March 2

Miss Joan L. Waldman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Waldman of Franklin Street,
has been accepted for the September term at
Strayer Junior College in Washington, D.C.
A senior in Patchogue High School, Miss
Waldman will enroll at Strayer in the Private
Secretarial Program.
Early Americana Night, a program sponsored
by the Pilot Club of Patchogue on Feb.
21, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Weissberger, Patchogue, with about
60 members and friends attending. Mrs. Ione
Justice was guest speaker on early American
lamps, and traced the history of lamp lighting
from the beginning of time, demonstrating
with lamps from her well-known collection.
Mrs. Anne Weissberger is chairman of the
Patriotic Emblems committee and Mrs. Ruth
Toscano is club president.
Jo Ann Arabia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Arabia of Gibbons Street, celebrated
her 9th birthday with a party at her home
Feb. 23. Her guests were Darleen Arcuri,
Vicki Amone, Linda Benincasa, Laurie
Limoggio, Cory Tavano, Diane Steimers and
Sharon Zimlinghaus. In the evening, Jo Ann’s
parents entertained at a dinner party for her,
which was attended by her brother, Joey,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chiuchiolo and sons,
Bobby, Glenn and Steven, and Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Segelken and daughter Jacqueline. Mrs.
Segelken, Jo Ann’s aunt, was celebrating her
birthday, too.
At Camp Lejeune, N.C., Marine Private
Robert L. Sheppard of Patchogue has completed
four weeks of individual combat training,
in which he learned about weapons and
combat techniques from veteran instructors.
Marine Sheppard will now undergo at least
four weeks of specialist training before being
assigned to his first permanent unit.
Flight operations comprised the studies
of Private Frank J. Tafe of Patchogue during
a five-week course he has completed at the
Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
His training was in aircraft recognition, navigation,
accident investigation and the chart
work associated with an airplane’s flight.
Happily married at a nuptial mass Feb. 18
in Bellport’s Mary Immaculate R.C. Church
are Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick McLinskey.
Mrs. McLinskey, the former Miss Kathleen
Theresa Brennan of Bellport, is employed
at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her
husband is a member of the James Wilson
Young faculty in Bayport.
The Misses Barbara Jean and Janet Gardner,
students at Northfield School, Northfield,
Mass., visited their mother, Mrs. Jane
Gardner of George Court last weekend.
A skiing vacation at Mt. Sutton, Quebec,
was enjoyed by four Bellport families last
week. They were Mr. and Mrs. David Rahm
and children, Liz and Kent, of Bell Street;
Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler and daughters,
Susan, Ellen and Peggy, of North Brewster
Lane; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Cool and children,
Ellen, Mary Lee, Adrienne and John
of South Country Road, and Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Rau and daughter, Littie, of South
Howells Point Road. The Rahms and Raus
stayed at La Paimpolaise Hotel and the others
in nearby apartments. Twenty inches of
new snow fell while the group was there to
enjoy the skiing, sleigh riding, steak cookouts
and parties.
A small farewell cocktail party in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Georges Peter of Bellport
Lane, who are moving to Beverly, Mass.,
was given by Mr. and Mrs. W. Alvord Finn of
South Country Road, Saturday.
William Murdock of General McLean
Drive is convalescing at his home after a stay
in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Raymond R. MacLean of North Howells
Point Road has retired after working for 23
1/2 years as Suffolk County auditor. He is
enjoying more bridge, golf and leisure time
activities.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fuller and son,
Larry Jr., of Maple Street attended the NY
Rangers hockey game at Madison Square
Garden Feb. 22. The Fullers had as their
guest David Bohn of South Country Road.
Michael Ince, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Ince of Burnett Lane, Brookhaven, was
home for a week from South India, where he
is stationed with the Peace Corps. Michael
has returned for another year.
A slumber party was held last Monday
night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Gallagher of Maple Street, Blue Point, in honor
of their daughter Bobbi Gallagher’s 14th
birthday. Tuesday afternoon Bobbi and her
guests went to the movies. The guests were
Leslie Schmidt, Eileen Carpino, Alice Arden,
Patricia Clunan and Maureen McInerney.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Night of the Generals,” starring
Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif; at the Rialto
Theatre: “One Million Years B.C.,” with
Raquel Welch; and at the Patchogue Sunrise
All-Weather Drive-In: Burt Lancaster and Lee
Marvin in “The Professionals.”

March 9

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the
Canaan Elementary School will be held
at 10 a.m. Saturday on the site of the new
building, the board of education of the Patchogue-
Medford schools announced Tuesday.
Access to the site will be from Traction
Boulevard near Frey Boulevard and the
public is invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Fridrich of Cedar
Avenue announce the birth of a son, Frank
Edward Jr., March 2 at Southside Hospital.
Three sisters, Cynthia, Margaret and
Sharon, were waiting for him at home.
His father is well known throughout the
area for his performance as Bow-Wow the
Clown.
Recently home on furlough was Specialist
James Albert Healey, son of Mrs.
James Healey of Maple Avenue, his final
leave before going overseas to Vietnam.
Out on the coast, Sp. Healey was able to
visit his sister, Miss Martha Alice Healey, at
Sherman Oaks, Calif. Miss Healey formerly
worked at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio
in Huntington.
Tomorrow night, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Bonfe of North Summit Avenue will be
hosts to the Himander club of the Methodist
Church. They will entertain by showing
slides of their trip to Europe.
Mrs. Adelaide Stephens of Oak Street
speaks in praise of the treatment she
received in the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital,
from which she has just returned after
several weeks of serious illness. She has
been convalescing at the home of her sonin-
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John O.
Densing of Oak Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shandel of Maple
Avenue announce the engagement of their
daughter, Miss Patricia Shandel, to Samuel
D. Chavetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving
Chavetz of Memphis, Tenn. Miss Shandel
attended Boston University and will be
graduated from Syracuse University in June.
Mr. Chavetz, a member of Sigma Alpha Mu
Fraternity, will be graduated in April from
the Honors College of the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor. He will begin Harvard
Law School in September. The couple plans
to be married in August.
Miss Mary Louise Maloney was graduated
from United Airlines Stewardess Training
Center in Chicago on Jan. 23 and has been
assigned to flight duty at Washington, D.C.
Miss Maloney is the daughter of Mrs. Mary
Maloney of Harris Street. She is a graduate
of Seton Hall in Patchogue and was a service
representative for the N.Y. Telephone
Company before joining United.
Myra Gelband, a senior at Bellport Senior
High School, was recently awarded the Phi
Beta Kappa Award given to the senior with
the highest average at the completion of
three years of high school. The award carries
with it the option of a four-year scholarship
at either Hofstra University, Adelphi
University or C.W. Post College.
Dr. and Mrs. Julian Hoff and family of
New York City visited for the weekend with
Mr. and Mrs. G. Norris Glasoe of Livingston
Road.
John W. Ohlsen, formerly of Bellport
and a graduate of Bellport High School and
Cornell University, has been promoted to
the rank of captain in the United States Air
Force and is stationed in Anchorage, Alaska,
with his wife and daughter.
Patty Hermus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Hermus of North Brewster Lane,
celebrated her 7th birthday Saturday with
a party for the following friends: Ellen
Hawkins, Nancy Armstrong, Debbie Mozer,
Robin Innes, Jeanne Zavesky, Valerie Beckwith
and Patty’s sister, Linda.
Pam Bornscheuer of Bergen Lane, Blue
Point, danced with G.A.J.R. Family Ballet
a week ago Sunday afternoon at Carnegie
Recital Hall in New York.
Dana Mercer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Mercer of Halet Court, Blue Point,
celebrated her 7th birthday with a luncheon
party last Saturday afternoon. Dana’s guests
were Mark Bumstead, Beth Werner, Janette
Weeks, Diane Johnstone, Murray Feinstein
and Roberta McKendrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Larson of Blue
Point announce the engagement of their
daughter, Rosemary, to Terry J. Scammell,
son of Mrs. Katherine Scammell of Southampton
and the late Donald G. Scammell.
Miss Larson is employed by the Department
of the Interior in Patchogue. Mr. Scammell
is a third-year dental student at the University
of Maryland. An Aug. 5 wedding is
planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Funeral in Berlin,” starring Michael
Caine; at the Rialto Theatre: Walt Disney’s
“The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin,” with
Suzanne Pleshette, Roddy McDowall and
Karl Malden; and at the Plaza Theatre: Special
screening of “The Mikado.”

March 16

During a vacation in Florida’s lower west
coast, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. O’Brien of Grenville
Avenue visited the Sarasota Jungle Gardens
on Feb. 23. Some of the wonders they
saw in the gardens were flamingos and wildfowl
from every continent, and huge royal
palms bordering dense jungle trails.
A lively Irish evening is promised parishioners
of St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church at a
dance to be held Saturday in the auditorium on
South Ocean Avenue. An annual event held to
benefit the building fund, the dance will have
music by the Half Tones this year.
Two former graduates of Patchogue High
School class of 1957 and their families are now
in California. Captain Pete Chamberlain of the
Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Chamberlain
Sr., of Grenville Avenue, his wife Linda and
their two children, Cheri, 4, and Peter, 1 1/2, are
now living at Travis AFB. Mrs. Chamberlain is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Huether of
Oak Street. Capt. Chamberlain’s friend, Ensign
Elbert Gage, of the Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Erwin Gage, formerly of East Patchogue, now
in Florida, is also on the west coast with his
wife.
Overseas assignment has been allotted Private
Anthony J. Graviano of Patchogue, who
will leave Tuesday after a furlough at home for
Oakland, Calif. He will be en route to his next
station, Saigon, in Vietnam.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bianca of Bianca
Road and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Felice of River
Avenue have just returned from a vacation trip
to Daytona Beach, Fla. Touring by car, they
visited many places of interest and spent a
weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Axel Anderson at
Ormond Beach.
Guests at one of a series of fashion shows
sponsored by the Berkeley School of New
York City were Miss Margaret Hubner of
Grenville Avenue and Miss Nancy Petrallia of
Northridge Street. Held in Janssen’s Restaurant
in the city, the event was held for high
school Students. Berkeley School students
modeled their own clothes to illustrate proper
attire for various occasions. The only outfit not
belonging to one of the students was the bridal
attire, which climaxed the show.
 

March 16 cont.

A Valentine’s party was given at the Four
Sisters Community Center by the Patchogue
Recreation Department on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Some of the senior citizens who attended
were: William Kelly, Mrs. William Kelly, Helen
Reiger, Hedy Sorentino, Rose Oldham and
Walter Chonus. Everyone had a wonderful
time playing musical chairs and doing the
Mexican Hat Dance.
Enjoying their reception at the Medford
Brau Haus were Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Joe
Brooks, after their marriage in Mt. Carmel R.C.
Church, Patchogue Feb. 18. The couple will
make their home with the bride’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Norman E. Flynn of Patchogue, until
the bridegroom receives his discharge from
the Navy in November. Seaman Brooks, who
is now on a tour of duty to Puerto Rico, makes
his home in Arizona.
Technical training selectees at Lackland
AFB, Texas are Airman Louis Piro III, of East
Patchogue, and Airman Lawrence P. Steckle of
Patchogue. Airman Piro will go to Lowry AFB,
Colo., to become a munitions specialist. Airman
Steckle will be at Sheppard AFB, Texas,
to train as an aircraft maintenance specialist.
The 50th annual Flower Show at the New
York Coliseum was visited March 8 by Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Miskosky, Mrs. F. William
Miskosky and Willie R. Hess, all of East Patchogue.
Before returning home, they dined at
the Café Arnold, Central Park South.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hart Jr., and son Patrick
of South Country Road, Bellport, returned
home Saturday from a week’s skiing vacation
at Stratton Mountain in Vermont.
Miss Alison Hallock, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Hallock of Pearl Street, celebrated
her 14th birthday Saturday afternoon with a
supper party for a few of her friends.
On Saturday afternoon Miss Mindy Brotman
celebrated her 11th birthday with a party
for the following friends: Gail Brown, Patty
Arthur, Susan Bock, Diane Glasmann, Laura
Quartrochi and Debbie Springhorn. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kail Brotman of
George Court.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Coleman Jr. of Circuit
Road, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klein of Country
Club Road, and Mrs. Jean Stephani of Circuit
Road recently attended the Flower Show at the
Coliseum in New York City.
Mrs. Margaret G. Banks, daughter of Joseph
S. Gerard of Brookhaven, graduated from
Columbia Memorial Hospital School of Nursing,
Hudson, March 11. Hudson High School
was the setting for the exercises and reception.
Mrs. Banks is a graduate of Bellport High
School, class of 1964. She plans to work in
Brooklyn.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“In Like Flint,” starring James Coburn, Lee
J. Cobb and Jane Hale; at the Rialto Theatre:
“The Deadly Affair,” with James Mason and
Maximilian Schell, and at the Plaza Theatre:
Lynne Redgrave in “Georgy Girl.”

March 23
Adelphi Suffolk College at Oakdale has
released its list of students accepted for the
spring semester full-time day sessions. Locally
named are Miss Frances Beattie of Grove
Avenue, Ellen Boerjes of Wiggins Avenue, Mrs.
Florence Hymes of North Prospect Avenue,
Miss Joan Pontieri of Cedar Avenue, William
Johnson of Sharp Street and Robert Bosch of
Avery Avenue.
George Mason, a graduate of Patchogue
High School, class of ’64 and now a junior
at New York University, was a winner at the
Intercollegiate Fencing Association meet held
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Mass., on March 17 and 18. Mr.
Mason won the coveted Eastern Collegiate
epee title and will go on to compete for the
NCAA championship at San Fernando Valley
State, Northridge, Calif., at the end of this
month. The epee is a type of weapon used in
fencing as differentiated from the foil type. Mr.
Mason is a math major at NYU and plans to go
into computer program work. Fencing is only
a hobby, he says.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Moyer of Lewiston,
N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter,
Miss Suzanne Moyer, to First Lieutenant
Lynn E. Stein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M.
Stein of West Avenue, Patchogue. Miss Moyer
is a senior at State University College at Geneseo,
where she plans to graduate in June with
a Bachelor of Science degree in special education.
Lt. Stein received his B.A. degree in physics
at Geneseo in 1965. He is now a bombardier
navigator with the Marine Attack Squadron 244
at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C.
A June wedding is planned.
Police said some person or persons
unknown removed four hubcaps last week
from a car parked on the Floyd Department
Store parking lot in North Patchogue, according
to a Fifth Precinct report. The owner of the
car, Harold Ashworth of Shirley, told police the
value of the hubcaps was about $98.
Mr. and Mrs. John Vicarro of Dunton Avenue,
East Patchogue, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Veronica, to Airman 1/c
Theodore Adamchak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Adamchak Sr., of South Boundbrook,
N.J. Miss Vicarro is a graduate of Bellport High
School. She is employed by the New York
Telephone Company in Patchogue. Airman
Adamchak is stationed at the Suffolk County
Air Force Base in Westhampton Beach. A June
3 wedding is planned.
Christine Gilmore and Adele Purves of the
Bellport Senior High School were recently
selected as finalists in the scholarship competition
at the School of Visual Arts in New York
City. Over 700 contestants from the metropolitan
area competed for the scholarships. Fifty
finalists were selected to compete for the 10
scholarships.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Heede of South Country
Road, Bellport, returned home Sunday
from two weeks vacation in Puerto Rico.
Lt. Peter Small of the United States Coast
Guard left Sunday for San Francisco, Calif.,
after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell
Small of Otis Lane. On March 24 he will fly
to Honolulu for two weeks training period in
preparation for a year’s command at a LORAN
station in the Philippines. His brother, Topher,
a history major at Ripon College, Ripon, Wis.,
is spending the Easter vacation with his family.
Laura Penny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Penny of North Howells Point Road,
celebrated her 7th birthday Friday with an
afternoon party. Her guests were Becky Brown,
Jeanne Regalmuto, Mary Lynn Barbero, Robin
Innes, Lori Prybyzerski, Jean Ramirez, Jeanne
Hulse, and her sister, Diane. Laura’s party was
postponed from Feb. 27 to March 17 because
of sickness in the family.
On Saturday afternoon Joanne Terwilliger
celebrated her 7th birthday with a party for
seven of her friends. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Terwilliger of Circuit Road.
Celebrating their golden wedding anniversary
at Pine Grove Inn, East Patchogue recently
were Mr. and Mrs. William C. Fechter of
Atlantic Avenue, Blue Point. Married in East
Hampton on Feb. 19, the couple has lived
in Blue Point for 46 years. They have three
sons, Mahlon of Blue Point, William of Center
Moriches and Jack of Bayport.
Doreen Short, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Short of Madison Avenue, Blue Point,
celebrated her 8th birthday last Friday after
school with a party in her honor. Doreen’s
guests were Kristine Brunjess, Lori Yablonski,
Dawn Schwarner, Diane Clough, William
Morgen, Murray Feinstein, and her brother, Damon.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held over! “In Like Flint,” with James
Coburn and Lee J. Cobb; at the Rialto Theatre:
Walt Disney’s “Follow Me, Boys,” starring Fred
McMurray and Vera Miles.
 

March 30


In celebration of their 50th wedding
anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dorio
Sr., of Sycamore Street renewed their
marriage vows March 11 at our Lady of
Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Patchogue. Making
the event especially memorable was
the couple’s receipt of best wishes from
President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson.
One hundred and twenty guests attended
the church and reception held at Tojen’s
Restaurant in Patchogue.
Up from New Orleans, La., on a business
trip to New York City, Robert Allen,
formerly of Patchogue and son-in-law of
Mr. and Mrs. William Jamieson of Rider
Avenue, braved the heavy snowstorm
Wednesday to visit and spend the night at
their home.
Mr. and Mrs. N.L. Stephens of Pensacola,
Fla., announce the engagement of their
daughter, Susan, to James C. Belmonte
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Belmonte
of Hill Street, Patchogue. The prospective
bridegroom is in the Navy stationed
aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hancock.
He is presently serving off the coast of
Vietnam on his second tour of duty and
will have completed his full four years in
May. Wedding plans will be announced at
that time.
Wayne Borella, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Borella of Oak Street, is one of 10
newcomers listed on the 18-man University
of Bridgeport baseball roster announced
by head coach Joe Bean last week. Borella
follows in the footsteps of his brother
Pete, who was a co-captain and first string
catcher on the team last year. A graduate
of Patchogue High in 1965, Wayne is a
sophomore and is listed as a first baseman
and outfielder.
Mrs. Wilbur Petty of South Howells
Point Road, Bellport, returned last week
from a visit with her son-in-law and daughter,
Lt. Col. And Mrs. A.B. Hale of Augsburg,
Germany. While there, she made
trips to the surrounding towns and traveled
to Vienna, Austria.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Underhill of
Bellport Lane and Mrs. Charles Axtmann
of Maple Street returned Saturday from a
month’s cruise to South America aboard
the Santa Cecelia.
Joseph Pendergast has returned to Cal
Tech in Pasadena, Calif., after spending a
week’s spring vacation with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pendergast of Maple
Street. Miss Maryanne Pendergast of New
York City and Miss Kathy Pendergast, a
senior at Barnard College, spent the Easter
holiday with their family.
Paul Warner of Bellhaven Road and
Gregory Shore of East Patchogue are
spending the Easter vacation in Florida,
visiting Paul’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Lynn Biwer in Ormond Beach, and
will take a tour of the Everglades.
Kevin Foley, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Foley of Nelson Avenue, Blue Point, is
home from Seton Hall in South Orange,
N.J., to spend his Easter vacation with his
family.
Linda and Nancy Gray, daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Gray of Blue Point Avenue,
are home for the Easter holidays from Syracuse
University.
Mr. and Mrs. James McHeffey of North
Ocean Avenue, Center Moriches, wish to
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Harriet Ann, to Private William F.
Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith
of East Moriches. The announcement was
made at a farewell party for Private Smith
on Saturday evening. Miss McHeffey is a
senior at Center Moriches High School
and Pvt. Smith has just been stationed at
Fort Jackson, S.C. No immediate date has
been set for the wedding.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Hotel,” starring Rod Taylor and
Catherine Spaak; at the Rialto Theatre:
Anthony Quinn and Virna Lisi in “The 25th
Hour” and at the Plaza Theatre: Held Over!
“Georgy Girl,” with Lynne Redgrave.
 

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