Construction at the Canaan Elementary
School, the newest Patchogue-Medford
Public Schools System building, continues
on schedule. The school will be ready
for pupil occupancy next September and
will relieve crowded conditions at all
local elementary schools. Bernard “Ace”
Watkins has been appointed principal of
the new school. The appointment was
made on the recommendation of the
superintendent of schools, Dr. Thomas F. Looby.
To her host of friends it will be welcome
news to hear that Mrs. Lucille Dobson
of Schroeder Lane, who has devoted
so much of her energy and time toward
bringing cheer to the patients in New
York’s Memorial Cancer Hospital, devoting
her life to the crusade for the American
Cancer Society, is home again gaining
strength after one of her own innumerable
stays in that hospital.
One of two winners of the Connelly
Award for excellence in teaching, made
by the Long Island University, is Harold
B. Liebermann of Jayne Avenue. Mr. Liebermann,
a biology teacher in Patchogue
High School, received his award last
Thursday at the annual Charter Day dinner
at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City.
Academic recognition at Rollins College,
Winter Park, Fla., has been won by
Miss Jean Finger, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clint Finger of Howard Street. Miss
Finger, a senior majoring in sociology,
has been named to the President’s List.
Winsome couple is Mr. and Mrs. Dennis
J. McLaughlin, who were married recently
in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church,
Patchogue. They are now residing in Patchogue,
following a wedding trip to the
Poconos. Mrs. McLaughlin is the former
Miss Jo Ann Liguori of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Ruzicka of
Washington Avenue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Catherine Lynn, to
Petty Officer 2/c Edward H. Brennan of
the Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
J. Brennan of Washington Avenue. Miss
Ruzicka attended Patchogue Senior High
School. Petty Officer Brennan is presently
stationed at Brunswick, Me. No date has
been set for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lotzer of Country
Club Road, Bellport, returned Sunday from
a week’s trip to Middletown,
Conn., to visit Mr. and Mrs. Carbin
Lovelace. They were accompanied by their
granddaughter, Miss Patricia Coleman of
Circuit Road. They had taken the trip to
attend the wedding of Miss Donna Lovelace,
who is Mrs. Lotzer’s first grandchild to be married.
James Vaughan of North Howells Point Road and
Kenneth Dobrie of East Patchogue spent the
weekend at Oswego visiting Michael Florio,
a freshman at the State University at Oswego.
A baby shower was given for Mrs. David Roys
April 21 by her sister, Miss Pauline Rupolo, at
their home on Munsell Road. Nearly 40
guests attended and the guest of honor
received many lovely gifts. Mrs. Roys is living
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rupolo,
while her husband is on active duty in Vietnam.
The Knit ‘N’ Chat Club will meet this evening at the
home of Mrs. William Patanjo of General McLean Drive.
Weekend houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Streit of
Browns Lane were Mr. and Mrs. Day Tuttle
of New York City, former residents of Bellport.
Newcomers to Bellport are Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Munson and their three children, from Flint, Michigan.
They have purchased the house on Bellport Lane
formerly owned by Daniel Koshland.
Receiving his First Holy Communion
Saturday at Our Lady of the Snow R.C.
Church was Kevin Fox, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard P. Fox of Madison Street,
Blue Point. Following the ceremony, a
buffet party was held at his home, with 50 guests attending.
Ensign 2 John Miller of the Navy, having
enjoyed a month’s leave visiting with
his family, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Miller of
Atlantic Avenue, has returned to Pearl
Harbor, where he is stationed aboard the USS Radford.
Returning last Monday to their home on
Atlantic Avenue were Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Pfeifle and family, who had been enjoying
an 18-day vacation in Hallandale, Fla.
A family gathering at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. George Schoners on Beachfern
Road, Center Moriches, was held to celebrate
their son Stewart’s 9th birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Simmerlein of
Abby Lane, Shirley, have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Miss Barbara
M. Simmerlein, to John Clarke, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clarke of Moriches
Avenue, Mastic. Miss Simmerlein is a 1967
graduate of William Floyd High School,
Mastic. Mr. Clarke attended William Floyd
High and is presently employed at Central
Islip State Hospital. A June wedding is planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Sweet November,” with Sandy
Dennis and Anthony Newley; at the Rialto
Theatre: Yul Brynner as the “Double
Man,” and at the Plaza Theatre: “Here We
Go Round the Mulberry Bush,” starring
Barry Evans and Judy Geeson.
Miss Patricia Mottola, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Pat Mottola of River Avenue, a junior at
Adelphi Suffolk College, Oakdale, on Friday
was crowned queen of the college’s annual
May cotillion at Huntington Town House.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, the new church
of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church on
New North Ocean Avenue will open its doors
for the first time. Masses will be celebrated
for the present at 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m., 12 noon
and 1 and 5 p.m.
Miss Phyllis Borzi, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Phillip L. Borzi of Case Avenue, a June
graduate of Ladycliff College in Highland
Falls, N.Y., has resumed her studies at the
college following her Easter vacation, spent
in Bermuda at the Carlton Beach Hotel in
Southampton parish. On May 27, Miss Borzi,
an English major, will receive the degree of
Bachelor of Arts.
At a party in her home April 29, little Julie
Silberbusch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Silberbusch of Chestnut Avenue, celebrated
her first birthday. Theme of the party was Dr.
Doolittle, and decorations, besides balloons
and streamers, were carried out in animal
favors and a table centerpiece of the good
doctor and his animal friends. Children present
were Georgette and Margaret Behrmann,
Susanne Alloy, Donna and Artie Alloy, Pete
Gee and Marc Silberbusch, Julie’s brother. On
Sunday, additional celebration was held at a
dinner attended by her godfather, Al Bonfe,
and his family.
Robert Victor Smith of Herbert Circle was
awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
at the spring commencement April 27 of the
University of Michigan. Mr. Smith’s field is
On April 23, Lieutenant Jerome Robelen of
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers graduated
from U.S. Army Fixed Wing Aviation School,
Fort Rucker, Ala. Lieut. Robelen received his
Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Instrument
Rating and has orders to attend U-21 transition
school at Fort Rucker. Upon completion
of this course, he will serve a one-year tour in
Vietnam. Lieut. Robelen is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Robelen Sr., of Schoenfeld Blvd.
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Danziger of Walnut Avenue
are proud to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Debra, to Benjamin Rachman,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rachman of Los
Angeles, Calif. Miss Danziger is a graduate
of Patchogue High School, class of 1965, and
is presently a junior at Northeastern University,
Boston, Mass. Mr. Rachman is a senior
at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.,
where he is manager of the student computer
agency. He has accepted a position with the
National Security Agency after graduation.
William Sells, of Doane Avenue, North
Bellport, on Tuesday announced his candidacy
for election to the board of education
of Central School District No. 4. He is filing
for the seat currently held by Stuart Rideout,
who withdrew his petition for re-election “in
order to give the North Bellport area of our
school district the greatest possible opportunity
to achieve long-needed representation
on the board of education.” Mr. Sells is vice
president of the North Bellport Taxpayers
Association and is employed as transportation
coordinator of the Economic Opportunity
Council of Suffolk. He has children in the
Hampton Avenue, Bellport Junior High and
Senior High schools.
Miss Linda Williams was the overnight
guest Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
John Binnington of Browns Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Lanman Jr., of Hulse
Street returned Saturday from a week’s trip to
Florida. After Mr. Lanman attended a meeting
in Boca Raton from Saturday until Wednesday,
the Lanmans drove to Stuart, Fla., to
visit Mr. and Mrs. William Bedell, formerly of Bellport.
A luncheon party was given for Andrew
Bookless on Saturday in celebration of his
6th birthday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Bookless of Maple Street.
Carol Russo and her guest, Patricia
Townsend, attended the annual Seashore
Shell Contest held at Cedar Beach Saturday
afternoon. She was awarded a blue ribbon for
finding the most unusual seashells.
Michael Wallen of North Howells Point
Road returned home Sunday from a plane trip
to Italy. He visited relatives and spent some
time in Rome and the Isle of Capri.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Masem of Bayview
Avenue, Blue Point, celebrated their 30th
wedding anniversary Sunday evening with a
buffet party at their home for 40 friends and relatives.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Phyllis Diller and Bob Hope in “The
Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell”; at the Rialto
Theatre: “Grand Slam,” together with Dirk
Bogarde and Susannah York in “Sebastian.”
The new Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C.
Church on New North Ocean Avenue,
Patchogue, opened its doors for the first
time Sunday. Several children received
First Holy Communion, including 7-yearold
triplets Deborah, Diane and Doreen
Mauro, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mauro of River Avenue.
At a special meeting held in the home of
Mrs. Helen Peters of Long Island Avenue,
Medford, last Thursday, the Patchogue
Civic and Garden Club discussed plans
for a float to be entered in the Fourth
of July parade. The committee for this
project are Charlotte Walsh, Helen Peters,
Harriet McArthur, Lillian Mackay, Florence
Palermo, Ann Dennison, Hilda Edelstein,
Melba Strom and Marion Snyder.
Joey Arabia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Arabia of Gibbons Street, celebrated his
6th birthday May 7 with a party at his
home. His friends attending were Michael
Zguris, David Benincase, Glenn Chiuchiolo,
Michael Minardi and Ricky Samundsen.
Joey had been feted prior to the party by his family.
Golden wedding celebrants are Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Entemann of Patchogue and
Richmond Hill, who on Saturday marked
the day by dining at Wolfgang’s, Patchogue,
with their children, Mrs. George
Rink, Warren Entemann, both of Patchogue,
their grandchildren and friends.
Mr. Entemann’s sister, Mrs. Sophie Teetje,
was celebrating her 80th birthday the same day.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Jendral of Mill Road,
Mastic Beach, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Susan Slovensky,
to Theodore Cicci, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Julius Cicci of North Prospect Avenue,
Patchogue. Miss Slovensky is a graduate
of Mercy High School, Riverhead, and is
employed by the Incorporated Village of
Patchogue. Mr. Cicci is a Patchogue High
School graduate and has completed a
two-year tour of duty with the Army. He
also is employed by the Incorporated Village
of Patchogue. No date has been set for the wedding.
On duty at Westover AFB, Mass., is Airman
Diane M. Truesdell, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Costello of Patchogue.
WAF Truesdell is a personnel specialist
with the 1805th Support Squadron and
plays a vital role in carrying out the AF mission.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Weber of Rogers
Avenue, Bellport, have returned home
after spending the winter months in New Smyrna, Fla.
A Silver tea will be held at the Ruth
A.M.E. Zion Church from 4-6 p.m. Sunday,
with Mrs. Ruth Carle in charge.
Miss Barbara Finn of Philadelphia, Pa.,
spent the weekend visiting her grandmother,
Mrs. Charles Marvin of Browns Lane.
Mrs. Maude Jones is recuperating at her
home on North Brewster Lane following a
leg fracture suffered from a fall.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Shreeve and son
James and daughter Elizabeth, of South
Howells Point Road, drove to Middlebury
College in Vermont to visit their son Tom
for the weekend.
Kyle Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Collins of Bellhaven Road, celebrated his
4th birthday on Monday afternoon with a
party for a group of his friends.
The following children were confirmed
at St. Joseph the Worker R.C. Church on
May 6: Aileen Reilly, Mary Ann Fuchs,
Margaret Ann Wilson, Susan Long, Kurt
Rotzinger, Paul Calderone and Michael Gregory.
Recent newcomers to Bellport Lane
are Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Munson and their
three children, Scott, Mindy and Tim,
who have moved here from Linden, Mich.
They purchased the house from Daniel
Koshland. On Saturday night, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Dorsey Smith entertained a group
of neighbors at a welcome party for them.
Recoilless rifleman is the new assignment
of Army Private 1/c David F. Lanman
III, of Bellport. He is with the First
Infantry Division near Quan Loi, Vietnam.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clough of Middle
Road, Blue Point, attended a cocktail party
celebrating the opening of the Port-AKai
Motel in Westhampton last Saturday.
A family dinner was given in honor of
Georgia Angelillo of Nelson Avenue to
celebrate her receiving Confirmation, last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jacone of Roberts
Street, Mastic, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Margaret Davee, to Airman
1/c Peter S. Mitsopolous, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Theodora Mitsopolous of New
Hyde Park. The wedding is planned for June 15.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Madigan,” starring Richard Widmark
and Henry Fonda; at the Rialto Theatre:
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway
in “Bonnie and Clyde,” and at the Plaza
Theatre: “Far From the Madding Crowd,”
with Julie Christie, Terence Stamp and Peter Finch.
Pearl Ann Skelaney, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Skelaney of South Summit Avenue,
has been accepted as a teacher at the
Terryville Elementary School. Graduating
Sunday from Adelphi Suffolk College, Oakdale,
Miss Skelaney will be in charge of the
third grade next September. After spending
a 10-day leave with her parents, Airman 1/c
Elizabeth Jean Skelaney has returned to Carswell
AFB, Texas. She has just completed a year in service.
Carol M. Waldbauer, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Waldbauer of Cedar Grove
Street, has been initiated into Michigan State
University’s newly established Phi Beta Kappa
Chapter. Selected on the basis of superior
academic achievement, Miss Waldbauer
attended an initiation banquet May 16 in the
university’s Kellogg Center.
John W. Valentine, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Valentine of Jayne Avenue, has been
named to the Dean’s List for the winter
semester at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
Mr. Valentine is a freshman majoring in economics.
Patchogue resident Jack Palace will be
seen shortly in the Act I Workshop production
of “Rainmaker,” to be held at Great
Hollow Junior High School, Nesconset, June
7, 8, 14 and 15. Mr. Palace plays the role of
H.C., the father of a very interesting family in
this well-known play. He was seen by local
residents recently in “In Daily Fear.”
Mr. and Mrs. James N. Winans of Patchogue
have announced the engagement of their
daughter, Jeanne Ruth Winans, to Vincent
Victor Wysocki, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Wysocki of East Patchogue. Miss Winans,
a graduate of Patchogue High School, is a
senior majoring in biology at Carnegie Mellon
University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. Wysocki
attended Bellport High School and has completed
four years of service and schooling
with the Air Force. He is employed at Maxson
Electronics in Great River. The wedding is planned for Sept. 1.
Reporting to San Diego, Calif., for instruction
in radio and communications is Private
Paul Graniello Jr., of Patchogue, who has
completed the second phase of his career
as a Marine, six weeks of training at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Jan Patricia Ramirez, of Circuit Road, Bellport,
has been accepted for admission in September
to the State University Agricultural
and Technical College, Delhi, N.Y. She will
study food administration technology. Jan
plans to graduate from Bellport Senior High
School, class of 1968, and is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Ramirez.
Gail Ann Bieselin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Bieselin, of Bieselin Road, received
her certificate of enlistment after she was
administered the enlistment oath in the United
States Air Force recently. Miss Bieselin
will depart for Lackland AFB, Texas, May
24, where she will receive six weeks of basic
training. Miss Bieselin is a 1966 graduate of Bellport High School.
A newcomer to Bellport is Mrs. Herbert
Stonebridge, who has moved from Hollis,
Queens, to an apartment on South Country
Road. Her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Stonebridge and family, live on General McLean Drive.
Mrs. Sally Hagley of Country Club Road
attended a Hawaiian luau given by the membership
committee of Patchogue Chapter 476
Women of the Moose last Wednesday.
A group of junior high school students
accompanied by six senior high students,
David Bohn, Gerard Mach, Larry Fuller, Reid
Terwilliger, Ray Viola and Paul Schait, attended
the New York Mets-Cincinnati Reds baseball
game last Thursday. Mrs. Henry Halsted
and the Rev. Francis Spitzer, as well as some
faculty members, chaperoned the group.
David George Roys Jr., infant son of Sgt.
and Mrs. David Roys, was christened at Mary
Immaculate R.C. Church Sunday afternoon.
The godmother was Mrs. Roys’ sister, Miss
Arlene Rupola of Munsell Road, and the
godfather was Richard Tafe of Country Club
Road. A family gathering was held after the ceremony.
Dale Neal of Blue Point was guest of honor
at a birthday and good luck party for 50
guests, held last Sunday at the Suffolk Boat
Club in Patchogue. Mr. Neal was sworn into
the Army May 6. He will receive his basic
training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. George Densing, Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Furchert, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rossiter
and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sauerwein, of Blue
Point, attended the annual dinner dance of
the Exempt Firemen’s Association at the
Medford Brau Haus last Saturday evening.
Mrs. Barbara Brown, former teacher at
the Tremont Avenue School and wife of
Glen Brown, band instructor at Oregon
Avenue Junior High School, presented Mr.
Brown with a baby girl born this past week
at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball in “Yours,
Mine and Ours”; at the Rialto Theatre: “A
Minute To Pray, A Second To Die,” with Alex
Cord and Robert Ryan, and at the Plaza Theatre:
“Weekend Italian Style.”
Linda Ann Sinkoff, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Sinkoff of Chestnut Avenue,
on May 19 graduated from Boston
University’s School of Education with a
Bachelor of Science degree. In the fall,
Miss Sinkoff will continue her education,
working toward a master’s degree at the university.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nolan of River
Avenue recently held a family reunion to
honor their son, Theodore Nolan of the
Air Force, who was home on leave from
Udorn AB, Thailand. The 40 guests present
included his grandfather, Timothy Morrissey
of Boonton, N.J. and Centereach,
his sisters, brothers, uncles and aunts and their families.
On July 2, the United Patchogue Methodist
Church will hold its annual theatre party
at the Gateway Theatre in Bellport. This
year, the show will be an unusual treat,
since it will be “Harvey” with Paul Ford.
Paul H. Crabtree Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Crabtree of Norton Street, has made
the Dean’s List at Middle Tennessee State
University for the spring semester. A sophomore,
Mr. Crabtree has been majoring in
business administration. In the fall he is
changing to a pre-law major.
Miss Laura Demarest of Bellport has
completed her freshman year at Bucknell
University and has returned home to spend
the summer vacation with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Demarest of Bieselin Road.
Laurie Ann Cummings, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Cummings of Bieselin
Road, took her first plane flight Friday
from Kennedy Airport to Cleveland, Ohio,
where she spent the weekend with her
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Formanek.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Floyd Hassell of South
Country Road entertained for 25 members
of the bridal party following the wedding
rehearsal of Miss Susan Sharp and Paul
Floyd Hassell on May 17. Cocktails and
dinner were served at the Llewellyn Farms
Inn, Morris Plains, N.J. Bellport couples
who attended the wedding at Mountain
Lakes, N.J. on May 18 were Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Sohl, Mr. and Mrs. Worth Austin
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. John Lockwood and the Robert Maggio family.
The Bellport High School Senior Banquet
was held at Pine Grove Inn, East
Patchogue, last Wednesday night. One hundred
attended, including senior advisors
and other guests. Music for dancing was
provided by the Capt. Rag Band.
Paul Warner is home for the summer
recess after completing his sophomore
year at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.
Kathy Scordamaglia, a pupil of Patricia
Wakim School of Dance, will display her
talents as she taps to the tunes of “Mame”
and “Cabaret” in the annual dance recital
to be presented June 8. Kathy, 12, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Louis Scordamaglia of
Brookhaven, also has three sisters appearing
in the recital: Aimee, Joan and Nancy.
Michael Scheibel, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Scheibel of Bay Road, Brookhaven,
has finished his freshman year at the State
College of Agriculture at Cornell University,
Ithaca, N.Y. He has accepted a position
with the State Conservation department in
Sayville for the summer. He is majoring in wildlife biology.
Pride Airman of the Month is the title
given Airman 1/c Joseph T. Maloney, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maloney of Old
Stump Road, who is serving at Izuki AFB,
Japan. Airman Maloney was transferred to
his present base from Korea, where he had
served as part of a support wing for the
Pueblo incident. He had been sent there
in February from his home base at March AFB, Riverside, Calif.
Sharon Goodall, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Garbett of Park Street, Blue
Point, celebrated her 16th birthday with
a supper party at her home. Among the
guests were Linda Kraz and Kathy Weiler
of Bayport, Donna Twigg, Nancy Karra,
Glen Koeble and John Lap of Blue Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Still were guests of
honor at a 25th wedding anniversary reception
Sunday given by Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Steele of Arthur Avenue, at their home. Fifty
relatives and friends attended, including
four generations of the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Miller of Medford
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Barbara Jane, to William F. Schworak,
son of William Schworak of Patchogue and
Mrs. John Rofalsky of Mt. Sinai. An October
wedding is planned.
Overseas is Specialist 4 Richard Siegel
of Mastic Beach in Vietnam. He is serving
with the Military Police.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! “Yours, Mine and Ours,”
starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball; at
the Rialto Theatre: “A Stranger in Town,”
with Tony Anthony and Yolanda Modio,
and at the Plaza Theatre: Tony Steele and
Julia Foster in “Half a Sixpence.”