September 7

Kerry Rooney of German Street celebrated
his 6th birthday on Labor Day with
a party at his home for some of his friends
and relatives. Present to enjoy ice cream,
cake, candy and the festivities were Peter
and Nell-Ann Meyer and Edward and Matthew
Palace, all of Patchogue, and Kerry’s
four brothers, Keith, Danny, Shawn and Casey.
A new assignment has been given Army
Private 1/c James Rugolo Jr., of Patchogue.
A cargo checker, he is now stationed with
the 119th Transportation Company near Vung Ro, Vietnam.
An Okinawa assignment has been given
Airman 2/c Haywood Bullock Jr., of Patchogue,
at Kadena AB. A communications
specialist in the Pacific Air Forces, he was
previously stationed at Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Meyer of Grenville
Avenue announce the engagement of their
daughter, Suzanne, to Peter A. Spina, of
Brightwaters. Miss Meyer is a graduate
of Patchogue High School and the State
University of New York at Stony Brook.
She is presently employed as a secondary
school teacher for the Smithtown Central
School District. Mr. Spina, a graduate of
Bay Shore High School, received a BA and
an MA from the State University of New
York at Albany. He is employed by Suffolk
County Community College, where he is a
member of the administrative staff. A fall wedding is planned.
Joseph Cardamone, 34, of Circuit Road,
Bellport, on Sunday won the Bellport Golf
Championship. Joe-Joe, as he is known to
his many friends, beat Ed Darmetkoski of
Hempstead after being five down at the
26th hole, trying to match at the 36th, then
going on to halve the 37th and winning the
38th hole. Mr. Cardamone had played on
the Bellport High School golf team and
since then has been active for many years in golfing circles.
Miss Marie Singler flew to Rome, Italy
on Friday to attend Loyola University for
her junior year. She has been a student at
Creighton University, Omaha, Neb., for the
past two years. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Steve Singler of Bellport Lane.
Mrs. George Piro and daughter, Leiny,
have returned from a trip to Expo 67. They
also toured Shelburne Museum, Vt., the
White Mountains and Sturbridge Village, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller of South
Country Road entertained at a family party
Sunday afternoon in celebration of the
birthday of their daughter, Mrs. Richard
Orsinger of East Patchogue.
Miss Eva McGrath, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas McGrath of Otis Lane, entertained
a group of friends at a farewell
barbecue for Miss Margaret Thorndike on Tuesday night.
Miss Nancy Padlon, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Padlon of Broadview Avenue,
returned to New Rochelle College Tuesday
for her junior year. She will be social director
for her class this year.
Paul Warner left Friday for Easton, Pa.,
to start his sophomore year at Lafayette College.
Three days of perfect weather attracted
a large number of spectators to the Bellport
Village dock to watch the hundreds
of sailboats competing in the Bellport Bay
Yacht Club Invitational Regatta over the
Labor Day weekend.
David Reid Alburger of Beaver Dam
Road, Brookhaven, visited Expo 67 with
Tom O’Neill of North Bellport last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Swezey of Purick
Street, Blue Point, have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Barbara
Shirley, to Paul Kilthau, son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Kilthau of Donegan Avenue,
East Patchogue. Miss Swezey is employed
in the Probation Department in Yaphank.
Mr. Kilthau is attending the State University
at Farmingdale. No date has been set for the wedding.
Approximately 60 of the altar boys from
Our Lady of the Snow R.C. Church attended
a twilight doubleheader baseball game
at Yankee Stadium last week.
The Blue Point Midget All-Stars have
won their second game of the season
against East Moriches at Blue Point, the
score being 6-0. Players on the all-star
team are Robert Dunbar, Michael and William
Franze, Charles Horn, Guy Italiano,
Barry McLaughlin, Craig Sanwald, James
Stitt, John Bennett, Peter Honce and Keith Rose.
Lisa Kornblum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Irving Kornblum, celebrated her 15th birthday
last week with a party at her home.
Live music was provided by the Mod Capp
Band and dancing and refreshments were
enjoyed by all attending.
Mr. and Mrs. Vito A. Smurro of Spar
Drive, Mastic Beach, have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Miss Palma
Smurro, to Nicholas Cassone, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Cassone of Peeker
Drive, Mastic Beach, at an engagement
party given in their honor at Mr. and
Mrs. Smurro’s home. About 60 relatives
and friends attended and in the center
of the table was a large, decorated cake
inscribed, “Congratulations to Palma and
Nick.” They are both graduates of William
Floyd High School. A June 29, 1968 wedding is planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! James Garner and Eva
Marie Saint in “Grand Prix”; at the Rialto
Theatre: “Woman Times Seven,” starring
Shirley MacLaine and Alan Arkin.

September 14

Mrs. Eleanor Puleo and daughter, Sherry,
of Laurel Street, have returned home
after a month’s vacation traveling to London,
Paris, Rome, Zurich, Amsterdam, The
Hague and Dublin. In Paris, Zurich and
Dublin they visited relatives and friends
who were formerly residents of the United States.
Richard N. Goll, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Goll of Medford Avenue, with his
wife and children, Sham, Kathy and Richard,
has been spending two weeks of
furlough at home from his station at Altus AFB, Okla.
The SJS Club of Patchogue, a service
organization of teenage girls working for
the benefit of the Industrial Home for
the Blind, will be holding a tea for new
members on Sunday at the home of Miss
Karen Carde of Hill Street, the club’s vice president.
Two of the talented children of a former
Patchogue resident, Mrs. Curt Davison,
will have acting roles in the new Warren
Beatty movie, “Bonnie and Clyde.” Mrs.
Davison’s four older children do a great
deal of TV commercial work and are members
of the Dallas Theatre Center. They
have been in other movies, including the
latest edition of “State Fair.”
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Egan of Daisy
Street have returned from Syracuse, N.Y.,
where they spent last weekend. Their son,
Arthur (Bill) Jr., has entered the College
of Engineering, Syracuse University. He is
a June 1967 graduate of Patchogue High School.
The Purple Heart for wounds received in
action May 14 has been awarded to Army
Lieutenant Robert H. Gardner, son of Mr.
and the late Mrs. Harold Gardner of Jayne
Avenue. Lieut. Gardner has been in South
Vietnam since Jan. 10, and has reported as
being in the thick of the Vietnam battle.
Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Manitta of Highland
Avenue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Rosemary Vivian, to
David Bernard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Bernard of Albany, N.Y. Miss Manitta and
Mr. Bernard both have Bachelor of Science
and Master’s degrees in education. They
are teaching in the East Islip School District.
No wedding date has been set.
Kathy Ann Loris, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William E. Loris of Railroad Avenue,
won first place in the 1966 Juvenile Singles
at the New York State Competition, Roller
Skating Organization of America held at
Lackawana, N.Y. Kathy, who is 12 years
old, has been skating since she was 21 months old.
Among some of the junior residents of
East Patchogue who participated in the
Walt Disney production at the Patchogue
swimming pool on the night of Aug. 29
were: Scott Chamberlain, Jimmy Maier
and Bobby Koch as divers; Lori Chamberlain
as Minnie Mouse; Kenny Koch as a
water baby; and Ellen DeBono as a junior
water ballerina. All are from Schoenfeld Boulevard.
A happy couple are Specialist 5 and
Mrs. John Lloyd Gasowski, whose wedding
Sunday in St. Joseph the Worker
R.C. Church, East Patchogue, preceded
their honeymoon trip to Colorado, where
they will make their home while Sp. Gasowski
is stationed there with the Army.
Mrs. Gasowski, the former Miss Antonia
Joyce Marrazzo of East Patchogue, is a
registered nurse, who until her marriage
was employed at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Mark Wiener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Wiener of George Court, Bellport,
returned to Cornell University, Ithaca, on
Friday for his sophomore year.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carleton flew to
Puerto Rico Sept. 5 following a week’s
wedding trip to New England. Mr. Carleton
is stationed at Roosevelt Road Naval Base
and the couple is making their home in
nearby Rio Blanca, P.R.
Miss Torrey Hallock has accepted a
position with Good Housekeeping magazine
in New York City. She started work
in the Needlework and Crafts department
on Monday. Her sister, Leslie, has returned
to George Washington University for her sophomore year.
Ellen Dee Hawkins, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Hawkins, celebrated her 7th
birthday Sunday at a lawn party held at
their home on Circuit Road. Twelve little
girls and members of the family enjoyed
the special treat of being entertained with
a magic and juggling show performed by
Jo-Bow-Wow the Clown. Jo-Bow-Wow was
a protégé of Ellen’s maternal grandfather,
the late Harry Ferrier, and is also known
as the talented Mr. Frank Fridrich of Patchogue.
The grandparents of year-old Laurie Ann
Bogdon, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Del Broccolo
of Maple Avenue, have been holding
monthly birthday parties over the last
12 months for the little girl. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bogdon of Sayville.
Members of the Hearth Club enjoyed a
chicken barbecue at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Floyd Hassell of South Country
Road on Sunday night. Committee members
in charge of the supper were Mr. and
Mrs. Worth Austin Sr., chairmen, Mr. and
Mrs. John Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. Hassell.
Robert Brush, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Brush of Weeks Street, Blue Point,
has left for South Carolina, where he is to
begin his freshman year at the University
of South Carolina.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Up the Down Staircase,” starring
Academy Award winner Sandy Dennis;
at the Rialto Theatre: Warren Beatty and
Faye Dunaway in “Bonnie and Clyde.”

September 21

A week of touring Virginia, West Virginia
and Washington, D.C., has just been completed
by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Yablonski of South
Prospect Avenue. The trip included taking
Anthony Melito and Kim Brownie to Concord
College, Athens, W.V., to enroll in their freshman year.
At the Pulaski Club meeting Monday in the
Polish Hall on Falcon Avenue, the 90th birthday
of Michael Malkiewicz of Falcon Avenue,
one of the oldest members of the club, was
honored. Cake and coffee were served by
his daughter, Mrs. George Kopczynski, who
is chairman of the card party next Saturday night.
At Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster,
Pa., Richard Dean Ehrlich, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Ehrlich of Shore Drive, started classes
Sept. 14 as a freshman, after completing a fourday
orientation program at the college. He is a
graduate of Patchogue High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rustmann Sr., of Truberg
Avenue, North Patchogue, have returned
from a two-week trip to Millington, Tenn., visiting
their son and daughter-in-law, Airman 2/c
and Mrs. Robert Rustmann Jr., and 4-monthold
son, Robert III. It was the first time the
grandparents had seen the baby. Before returning
home, they spent a weekend at the home
of Mrs. Rustmann Jr.’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Ferguson of Gillette, Ark.
A very pretty baby shower was given Friday
night in honor of Mrs. Julie McGinnis of Sharon
Drive, North Patchogue, by Mrs. John Quinn at
her home on Rider Avenue. The rooms were
decorated artistically in pink, yellow and blue
and a buffer supper was served. Friends and
relatives attending numbered 28.
On Sunday Mrs. Fred Smith celebrated
her 85th birthday at her home on Case Avenue
with her children, Mrs. Chester Worth of
Hampton Bays, Mrs. John Rowland of Blue
Point, Mrs. Walter Jayne of Patchogue and
Fred Smith of River Avenue. Four children
and six great-grandchildren were part of the gathering.
Miss Sheralyn Scotto, daughter of Arthur J.
Scotto of Gillette Avenue, has enrolled in the
freshman class at Marymount College, Tarrytown,
N.Y., which is a four-year liberal arts
college conducted by the religious of Sacred
Heart of Mary. Miss Scotto is a graduate of
Seton Hall High School, where she was an honor
student and member of the student council,
Dramatic Club and French Club.
Accepted at the Manhattan School of Music
in New York City, Miss Cheryl D. Yarrington,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yarrington
of Bayside Avenue, Patchogue, will begin her
studies there this month toward a bachelor of
music degree in voice, with an operatic career
as her objective.
Mr. and Mrs. John Scholz of Swezey Street
wish to announce the engagement of their
daughter, Sally Ann Baussmann, to Thomas
Newham Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Newham of Nottingham Avenue. Miss Baussmann
is a 1965 graduate of Patchogue High
School. She is employed by the People’s
National Bank of Patchogue. Mr. Newham is a
1966 graduate of Patchogue High and is in the
employ of the Great Outdoors Surplus Centre in Patchogue.
Miss Barbara Winsche, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Winsche of Shore Road, Bellport,
flew this weekend to Bloomington, Ind., to
enter Indiana University for her junior year.
Philip Roe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Roe
of South Howells Point Road, left Saturday to
attend the Nyack School at Southampton.
Visiting for three weeks with Mr. and Mrs.
John Leake of Bieselin Road are Mrs. Leake’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crabtree of Bradford,
England. They are having a delightful
time becoming acquainted with their grandson,
Michael, who is 4 months old.
Margaret Susan Ell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Ell of Fuoco Street, recently celebrated
her 6th birthday with a party at her
home. Her guests were Susan Newton, Susan
Reilly, Salena Fava, Michelle Fuoco, JoAnne
Satornino, and her brother, David Ell. The family
gathered later for a celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas Carleton were
recently married in the Bellport Methodist
Church. They toured through New England
before flying to Puerto Rico, where they are
making their home while Mr. Carleton is stationed
at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station.
Mrs. Carleton, the former Miss Deborah
Dougherty, is a pediatric nurse.
James Gemmell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Gemmell of South Country Road, Brookhaven,
has returned to Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio,
for his second year.
Kevin Foley, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
J. Foley of Nelson Avenue, Blue Point, left
Sunday to begin his junior year at Seton Hall
University in South Orange, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bauer of Eatondale
Avenue welcomed a new addition to the family,
a baby boy born on Friday of last week.
Besides the new baby, they have three older
sons, John, Steven and Fred, and two daughters,
Joann and Margaret.
Miss Patricia Lynn Swezey, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Eugene Swezey of Park
Avenue, became the bride of Lawrence Robert
Stadier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Stadier
of Corey Avenue, Sept. 10 in Our Lady of the
Snow R.C. Church, Blue Point. Mrs. Stadier
will remain for the time being at the home of
her parents, since her husband is serving with the Army.
Frank Mistler of Waverly Avenue, Medford,
celebrated his 87th birthday Sept. 11. Mr. Mistler
can be called one of the old-timers of Medford
since he built his home here and has lived
here for the past 63 years.
Over 100 residents of California Avenue and
Robinson Avenue, east of Route 112, turned
up at the Town Hall in Patchogue Sept. 12
to oppose the Garden Apartments project in Medford.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! “Up the Down Staircase,” starring
Sandy Dennis; at the Rialto Theatre: “The Tiger
and the Pussycat,” with Ann Margret, and at
the Plaza Theatre: Audrey Hepburn and Albert
Finney in “Two for the Road.”

September 28

A second floor fire Monday night in the
Losee Building, also known as the old Conklin
Building, on the south side of West Main Street
just west of the Four Corners intersection in
Patchogue, was “stopped quickly and beautifully,”
according to Patchogue Fire Chief
Frank Hutton, who said the fire, which started
in a storage closet on the second floor hallway
of the building, was phoned in at 8:53 p.m. and
was under control in about an hour. He said
little damage was caused to the second floor
offices, but that the Main Street Bake Shop
and the Sport Shop on the street level suffered
some smoke and water damage. Between 100
and 150 men responded to the fire call and five
engines went to the scene from the Patchogue
Fire Department. No injuries were reported.
The Losee Building is directly opposite the
Wedgewood Building, which was severely
damaged in a fire Sept. 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Schultz and son,
Kenneth, of Cedar Avenue, recently returned
from a trailer trip to Potsdam, N.Y., where
their daughter, Donna, entered her sophomore
year as a piano major at the State University of
New York Crane Department of Music.
Russell Steyert, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Steyert of Oak Street, on Sept. 10 returned to
Concordia College in Bronxville to begin his
second year of studies. Mr. Steyert is preparing
to become a Christian Day School teacher.
Award winners for September in the final
judging of the year in the Patchogue Civic
and Garden Club’s Yard of the Month were:
East, Mr. and Mrs. David Gottfried, 283 Maple
Avenue; West, Dr. and Mrs. Sullivan Gallo,
101 Shore Drive; North, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Silverman, 28 Everett Street; South, Mrs. Ann
Swezey, 31 Gilbert Street; and Northwest, Mr.
and Mrs. Peter DiChiarci, 178 Ohls Street,
North Patchogue. There were so many lovely
yards, it was especially difficult to select winners.
A lovely bride was Mrs. William Dale Miller,
after her wedding ceremony Saturday in
Emanuel Lutheran Church, Patchogue. Stationed
at Andrews AFB, Maryland, Airman
2/c and Mrs. Miller will make their home in
Bristol, Md. She is the former Miss Veronica
Mary Wilde of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Schwinge of Silver
Street announce the engagement of their
daughter, Lois C., to Edmund S. Walther, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Walther of Peconic
Avenue, Medford. Miss Schwinge is a graduate
of Patchogue High School and is presently
employed as a hair stylist at Karen’s Beauty
Salon, Medford Avenue, Patchogue. Mr.
Walther, also a graduate of Patchogue High
School, is associated with his father in the
auto wrecking business in Medford.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Egan and daughters,
Leah and Carla, of Third Street, Bellport,
have recently returned from a trip to Boxford,
Mass., to visit Mr. and Mrs. William Lanyi and family.
David Sparrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
Sparrow, left last week for Princeton University,
Princeton, N.J., for his junior year.
Monday afternoon a party and barbecue
supper were given for Craig Collins in celebration
of his 7th birthday by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Collins of Bellhaven Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sutin and their two
children, Cara and Tony, have moved from
East Patchogue to their new house on Shore Road.
Peter Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
F. Simmons of Browns Lane, has joined the
U.S. Army and reported to Fort Hamilton on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Deems of Michigan Avenue,
Bellport, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Jane, to Robert Perino, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Perino Jr., of North Howells
Point Road. Miss Deems graduated from
Bellport High School in 1965. She is presently
employed with the Valley National Bank in
Bellport. Mr. Perino graduated from Bellport
High School in 1966. He is currently attending
Suffolk Community College. No date has been
set for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Forsythe of Bellhaven
Road and Mr. and Mrs. J. Jeffrey Buck
of South Country Road, both Brookhaven,
enjoyed a cruise on the Forsythe boat, the
Iona, to Block Island and then on to Newport,
where they saw the last of the America’s Cup
races last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ferrara of Mastic Beach
were joined by Mrs. Mary Behenski, matron
of honor, and Michael Alonge, best man, at a
special ceremony at St. Jude’s R.C. Church,
Mastic Beach, honoring the Mastic Beach
couple’s 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 2.
The grandchildren and great-grandchildren
of the couple also participated in the happy
ceremonies of the day.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“In the Heat of the Night,” starring Sidney
Poitier and Rod Steiger; at the Rialto Theatre:
Peter Falk and Elaine May in “Luv,” and at the
Plaza Theatre: “The Sand Pebbles,” with Steve
McQueen and Richard Attenborough.

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