Feb 1

A master’s degree in marine science has
been awarded Anthony S. Minardi, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Minardi of Cleveland Street,
from Long Island University of New York.
A graduate of Patchogue High School and
Bridgeport University, Mr. Minardi is residing
in Southampton, where he is a teacher in the
Southampton School District. He is continuing
his research in the field of biochemistry.
Tyrone Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Hunter of West Sixth Street, has just completed
the first semester of his freshman year at
Beckley Junior College in West Virginia. Planning
to become a physical education teacher,
he has enrolled for the next semester at Concord
College, Athens, W. Va., which offers a
full four-year course and where he hopes to be
playing football in the fall.
Adam Schwartz of Gillette Avenue has been
placed on the honor roll for the autumn quarter
1967 at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Happy couple is Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F.
Creiler after their marriage Jan. 20 in Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Patchogue. Their
wedding trip to Washington, D.C. and Virginia
was the first step towards taking up residence
in Spring Lake, N.C., where the bridegroom is
stationed with the Air Force. Mrs. Creiler is the
former Miss Lucille Francesco of Patchogue.
Completion of basic training at Amarillo
AFB, Texas has brought Airman Mark E.
Smith of Patchogue assignment to Keesler
AFB, Miss. He will become an air traffic specialist
at the AF Technical Training Center at Keesler AFB.
Bob Figueira did it again, winning the high
hurdles and 60-yard dash for the fifth time to
help Patchogue’s winter track team to a victory
over Bayport Jan. 23 at Seton Hall’s all-weather
track. The victory boosted Patchogue’s record
to 4-3. Patchogue’s other winners were Bob
Ryder (600), Roy Still (shot put) and Tom
Dewar (high jump). The Raiders also won the
880-relay with the team of Darwin Thomas,
Terry Stoeckel, Jim McKillop and Figueira.
Miss Denise Noble of Lake Drive, East Patchogue,
is the owner of a canary named Mr.
Happiness. Recently Mr. Happiness had to
become Mrs. Happiness when the bird surprised
the family by laying an egg.
Andrew M. Underhill Sr., of Bellport Lane,
Bellport, had ordered a big wedding cake
and champagne in anticipation of a party
for friends on the happy occasion of his and
Mrs. Underhill’s golden wedding anniversary.
Meanwhile, a gala surprise party was given in
their honor the previous Saturday. However,
the cake and champagne were put to good use
when Mr. and Mrs. Underhill gave a party Saturday
night to show their appreciation to the
committee of friends and neighbors who had
organized the surprise celebration.
Mrs. Ralph Goddard has returned to her
home on Rogers Avenue after spending several
months in Sunrest Nursing Home, Port Jefferson.
Mrs. Robert Mahoney and Mrs. Charles
Zavesky will attend tonight’s performance of
the Broadway play, “More Stately Mansions,”
starring Ingrid Bergman.
Chris Streit returned to Curry College in Milton,
Mass., last Thursday after visiting between
semesters with his family.
A dinner party was given for Miss Pamela
Love and John Binnington in celebration of
their 16th birthdays on Saturday night at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Love of Bellport
Lane. Miss Love has returned to Holton-Arms,
Washington, D.C., after spending the weekend with her family.
Fishing in the Metropolitan Miami Fishing
Tournament on a recent vacation in Florida,
Dr. James Magidson of Burnett Lane, Brookhaven,
won angling recognition for landing three
citation winners: a 27-pound, 12-ounce barracuda
in light tackle; a 65-pound amberjack in
light tackle, and a 35-pound African pompano.
He fished out of Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
Celebrating his 3rd birthday last Monday
with a family gathering at his home was Richard
Wernig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wernig
of Eatondale Avenue, Blue Point.
Arriving home from Fort Sill, Okla., to spend
a 22-day leave with his family is E/2 Kevin
Dugan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dugan
of Ocean Avenue. On Feb. 18 Kevin will leave
for California, after which he will depart for Vietnam.
Mrs. Madeline Grosso of Mt. Vernon Avenue,
Medford, was the guest of honor at a
surprise baby shower on Friday evening given
to her by Mesdames Helen Bugala, Annie
Reichhold and Charles Tomesch, in the latter’s
home on Mt. Vernon Avenue. Refreshments
were served to 14 guests.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Paul Newman as “Cool Hand Luke”; at the
Rialto Theatre: “Rosie,” with Rosalind Russell
and Sandra Dee, and at the Plaza Theatre: Held
Over! “The Comedians,” starring Richard Burton
and Elizabeth Taylor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 8
A smoky blaze struck the Patchogue Stationery
store and the neighboring Dale’s Home
Decorators store on East Main Street last
Friday evening. Fire officials report Dale’s was
an almost total loss, while the Patchogue Stationery
received extensive smoke and water
damage. Smoke damage was also reported at
Blum’s Ladies Fashions and the Swezey and
Newins storage warehouse. More than 150
firemen from three departments fought the
blaze, which was reported at 9:28 p.m. Friday.
Miss Margaret Metzger recently instructed a
group of Patchogue-Medford faculty members
in Spanish. This special course, approved by
the board of education on the recommendation
of the superintendent, was inaugurated
at the request of the River Avenue School
faculty. Teachers are hoping that through this
program, instruction for Spanish-speaking children
in their classrooms would be facilitated.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Struzeski of Denver,
Colo., became the parents of a son, Brian
David, born Jan. 15. The baby is the grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Struzeski of Conklin
Avenue and has two brothers and a sister,
Kevin, Tedmund and Theresa. Mr. Struzeski,
a graduate of St. Francis de Sales School and
Seton Hall High School, where he was valedictorian,
and of Manhattan College, is a civil
engineer with the department of Health and
Welfare in Colorado.
Mrs. James Pew, the former Miss Linda
Jachowdik of Oak Street, has flown to Wichita
Falls, Texas, to join her husband, E2 Pew, who
is stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base. He
is attending Aircraft Mechanics Turbo-Prop Engine School.
Sergeant Terence L. Malloy, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bernard Malloy of Northridge Street, has
been home on leave from his station at Fort
Houston, Texas. He recently returned from a
tour of duty in Vietnam.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewandowski of
Thorne Street announce the engagement of
their daughter, Anne, to John Garms, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Garms of Provost Avenue,
Bellport. Miss Lewandowski is a graduate
of Patchogue High School, class of 1967, and
is presently employed at George’s Radio and
Television Inc., Patchogue. Mr. Garms is a
graduate of Bellport High School, class of 1967.
He is attending Suffolk Community College,
Selden, and is employed at Hassel Products,
Bellport. No date has been set for the wedding.
Two brothers from Patchogue are serving
the Armed Forces in the Pacific area, Spec. 4
Timothy Nulty, a paratrooper with the 1st Brigade,
101st Airborne Division in Vietnam; and
Airman 1/c Paul H. Nulty, with the 3960th Supply
Squadron at Andersen Air Base in Guam.
Both graduates of Patchogue High School,
they are the sons of Wallace Nulty and Mrs.
Katherine Dayton of Patchogue. Paul attended
the Long Island Agricultural College in
Farmingdale for one semester.
On Sunday Karl Rotzinger celebrated his
8th birthday by hosting several friends to
an afternoon outing followed by games and
refreshments. Karl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Engel
Rotzinger of General McLean Drive, Bellport,
had as his guests Robert Sullivan of Medford,
Edward Barthelmess and Timothy Colicchio
of East Patchogue, and George Gregory, David
Suk and Raymond Willis of Bellport. A most
happy time was had by all.
A square dance, organized by Tom Binnington,
was held at Christ Church Parish Hall
Saturday night. Music was provided by W.A.
Higinbotham and Alf Christoffersen did the calling.
Mr. and Mrs. James Reilly of Livingston
Road announce the birth of a daughter, Kathleen,
at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on
Tuesday night. Kathleen has three sisters,
Aileen, Maryanne and Susan.
Robert Mahoney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Mahoney of Bieselin Road, rode in the
Equitation Horse Show in Bayport on Sunday afternoon.
The Love Generation provided the music
for the junior ring ceremony at Seton Hall in
Patchogue recently. Members of this musical
group are Gary Sohl, Jeff Vaughan, John Rant,
Alan Steiger, David Ahrand and Brian Cullenof Bellport.
Christian Wold of General McLean Drive
has returned home from Phoenix, Ariz., where
he has been aviation testing for the Grumman
Motorola Program for the past two months.
Denise Zukowski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Zukowski of Pine Street, Brookhaven,
whose 5th birthday was on Monday, celebrated
on Sunday with an afternoon party for 16 of
her friends from Brookhaven and Patchogue.
Robert H. Starke of Bay Road has returned
to his studies at Cornell University School of
Business Administration, where he is a second-
year graduate student.
Celebrating her 7th birthday last Saturday
with a party at her home was Linda Hambley,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hambley
of Corey Avenue, Blue Point. Linda’s guests
were Michele Munford, Jackie Wenk, Melissa
King, Jane Allen, Cathy Fenner, Mary Fichter
and Carol Sheehan. Games were played and
refreshments were served.
Mark Rozycki for basketball and Larry
Thompson for wrestling were named athletes
for the month by the Bayport-Blue Point
Boosters last week. Both are juniors at Bayport
High School.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Valley of the Dolls,” starring Barbara Parkins
and Patty Duke; at the Rialto Theatre: Paul
Newman as “Cool Hand Luke”; at the Plaza
Theatre: “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,”
with Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier, and at
the Patchogue Sunrise All-Weather Drive-In:
“Billion Dollar Brain,” starring Michael Caine
and Karl Malden.

Feb 15
Traveling to Acapulco, Mexico by plane
Monday, Mrs. Louise Dillard of Rose Avenue,
accompanied by Mrs. Eva Brooks of
Pennsylvania, a former resident of Patchogue,
was unaware that among the
other passengers aboard the plane were
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Shand of Patchogue.
It was not until they had alighted at the
Acapulco Airport that they learned of the
presence of their traveling companions
from home. Mrs. Dillard expects to return
home on Wednesday.
Mrs. Ruth Goodfellow of Jennings Avenue
won the top award of the Patchogue
Camera Club’s January competition with
her slide, “Christmas Hearth.”
The engagement of Miss Pamela Irene
Mistler, daughter of Mrs. Edith Mistler
and the late Jacob T. Mistler Sr., of Barton
Avenue, to Steven A. Trypuc, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Vincent Trypuc of Lee Avenue,
has been announced by her mother. Miss
Mistler is a graduate of Patchogue High
School. She is employed at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital, East Patchogue. Mr.
Trypuc is in the Navy, attending Fleet
Sonar School, Key West, Fla. A May wedding
is planned, after which the young
couple will reside in Florida.
The Patchogue High gymnastics team
defeated West Babylon last Friday, 78-25,
at West Babylon. Patchogue completely
dominated the meet, taking first place in
each of the seven events. Tom Morellino
and Carmine Gallo were double winners
for Patchogue. Morellino took the high
bar and parallel bars events. Gallo won the
tumbling and long horse vaulting events.
Gallo’s score of 8.0 out of a possible 10 in
vaulting and Bob Haack’s 7.8 for the same
event were the highest scores of the meet.
Other winners for Patchogue were Dave
Frail in free exercise, Tom Kalinowski on
the side horse and Gerry Thompson on the still rings.
Mr. Williams, who has been the music
teacher at the East Patchogue Elementary
School, is on a sabbatical leave to study
music in Latin America and has been
replaced for the remaining half of the
school term by Miss Lorma Crow of Westchester,
Pa. She is a music graduate of
Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.
Cadet Thomas L. LaGuardia 2/c of the
State University Maritime College, Fort
Schuyler, Bronx, has been awarded a
$250 academic-athletic scholarship. He
has been on the Admiral’s List with a 3.7
average in nuclear science for the past
two marking periods. For the last three
years in his wrestling career at Maritime,
Tom has been defeated only once. Cadet
LaGuardia is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas LaGuardia of the Bellport Beach Estates.
Members of the Hose Company of the
Bellport Fire Department entertained
their wives and other guests at their annual
roast beef dinner Saturday night at the
firehouse. Chief Ed Bishop was the chef.
Gary Inwald of Valley Stream spent
the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Wiener of George Court. On Saturday
night he escorted Beverly to the
Sweetheart Dance at Bellport Senior High
School in Brookhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hermus of North
Brewster Lane announce the birth of a
daughter, Stacey Ann, at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital last Wednesday. She
weighed 8 pounds. Stacey has two sisters,
Debbie and Karen, and a brother, Teddy.
On Saturday, Miss Pamela Sohl flew to
Los Angeles, Calif., where she plans to
make her home. Her mother, Mrs. Charles
Sohl of Station Road, entertained friends
and family at a farewell luncheon for her last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Salsberg of North
Howells Point Road and Mr. and Mrs. Joel
Sands of Bieselin Road spent the weekend
at the Raleigh Hotel in the Catskill Mountains.
Donald Harrow, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Harrow of Circuit Road, has
returned to the Marist Brothers Novitiate
in Esopus after spending mid-semester
vacation with his family.
Returned to their home on Namkee
Road, Blue Point, last Monday were Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Reich, who enjoyed a
Caribbean cruise on the SS Oceanic.
On leave from Fort Bragg, N.C., is Army
Sergeant James Peppler, who is spending
some time visiting with his family, Mr. and
Mrs. George Peppler of Kubler Street.
Celebrating his 8th birthday last Saturday
was Michael Fogerty, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Fogerty of Paumanack
Road. Michael and his guests were treated
to a trip to Adventure Land. Those who
attended were Roberta McKendrick, Tina
Behan, Jean Worthington, John Prudenti,
Jonathan Ashare, Robert Morley, Timothy
Hunt, and Michael’s brothers, Jamie and
Patrick. Upon their return home, Michael
and his guests enjoyed ice cream and cake.
Benjamin Hillman was a champion
speller in the spelling bee at the Blue Point
School, sponsored by the New York Daily
News. Second place winner was Linda
Delaney. Ben is now preparing for a future
regional spelling contest.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cassidy of Robinson
Avenue, Medford, celebrated their 10th
wedding anniversary Jan. 26. They have
three children, John, Michael and Patricia.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zeneski of Clinton
Street, Center Moriches, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Sharon,
to Private Frank Appel, son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Appel, of Heston Road, Shirley.
Miss Zeneski is a graduate of Center
Moriches High School, class of 1966, and
is presently employed as a beautician in
Riverhead. Pvt. Appel attended William
Floyd High School, Shirley. He is serving
in the Army and is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Held Over! “Valley of the Dolls,”
starring Barbara Parkins and Patty Duke;
at the Rialto Theatre: Michael Caine and
Karl Malden in “Billion Dollar Brain.”

Feb 22

The heroic rescue of a 13-month-old girl,
Diane Edwards, from her flaming home at
40 Bailey Avenue, Patchogue, on Jan. 6 by
two Patchogue volunteer firemen, Kenneth
Meyer and Jack Rogers, was acknowledged
with certificates of appreciation presented
by Mayor Robert T. Waldbauer at a
recent village board of trustees meeting.
The presentation was greeted with loud
applause by those present at the meeting.
Ronald Figat, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Figat of Washington Avenue, celebrated
his 10th birthday Monday at his home with
a party for his friends. Present were Raymond
Stenzel, James Sanborn, Dominick
Chosaz, Paul Alestra, John Caldwell and
his brothers, Michael and Robert.
On the afternoon of Feb. 4, over 60
people gathered in the Knights of Columbus
Hall on Railroad Avenue for a surprise
bridal shower for Miss Judy Minardi,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Minardi
of Cleveland Street, given by Miss Jo Ann
Stella of Bellport and Mrs. Dorothy Minardi
of Southampton, sister-in-law of the
bride-to-be. After a buffet dinner served by
Angelo Brandi, Miss Minardi opened her
many gifts. She will become the bride of
William Marx of Cedar Avenue in the very near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McDermott of Bay
Avenue announce the engagement on Valentine’s
Day of their daughter, Darlene
Mae, and Dennis Elbert, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Elbert of Barteau Avenue, Blue
Point. Miss McDermott is a graduate of
Patchogue High School and is employed in
Grant City, East Patchogue. Mr. Elbert is
an employee of the Long Island Rail Road.
An August wedding is planned.
His tour of duty in Vietnam over, Airman
1/c Bernard R. Williams Jr., of Patchogue
has arrived for duty at Paine Field, Wash.
An air operations specialist, Airman Williams
is a member of the Aerospace Command.
Heavy equipment training is the present
assignment of Army Private Richard
Gearity, son of police lieutenant and Mrs.
Gerard Gearity of Patchogue. He will serve
at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., having completed
basic training at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. John Trotter of Station
Road, Bellport, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Jane Angela, to Thomas
Connors, son of Mrs. Rita Connors of
Middle Island. Miss Trotter is a graduate
of Bellport High School and attended
Browne’s Business School. She is presently
employed at the Suffolk County Department
of Public Works in Yaphank. Mr.
Connors is a graduate of Patchogue High
School and is presently a sales manager for
Dean Floor Covering of New Jersey. A fall
wedding is planned.
Miss Elizabeth Winsche of Shore Road,
Bellport, is spending a few days this week
with her sister, Miss Barbara Winsche, at
Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Dorsey Smith and
children, Karen and Hunter, of Bellport
Lane spent the weekend in New York and
attended the National Boat Show at the Coliseum.
Carla Marie La Guardia, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. S. Thomas La Guardia of Otis
Road, has been accepted for admission in
September to the State University Agricultural
and Technical College at Delhi, N.Y.
Miss La Guardia, a June graduate from
Bellport High School, will study business technology.
A graduate Feb. 11 from Hofstra University,
Hempstead, is David Tiffany of North
Howells Point Road. He has received a
Master of Arts degree.
Louise Warburton and Virginia Tully of
Plain and Fancy have moved to their new
shop directly across from their former location.
Katy Bull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Marshall Bull of Bay Road, Brookhaven, is
spending part of the school vacation with
Joanne Dougherty in Mountainville, N.Y.
Celebrating their birthdays last Sunday
with a family gathering at their home were
Gwen and Jeffrey Barthelme, daughter and
son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barthelme
of Weeks Street, Blue Point. Gwen, who
became 6, and Jeffrey, who was 4, had as
their guests their uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. William C. Howe, and their maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William T.
Howe, all of Corey Avenue.
On Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Tmay returned to their home on Arthur
Avenue after attending the parents weekend
at D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y.,
where their twin daughters, the Misses
Patty and Lee, are students.
Tracy, daughter of Mrs. Lucille Jaeger
of Richmond Avenue, Medford, celebrated
her first birthday Saturday with a party for
all her friends. Cake and ice cream were
served to the following guests: her sister
Kelly, 2, Scotty McCormick, Greg Gates,
Jeffrey, Guy and Kathy Ward of Patchogue,
and Paul Riley and Kristen Valenti of Medford.
Mr. and Mrs. William Cordaro of Eagle
Avenue, Medford, are announcing the
engagement of their daughter, Lyn Gable,
to Ken Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlyn
Thomas of Yaphank. Miss Gable is in
the employ of Smithtown Photography.
Mr. Thomas is attending Longwood High
School in Middle Island. Although no definite
date has been set, a June wedding is being planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! “Valley of the Dolls,” starring
Barbara Parkins and Patty Duke; at
the Rialto Theatre: “Firecreek,” with James
Stewart and Henry Fonda, and at the Plaza
Theatre: Held Over! Spencer Tracy and
Sidney Poitier in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”

 

 

 

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