An August wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Hillen of Bailey Avenue
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Marianne, to Barry Kreiling, son of Mrs.
J.M. Herriman of Westhampton. Miss Hillen
graduated from Patchogue High School and
Hartwick College. She is presently employed
at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Mr. Kreiling
graduated from Westhampton Beach High
School, attended Rochester Polytechnic Institute
and graduated from Adelphi University.
He is also employed at Brookhaven National
Laboratory. An August wedding is planned.
A toy sale was held by Mrs. Gertrude Balbirer’s
second-grade class at Kreamer Street
School, Bellport, last week. The children
brought in their unwanted toys, books, games
and such, which were then sold to their
classmates. A total of $6.04 was realized and
a check for $7 will be sent by their teacher to
the 1967 March of Dimes.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shaber of South Country
Road are spending several months in Florida.
The Knit ‘N’ Chat Club met last Thursday
night at the home of Mrs. Michael McEnery
of Wigtel Lane. The members of the club celebrated
the birthdays of Mrs. Edward Warner
and Mrs. William Patanjo.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MacLeod of Bieselin
Road entertained some of the faculty of the
Oregon Avenue Junior High School of Patchogue
at their home Sunday afternoon.
A party was held to honor Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Richardson Sr., to mark their 35th
wedding anniversary, at their home on North
Howells Point Road on Sunday afternoon.
Paul E. Gordon of Academy Lane is attending
the National Cash Register convention at
Hollywood this week.
A buffet dinner was given for Miss Eva
McGrath Friday in celebration of her 11th
birthday by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
McGrath of Otis Lane. Her guests were Gail
Brown, Margaret Thorndike, Peggy Fowler,
Pam Borg, Pat Arthur, Karen Keefe, Jessie
Nathans, Christa Trousdale, Mindy Brotman,
of Bellport, and Barbara Ransome of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Roe 3rd, of Academy
Lane, announce the birth of their first child, a
son, John J. Roe IV, at Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital Monday evening.
Diane Johnstone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
David Johnstone of Paumanake Road, Blue
Point, celebrated her 7th birthday last Tuesday
with a party. Diane had as her guests
Susan South, Dawn Swaner, Jackie Considine,
Dana Mercer, Peggy Davis, Roberta
McKendrick and Allison Matthews.
Mrs. Ralph Hart of Jamaica Avenue, Medford,
celebrated her birthday Jan. 9. Mrs.
Albert King of Oregon Avenue, Medford, celebrated
her birthday Jan. 10.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way
to the Forum,” starring Zero Mostel and Phil
Silvers; at the Rialto Theatre: Robert Vaughn
and Elke Sommer in “The Venetian Affair.”
Jan 26
Visitors for the weekend at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. William Zebrowski of Maple
Avenue were their son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zebrowski and infant
son, Robert Jr., who have recently moved
to Stratford, N.J. Mr. Zebrowski, who is the
grandson of Mrs. Jennie Byrne of Lakewood
Street, is employed by the American Standard
Company and has been transferred
from his position in Manhattan to Philadelphia.
Local voyagers to the Bahamas aboard the
SS Oceanic were Mrs. Mary Perry of Lake
Street, Mrs. Charlotte Gallo of Wood Avenue,
and Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Cardamone
of Donegan Avenue, East Patchogue. They
returned home Saturday from their vacation
Celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary
were Mr. and Mrs. George Fiebe of John
Street, who honored the occasion by taking
a seven-day cruise aboard the SS Oceanic to
Deep in her studies at Suffolk Community
College in Selden is Mrs. Matilda Praetorius
of Center Avenue. She is enrolled in the liberal
arts course with the goal of becoming a
home economics teacher.
George Gelfer, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Gelfer of North Prospect Avenue, has been
selected to appear in the 1966-67 edition of
“Who’s Who Among Students in American
Universities and Colleges.” A graduate of
Seton Hall High School, Mr. Gelfer is a senior
at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, where he is
majoring in history and economics. He was
twice president of Fleur de Lis International
Relations Club and has represented Marist at
Model United Nations conferences in Montreal
and New York City.
On patrol in the North Atlantic is machinist’s
mate 3/c Thomas J. Reidy of Patchogue,
aboard the Coast Guard cutter Owasco.
Home-ported in New London, Conn., the
Owasco covers ocean station “Charlie,” a
210-square-mile area between Labrador and
It was a busy day for Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Miskosky of Spruce Drive, East Patchogue,
Jan. 18, when they not only attended the
Boat Show at the Coliseum in New York
City, but also visited the Huntington Hartford
Museum of Modern Art. For extra measure
of enjoyment, they dined at Patricia
Murphy’s beautiful Candlelight Restaurant.
Miss Rose Hulse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Leverett Hulse Sr., of South Country Road,
East Patchogue, is one of 100 Peace Corps
volunteers recently assigned to the Pacific
Islands of Micronesia. The group, which is
scheduled to depart Saturday, consists of
primary and secondary English teachers,
radio technicians, secretaries and lawyers.
Miss Hulse will go as a secretary. The volunteers
recently completed 11 weeks of
training with Westinghouse Corp. at Miami,
where they studied one of Micronesia’s vernacular
languages, Micronesian and American
history and language, world affairs,
educational methods and community development
Wallace Ross of Academy Lane and W.
Dorsey Smith of Bellport Lane spent last
week in New York City, where they participated
in the National Motor Boat Show as
representatives of Hard Sales.
Peggy Zivitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al
Zivitz of George Court, celebrated her 6th
birthday with a party at her home Sunday
afternoon. Her guests were Sheryl Bassford,
Lori Pfeiffer, Brianne and Martine Rizzo,
Diane and Sal Diecidue and Joel Brotman.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wilson of Winter
Garden, Fla., have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Janice, to Harold
Arthur Larkin Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Larkin, formerly of Bellport and now living
at Merritt Island, Fla. Miss Wilson is presently
employed as a beautician in Winter Garden.
Mr. Larkin is a graduate of Bellport High
School, class of 1962, and will graduate from
Troy State College, Troy, Ala., in March. No
date has been set for the wedding.
Patricia Bumstead, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Bumstead of Blue Point, celebrated
her 15th birthday last Friday night
with a swimming party which ended in a
pajama and pizza party at her home. Patricia
had as her guests Beverly Rosavitch, Jean
Marie Mulligan, Diane Richter and Nannette
Mercer, all of Blue Point, Christine Schmidt
of Yaphank, and her sister, Claudia.
Mrs. George Rossiter, of Blue Point Avenue,
entertained last Tuesday afternoon in
her home Mr. and Mrs. Edward Densing,
Mesdames Flora Batey, Elsie McDonald of
Patchogue and Mrs. Ann Edwards of Sayville.
A buffet lunch was served.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“The Quiller Memorandum,” with
George Segal, Alec Guinness and Max Von
Sydow; at the Rialto Theatre: “Kiss the Girls
and Make Them Die,” starring Michael Connors
and Dorothy Provine.


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