July 6

A grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. John Powers
of Amity Street was born Thursday in
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The baby,
Kelly Anne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Chance of East Patchogue, weighed 9
pounds, 12 ounces at birth.
A son, Philip Robert, was born in Germany
June 14 to Airman 1/c and Mrs. Dennis
Antola. Mrs. Antola is the former Miss
Susan Holz of Patchogue. Mrs. Florence
Holz and daughter Carol flew to Germany,
where they will spend the summer.
Airman 1/c Harry F. Norman Jr., of the
Suffolk County Air Force Base, Westhampton
Beach, whose home is at South Ocean
Avenue, is one of two men awarded the
Airman’s Medal for “exemplary courage
and heroism,” in coping with an aircraft fire
on the base last October. Airman Norman
rushed under a burning jet plane in which
Airman 2/c Vincent Picece of West Islip
was attempting to start, and disconnected
the power gas. At home are Airman Norman’s
wife, Catherine, and his two twin
sons, 15-month-old Gregory and Harry.
Miss Jeannette Marconi of Patchogue
was married June 11 to Adrian F. Mason
Jr. of East Patchogue in St. Francis de
Sales R.C. Church. Congratulatory telegrams
were read at their reception held at
the Better ‘Ole, Brookhaven, received from
many prominent national figures such as
President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson. Mr.
and Mrs. Mason, who are touring the West
Coast on their honeymoon, sent word that
in Provost, Utah, on the way to Larraine,
the temperature climbed to 113 degrees.
There were so many conferences being
held in Las Vegas, it was difficult to find accommodations.
Miss Kathleen Theresa Thompson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson
Sr., of Roe Avenue, a June graduate
of Patchogue Senior High School, recently
represented her school at the Suffolk
County Music Festival as lead soprano. She
was also invited to represent her graduating
class at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club
at Tojen’s restaurant in Patchogue. Miss
Thompson plans to attend the Juilliard
School of Music in New York City in the fall.
Miss Karen Bohn has returned to her
home on South Country Road, Bellport,
after spending the past year in Birkenhead,
England, where she attended Miss Middleton’s
Secretarial School.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hermus of North
Brewster Lane entertained at a family dinner
party June 24 in celebration of their
daughter Karen’s 14th birthday.
Ignacio Mijares of Monterey, Mexico, an
exchange student, is spending the summer
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Paisley.
A surprise bridal shower was given last
Saturday evening for Miss Mary Van der
Zalm of Bellport, at the home of Mrs. William
Van der Zalm, her sister-in-law. About
26 guests from Bellport, Brookhaven,
Ridgewood, West Islip, Blue Point, Central
Islip, Medford and East Patchogue were
present. The guest of honor received many
lovely gifts and a buffet supper was served.
Miss Van der Zalm will be married to Walter
Sattler of Ridgewood in September.
Mr. and Mrs. James Vaughan and daughter,
Jeanette, of North Howells Point Road
have returned from a trip to upper New
York State. While Jeanette attended a summer
planning conference at the State University
at Fredonia, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan
visited Mr. Vaughan’s brother and sister-inlaw,
Mr. and Mrs. John Vaughan, in Morrisville.
Miss Vaughan is enrolled as a freshman
at Fredonia for the fall term.
Jan and Kathleen Oosting of Old Stump
Road, Brookhaven, presented a program of
South Appalachian mountain music using
voice, auto harp and guitar, for the Masonic
Lodge of Patchogue last Monday and Saturday
nights for the Tangier Square Club of Mastic Beach.
Vicki Romand, head twirler of the Blue
Point Wanderers, Blue Point Fire Department
Band, is the new 1967 New York State
twirling grand champion.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Groth of Mastic
Beach have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Nancy Ellen, to Richard
James Conners, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Conners of Blue Point. Both Miss
Groth and Mr. Conners are graduates of
William Floyd High School and both are
employed at W.T. Grant in Sayville. They
plan a September wedding.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs”; at the Plaza Theatre: “A
Guide for the Married Man,” with Walter
Matthau and Robert Morse; and at the Shirley
Drive-In Theatre: “Born Free,” starring
Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.
July 13

After nine years of service to the
children of the community, John D.
Chester retired as a member of the
Patchogue-Medford Board of Education
on July 1. He has been succeeded by
Charles Adams. Mr. Chester was first
elected to the board in 1958, replacing
Clinton Finger, who had resigned. He
was re-elected to three-year terms in
1961 and 1964, serving as vice president
for 4 1/2 years and as president for 2 1/2 years.
Guests at a bridal shower, given for
her by her sister-in-law, Mrs. William
Moore of Grove Avenue, was Miss Lyn
Marie Moore of Chestnut Avenue. Special
feature of the shower was a swing,
decorated with streamers and flowers, in
which Miss Moore sat to open her gifts.
She will be married late this month to
Ernest Velilla of Barton Avenue.
The birthday of Specialist 4 Martin Iarocci,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Iarocci
of Phyllis Drive, was made memorable
May 14 by his receipt of a birthday chocolate
cake sent to him at this station in
Piei Ku, Vietnam, gift of the Cake Castle,
located on Medford Avenue.
Wave Lyn Fischer of the Navy, daughter
of Mrs. Jeanette Fischer of Lewis
Avenue and the late Franklin E. Fischer,
has been spending a 14-day leave at
home after her graduation from recruit
training at a military review at Bainbridge, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Dioguardo of
Grove Avenue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Michele, to Richard
J. Esposito, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gennaro
Esposito of Bayport. Miss Dioguardo
is a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1966. She is employed
by Western Union in Port Washington.
Mr. Esposito is a graduate of James Wilson
Young High School, class of 1967.
He is an employee of Grumman Aircraft
Corporation. No date has been set for the wedding.
Happily married are Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Joseph Lomicky after their double-
ring wedding June 24 in the Emanuel
Lutheran Church, Patchogue. The couple
will make their home in Maryland,
where Mrs. Lomicky, the former Miss
Laura Lynn Hansen of Fanwood, N.J.,
will teach in a Baltimore school, and Mr.
Lomicky, who is employed as a process
research chemical engineer, will study
towards his master’s degree at George
Washington University.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miskosky and
daughter, Linda, of Spruce Drive and
Willis B. Hess of Evergreen Drive, both
East Patchogue, recently visited the
Corning Glass Center and Steuben Glass
Factory at Corning, N.Y. They stayed at
the Baron Steuben Inn. On their return,
they dined at the Bellport Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nesbitt of Southern
Boulevard announce the birth of a
baby boy, John Harold, born June 29
at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Mrs.
Nesbitt is the former Miss Charlotte
Hulse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leverett
Hulse of South Country Road. John Harold
is their 18th grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. William Sherman Walker
and three sons, James, John Michael and
Joel, moved this week from Kreamer
Street to a new house on Colonial Lane, Bellport.
Miss Daphna Oren of Hodor, Israel
was a guest Sunday of Miss Beverly
Wiener of George Court. Miss Oren is
spending a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs.
G. Feinstein of Brookhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lyons III and
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Tuthill III returned
yesterday afternoon in their respective
boats from a week’s cruise in the eastern Long Island bays.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hendrie and
daughters, Susan and Barbara, of Thornhedge
Road are the new owners of a bull
mastiff puppy, Pocantico Elsinore Samson,
known to friends as Sam.
Edward M. Leistman of Old South
Country Road, South Haven is one of
36 teachers who have registered for the
Summer Institute in American History
at American University, whose sessions
began June 26 and will continue until Aug.12.
Gary Michael Whitehurst, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bartlam Whitehurst of Atlantic
Avenue, Blue Point, was christened Sunday
at the Patchogue Methodist Church.
The godparents were Miss Debra Masem
of Blue Point and Ronald Parrott of Bay
Shore. A buffet was served to about 40
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. James Striffler of Keubler
Drive and their children, James, Stephen,
Sharon and Kevin, spent the Fourth of
July weekend camping at Lancaster, Pa.
At Phan Rang AB, Vietnam, Airman 1/c
Alfred Hamilton of Medford is on duty
with the combat air forces. A finance
specialist, Airman Hamilton is a member
of the Pacific Air Forces. He arrived in
Southeast Asia from Loring AFB, Me.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “The Big Mouth,” starring Jerry
Lewis; at the Rialto Theatre: Held Over
4th Week! ”The Sound of Music,” with
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

July 20

The emergency room at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital reported six cases of
mushroom poisoning this week, prompting
hospital authorities to warn against eating
the wild, inedible varieties that are flourishing
in the excessive summer damp. Three
of the persons brought in for treatment,
which includes gavage (washing of the stomach
cavity) and medication were adults and
three were small children, who were found
playing with the fleshy growths by their mothers.
At the neighborhood carnival for the benefit
of muscular dystrophy victims, to be
held Saturday at 248 Bay Avenue, Susan St.
Angelo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
St. Angelo of the same address, will serve as
ringmaster, assisted by Diane and Linda Scutari,
daughters of Mrs. Jennie Scutari of 252
Bay Avenue. The carnival is the children’s
idea, result of their watching TV’s Sunny
Fox, who is promoting similar children’s
carnivals on his “Wonderama” show.
Several Patchogue students were listed as
having made the Dean’s List this spring at
Adelphi College, Oakdale. They are Renee
Alevas of Pine Boulevard, Martin Barlosky of
Center Street, Rosanne Brucia of Swan Lake
Drive, and Edith Lange of Spruce Drive and
Muriel Reitman of Myrtle Lane, both East Patchogue.
Golden wedding bells rang for Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Lizewski of Evergreen Avenue,
at a dinner given for them at the Polish Hall
on Saturday, June 24, in celebration of their
50th wedding anniversary. They have lived
in Patchogue since 1926 and are the parents
of three children: Helen Wazlak of Saddle
Brook, N.J., Mary Tatur of Wood Ridge, N.J.
and the late John Lizewski. They also have
eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Raymond Lysak, a music teacher at Patchogue
Senior High School, has spent two
weeks as a student in an unusual workshop
in the care and repair of stringed instruments
at Hofstra University. The workshop
is believed to be the only one of its kind
sponsored by a university in the nation.
Cadet Susan A. Fox of Amsterdam Avenue,
East Patchogue, in company with 200
other cadets from all parts of the New York
Wing, has been spending two weeks at the
New York Wing Civil Air Patrol summer
encampment at Griffiss AFB, N.Y. Miss Fox,
during this encampment, has been introduced
to the life lived by airmen in the Air
Force, including their military customs and
ceremonies, the details of camp life and all
the facets of Air Force duties and responsibilities.
The card party sponsored by the Rosary
Altar Society of Mary Immaculate R.C.
Church on July 11 was very successful, with
about 200 in attendance. A Polaroid Color
Pak camera was awarded to John Strickland
of Brookhaven, and a redwood chaise
lounge was given Mrs. Beth Arthur of Bell
Street. Mrs. Jack Regalmuto was in charge
of the event and Mrs. Edward Marinelli was awards chairman.
Miss Kristen Schroder, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ivan Schroder of Academy Lane,
has returned home after spending the past
year in Chile. She was accompanied by her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Schroder of
Chile, who will visit here for several weeks with the family.
Dennis Mackay of Paris and London is
spending a few weeks with his sister, Mrs.
Alfred Roe of South Howells Point Road.
The Bellport Junior Yacht Club held a
cookout at the village beach on Monday
night. About 35 Junior Yacht Club members attended.
Wedded recently in the bride’s home in a
setting of yellow and white summer flowers
were Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Dowling Jr.
Both Mrs. Dowling, the former Miss Nancy
Briggs of Brookhaven, and Mr. Dowling are
attending New Paltz State University in New Paltz, N.Y.
During amphibious assault operation Bear
Bite, in the northernmost provinces of South
Vietnam, the clearing of junks and sampans
from the coastal waters and the standing by
to protect the landing of Marines and equipment
was shared by Engineman 2/c Douglas
H. Ryder of Blue Point. Engineman Ryder
was aboard the amphibious dock transport
ship USS Duluth.
Mrs. DeVerne Swezey of Namkee Road
returned home Sunday after spending a
week in Bermuda with the Christian Business
and Professional Women’s Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Richter of Grandview
Drive are the parents of a new son, Mark
James, born July 3. Their other children are
Diane, Nancy, Susan, Stephan, John and Paul.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo R. Strebel of Main Street,
Center Moriches, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Loretta Nanette, to Sergeant
Stephen F. Bigora, USMC, son of Mrs.
Sophie Kruk of Main Street, Center Moriches,
and the late Stephen F. Bigora. Miss
Strebel is employed at Strebel’s Laundry,
Westhampton Beach. Sgt. Bigora is presently
stationed at Bethesda, Md. An April wedding is planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Sean Connery is James Bond in “You
Only Live Twice,” and at the Plaza Theatre:
“Divorce American Style,” starring Dick Van
Dyke and Debbie Reynolds.

July 27

History repeated itself this week when
T. Preston Waterman became president of
Patchogue Ford Inc., the agency which his
late father, J. Preston Waterman, helped to
establish nearly 30 years ago. The senior
Waterman was president of the agency up
to his death in December 1965. In acquiring
ownership of the agency, Mr. Waterman
purchased the interest of Kenneth F. Jost,
who served as its treasurer throughout
three decades. The new president, 35, was
raised in Patchogue, and is a graduate of St.
Francis de Sales parochial school and La
Salle Military Academy. He earned his B.A.
degree at Cornell University and his LL.B. at
Cornell Law School.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henthorn of Cleveland
Street have just returned from a twoweek
trip to Savannah, Ga., where they
visited their son-in-law and daughter, Army
Private and Mrs. Peter Howell. While in
Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Henthorn went to see
the grave of one of Mr. Henthorn’s ancestors,
who fought in the Civil War.
The christening of Danna Anne Van
Kleef, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arie C.
Van Kleef of River Avenue, was held July
9 at St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church. The
baby wore a 4-foot-long antique christening
gown. Godparents are her sister, Pamela,
and her brothers, Kevin and John.
Retiring from the Air Force after more
than 24 years of active duty is Major Robert
Smith, who lives with his wife, Trudy, and
children, Ernest and Suzanne, on Swan
View Drive. He has to his credit over 6,000
flying hours, including 526 combat hours
in World War II and Korea. He will be
employed by I. Smith & Sons, Inc., Patchogue.
Word has come that Ronald Kolb of
Lee Avenue is making good recovery after
having undergone surgery in Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital, July 12. He is now at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Felice Jr., of South
Ocean Avenue, announce the engagement
of their sister, Toni Freygang, to Richard
Felice Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Felice of Patchogue. Miss Freygang is a
graduate of Patchogue High School, class
of 1967, and is now employed at the Patchogue
Village Hall. Mr. Felice is a graduate
of Patchogue High School, class of 1966,
and is now in the employ of Felice’s Sunoco
Service Station. No date has been set for the wedding.
Seaman Apprentice John G. Hertlein, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hertlein of Country
Club Road, Bellport, has returned to the
Guided Missile School in Dam Neck, Va.,
after spending his 14-day leave with his
family. John completed his Polaris Electronics
Class A and will complete 20 weeks
more of school before going on to Polaris
Submarine School.
Last week Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Cowan
returned from their annual cruise, a 900-
mile, 17-day trip to Expo 67, on their 30-foot
Chris Craft boat, Skimmer. They traveled
with seven other boats from the South
Country Yacht Club of East Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. James Reilly and family
of Circuit Road have returned from three
weeks’ vacation at Hulett’s Landing on Lake
George. While there, they drove to Montreal,
Canada, to see Expo 67.
On July 17 the Misses Blanche and Shirley
Carle motored to Newburgh to visit
their cousins, Staff Sergeant George Eleazer
and family. S/Sgt. Eleazer is presently stationed
at Stewart Air Force Base.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Garms of Provost
Avenue announce the engagement of their
daughter, Miss Kathleen Garms, to Specialist
4 William E. Thompson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William E. Thompson, formerly
of Bellport. Miss Garms is a senior in Bellport
Senior High School. Sp. 4 Thompson,
a Bellport Senior High School graduate, is
serving with the Army, stationed presently
as a heavy machine operator at Fort Chaffee, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip F. Champlain and
family of Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven,
spent the weekend at the Heede cottage at
Whalehouse Point, Great South Beach.
The winner of a Miss Firematic of 1967
contest sponsored by the Mastic Fire
Department during its annual carnival festivities
was Jacquelyn Saladino, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Saladino of Mastic.
The 16-year-old William Floyd High School
student won her title last Thursday evening
by catching the eye of four judges over nine
other contestants entered in the competition.
Runner-up was Joyce Young of Mastic.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
2nd Week! Sean Connery is James
Bond in “You Only Live Twice”; at the Plaza
Theatre: Held Over! “Divorce American
Style,” starring Dick Van Dyke and Debbie
Reynolds, and at the Patchogue Sunrise
All-Weather Drive-In Theatre: Walt Disney
presents “The Gnome-Mobile” together
with “Cat Ballou.”


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