June 01

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wagner of Walnut
Avenue spent last weekend with
their son Andrew at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, Troy, N.Y., accompanied
by Andrew’s sister, Jean, and
brother, John. On Saturday they attended
a presidential review, at which all
the ROTC units paraded, and witnessed
the presentation of a medal to Andrew
for his outstanding leadership in the ROTC.
There were two area residents among
the degree candidates at Boston University’s
96th commencement exercises
Sunday. Meyer D. Lifschitz of Bay Avenue,
graduating from the School of Medicine,
received the degree of Doctor of
Medicine. Catherine Elizabeth Klein of
Roseland Lane, East Patchogue, of the
School of Education, graduated with
the degree of Master of Education.
For having won first prize in the Long
Island Lighting Company’s “Electricity
Powers Progress” poster contest, artist
and star Scout David Lowell of Rose
Avenue, of Troop 44, will receive a twoweek,
all expense paid trip to Philmont
Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico.
Patricia Wakim will present her
pupils in the annual dance recital to be
held June 2 at the St. Francis de Sales
auditorium, Patchogue. The “Dance
Capades of 1967” has for its theme
“A Stroll Downtown,” with visits to
the local florist, travel bureau and the
Rialto. The highlight of the evening will
feature dances to the tunes from “Mary Poppins.”
Spending the Memorial Day weekend
with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gould
of North Brewster Lane, Bellport, was
their son, Lynn, who is stationed at Fort Meade, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. John Doherty of Brooklyn
Heights have moved into the house
on South Country road formerly owned
by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hart Jr. They
have two daughters, Virginia, 11, and Catharine, 7.
Members of the Bellport Methodist
Church Couples Club and their families
enjoyed a long weekend of fun and fellowship
at Camp Quinipet on Shelter Island.
Last week, Paul Warner arrived home
for the summer months after completing
his freshman year at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Bell
Street entertained at a family party
Thursday night following the confirmation
of their daughter, Nancy, at Christ Church.
At Fort Jackson, S.C., Army Private
Edward J. Ryan of Bellport has completed
eight weeks of advanced infantry
training. He received specialized
instruction in small unit tactics and the firing of weapons.
Visiting with their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Baker of
Fireplace Neck Road, Brookhaven, for
about a month are Mr. and Mrs. Charles
H. Koop of Fort Myers, Fla.
Edward Rosavitch, son of Mrs.
Edward Rosavitch of Edwards Lane,
Blue Point, has been nominated by Boy
Scout Troop 49 for acceptance into The
Order of the Arrow. He went to Camp
Pacquatuck Friday night until Sunday
to fulfill “The Ordeal” in order to be
taken into the order.
Kate Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Terry Dugan of Sayville, was christened
Sunday in Our Lady of the Snow R.C.
Church. A christening party was held
later in the afternoon. Kate’s brothers
and sisters are Terry, Tommy and Timmy, and Kelly and Kim.
Airman 4/c and Mrs. Gary Miller
and their children, Dawn and Todd,
of Portsmouth, N.H., arrived Friday
at the home of Mrs. Thelma Miller of
Park Avenue, to attend the wedding of
Airman Miller’s brother Wayne. Mrs.
Miller is the former Amy Sauerwein of Division Street.
Thirty-five guests were present at a
bridal shower given for Miss Carole Lee
Ellis of Long Island Avenue, Medford,
at the home of Mrs. Muriel Caldwell.
Hostesses were Mesdames Caldwell
and Billie Jean Viggiano and Miss Toni Masem.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “The Way West,” starring Kirk
Douglas and Robert Mitchum; at the
Rialto Theatre: Aldo Ray and Mimsy
Farmer in “Riot on Sunset Strip,”
together with Annette Funicello, Fabian
and Diane McBain in “Thunder Alley.”

June 08

Miss Lynne Bianca, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Bianca of Bianca Road, has
returned home for the summer after completing
her junior year of studies and practice
teaching at Brockport State University. Miss
Bianca has taken a position for the summer
with the Welfare Department in Bay Shore.
A surprise party in honor of their 45th
anniversary was held Sunday for Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Russo of West Avenue at the Pine
Grove Inn, East Patchogue, by their sons and
daughters-in-law. Residents of Patchogue for
the last 29 years, the couple has five sons,
Arthur, Frank, Joseph, Anthony and Thomas,
and 17 grandchildren. A special feature of the
affair was the gift of a sum of money to be
spent on a trip to Expo ’67 in Canada or for
any other purpose preferred.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey G. Shand of Rochester,
son and daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
A. Shand of Bailey Avenue, are the parents
of a son, Christopher Gordon, born April 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Syrett and son, David,
of Jayne Avenue, attended the graduation of
their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
John Syrett of East Providence, R.I., from Barrington
College, Barrington, R.I., on Saturday.
Mr. Syrett received a Bachelor of Arts degree
and Mrs. Syrett, a Bachelor of Science degree.
Mr. Syrett has accepted a teaching position at Warren, R.I.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Conrad Leffert were
married recently in St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, Patchogue. They spent their honeymoon
in the Poconos. Mrs. Leffert is the
former Miss Jennifer Marilyn Forbes of North Patchogue.
Miss Bonnie Brown, a senior at Bellport
High School, was granted a $200 Dorothea
Deitz Memorial Scholarship offered by the
New York State Association of Women in
Physical Education, Long Island area. This
scholarship is awarded to selected women
students planning to major in the field of
physical education. It is awarded on the basis
of character, academic achievement, physical
education competence and qualities of leadership.
Bonnie plans to attend Cortland State
College and major in physical education.
Pat Chisholm gave the senior speech and
advice to the underclassmen at the moving
up ceremonies held last Friday in the gymnasium
at the Bellport Senior High School. The
11th-grade response was given by David Bohn,
the 10th-grade response by Joanne Panarello
and the freshman speech by Carolyn Shore.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hale of Brookhaven
were honored at a party Saturday night in
celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary
by their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Wyckoff of Brooklyn. The celebration
was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Willard
French of South Brewster Lane.
Home from Clemson University, Clemson,
S.C., for the summer vacation are Anthony
Mirabelli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mirabelli
of Woodland Park Road, and Richard
Pilo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pilo of North Howells Point Road.
George Carleton, who has completed his
year’s studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,
has returned home for the summer months
after flying to Puerto Rico to spend a long
weekend with his brother, Richard, who is
stationed there with the U.S. Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. Lance Phillips, who have been
living in South Haven, have purchased the
George Shortmeier home on Beaver Dam Road.
Dorothy Brush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Brush of Weeks Street, Blue Point,
was home for the weekend from Harpur College
in Binghamton, where she is a junior.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beidermann and
children, Paula, Tom, Keith and Kyle of Smith
Street, returned home Tuesday from a five-day
camping trip at Libertyville.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Doris Day and Richard Harris in “Caprice”; at
the Rialto Theatre: “Deadlier Than the Male,”
with Richard Johnson and Elke Sommer; and
at the Plaza Theatre: “A Countess from Hong
Kong,” starring Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren.

June 15

Russell Wygand, educational media coordinator
in the Patchogue-Medford public
schools, was awarded a summer institute
fellowship at Wayne State University in the
area of Instructional Systems Design. He will
attend the Detroit institution from June 26 to Aug. 4.
The members of the Patchogue Civic and
Garden Club enjoyed a tour last week of the
magnificent home and gardens of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Bud Hildreth on Namkee Road, Blue
Point. Of special interest to them was the
artistic landscaping of the grounds, which
have a lake in which a family of cygnets have made their home.
A recital by the students of Louise Orr at
her home on Roe Boulevard was held Tuesday
and a second recital will be held tonight.
Students performing Tuesday were Keith
Kessler, Todd Berchen, Ruth Sandilands,
Lorin DeBono, Alison Sanders, Vicki Schanel,
Sherrie Glassman, Patti Webster, Stephanie
Gabrelian, Kathy Freitag, Debbie Lenowitz,
Susan Gregg, Alan Roth, Jon Olson,
Anne Levy, Susan Glass and Anne Elizabeth
Swezey. Those performing today are Charles
Pilger, Jan and Beth Friedman, Ellen Bikoff,
Karen and Roberta Farbstein, Larry, Carol
and Harriet Mars, Richard Turner, Paul Trypuc,
Martha Fajardo, Patti Overton, Frances
Lizewski, Roberta Schantz, Arthur Fuccillo,
Joanne Flax and Debra Preuss.
A postal card of the Snake Temple in
the Island of Penang off the coast of Malay
Peninsula comes from Arnold Gile, English
teacher at Patchogue Senior High School,
who is on a sabbatical until September. He
explained it is perhaps the most interesting
temple he has visited, “with live snakes wandering
all over the place.” He was particularly
pleased with Siam in Bangkok and found
Nepal, India equally interesting, although a
haze prevented him from getting a view of
the Himalaya Mountains.
The graduation of Kathleen Scutari, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scuatri of Clark
Street, from the eighth grade of St. Francis
de Sales School on Ocean Avenue, took
place Sunday. In the evening, her parents
entertained Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deedy and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mayer and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stoeckel and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rinaldi and family, and
her brothers, Frank and Wayne.
Miss Judith Marguerite MacDonald,
daughter of Mrs. Dorothy MacDonald of
Washington Avenue, received the degree of
Bachelor of Arts in English June 4 at Skidmore
College, Saratoga Springs.
At Springfield College, Mass., 600 persons
received degrees at the college’s 81st
commencement exercises held Sunday at
Memorial Field House. Gasper C. Celauro of
Woodside Avenue was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Miss Deborah Dougherty, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt N. Dougherty of South
Howells Point Road, Bellport, received the
degree of Associate in Applied Science at
Sunday’s commencement of Suffolk County
Community College, Selden. Miss Dougherty
majored in nursing and will be employed in
pediatrics at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood of Gerard Street
attended the graduation of their daughter,
Susan, from Beaver College in Glenside,
Pa., on Sunday. Miss Wood graduated cum
laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Her brother, Chris, is home for the summer
months after completing his freshman year
at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.
The Hampton Avenue faculty held its
annual picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Brown of Peconic Bay on Saturday.
The Hose Company of the Bellport Fire
Department held their annual spaghetti dinner
at the firehouse on Monday night. Larry Schiro was the chef.
A cocktail party was given at Wolfgang’s in
Patchogue late Sunday afternoon honoring
Miss Wilma Hoover, who is retiring as librarian
from the Hampton Avenue School.
The Misses Linda and Pam Love of Bellport
Lane flew to Boston, Mass., Friday
to attend the graduation of Miss Mary Lee
Hughes, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter
Hughes, formerly of Bellport.
Gregory Asher Corn, son of Dr. and Mrs.
Robert L. Corn of Otis Lane, celebrated his
9th birthday May 27 with a beef-fondue dinner,
shared with 18 classmates, his brothers,
Geoffrey and Gary, and several relatives at
his home. The charm to the children lay in
the fact that each child prepares his own
dish, small casseroles being set at each place.
Home from Vietnam after a year’s duty
in that area, Specialist 4 Steven R. Conway,
whose wife, Mary Jo, lives in Blue Point, is
stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, to complete
his tour of Army duty. He has been awarded two Purple Hearts.
Graduating from Seton Hall High School,
Patchogue, on June 23 will be Gary Roscott,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolff Roscott of Division
Avenue, Blue Point. Mr. Roscott is salutatorian of the graduating class.
Happy couple are Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Cimmino, who are on their honeymoon to
the Poconos and Canada after their wedding
Saturday at St. Jude’s R.C. Church, Mastic
Beach. Mrs. Cimmino is the former Miss
Elena Bonaccolta of Mastic Beach.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“The Endless Summer,” “A knockout
of a movie,” says William Wolf of Cue Magazine;
at the Rialto Theatre: “The Caper of
the Golden Bulls,” with Stephen Boyd and
Yvette Mimieux; and at the Patchogue Sunrise
All-Weather Drive-In: Elvis Presley in “Easy Come, Easy Go.”

 

June 22

June 1967
Junior Girl Scout Troop 28 of Patchogue
held a surprise baby shower
at their meeting on June 14 for their
leader Mrs. Cecelia Werneau. The
mothers made a beautiful cake and
helped serve punch. Mrs. Werneau is
expecting her first baby around July
25.
Among the 41 outstanding high
school students from 11 states and
Puerto Rico to arrive at the University
of Delaware Sunday and Monday
to begin six-week experiences
as research apprentices, was Robert
Friedman of Everett Street. A chemistry
major at Patchogue High School,
Mr. Friedman will take part in a
program supported by the National
Science Foundation to stimulate and
encourage students to fruitful careers
in science.
The Merchants Division of the Patchogue
Chamber of Commerce has
announced the winners of the Father’s
Day awards for Patchogue Night with
the Mets. Each winning dad is invited
to bring a guest to see the Mets
play the Pittsburgh Pirates, the night
of Aug. 10. Winners from Patchogue
are: Herbert Urso, S. Wojciechowski,
Eli Glazer, Ed Rehmann, Joseph
Brabent and Walter Smith. From Blue
Point: David Knapp. From Bellport
and Brookhaven: Peter Quinn and
William Carapezza. From Medford:
R.B. Miller and Anthony Maturo. From
Center Moriches: Joseph S. Bryner.
From Shirley: Vincent Volini.
The Village of Patchogue municipal
pool will be open on Saturday, June
24 at 1 p.m. The following prices
have been set: Children, 25 cents;
adults, 75 cents; evening swimming,
35 cents for all; resident 10-trip child,
$2; 20-trip child, $3.50; 30-trip child,
$4.50; 10-trip adult, $3.75; 20-trip
adult, $6.50; 30-trip adult, $8.50.
Swimming lessons will be offered in
the mornings beginning July 3 at $2
per week.
Joseph John Lizewski, son of Mrs.
John Lizewski of Vernon Street and
the late Mr. Lizewski, was graduated
June 3 from the Baltimore College
of Dental Surgery with the degree of
DDS. Mr. Lizewski plans to establish
his practice in Patchogue after spending
the next two years at Chandler Air
Force Base, Chandler, Minn.
Bellport Mayor and Mrs. Harry F.
Bedell of Country Club Road drove
to Corning on June 10 to visit Mrs.
Bedell’s sisters, Mrs. Merhl Nikirk
and Mrs. Edwin Jenks. They then
went to Syracuse to attend the New
York State Conference of Mayors and
Municipal Officials annual meeting,
which was held in the Hotel Syracuse.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nathans of
South Country Road are leaving this
week to spend a month at Los Alamos,
N.M. They will take a camping
trip in the West before returning to
their home. While they are away,
their home will be occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Stearns and family of
Poughkeepsie.
Mrs. Walter A. Roe of South Howells
Point Road and Mrs. Charles
Pilger of Patchogue attended the 67th
U.S. Open Golf Championship at Baltusrol
Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
on Sunday.
Mrs. Jane O’Rourke of South Country
Road drove to Clinton last Thursday
to bring home her son, Terry,
who has finished his freshman year at
Hamilton College.
George Lanmann and Dean
McChesney left Saturday to represent
the Berkshire School at the Interscholastic
Yacht Racing Association
regatta for the Mallory Trophy, which
is being held this week at Marblehead,
Mass.
Miss Patricia Rant, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Rant of South Country
Road, has joined Eastern Airlines
as a stewardess. She graduated from
Eastern’s In-Flight Training Center
at Miami, Fla., where her schooling
included grooming, makeup and the
gracious presentation of dining services
in addition to other flight crew
duties. A graduate of Bellport High
School, Miss Rant was a dental assistant
in Bellport for Dr. Frank T. Bushfield
prior to joining Eastern.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Di Donato
of Circuit Road announce the
engagement of their daughter, Mary,
to James Hannon Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Hannon of Bieselin Road.
Miss Di Donato is a graduate of Bellport
High School and is employed
as a bookkeeper at the Brookhaven
Garage. Mr. Hannon is also a Bellport
High School graduate and is serving
with the Navy.
Bonnie Champlain, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Philip Champlain of Beaver
Dam Road, Brookhaven, celebrated
her 11th birthday with a beach party
at Fire Island Beach Saturday. Her
guests were her sister, Debbie, and
Denise Kromhout, Regina Maloney,
Marakia Oosting, Gail Miller, Catherine
and Nancy Scordamaglia and
Margie Verni.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Glimore of
Pleasant Avenue, Blue Point, take
pleasure in announcing the engagement
of their daughter, Susan Elizabeth,
to Everett James Fuchs, son of
Everett F. Fuchs of Bayview Avenue,
Blue Point. Miss Gilmore is a graduate
of Bayport High School and is a nurse
at St. John’s Hospital, Smithtown.
Mr. Fuchs is a graduate of Bayport
High School and Suffolk Community
College, Selden. He is now attending
Suffolk Adelphi, Oakdale.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Culp of Woodland
Street, Blue Point, attended the
graduation of their daughter, Cindy,
June 5 from Susquehanna University
in Selinsgrove, Pa.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Don’t Make Waves,” starring
Tony Curtis and Claudia Cardinale; at
the Rialto Theatre: Julie Andrews and
Christopher Plummer in “The Sound
of Music,” winner of five Academy
Awards.
 

June 29

Lewis C. Wicks of Walnut Avenue, was born
June 1 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital,
weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Mr. and Mrs.
Wicks have three other children, Linda, 3,
Alan, 9, and Lori, 6.
On July 17, the Patchogue Methodist
Church will celebrate the 176th anniversary
of its founding with an annual theatre party.
This year the choice is “Brigadoon,” which
will be given by a professional company at
the Gateway Theatre on that night.
Boy Scout Troop 44, sponsored by the
Congregational Church, East Main Street,
held investiture ceremonies for Robert Bean,
son of Mrs. Doris Bean of Wheeler Court,
on June 20. The ceremony took place at the
close of the troop’s regular meeting.
Announcement has been made of the
marriage of Miss Linda Jean Lang, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson Lang of Laurel
Street, to Lieutenant Commander Weston
Loghry Stow, USN, of Boston, Mass., on May
14 at Elkton, Md. Mrs. Stow is an alumna of
Elmira College and Columbia University.
She was recently commissioned an ensign
in the Nurses’ Corps of the Naval Reserves
and will report to Newport, R.I. on Aug. 1.
Lt. Comm. Stow attended the University of
Maryland and the Merchant Marine Academy.
He is a graduate licensed mariner and
is presently attached to the staff of the Commandant
for the Third Naval District in New
York City.
Miss Sheila Johnson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Johnson of Hoffman Avenue,
Bellport, was capped June 18 at John F.
Kennedy High School, Port Jefferson, where
she had attended the Mid-Suffolk School
for Practical Nurses for two years. She was
graduated from Bellport High School Friday
night.
The junior prom of Bellport High School,
titled A Summer Place, was held last Thursday
night at Felice’s in Patchogue from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. A buffet supper was served
and music was provided by The Rare Breed.
Elected queen of the prom was Deyann
Demarest, with Karla Stegmann, Marjorie
Binnington and Lisa Anderson as runners-up.
King of the prom was Gerard Mach, with
Chris Light, Joe Centrone and Alan Sparrow
as runners-up.
Mr. and Mrs. William Florio of General
McLean Drive entertained friends and relatives
at a buffet dinner Saturday night in honor
of their son, Michael, who graduated from
Bellport High School Friday night. The party
was held on the lawn. Michael will attend
the State University of New York at Oswego.
Miss Whitney Rau, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. R. Ronald Rau of South Howells Point
Road, flew Saturday to Seattle, Wash., where
she will participate in a dance workshop
under Ruth Anna Boris at the University of
Washington this summer.
Mrs. Frank Corwin and Mrs. Harold Penny
visited Expo ’67 in Montreal, Canada, from
Wednesday to Saturday of last week.
Peter Hallock, whose birthday falls during
the busy Christmas holiday, always celebrates
the occasion at the half-year mark. On
Monday afternoon, a beach supper party was
given for his 8 1/2 birthday at Smith Point by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hallock of
Pearl Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank X. Murphy of Bieselin
Road announce the engagement of their
daughter, Kathleen, to Raymond Farrell, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Farrell of Ridge.
No date has been set for the wedding.
On Sunday afternoon the Blue Point Elementary
School chorus sang over radio station
WALK. They sang selections from the
recent spring concert held in the school.
Gayle Warnken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Warnken of Madison Street, celebrated
her 12th birthday Saturday. Her
guests, Peggy Clough, Peggy Mulligan, Claudia
Chase, Kathy McKenna and Barbara
Cosentino, went to see “The Sound of Music”
and returned to a dinner party in Gayle’s
honor.
Peter A. Silhan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
F. Silhan of Wrana Street, Medford, received
his degree of Bachelor of Science in commerce
June 4 at the University of Virginia. A
graduate of Patchogue High School, class of
1963, Mr. Silhan has been commissioned as
an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving
as a communications officer aboard the USS
Wilhoite DER out of Pearl Harbor.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in “El
Dorado.” At the Rialto Theatre: Held Over!
“The Sound of Music,” with Julie Andrews
and Christopher Plummer.

 

 

 

 

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