March 1

Local students who have begun their spring
term at Wroxton College, the British campus
of Fairleigh Dickinson University at Teaneck,
N.J., are Lenore Cohen and Joyce Needleman, both of Patchogue.
Friends of Miss Lyn Everly of Jennings
Avenue and of Richard Edwards of Norton
Street might like to know that the couple is
planning their marriage 12:30 p.m. Saturday at
St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church, Mrs. Robert Edwards informs us.
Mr. and Mrs. James Wilburn of Ardmore,
Ala., wish to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Marie Gay, to Paul Hampton
Crabtree Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crabtree
of Norton Street. Miss Wilburn is a graduate
of Sparkman High School of Toney, Ala.
Mr. Crabtree is a graduate of Patchogue High
School. Both are attending Middle Tennessee
State University of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Bob Wittneben became Patchogue’s first
league wrestling champion in 26 years when
he won the 183-pound title in the League 2
tournament at Newfield High in Selden recently.
Wittneben won four matches, including
two by pins, to run his record to 15-0. However,
Wittneben suffered his first defeat of the
season the following week, losing to Chris
Gavin of Harborfields, 2-1, in the quarterfinals
of the Suffolk County Tournament.
Aiding his unit earn the Air Force Outstanding
Unit Award, Airman 1/c Carl H. Stein of
Patchogue has given him and his fellow unit
members the right to wear the distinctive
service ribbon as a permanent decoration.
He is a navigation equipment repairman with
the 397th Armament and Electronics Maintenance
Squadron at Dow AFB, Me.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baasch of Bayport
were married Feb. 11 in St. Joseph the Worker
R.C. Church, East Patchogue. Miss Baasch
is the former Miss Linda Orsinger of East Patchogue.
Celebrating her birthday last week was
Dorriann King of Pine Neck Avenue. She was
14 years old Feb. 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Engel Rotzinger of General
McLean Drive, Bellport, have just received
word that their oldest son, Eric, has been
accepted by Seton Hall Academy of Patchogue
and St. John’s of West Islip. Eric’s
final choice of high school has not yet been decided.
The following Bellport families enjoyed
skiing at Mont Sutton, Canada, during the
holiday last week: the R. Ronald Raus, the
David Rahms, the William Fowlers and the
Donald Borgs. On Saturday night Mr. and
Mrs. Rau and Mr. and Mrs. Rahm entertained
at an after-skiing party in their apartment
for the families who were there from Long
Island. Twenty-two were present. All the skiers
returned home Sunday in good condition,
with no broken arms or legs.
During the week of school winter vacation,
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins and family of
Bellhaven Road vacationed at Jekyll Island, Ga.
A camping trip to the Florida Keys was
enjoyed by the Robert Nathan family of South
Country Road, who returned home Saturday.
The warm sunshine of the South was a welcome change.
As a result of a trip to the annual Boat
Show in New York City on Feb. 17, Mr. and
Mrs. Milton Bevis and family of Paumanake
Road, Blue Point, have been notified that they
are the winners of a stereo record player.
Returned to their home on Namkee Road
were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chase and family,
who spent Monday and Tuesday of last week
skiing in the Catskill Mountains.
The microwave radio has been the concern
of Army Private 1/c Richard A. Pfister of Medford
Station, who has completed a course in
air equipment repairs in that field at Fort Monmouth,
N.J. During 26 weeks he was trained
in the installation, operation and repair of
microwave stations and transportable radio equipment.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! “Valley of the Dolls,” with
Barbara Parkins and Patty Duke; at the Rialto
Theatre: James Coburn in “The President’s
Analyst”; at the Plaza Theatre: Held Over!
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” starring
Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier.


March 8

Dale Whitlock, assistant vice president
of Tinker National Bank and manager of
the Patchogue branch, was guest speaker
Feb. 27 at the Patchogue Business and
Professional Women’s Club. He spoke on
household budgets.
Army Private Edward J. Nowicki Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Nowicki
of Gillette Avenue, has been awarded the
American Spirit Honor Medal. The medal
is given for the display of outstanding
qualities of leadership best expressing
the American spirit: honor, initiative, loyalty
and high example to comrades in
arms.
The following students from Patchogue
High School are Regents Scholarship
winners: Richard Cohen, John Chew,
Robert Friedman, Nancy Marshak, Joan
Mazzotti, Simone Pelzman, Joseph Reinckens,
Paul Rohrbacher, Judith Schneid,
Kathryn Walsh, Vikki Zegel and Mary Jo
Zollo. Alternate winners are as follows:
Emmett Ballard, James Corwin, Hans
Peter Proske, Susan Recchio, Barbara
Reichold, Daniel Roe, Gerard Thompson, Jean
Wagner and James Winters.
H e l i c o p t e r repairing has been studied by Specialist 4 Harry W.
Schroeder of Patchogue during the past 13 weeks. He completed
this course at the Army Transportation School at Fort Eustis, Va.
Donna Sue Hallen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Hallen of Shore
Road, has made the Dean’s List with an average of 3.83.
Miss Hallen, a graduate of the Patchogue HighSchool class of 1966,
is a music major at Harpur College, the State University of New York at Binghamton.
She will serve as a counselor this summer at the
Indian Hill Music Camp in Stockbridge, Mass.
Newcomers to Bellport are Mr.and Mrs. Bernard
Wright and four children, who moved from Binghamton
to South Country Road on Friday. Mr. Wright
is associated with Grumman Aircraft Corporation.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hallock
and family of Pearl Street and Mr. and
Mrs. Al Rand and family of Munsell Road
attended the hockey game between the
New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers
at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Harvey McChesney of Bellport
Lane gave a lecture on drying flowers
at the East Islip Public Library Tuesday.
She has an exhibit of dried flower
arrangements in the library for the month of March.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paige of Bellport
Lane returned home last week from a
skiing vacation at Aspen, Colo.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dean of South
Country Road have returned from two
weeks vacation in Jamaica, British West Indies.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood of Gerard
Street entertained at a dinner party at
their home preceding the Bal Masque
held at Middle Island Country Club Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scavelli of Main
Street are the parents of their first child,
a son, Edward Jr., at Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital on Feb. 29.
The Navy Recruiting Station in Riverhead
has accepted the enlistment of Robert
Charles Marrion of Bellport. Entering
the service under the High School Airman
Program, Recruit Marrion is undergoing
training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent La Monica of
Americus Avenue, East Patchogue, wish
to announce the engagement of their
daughter, Kathleen, to William H. Carll,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carll of Edgar
Avenue, Brookhaven. Miss La Monica is a
senior at Bellport High School. Mr. Carll
is a 1965 graduate of Bellport High and is
now in training at Central Islip Hospital.
An August wedding is planned.
Returned to their home on Nelson
Avenue, Blue Point, on Sunday evening
were Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Craz, their
daughter Linda and their son Peter, who
spent a week’s vacation on the isle of St.
John in the Virgin Islands.
Mrs. Mark Rose entertained at her
home on Bergen Lane last Thursday evening
the Mesdames Pierre Grand, Joseph
Sheehan, Richard Deininger and Gene
Rohde, all of Blue Point.
Celebrating her 8th birthday with a
skating party at the Bay Shore Roller
Rink last Saturday was Karen Pfeifle,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pfeifle of
Atlantic Avenue. Karen’s guests were her
brother Jeffrey, Beth Werner, Margaret
Squicciarini, Jeanette Weeks and Mary
Sheehan, all of Blue Point. Guests from
Patchogue were Karen’s cousins, Jan and
Jill Sirianni, and Eva Chiuchiolo and David Urso.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Walt Disney’s “The Happiest
Millionaire,” with Fred MacMurray; at the
Rialto Theatre: Clint Eastwood in “The
Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” and at the
Plaza Theatre: Held Over! “Guess Who’s
Coming to Dinner,” starring Spencer Tracy
and Sidney Poitier.

March 15

An unusual event that is being held
for the benefit of the Patchogue High
School’s Theta Sigma Phi, Dunka Kappa
Phi and Delta Sigma Phi societies will
be presented two evenings, Wednesday
and again March 27, at the Speak Softly
Beauty Salon, 73 Sycamore Street,
under the title, “A Psychedelic Fashion
Trip.” Hairstyles will be by Speak Softly
and fashions will be supplied by the
5-7-9 Shop of Patchogue. The evening
will offer “groovy” outfits, “out-of-sight”
colors, dancing girls, bathing beauties,
wig fashions, makeup news, awards and refreshments.
Mrs. Jean Hansen of East Patchogue
and Mrs. Marie Paxson of East Patchogue
have accepted positions as
church secretary and organist, respectively,
in Emanuel Lutheran Church,
East Main Street. Mrs. Hansen replaces
Mrs. Lewis, who has resigned after 10
years of faithful service. Mrs. Paxson
will continue work she has been doing
as director of the children’s choir.
Donald C. Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clive E. Reed of West Lakewood Street,
has been named to the Dean’s List at
Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam,
N.Y., for the 1967 fall semester.
Mr. Reed, a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1964, is a senior studying
mechanical engineering.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Meyer of
Dayton, Ohio, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Christine Louise
Meyer, to Dennis C. Vigliotta, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Vigliotta of Atlantic
Avenue, Patchogue. Both Miss Meyer
and Mr. Vigliotta are attending the University
of Dayton, Ohio. Wedding plans
are being made for Aug. 3.
Charles H. Thatcher, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Thatcher Sr., of Michigan
Avenue, Bellport, recently joined the
United States Army stationed at Fort
Jackson, S.C. His parents say that he
would welcome letters from his friends and acquaintances.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rant of Woodland
Park Road entertained the Mr. and Mrs.
Card Club at their home on Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Miles of Shore
Road and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Walker
of Princeton, N.J., drove to Wilmington,
Vt., for a skiing vacation last week.
Miss Louisa Mingino of Washington,
D.C., visited for the weekend with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mingino of Browns Lane.
John Schinn was home from the University
of Connecticut to spend the
weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Schinn of North Howells Point Road.
Miss Jamie Pokorny spent the weekend
in New York with her aunt, Miss Barbara
Pokorny, and attended the matinee
performance of the Broadway musical,
“Hello Dolly,” on Saturday. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Pokorny
of South Brewster Lane.
A surprise baby shower was recently
given for Mrs. Francis Hermus, by Mrs.
Chester Arthur, Mrs. William Hermus
and Miss Mary Ann Hanson, with 27
guests in attendance.
Wedded in a double-ring ceremony
Saturday in St. James Episcopal Church,
Brookhaven, were Mr. and Mrs. Cowles
George Waldron, who greeted their
guests at Jeffrey’s Lounge in Patchogue.
Mrs. Waldron, the former Miss Paula
Andrea Taylor of Bellport, will accompany
her husband to Virginia, where he is
stationed with the Army at Fort Eustis.
South Haven Girl Scout Troop 65 held
a badge presentation ceremony recently
at the elementary school in South Haven.
 

March 15 Cont.

After the candlelight ceremony there
was entertainment by Rochelle Curiale
and Eileen Clifford, who did a baton
twirling act. Gail Lukas played a piano
solo and Laura House, Maureen Bonner,
Jeanette Barsi and Patti Knobloch sang,
“If I Had a Hammer.” Mrs. Lisle House is
the leader of the troop.
Army Private Donald Miller left last
Friday for Fort Sam, Houston, Texas,
after enjoying a 10-day leave visiting
with his family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller
of Division Avenue, Blue Point.
Attending the annual Flower Show
and Sport Show at the Coliseum last
Wednesday were the Mesdames Howard
Shene, Milton Bevis and George Densing,
all of Blue Point, and Mrs. Diane
Palumbo of Patchogue.
Susan Brown, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Brown of Maple Street,
celebrated her 5th birthday on Saturday
with a party at her home. Games were
played and refreshments were served.
Susan’s guests were Lisa and Tina Koop,
Kathy Fitchner, Lynn Rossiter and Robin Wright.
In an Army chapel in Germany, Sp. 4
and Mrs. Kenneth T. Krauss of Medford
were united in marriage on Feb. 11. Mrs.
Krauss, the former Miss Patricia Ann
Saudo of Medford, will remain with her
husband in Heilbronn during the remainder of his tour of duty.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway
in “Bonnie and Clyde”; at the
Rialto Theatre: “The Ballad of Josie,”
starring Doris Day, together with Charlton
Heston in “Counterpoint,” and at the
Patchogue Sunrise All-Weather Drive-In
Theatre: Walt Disney’s “The Happiest
Millionaire,” with Fred MacMurray and Tommy Steele.

March 22

A June graduate of the State University
at Stony Brook, Miss Jeanne Mottola of
Schoenfeld Boulevard has been named to
the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Miss
Mottola is majoring in political science.
Two local girls, Miss Lenore N. Cohen
of North Ocean Avenue and Miss Joyce
Needleman of Jayne Avenue, have made the
Dean’s List at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s
Florham Madison Campus, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. William John Callagy Sr., of
Oak Street, celebrated their 28th wedding
anniversary Saturday. Their son, William
Jr., entertained them at dinner at the Sunset
Inn, West Sayville, and then they went to see
the floor show at the Suffolk House in Lake Ronkonkoma.
Geology came alive for fourth-graders at
the Bay Avenue School thanks to a visit by
Earl Kaller, of Kaller’s Jewelry Store of Patchogue.
Mr. Kaller exhibited and discussed
rocks and precious stones from his collection.
He showed the youngsters birthstones
for each month, told the children the history
of some jewels, and provided general background
information for their research. Miss
Joyce Hammond is their teacher.
Four area students are among the fall
semester academic leaders at State University
College at Oswego: Richard Dayton
of Patchogue, Arlane Frederick and Peter
Clement of Bellport, and Gail Tooker of Brookhaven.
Specialist 4 Anthony J. Graviano, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Graviano of Station
Road, has chosen to enlist for six more
months in Vietnam, after serving a year
of duty at Long Binh, Vietnam. Tomorrow
the soldier is expected home on a 30-day
furlough. In Vietnam he was a dispersing
specialist with a unit that was awarded the
Meritorious Unit Commendation for outstanding
service. In November 1967 at the
Long Binh Base, Pfc. Graviano was promoted
to his present rank and his father tells us
that when he returns to Vietnam, he will go
as Army Specialist 5 Graviano.
Bellport High School girls basketball honor
team went undefeated for the second successive
year, winning the S.C.G.A.A. Section
3 basketball banner. They defeated Central
Islip 34-11 in the playoff game. They are:
co-captains Marj Binnington and Audrey
Chisholm, Barbara Lovetere, Peggy Person,
Holly Escallette, Paula Feeney, Kathy
Penney, Brenda Smith, Nancy Boulin, Sue
Grace, with coach Carlotta R. Toronto and
managers Emilie Chisholm, Karen Smith,
Susan Demarest and Deyanne Demarest,
who were always there with clean pinnies,
sliced oranges and well-kept books.
A belated birthday party was given for
Susan Reilly by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Reilly of Livingston Road, Bellport.
She was 7 on Feb. 3. Her guests were Daniel
Rohde, Charles Remsberg, Joshua Bloch,
Margaret Ell, Barbara Seuffert, Sally Long,
and her sister, Maryanne.
Miss Jean Gardner is home from Northfield
School, Northfield, Mass., to spend
spring vacation with her mother, Mrs. Jane
Gardner of George Court.
Over 200 colleens and their escorts
observed the “wearing of the green” at a
St. Patrick’s Eve dance at Mary Immaculate
R.C. Church on Browns Lane Saturday
night. Peter’s Orchestra provided the music.
The General Electric Portacolor TV set was
awarded Mrs. Joseph Stella, a basket of
cheer to Ted Archacki of Brookhaven, and
a special award to Gerard Mayman of Bellport.
Mr. Archacki has received the same
award for the past three years.
Miss Dale Keehn, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Keehn of Colonial Lane, has been
awarded a 1968 Council Campership from
the South Suffolk Girl Scout Council. She
will attend Camp Matta-Wacca at Bear
Mountain in Harriman State Park, Rockland
County, for two weeks this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sykes of Pine Street,
Brookhaven, are the parents of a daughter,
born March 12 at Brookhaven Hospital. The
baby has been named Wendy Lynn.
Celebrating her 11th birthday on Tuesday
evening of last week with a family dinner
party at the Seascape Restaurant in Islip
was Debbie Kunsch, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Kunsch of Barteau Avenue, Blue Point.
David Honce, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Honce of Blue Point Avenue, celebrated his
6th birthday last Friday with a luncheon
party at his home. David’s guests were Greer
Roberts, Carol Brown, Kathy Fox, Peter Noa
and Edward Campbell.
Mr. and Mrs. John Vahey of Blue Point
Avenue became the parents of a baby girl,
Mary Elizabeth, born on March 12 at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Islip. Mr. and Mrs.
Vahey have two other children, John James
and Daniel Patrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Tupman of Union
Avenue, Center Moriches, take pleasure in
announcing the engagement of their daughter,
Patricia, to Charles Buechner Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buechner of Daisy
Drive, Mastic Beach. The wedding is
planned for the late fall.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren
Beatty and Faye Dunaway; at the Rialto
Theatre: Lee Marvin as “Sergeant Ryker,”
and at the Plaza Theatre: Bette Davis in “The Anniversary.”

March 29

The Patchogue Stationery Company, whose
store was partially destroyed by fire Feb. 2 and
then completely gutted by a second fire Feb.
13, will be back in business by the first week of
May, but in much larger quarters, in the store
presently occupied by Woolworth’s on East
Main Street.
Ideals Magazine of Milwaukee, Wis., has
accepted for future publication a poem entitled
“The Magic of May,” composed by Mrs. Elsie
Heimroth of Rosalie Place.
Miss Suzanne Marie Zanazzi, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zanazzi of Grenville Avenue,
has been honored by being named to the
Dean’s List for the semester ending in February,
at Endicott Junior College, Beverly, Mass.
Miss Zanazzi, a senior, is majoring in teacher training.
Lorraine Swan, 12-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Matthew Swan of Patchogue, won
the title of Junior Miss Majorette at a United
States Twirling Association competition held
Sunday at the Rockville Centre recreation hall.
She received a trophy, plus a tiara and pocketbook
as a prize. On April 6 at Patchogue High
School, she will compete against many others
for the title of Miss New York State Junior Miss Baton Twirler.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reilly of Columbia
Street, Patchogue, wish to announce the
engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ellen,
to Peter Minardi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Minardi of Montauk Highway, Blue Point. Miss
Reilly is a graduate of Patchogue High School,
class of 1967, and is presently employed at
Island State Bank, Patchogue. Mr. Minardi
is a graduate of James Wilson Young High
School, class of 1966. He is soon to enter into
the Armed Forces. No date has been set for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Gilman of Terry Road
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Patrice Marie, to Eugene Gurney Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Gurney Sr., of Medford. Miss
Gilman is a senior at Patchogue High School.
Mr. Gurney is a 1965 graduate of Patchogue
High School and has served in the Navy for
two years. He is presently employed in the
computer department of St. John’s Hospital,
Smithtown. No date has been set for the wedding.
At the University of Bridgeport, Conn., Miss
Alicia Whitbeck of South Country Road, East
Patchogue, was initiated into Theta Epsilon
Sorority. Miss Whitbeck is a junior majoring in nursing.
Over 100 relatives gathered at the South
Shores Country Club in East Patchogue Sunday
afternoon to offer their best wishes and
much happiness to Mrs. Mary Grucci of Station
Road, Bellport, on the occasion of her
80th birthday. The supper party was given by
her children, who also presented her with a
colored television set. Mrs. Grucci was born in
Italy and at the age of 16 came to Bellport. She
later married James Grucci and they reared
nine children, all of whom live in the vicinity
of Bellport and Patchogue. She has 29 grandchildren
and 35 great-grandchildren. All of
Mrs. Grucci’s children were present at the
party: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grucci, Mr. and Mrs.
Felix Grucci, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grucci, Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Grucci, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome
Rupolo, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gazzola, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert McCleary, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Klein and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lotzer.
Members of the Hook and Ladder Company
of the Bellport Fire Department and their
wives and other guests enjoyed a steak dinner
at the firehouse Saturday night. August Waldron
acted as the chef, assisted by Robert Wayte.
Later the 40 people present enjoyed games.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Coleman Jr., of Circuit
Road, recently spent a few days in New
York and attended performances of the Broadway
comedies, “Don’t Drink the Water” and
“There’s a Girl in My Soup.”
“Lucille” is back to the everyday routine of
shaping hair and fashioning new coiffures at
the Francene Beauty Shoppe on South Country
Road, following a vacation to sunny Hawaii
with her husband, Herbert Faust.
Mark Wiener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Wiener of George Court, is home from Cornell
University for spring vacation.
Patrolman and Mrs. Robert Klein Jr., of
Station Road, and Patrolman and Mrs. Bruce
Loesch of East Patchogue spent the day in
New York Monday and attended the Johnny
Carson TV show. They were celebrating the
birthday of Patrolman Loesch.
A group of friends surprised Mrs. Harold
Bohn with a housewarming supper party at
her new home on South Country Road Sunday night.
For the purpose of achieving their merit
badges, a course in firemanship will be held
on Monday evenings at the firehouse for the
following Boy Scouts of Troop 49, Blue Point:
Gerald Staugaitis, Craig Sanwald, Richard
Krasensky, Robert Carlough, Robert Wagner,
Charles Santini, Jerry Franklin, Hank Weeks,
John White, John Vernon, David Weeks and
Keith Rose. The boys will be instructed by first
assistant fire chief Robert Dixon.
Celebrating his 10th birthday last Thursday
with a family party at his home was Gregory
Gallo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gallo of Corey Avenue.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life,”
with Dean Martin and Stella Stevens; at the
Rialto Theatre: “Guns for San Sebastian,” starring
Anthony Quinn and Charles Bronson, and
Yves Montand and Candice Bergen in “Live
for Life.”

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