June 07

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hotchkiss will be
hosts Saturday at the next meeting of the
DYWYK Club of the Methodist Church at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dew Sr., on Medford Avenue.
At the 40th commencement exercises at
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.,
Jeffrey L. Kreisberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Kreisman of Ketcham Avenue, received a
Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University’s
College of Liberal Arts at commencement
exercises held May 25. He was a member of the tennis team.
Mr. and Mrs. James Wright shared a toast to
their future happiness at their reception at the
Wagon Wheel, Port Jefferson, after their marriage
Saturday in Our Lady of the Snow R.C.
Church, Blue Point. Mr. Wright and his bride,
the former Miss Pamela Van Kleef of Patchogue,
will make their home in Patchogue.
Arthur Egan Jr., of Daisy Street, known to
his friends as Bill, returned home from Syracuse
University after completing his freshman
year in the College of Engineering. Visiting
with him for a few days was his roommate,
James Fuller of Manlius, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Mottola of River Avenue
are proud to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Patricia Ann, to Benedict
A. Baglio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baglio
of Centereach. Miss Mottola is a senior at
Adelphi Suffolk College, Oakdale. Mr. Baglio
is a 1968 graduate of Adelphi Suffolk College.
Arthur E. Gross of Durkee Lane, East Patchogue,
a senior at Butler University, Indianapolis,
Ind., was honored at the university’s
Air Force ROTC annual spring review. He
received the Chicago Tribune silver medal.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Miskosky of Spruce
Drive were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy
Healy of Huntington and spent Saturday
evening at Lago Restaurant in Centerport.
Verne W. Critz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verne
W. Critz Sr., of Hedges Road, sang with the
Northland College choir at the annual spring
concert by the choir and chamber orchestra
in Ashland, Wis. Mr. Critz, a 1967 Bellport
High School graduate, sings bass and is a
freshman at the college, majoring in music.
Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary
were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kondratuk of South
Dunton Avenue, at a party May 19 held for 90
guests at the Country Tavern, Farmingville.
The couple’s son, Hank Kondratuk, daughter,
Mrs. Elsie Wegner, three grandchildren and
one great-grandchild, are all residents of East Patchogue.
Miss Madeline Mingino, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Mingino of Browns Lane,
Bellport, has returned home after finishing
her sophomore year at Webster College, Webster
Grove, Mo. She has as her guest, Thomas
Kampman of St. Louis, Mo., who is a graduate of Webster College.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Wold of
General McLean Drive Saturday and Sunday
were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lombard and family of Greenwich Village.
John Binnington of Browns Lane flew
to Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday to attend a
library conference this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Werner and family of
General McLean Drive visited Mr. and Mrs.
William Seidler of Ellenville over the holiday weekend.
A sweet sixteen party and buffet dinner
was given for Miss Alice Quatrochi of Circuit
Road by her friends, Jane Kirchgessner and
Nancy Racaniello, Monday afternoon. Her
guests were sophomores from Bellport High School.
Robin Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Young of Shields Court, Brookhaven,
has returned to her home after completing her
freshman year at New York State University
College at Fredonia. Her sister, Darby, has
completed her third year at Syracuse University,
where she is majoring in elementary education.
Seaman Apprentice Milton Beavis, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Beavis of Paumanake
Road, Blue Point, is on leave after completing
his basic training at Cape May, N.J. He will be
stationed in Juno, Alaska, after spending 20 days with his parents.
A farewell party with Wesley Rohn as guest
of honor was held by the faculty at the Blue
Point School. Mr. Rohn has retired as school
custodian on his 70th birthday.
Joseph Saporito, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Saporito of Waverly Avenue, Medford, celebrated
his 13th birthday with a barbecue for
several of his classmates from Oregon Avenue
Junior High School Saturday afternoon.
Center Moriches High School held its senior
prom Saturday. Casey Haines was elected
king and Jill Schoner was elected queen.
Last Sunday Robert and Estelle Trimble of
Center Moriches were surprised by many of
their friends with an open house celebration
in honor of their 33rd anniversary.
The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Meinke
took place Saturday. The couple is on a
trip in upstate New York. Mrs. Meinke is the
former Miss Rose Ann Cognato of Shirley.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Paul Newman in “The Secret War of Harry
Frigg”; at the Rialto Theatre: “The Name of
the Game is Kill,” with Jack Lord and Susan
Strasberg, and at the Plaza Theatre: A Double
Agent in Double-Danger! “A Dandy in Aspic,”
starring Laurence Harvey, Tom Courtenay and Mia Farrow.

June 14

A dinner party given in celebration of her graduation from
Suffolk Community College, Selden, was given Sunday by
Mrs. Mathilde Praetorius of Center Street at The Lamplighter
in Sayville. Guests were her daughter, Miss Dorothy Praetorius
of Patchogue, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wicks, her nephew
and niece, of Riverhead.
Miss Lynne A. Bianca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Bianca of Bianca Road, graduated June 1 from the State University
College, Brockport, with a B.A. degree in elementary education.
A reception at Felice’s of Patchogue was held June 1
by Mr. and Mrs. George Knoedl of North Summit Avenue
in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. Among the 80
guests were the members of their original wedding party:
Frank Knoedl, best man; Mary Chiuchiolo Mauro, maid of
honor; Louise Dragone Pontieri, Gloria Payne Hallman and
Antoinette Coppola, bridesmaids, and ushers Ralph Chiuchiolo
and Alfred Chiuchiolo. Also present was their flower girl,
Carolyn Lucia Kress. Mr. and Mrs. Knoedl are the parents
of three children, George M., Raymond and Barry, and they
have one grandchild, Cynthia Ann Knoedl. Mrs. Knoedl is the
former Miss Anne Chiuchiolo.
Graduating cum laude from Adelphi University, Garden
City, Sunday, C. Thomas Bryson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Bryson of Liberty Street, received a B.B.A. degree
in accounting. He was also awarded departmental honors
from the School of Business Administration. He is at present
employed by the Union Savings Bank in Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Robinson have reopened their remodeled
store at the corner of Oak Street and Washington Avenue,
Patchogue. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson retired about a year
and a half ago and took a trip around the world after being
in business for about 10 years. Mr. Robinson said that people
can be assured of the same friendly service.
For having no pedestrian fatalities on its street for a period
of the past six years, the Village of Patchogue will be presented
with a Citation of Safety by the Automobile Club of New
York. The citation is to be presented at a luncheon June 21 in New York City.
Thomas Peter DeLuca of Taylor Avenue, East Patchogue,
received Confirmation June 2 at Emanuel Lutheran Church
in Patchogue. His parents, Philip and Alice DeLuca, gave
a buffet following the ceremony. Among the many guests
were his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles Tashlein of
Patchogue, and Mrs. Joseph DeLuca of Corona, his paternal grandmother.
Smiles were in order for Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Peters, who
were married Saturday at Mary Immaculate R.C. Church,
Bellport. The former Miss Barbara V. Manion, Mrs. Peters is
a teacher in Melville. Mr. Peters is employed at Chase Manhattan
Bank in New York City.
Robert Harold Petersen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Petersen of Woodland Park Road, Bellport, graduated June
10 from the University of Evansville, at Evansville, Ind., after
a five-year cooperative course in mechanical engineering.
He has been accepted by the National Aeronautics Space
Administration for the position of aerospace technologist
engineer at Cape Kennedy, Fla., as of July 8.
Visiting from Wednesday to Friday of last week with Mrs.
Edward Faust of Broadview Avenue were her grandson,
midshipman Malcolm McClellan of Annapolis, Md., and his
fiancée, Miss Valerie Ainslie of Orlando, Fla.
David Sparrow has returned home after completing his
junior year at Princeton University.
The Hearth Club held its annual spring dance at Bellport
Country Club Saturday night. Music was provided by the Bell
Frank group. Planning the dance were Mr. and Mrs. Roland
F. Smith, chairmen, Mr. and Mrs. James Vaughan, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Vollmer and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood.
Mr. and Mrs. William Florio of General McLean Drive
entertained at a family party Saturday in celebration of their
20th wedding anniversary. Michael Florio is home for the
summer months after completing his freshman year at State University at Oswego.
Bradley Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood of Station
Road, returned home Friday for the summer following
his freshman year at the University of Denver, Colo.
Den 2 of the Cub Scouts, Brookhaven, went to Yankee
Stadium on Monday and saw the Yankees play the Chicago
White Sox. Mrs. Henry Kwaitkoski is the den mother.
At commencement exercises held May 26 at Shenandoah
College, Winchester, Va., Miss Susan E. Lowe, daughter of
Mrs. Virginia Lowe of Locust Road, Brookhaven, was graduated.
She received a diploma in secretarial science and, after
a brief vacation, will take employment locally.
Grades Three of the Blue Point Avenue School went to the
JFK Airport for a tour of the International Arrivals Building
and the Pan American facilities at Hangar 14 last Thursday.
Edward J. Smalling Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J.
Smalling of Namkee Road, graduated from Culinary Institute
of America in New Haven, Conn., June 3 in a class of 259.
Present at his graduation were his mother, Mrs. Edward J.
Smalling Sr., and two of his brothers, Brion and Keith.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre: Held Over!
“The Secret of Harry Frigg,” starring Paul Newman; at the
Rialto Theatre: Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra in “Speedway,”
and at the Plaza Theatre: “The Fox,” with Sandy Dennis and Keir Dullea.

June 21

At land’s End, Sayville, Thursday night, 90
of her friends gathered at a farewell party
for Miss Alma Smith of Amity Street, who
is retiring as of July 1 from her position as
teacher in the Economics Department of
the Oregon Avenue Middle School. Of her 38
years in the teaching profession, four were
spent in elementary and high schools in New
Jersey and the rest in Patchogue. Miss Smith
was the recipient of a Sylvania color TV, a
framed resolution in recognition of her years
of excellent service, and an orchid corsage.
Enrolled in an introductory advertising
class at Syracuse University School of Journalism,
Robert Felice, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Felice of Pine Lake Drive, was the
winner of a $25 third prize for his entry in
a national advertising contest sponsored by
Coca-Cola, soft-drink manufacturing firm.
Michael Mancuso, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Angelo Mancuso of Waverly Avenue,
received the rites of confirmation June 9 at
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church. Attending
among other guests was his godfather,
Vinnie Mancuso of Hempstead. A dinner was
later served at the Mancuso home, at which
Mr. and Mrs. Vinnie Mancuso, Mrs. Antoinette
Mancuso of Patchogue, Miss Lavinia
Toronto of Bellport and Michael’s brother, Charles, were guests.
Mark A. Weiner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Weiner of Patchogue, made the Dean’s List
for the past two quarters of his junior year
at Northrop Institute of Technology, Los
Angeles, Calif. He is majoring in mechanical engineering.
A piano recital for parents and friends
was held Sunday by the pupils of Louise Orr
at her home on Roe Boulevard. Performers
included Ellen Bikoff, Jon Olson, Barbara
and Joan Weston, Ben Hillman, Nancy and
Patti Overton, Lorin DeBono, Debra Lenowitz,
Roberta Schantz, Susan Glass, Ann Elizabeth
Swezey, Francis Lizewski and Debra
Preuss. A second group will hold their recital this coming Sunday.
The most valuable player award for varsity
tennis at State University College at Oneonta
for the 1968 season has been won by
Alan Chaskin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour
Chaskin of Pearl Street. Playing the difficult
No. 1 position, Mr. Chaskin, who will be
returning to his junior year in the fall, won all
eight of his singles matches as he led Oneonta
to an 8-0 record and its first undefeated season in varsity tennis.
Officers of the newly formed Anchor
Club of Patchogue Senior High School were
installed recently by Mrs. Elinore Schmidt of
the Pilot Club of Patchogue. The new officers
include Jo Ann Meo, president; Roberta
Russo, vice president; Karen Berkowitz, treasurer;
Josephine Leone, secretary; and Helen
Ann Green and Cheryl Nudo, directors.
Miss Jane S. Sackstein, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Julie Sackstein of Roe Boulevard,
was graduated from American University,
Washington, D.C., June 9 at the university’s
75th commencement exercises. Miss Sackstein
received a Bachelor of Arts degree
in education and is a member of AE Phi Sorority.
New residents of Bellport are Mr. and Mrs.
George Allan, who have moved from Garden
City to 23 Bayberry Road. They recently purchased
the house from Frederick Olefson.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Williams of South
Country Road attended the wedding of their
nephew, Owen Williams, to Miss Nancy Nelson,
in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday. Returning
home Sunday, they stopped for a visit
with Dr. and Mrs. Robert Patterson in Hightstown,
N.J., formerly of Bellport.
Kenneth Budny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Budny of Livingston Road, is in the final
training period in Guatemala as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Robbie Mahoney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Mahoney of Bieselin Road, won a Blue
Ribbon in the Walk, Trot, Canter event at
the Equitation Lodge Horse Show in Bayport Sunday afternoon.
Members of the Couples Club of the Bellport
Methodist Church enjoyed a cookout on
the church grounds Friday night. A softball
game was played after the barbecue. Hosts
for the evening were Mrs. Charles Edwards
and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Diebel.
Marilyn Capicotta of Bieselin Road recently
graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Adelphi-Suffolk College in Oakdale.
Miss Capicotta made the Dean’s List twice in
her senior year. She was recently appointed
as a social worker for the Office of Economic
Opportunity in the Bellport area.
Adele Purves of Bay Road, Brookhaven,
was given a shower June 12 at the home
of Robin Young of Shields Court, in honor
of her approaching marriage. Friends and
relatives attended. Peg Petersen and Vivian
Purves Stephenson were co-hostesses.
Four boys from Brookhaven received the
Star Scout Award last night at the final meeting
of Boy Scout Troop 28 held in Bellport.
The boys are Ernest Wruck, Roger Baker
Jr., Lee Colsmann and Peter Brown. After
the boys received their awards they pinned
orchids on their mothers.
An officer promotion from second to first
lieutenant rating has been given Lieut. Carl
W. Payne, AGC, at the Army Administration
Center, St. Louis, Mo. Second Lieut. Payne,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Payne of Blue
Point, is assigned as an automatic data processing
coordinator at the center.
Antonia Mercer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Mercer of Hallett Court, had a barbecue
party for 20 guests last Friday evening
to celebrate her graduation from the James
Wilson Young High School.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“No Way to Treat a Lady,” starring Rod
Steiger, Lee Remick and George Segal; at the
Rialto Theatre: Peter Sellers in “The Party.”

June 28

Miss Laurel Pallas of Everett Street has
been chosen Miss Safe Boating of 1968 by
the Patchogue Bay Power Squadron. Miss
Pallas is the daughter of past district commander
Frederick O. Pallas and was taught
the rudiments of sailing by her sailor father
from infancy up. She is a student at the State
University of New York at Albany. She is a
member of the Albany affiliate of the Middle
Atlantic Intercollegiate Racing Association
and holds the rank of vice commodore.
Two local young men, Stanley Knukiewicz
of Washington Avenue and Michael P.
Haman of Oak Street, were granted Bachelor
of Science degrees June 8 at the 83rd
annual convocation of the Rochester Institute
of Technology. Mr. Knukiewicz is a
graduate from the School of Photographic
Arts and Sciences, and Mr. Haman from the School of Printing.
Receiving a Bachelor of Science degree
from the State University College, Cortland,
is Miss Barbara Poulos, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter J. Poulos of Highland Avenue.
Having majored in recreation education, she
plans on teaching in the fall.
Miss Candyce Ingerman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Max Ingerman of Howard Street,
has been accepted at the University of
Bridgeport for the fall semester. Miss Ingerman,
a graduate of Patchogue High School,
will major in elementary education in the
university’s College of Education. In high
school she was on the yearbook staff, a
member of Student Aide, the FTA Club, the
senior show and Theta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She is interested in skiing and the piano.
Recent overnight guests at the home of
Mrs. H. Morpurgo of Jennings Avenue were
her grandchildren, Paula, Lora, Georgia and
Barbara Boenig of Wading River.
Recently decorated with the Bronze Star
Medal for meritorious service at Tan Son
Nhut Air Force Base, Vietnam, was Air
Force Lieutenant Colonel Fred H. Pape,
formerly of Patchogue. Lt. Col. Pape is the
husband of the former Miss Caroline Connelly,
daughter of Mrs. Charles Connolly of Rider Avenue.
In celebration of their golden wedding
anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Norman King of
Wood Avenue are holding open house for
their friends and members of the Patchogue
Methodist Church from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
in the church’s Wesley Hall.
Thomas Loughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward V. Loughlin of South Howells Point
Road, Bellport, was graduated June 9 from
Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science
degree. He was commissioned June 8
as second lieutenant in the Marines. He is
presently stationed at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kerins of South Country
Road announce the birth of a daughter,
Meghan, at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Meghan has two brothers, Martin Jr., 10, and
Matthew, 4, and a sister, Marna, 7.
The Zaveskys of Circuit Road recently
held a going-away party for Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Jenks of East Patchogue. Mr. Jenks,
who worked for Brookhaven National Laboratory,
was the piano player for the musical
venue, “Showstoppers.” The entire group attended the event.
Malcolm Johnson of Country Club Road
attended the 50th reunion of his high school
class at Weston, Mass., Saturday night.
There were 19 graduates in the class of 1918
and 12 of them were present at the banquet.
Bellport High School’s annual junior-senior
prom was held Thursday at the Middle
Island Country Club. The theme was Love
is Blue and music was provided by Aesop’s
Fables. At midnight, the king and queen,
John Palumbo and Barbara Curcio, were
crowned. Attendants were Debby Reib,
Caryn Barbero, Joan DeVito, Paul Morabito,
James Shreeve and James Strano. A
delicious buffet supper was enjoyed by the group.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Hallock of Pearl
Street announce the engagement of their
daughter, Torrey Lee, to Arthur Drew Felio,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl N. Felio of South
Orange, N.J. Both Miss Hallock and Mr.
Felio attended Syracuse University. No date
has been set for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Weeks of Park Street,
Blue Point, celebrated the joint birthdays of
their daughter, Barbara, and their son, William,
Friday with a family dinner. Among
the 12 guests attending were the children’s
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Weeks of Kennedy Avenue.
Janet Marie Hambley, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Hambley of Brook Avenue,
held a pool party and buffet dinner for 35
guests in honor of her graduation from the
James Wilson Young High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Jurgens of Blue
Point Avenue have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Carol Ann
Jurgens, to Randall B. Carpenter, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Russell T. Carpenter of Roosevelt
Boulevard, East Patchogue. Miss Jurgens
is a 1967 graduate of James Wilson Young
High School, Bayport, and the Mid-Island
Suffolk School of Practical Nursing. She is
employed at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital,
East Patchogue. Mr. Carpenter is a graduate
of Bellport High School. He is currently
working for his father at Patchogue Marine.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Prudence and the Pill,” starring Deborah
Kerr and David Niven; at the Rialto
Theatre: “The Lost Continent,” with Eric
Porter and Hildegard Knef, and at the Plaza
Theatre: Held Over! “The Fox,” starring Sandy
Dennis and Keir Dullea.





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