Jan 04

On Dec. 20, Private 1/c Wayne J. Roberts,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Caldwell
of Washington Avenue, North Patchogue,
arrived home from Korea on a 25-day leave.
He expects to return to his base on Jan. 11.
A visit to the Patchogue Nursing Home
on Grove Avenue was made on Dec. 22 by
Flo Porter, Ann Denison and Hilda Edelstein,
a committee representing the Patchogue
Civics and Garden Club. Candy,
cookies and fruit were distributed among
the patients and games were presented to
the house to be shared by all.
Mrs. Howard Niebling of Mt. Vernon
Avenue, North Patchogue, on Dec. 19 was
the recipient of a basket of cheer, awarded
her by the Medford-North Patchogue Youth
Athletic Society.
Army Private Eugene T. Aughtman of Patchogue,
after completing a four-week chaplain
enlisted assistant technician course at
Chaplain School, Fort Hamilton, N.Y., will
now be assigned to assist the Army chaplain
in serving the moral and spiritual needs
of the individual soldier. Pvt. Aughtman
received his A.A. degree this year at the
State University at Delhi, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Erhardt of Laurel
Street announce the engagement of their
daughter, Elizabeth Ann, to Benjamin A.
Dobrie Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
A. Dobrie Sr., of Durkee Lane, East
Patchogue. Miss Erhardt is a graduate of
Patchogue High School and is presently
employed by the Long Island Lighting Company.
Mr. Dobrie graduated from Bellport
High School and is also employed by the
Long Island Lighting Company. No date has
been set for the wedding.
The Holly Dance Committee sponsored
a Holly Dance for the teenagers at the Bellport
Country Club last Thursday night. Mrs.
Murphy’s Basement provided the music.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schwarz and family
of South Country Road, Bellport, attended a
performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker
Suite” at the New York State Theatre in
Lincoln Center on Friday.
A birthday party was given for Katrina
Bergskaug in celebration of her 7th birthday
last Thursday by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Bergskaug of General McLean Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins of Bellhaven
Road have returned from a week’s skiing
trip to Gilmanton, N.H.
Mr. and Mrs. William Muller of Circuit
Road entertained at a dinner party New
Year’s Eve for Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Nystrom,
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Johnson, Mr. and
Mrs. Allan Wood and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olsen.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Roe III and son,
John IV of Colonial Lane, and Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Roe of South Howells Point
Road returned last week after spending the
Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Lane
W. Fuller of Barrington, R.I.
Happy couple are Mr. and Mrs. Duncan
MacRobbie, who were married Saturday
in the South Haven Presbyterian
Church, Brookhaven. Mr. MacRobbie, who
is employed at Homeside Florist in Riverhead,
plans to resume his former studies
at Farmingdale College in February. Mrs.
MacRobbie, the former Miss Sarah Cobb
of Bellport, is also employed at Homeside Florist.
Home for the holidays from the United
States Military Academy at West Point
is Cadet Edward Tobin, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Tobin of Madison Street, Blue Point.
Guests for Christmas dinner at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Densing and family
of Namkee Road were Mr. Densing’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Densing of
Patchogue; Mrs. Densing’s mother, Mrs.
George Pope of Sayville; her brother, Ronald
Monsell of Bayport, and her aunt, Miss
Genevieve Monsell of Blue Point.
Specialist 5 Joseph Sauerwein has arrived
home in time to spend the holidays with his
family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sauerwein of
Kennedy Avenue. Joseph, who has just
completed a tour of duty in Vietnam, will
now enjoy a 30-day leave.
Mr. and Mrs. Aleck E. Klopotov of Wilcox
Road, Center Moriches, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Barbara
Joan, to Louis M. Figluizzi of Lexington
Road, Shirley. The announcement was
made Christmas Eve. Miss Klopotov is a
graduate of Center Moriches High School.
Mr. Figluizzi attended William Floyd High
School, but graduated from Brentwood
High School. No date had yet been set for the wedding.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz,”
with Elke Sommer and Bob Crane; at
the Rialto Theatre: Held Over! Walt Disney’s
“The Jungle Book,” and at the Plaza Theatre:
Held Over! Audrey Hepburn and Alan
Arkin in “Wait Until Dark.”



Jan 11

A New Year’s open house was held from
4-8 p.m. Jan. 1 at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Sigvard Olsen and Francis Kearney of Baker
Street at a family party. Guests attending
were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hooker, Miss Barbara
Meyers, Mrs. Marie Kearney and son,
Michael Kearney, who is home on leave from
the Naval Reserve, stationed in Rhode Island,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson, Mr. and
Mrs. Erwin Rogers, Miss Barbara Jean Griffin
and Jeff Biggs, all of Patchogue.
Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Steyert
of Oak Street were home over the Christmas
and New Year’s holidays. Russell Steyert
was spending a vacation from his studies at
Concordia College, Bronxville. His brother,
William Steyert, was on leave from the Navy
and his station on the USS Hancock. The
young men returned on Jan. 2 to their respective duties.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Conklin of Maple
Avenue wish to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Carol Ann, to Donald C.
Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clive Reed of
West Lakewood Street. Miss Conklin is a
graduate of Patchogue High School and the
State University of New York Agricultural
and Technical College, Morrisville, N.Y. She
received an associate’s degree in food service
administration. Mr. Reed is a graduate
of Patchogue High School. He is presently
attending Clarkson College of Technology,
Potsdam, N.Y., and will graduate in June. A
late-summer wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rupp of North Ocean
Avenue announce the engagement of their
daughter, Helen Ann, to Allen Gravino, son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Gathmann of Oregon
Avenue, Medford. Miss Rupp and Mr.
Gravino are both in their senior year in Patchogue
High School and expect to graduate
in June. No definite date has been set for the wedding.
Celebrating 25 years of marriage, Mr. and
Mrs. William Bohuslaw of Sterling Place,
East Patchogue, renewed their marriage
vows at a special mass at St. Francis de Sales
R.C. Church, Patchogue, recently.
Leroy Franklyn Carle, who went to Vietnam
in October, has just been promoted
from private first class to specialist fourth
class in the Armed Services. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Carle of Station Road,
Bellport. Leroy is with the Third Brigade,
Fourth Infantry Division, now in the general
area of Da Nang. He graduated in 1963 from
Bellport High School and studied for about
six months at Suffolk County Community
College in Selden before being inducted into
the Army in September 1966. He expects to
come home next September.
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Borg and family of
South Country Road spent the weekend
skiing at Mohawk Mountain. They stayed
at the home of Dr. Borg’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Borg of Cornwall, Conn. Mrs. Borg
announced that she spent her time knitting,
having broken her leg the last time she
actively participated in the sport.
A pizza party was given for Jeanne Hulse
on Friday evening in celebration of her 8th
birthday by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner
Hulse Jr., of Bell Street. Those present
were Danik Wold, Laura Penny, Sherry
Dobrie, Ginny Hedrick and Becky Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter DiDio of Station Road
are the parents of their first child, a son, Peter
Dominick Jr., born at Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital on Dec. 30. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
Mrs. Charles Edwards of South Howells
Point Road flew home Friday from Hawaii,
where she spent the holidays with her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Edwards and son, Keith, and was fascinated
at the sight of the volcano erupting in the
Halemaumau Crater at the Hawaii National Park.
A group of friends entertained Mrs. Walter
Bergskaug at a surprise baby shower Tuesday
morning at the home of Mrs. Robert
Werner of General McLean Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. William Husing of Corey Avenue,
Blue Point, returned to their home on
Thursday of last week after spending the holidays
visiting with relatives in Oakland, Calif.
Celebrating her 6th birthday last Sunday
with a party at her home was Susan South,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William South of
Paumanake Road. Susan’s guests included
Dawn and Beth Schwaner, Diane Johnstone
and Jackie Considine, all of Blue Point.
Celebrating his 11th birthday with a family
gathering at his home last Monday was Peter
Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Miller of Atlantic Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Silsbe of Wrana Street,
Medford, announce the engagement of their
daughter, Bonnie Silsbe, to Robert Coulombe,
son of George Coulombe and the late
Mrs. Coulombe of Fort Kent, Me. Miss Silsbe
is a graduate of Patchogue High School, class
of 1967 and is presently employed by the New
York Telephone Company in Patchogue. Mr.
Coulombe, a graduate of Community Center
High School, Fort Kent, Me., is in the employ
of Pelletier Construction in Miller Place. An
April wedding is being planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Berserk!” starring Joan Crawford; at
the Rialto Theatre: Held Over! Walt Disney’s
“The Jungle Book,” and at the Plaza Theatre:
Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in
“Reflections in a Golden Eye.”

Jan 18
On leave from Vietnam, Specialist 4 Martin
R. Iarocci of Phyllis Drive arrived home Jan. 7.
After his leave, he will report to Fort Benning,
Ga., for another assignment.
Dennis Hamernick, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Hamernick of Woodside Avenue, has
been placed on the Dean’s List and Honors
List for the first term of academic year at State
University Agricultural and Technical College at Delhi, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Koslow of Franklin Street
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Mary Ann, to Paul Joseph Donadio, son of
Joseph Donadio of Sipp Avenue, Medford, and
the late Mrs. Donadio. Both Miss Koslow and
Mr. Donadio are graduates of Patchogue High
School. Miss Koslow is studying liberal arts
at Suffolk Community College, Selden. Mr.
Donadio, also at Suffolk Community College,
is majoring in accounting.
Mr. and Mrs. John McMullen of Washington
Avenue are pleased to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Jacqueline Helen,
to William C. Stegman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Stegman of Woodside Avenue. Miss
McMullen is a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1967, and is presently attending
the State University at Albany. Mr. Stegman
is also a graduate of Patchogue High School,
class of 1966, and attends Suffolk County
Community College. No wedding plans have
been made as yet.
At the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S.C., Marine Private 1/c Joanne M. Allmer
of Patchogue completed training as honor
woman of her platoon of some 75 women.
With the honor go a Dress Blue uniform presented
by Leatherneck Magazine and a meritorious
promotion to her present rank.
On Dec. 31, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tortarello
of Don Street, East Patchogue, entertained
five other couples at their home and enjoyed
ringing in the New Year with a party.
Roseanne Sciretta, daughter of Mrs. Joseph
Sciretta of Country Club Road, Bellport, will
graduate Feb. 1 as a dental assistant from the
Mandl School for Medical and Dental Assistants,
Long Island Center. Exercises will be
held at the Garden City Hotel, Garden City.
She is a 1967 graduate of Bellport High School.
The engagement of Miss Norma Crane,
daughter of Mrs. Ray Crane of East Patchogue,
and the late Mr. Crane, to Michael Kalinowski,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Matislaus Kalinowski of
Bellport, has been announced by her mother.
Miss Crane is a senior at Bellport High School,
majoring in beauty culture. Mr. Kalinowski is
a senior at Springfield College, Mass., majoring
in history. No date has been set for the wedding.
Mrs. John Tully, co-owner of Plain and Fancy
in Bellport, was recently elected president
of the Bellport Chamber of Commerce. Mrs.
Tully will be installed in her new office, together
with other C of C officers, at a ceremony to
be held Feb. 14 at the Bellport Hotel. The past
president was John Strickland.
Mr. and Mrs. James Barrie of General
McLean Drive celebrated the 5th birthday of
their daughter, Cathy, with a party on Saturday.
Those attending were Katrina Bergskaug,
Lauri Hertsendorf, Karin Rotzinger, Laura Werner,
Kristian Wold, Holly Faison and Ralph Carciello.
On Friday a family reception was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prybyzerski,
of Circuit Road, immediately following the
marriage of Mrs. Prybyzerski’s and Mrs. Norman
Ryder’s mother, Mrs. Louise Owen, and
Stanley Piermann of Hulse Street. Mr. and Mrs.
Piermann are residing on Hulse Street.
Mr. and Mrs. William Valentine have moved
from North Brewster Lane to the Suffolk County
Park, where Mr. Valentine is now employed
by the Park Commission.
Mrs. Vincent Capicotta of Bieselin Road
was a recent winner in a contest sponsored by
Modell’s at Commack. She was awarded a fiveday
trip for two to Miami Beach, Fla.
Miss Lynda Craz of Nelson Avenue, Blue
Point, celebrated her 16th birthday on Friday
with a pajama party at her home. Lynda had
22 guests. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Craz.
Ann Marie Morley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Morley of Corey Avenue, celebrated
her 4th birthday on Thursday with a party at
her home. Games were played and refreshments
served. Ann Marie’s guests were Cathy
and Timothy Fox, Debbie and Robert Houston,
Toni and Christopher Gallo, Timothy Dugan,
Evan Weins and Ann Marie’s sister, Maureen.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Frank Sinatra is “Tony Rome,” with Jill St. John
and Richard Conte; at the Rialto Theatre: “The
African Queen,” starring Humphrey Bogart
and Katharine Hepburn, and at the Patchogue
Sunrise All-Weather Drive-In Theatre: “The
Biggest Bundle of Them All,” with Robert Wagner
and Raquel Welch.
Jan 25

Sharon V. Wagner, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles G. Wagner of Medford Avenue,
has accepted an elementary teaching position
for September in the Middle Country Central
School District No. 11, Centereach. Miss Wagner,
a 1964 graduate of Patchogue High School,
majored in the general elementary education
program, and is a June 1968 candidate for the
bachelor’s degree at Oneonta College. Her
college activities include membership in the
Newman Club, Student National Education
Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
Happy couple are Mr. and Mrs. Richard A.
Pfister, who celebrated at Tojen’s Restaurant
after the wedding ceremony Dec. 23 in the
Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Patchogue.
The couple is residing for the present at the
home of the bride, the former Miss Louise
Kuczynski of Medford, since her husband is for
the time being stationed with the Army at Fort
Monmouth, N.J.
“The Angus Room” is a newly opened room
at the Bonanza Sirloin Pit, East Main Street,
Patchogue. The purpose of the room will be
for holding catered parties, club meetings,
weddings, anniversaries, bachelor parties and
bar mitzvahs. The room will operate independently
of the upper level of Bonanza, which
specializes in steak, served cafeteria-style at
modest prices in a western-style atmosphere.
Paul Gelfer, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gelfer
of North Prospect Avenue, has successfully
completed the New York State licensing exam
for professional nursing. Mr. Gelfer is a graduate
of Patchogue High School, class of 1964
and is also a graduate of Hudson River State
School of Nursing at Poughkeepsie. He is now
employed as head nurse at Willowbrook State
School on Staten Island. He has been accepted
for advanced studies in anesthesia at Mercy
Hospital School of Anesthesia in Springfield,
Mass. Upon completion of his studies, Mr. Gelfer
plans to enter the United States Air Force.
Miss Jean Campbell, daughter of the late
William S. Campbell of Patchogue, has become
engaged to Frank LePre Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank R. LePre of Division Avenue, Blue Point.
Miss Campbell is a graduate of Patchogue High
School and is employed in the law office of Pelletreau
and Pelletreau in Patchogue. Mr. LePre
is a graduate of James Wilson Young High
School in Bayport. Having served five years in
the U.S. Air Force, he is now employed by the
Long Island Lighting Company. A fall wedding
is planned.
Little Glen Space of Chapel Avenue, East
Patchogue, received a puppy from his aunt,
Theresa Breasett, on the occasion of his 4th
birthday, Jan. 16. Dog and boy seem to be
happy together.
A buffet supper was served for 200 guests
at the Hagerman firehouse to welcome home
Michael Collichio of Americus Avenue from
Vietnam. Friends and family gathered Sunday
evening for a reunion.
William N. Bentley, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James W. Bentley of North Howells Point
Road, Bellport, was promoted to Army Specialist
4 during ceremonies in Germany Jan.
2. Spec. Bentley is an electronics equipment
repairman in the U.S. Army Strategic Communications
Command’s Communications-Electronic
Support Company.
Warren Maas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Maas of Country Club Road, is home on
leave from Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas,
where he is serving with the A.F. Band.
Members of the Engine Company of the
Bellport Fire Department entertained their
wives at the annual dinner-dance at the firehouse
Saturday night. The men cooked a delicious
roast beef. Ernie Sykes and his Blue
Grass Trio entertained with folk songs, after
which dancing was enjoyed by everyone. Andy
Havens was the master of ceremonies.
Mr. and Mrs. H.K. Gray of Brooklyn Heights,
who were here to attend the golden wedding
anniversary party of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Underhill Sr., were weekend guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Dorsey Smith of
Bellport Lane.
Theodore T. Everitt of South Howells
Point Road spent the weekend as the guest
of Edward B. Austin for quail shooting at a
private club in Fort Myers, Fla.
Mrs. Edward Scavelli of Main Street was the
guest of honor at a baby shower given Monday
night at the home of Mrs. David Waldron of
North Howells Point Road. Co-host was Miss
Mary Babiary of East Patchogue. Twenty-three
guests were present at the shower and Mrs.
Scavelli received many lovely gifts.
Celebrating her 16th birthday with a supper
and pajama party at her home was Miss
Patricia Bumstead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Bumstead of Blue Point Avenue, Blue
Point. Patricia’s guests were the Misses Beverly
Rosavitch, Jean Mulligan, Peggy Newberg,
Joan Wilkin, Joan Bruckner, Karen Anderson,
Sally and Karen Allen, Virginia Marks, and
Patricia’s sister, Claudia.
Two Blue Point girls who have made the
Dean’s List this semester at Geneseo State
University, Geneseo, N.Y., are Miss Carolyn
Travers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Travers
of Pheasant Way, and Miss Orlene King,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kirouac, also
of Pheasant Way.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Frank Sinatra is “Tony Rome,” also starring
Jill St. John and Richard Conte; at the Rialto
Theatre: “In the Heat of the Night,” with Sidney
Poitier and Rod Steiger, and at the Plaza Theatre:
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in
“The Comedians.”

 

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