Dec 07

A surprise engagement party was held
Saturday for 40 guests at the Whirlaway
Inn on Bay Avenue for Miss Cheryl
Cessman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Cessman of Bridge Street, and
Peter Boysen, son of Mrs. F. Boysen
of Northridge Street. A buffet supper
was served and dancing was enjoyed
to music provided by the Milsney Boys
Band. The party was given by Mr. and
Mrs. David Cozine, brother-in-law and
sister of Miss Cessman, and many lovely
gifts were presented to the engaged
couple. No date has been set for the wedding.
Harvey Gehrig of South Summit Avenue
returned Saturday from a hunting
trip spent at the Gehrig cabin in the
Catskills. His guests, 20 in number,
included locally, Fred Graves, John Skidmore
and Everett Wright and son, Thomas.
Their cache was four deer and they report the
hunting was especially difficult because of the heavy snow.
The South Country African Violet
Society will hold their next meeting
Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Hilda
Edelstein of Maple Avenue. It will be a Christmas party.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Gerard of Taber Street
was celebrated recently at a party given
for them by their nine children at the
Knights of Columbus Hall, Patchogue.
The 150 guests attending included 28
of their 37 grandchildren. Mrs. Gerard
is the former Miss Jennie Stumme of Patchogue.
Police Lieutenant William (Jack)
Wiedmer retired Nov. 1 after almost
32 years with the Patchogue Village
and the Suffolk County police departments.
He started with the Village of
Patchogue Police Department on Feb. 1,
1936 as patrolman. He served in the U.S.
Army from 1942-45, then returned to the police department.
Serenely happy after their nuptial
ceremony Sunday in Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel R.C. Church, Patchogue, are
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gattuso. The bride,
who is the former Miss Maria Filippone
of Patchogue, and her husband
entertained 100 guests at their wedding
reception. They will make their home in Patchogue.
A cousins party for Timothy Colichio
and Joseph Colichio, second-grade students
at St. Joseph the Worker School,
was celebrated at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Colichio of Scherger Avenue,
East Patchogue, on Saturday in honor of
the boys’ First Holy Communion. Coffee and cake was served.
Travis Rauch Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Travis Rauch of South Howells Point
Road, Bellport, has moved to Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ronald Rau and
daughter, Littie, of South Howells Point
Road, spent the weekend skiing at Killington, Vt.
New residents of Circuit Road are Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Gibbons and their children, Donald,
Laura, Randy and Edward.
Maryanne Reilly, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Reilly of Livingston Road,
belatedly celebrated her 8th birthday
Sunday with a Ladies’ Tea Party for a group of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cummings
and Mr. and Mrs. Al Rand enjoyed
dinner and evening at the Bianchi and
Margherita in Greenwich Village with
a group of business associates Friday evening.
Miss Laura Demarest and Miss Gay
Walton, both freshmen at Bucknell University,
were the guests of midshipmen
Tim Kana and Jim Kratohvil of the U.S.
Naval Academy at the Army-Navy game
in Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday. Also
attending were Tim’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Milan Kana and sons, Todd and
Titus, of South Howells Point Road.
The young people attended the brigade
party following dinner at Bookbinder’s with the Kanas.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lockwood of General
McLean Drive entertained at a family
party Monday night for their son,
Kenneth, who was celebrating his 7th birthday.
Miss Madeleine Piro, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Piro of Woodland Park
Road, is recovering from pneumonia at her home.
Joan Huber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Huber of Park Avenue, Blue
Point, celebrated her 2nd birthday with
a party at her home last Sunday. Joan’s
guests, other than her family, were Lisa
and William Swezey, Jan Shields and Susan Kirk.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Games,” starring Simone
Signoret, costarring James Caan and
Katharine Ross; at the Rialto Theatre:
“The Girl and the General,” with Rod
Steiger and Virna Lisi, and at the Patchogue
Sunrise All-Weather Drive-In:
Jack Palance and Fernando Lamas in “Kill a Dragon.”
Dec 14

The Patchogue High School junior varsity
basketball team was defeated by
Northport, 76-56 Friday night, in its nonleague
opener at Northport. Making his
debut as Raider coach was Don Devereaux,
who previously had command of
the Patchogue freshmen. He replaced
Don Campbell, who this season has been
moved up to head the varsity. High scorer
for Patchogue was 6-foot-1-inch Tim
McDonald, who threw in 16 points and
handled most of Patchogue’s rebounds.
Paul Nolan and George Lowe scored nine
points each.
A happy start is slated for Mr. and
Mrs. Stuart Ellis, who exchanged nuptial
vows Nov. 25 in St. Francis de Sales R.C.
Church, Patchogue. Mrs. Ellis, the former
Miss Barbara Ann Briscoe of Patchogue,
and her husband are making their home
in East Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Williams of South
Country Road, Bellport, returned home
last Thursday from Washington, D.C.,
where they were guests at the home
of Commissioner and Mrs. Gerald Tape.
Driving to Washington, they stopped in
Hightstown, N.J., to have lunch with Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Patterson, former residents
of Bellport.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Bushfield of Bellport
Lane spent last week in New York
City, where Dr. Bushfield attended the
Greater New York Dental meeting.
David Sparrow, a junior at Princeton
University, will arrive home this week
to spend the Christmas vacation with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Sparrow of
Leisurely Lane.
At Fort Jackson, S.C., Miles White of
Bellport is taking his basic training.
Mrs. Wilbur Petty of South Howells
Point Road returned home Friday from
a five-day visit with her son-in-law and
daughter, Lt. Col. and Mrs. A.B. Hale and
family of Annandale, Va.
A Christmas dinner was given for the
employees of the western branch of the
Valley National Bank on Saturday night
at the Bavarian Inn in Lake Ronkonkoma.
Wallace Ross of Academy Lane spent
the weekend in Miami, Fla., where he
sailed in the Miami-Palm Beach Ocean
Race. Shortly before, he sailed in the
5.5-Meter World Championship in Nassau
with George O’Day of Boston, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cummings of
Bieselin Road entertained at a small farewell
dinner party Sunday night for Mr.
and Mrs. John Leake.
A Sweet Sixteen party was recently
given for Miss Patricia Coleman by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Coleman Jr.,
of Circuit Road. Relatives and a few close
friends of the guest of honor were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman also celebrated
their 17th wedding anniversary that day.
Miss Whitney Rau arrived home Friday
from the University of Washington, Seattle,
Wash., to spend Christmas and New
Year’s with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Rau of South Howells Point Road.
Jean Marie Muligan, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James J. Mulligan of Woodland
Street, Blue Point, celebrated her 16th
birthday with a pajama party for 16 guests
at her home last Friday night.
Rupert Werner of Kennedy Avenue was
elected a fire commissioner for a five-year
term at an election held at the firehouse Dec. 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schwarz of Wave
Avenue, Medford, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Carol Ann, to
Richard Dennis Kalogris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Kalogris of Selden. Miss
Schwarz is a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1967. Mr. Kalogris is
employed as a landscaper at Jim’s Garden
Center, Montauk Highway, Brookhaven.
A double wedding is planned in June for
the couple and for Miss Schwarz’ sister,
Miss Grace Schwarz, who will be married
to Airman 1/c Richard Krauss of Utica.
Mary and Margaret Nemschick, twin
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. David Nemschick
of Medford Avenue, celebrated
their birthdays this past Wednesday.
Wedded recently in St. John’s R.C.
Church, Center Moriches, were Mr. and
Mrs. Salvatore Mandala, who spent two
weeks touring the southern states before
setting up housekeeping in Center Moriches.
Winsome bride is the former Miss Barbara
Jean Geiss of East Moriches.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“The Greatest Story Ever Told,” starring
Charlton Heston and Max Von Sydow;
at the Rialto Theatre: Elvis Presley belting
out that wild beat in “Clambake,” and at
the Patchogue Theatre: Hayley Mills and
John Mills in “The Family Way.”



Dec 21
Christmas festivities gave an added zest to
the meeting Monday night of the Patchogue
Civics and Garden Club, held at the Tinker
National Bank, East Main Street. Nomination
of officers for the new year took place, but
then, in a setting of traditional Christmas
decorations, a party spirit prevailed and the
members exchanged gifts. Hostesses for the
evening were Mesdames Betty Blau, Minnie
Mohr, Melba Strom and Hilda Edelstein.
Jack Hong of Conklin Avenue has been
accepted for admission in January to the
State University Agricultural and Technical
College at Delhi, N.Y. He is a graduate of Patchogue
High School, class of 1967, and will
study agricultural engineering.
Fourth-grade pupils at the Tremont Avenue
Elementary School, Patchogue, planted
bulbs as part of their grounds-improvement
program, under the watchful eye of principal
Bernard Williams. Students who participated
included Chris Matthews, Linda Marino,
Linda Wessel, Stephen Baranello and Phyllis Massa.
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Waldbauer of Chapel
Avenue are leaving tomorrow for a few
weeks’ stay in Florida.
Having completed advanced training, Army
Private Edward J. Lynch of Patchogue is now
a combat engineer. His eight weeks of study
trained him in combat squad tactics, the use
of infantry weapons and engineer reconnaissance.
Girl Scout Troop 115 held a Christmas party
at the Bellport Junior High School Monday
afternoon. Friends of the girls were invited
and gifts were exchanged. Refreshments
were served, games played and the group
sang Christmas carols. Also present were
their leaders, Mrs. Robert Brown and Mrs. Chester Arthur.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hallock of Pearl Street
drove to Elmhurst Sunday to take their
daughter, Alison, to a reunion of the South
Hills Camp at the Brau Haus.
Dr. and Mrs. John Leake and their two
children, Siona and Michael, are flying to
their home in Cambridge, England, this week.
They have been living in Bellport for the past
15 months while Dr. Leake was associated
with the physics department at Brookhaven
National Laboratory. Dr. and Mrs. Leake
entertained at a buffet supper on Friday night.
The house on Bieselin Road where they were
living will be occupied by Dr. and Mrs. J. Iwai
and son from Japan.
Bradford Wood arrived home last week
from the University of Denver, Colo., to spend
the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Wood of Station Road.
Miss Linda Loughlin is home from Sacred
Heart School in Albany to spend the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward V.
Loughlin of South Howells Point Road.
This week the gay shop windows, the evergreens
in the window boxes and the lighted
trees in Bellport Village remind shoppers that
Christmas is rapidly approaching. The varied
types of stores make it possible for one to do
most of his Christmas shopping in the village.
The newest addition, The Penguin Pantry,
offers a selection of gourmet food.
Clay Haskell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Haskell of South Country Road, has returned
from Marvelwood School, Cornwall, Conn.,
for the holiday vacation. This week he is
spending five days at the Holiday Hockey
Camp, Kent, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. John Villano of Woodland
Park Road are spending the Christmas holidays
with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Carr and family at Santa Rosa. Calif.
The Knit ‘n’ Chat Club will hold its annual
Christmas dinner and party at Wolfgang’s
in Patchogue this evening. After the dinner
the group will meet at the home of Mrs.
William Valentine of North Brewster Lane to exchange gifts.
Miss Orlene King arrived home from the
State University College at Geneseo, N.Y., to
spend the holiday vacation with her family,
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kirouac of Pheasant Way, Blue Point.
Cub Scouts and Webelo Troop 49 held their
pack night last Friday evening at the Blue
Point School auditorium. Cub Scouts who
received awards were Gregory Gallo, Gold
Arrow; Mark Metejic, Bobcat Badge; Patrick
McKenna, Wolf Badge; Edward Behan, Bear
Badge; Michael Lynch, Bobcat Badge; and
Carl VonAchen, Bobcat Badge. Webelos John
Rose and Douglas Shields received Engineer Badges.
The Shell Company recently gave a Christmas
party for its local personnel with dinner
and dancing. At least 50 couples attended
the affair including Mr. and Mrs. George
Lucia from Jamaica Avenue and Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Macy from Oregon Avenue, both Medford.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Dick Van Dyke in “Fitzwilly”; at the
Rialto Theatre: Walt Disney’s “The Jungle
Book,” and at the Plaza Theatre: “Wait Until
Dark,” starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin
and Richard Crenna.
Dec 28

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn F. Schaefer of Center
Street have as their guest over the
Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Miss
Sara Douglas Morrison of Denver, Colo.
Miss Morrison is the fiancée of Mr. and
Mrs. Schaefer’s son, Elwyn F. Schaefer Jr.
She will return home Jan. 4.
At commencement exercises held Dec.
16 at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Mich., Robert V. Smith of Herbert
Circle, one of 220 graduates receiving
doctoral degrees, was given a Ph.D. in
pharmaceutical chemistry.
Andrew Serise, dispatcher for the Patchogue-
Medford School District, gave a
Christmas party on Friday for the employees
of the County School Service at its
offices on Waverly Avenue. The party was
complete with refreshments and dancing
to the music of Al Morse and Donald Rose.
Jack Mather and Ed Kriz entertained with songs.
Mrs. Evelyn Walters of Falcon Avenue
was the winner of a new automobile on
Christmas Eve presented by the member
stores of the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce,
in cooperation with the nine new
car dealers of the Patchogue area. Mrs.
Walters is the widow of the late Louis
Walters, former chief of the North Patchogue
Fire Department and employee of
the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department
for many years. Mrs. Walters’ choice
of the nine cars was a Comet, which will
be furnished through Zeidler Motors. This
was the sixth year the merchant members
have awarded a car to some lucky Christmas
season shopper in Patchogue.
The engagement has been announced
of Aurora Yvette Hunter and Barry Ned
Siegel. Miss Hunter is the daughter of Mrs.
Yvette Hunter of Harris Street and the late
Glenwood Hunter. Mr. Siegel is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Siegel of South Ocean
Avenue. Miss Hunter is a graduate of Patchogue
High School, class of 1965 and is
presently employed by the Union Savings
Bank of Long Island as a bank teller. Mr.
Siegel is also a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1965 and is now attending
Northwestern State College of Oklahoma
for his third year, majoring in physical education
with plans to make physical therapy
his career. A June wedding is planned.
In Thailand at Takhli Royal Thai AFB,
Airman 1/c Robert L. Lysak of Patchogue
is serving as a communications equipment
repairman. He is a member of the Pacific Air Forces.
Last Thursday at the Bay Avenue School,
many of the lovely voices representing
the East Patchogue area were featured at
the annual Holiday Sing-Along. The children
from Lake Drive were Denise Nobile,
Kathy Amorosa, Steve Castellitti, Patty
Somma and Mary Jane Space of Chapel
Avenue and many others, who gave a wonderful performance.
Mr. and Mrs. August H. Vettel of Country
Club Road, Bellport, are pleased to
announce the engagement on Christmas
Eve of their daughter, Miss Sharon Lee
Vettel, to Pasquale Cetrangola, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Pasquale Cetrangola of Americus
Avenue, East Patchogue. The young couple
are both graduates of Bellport Senior
High School. Miss Vettel is employed by
the New York Telephone Company in Patchogue.
Mr. Cetrangola is a draftsman
at the present time serving in the United
States Army. There are no definite wedding plans.
Vacationing for the holiday season with
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Miles of Shore Road,
Bellport, are their daughter, Miss Carolyn
Miles, a student at Western College, Ohio,
and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. David Abehouse of Boston, Mass.
The George Vineyards of South Brewster
Lane have as their holiday guests Mr.
and Mrs. Barkley Vineyard and family of
St. Joseph, Mo.
Saturday night the following families
went Christmas caroling: The David Lanmans,
Peter Paiges, Harvey McChesneys,
Wallace Rosses, Dorsey Smiths, Peter Snyders
and Lispenard Suydams. Later the
group enjoyed a buffet supper at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ross of Academy Lane.
Angela North, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John A. North of Atlantic Avenue, Blue
Point, celebrated her 7th birthday on Friday
of last week with a party at her
home. Games were played and refreshments
served. Angela’s invited guests were
Elizabeth Lee, Kathleen Gildea, Timothy
Honce, Robin Hambley, Eileen McKenna,
Robert Morley, Jonathan Ashare and John
Prudenti, all of Blue Point, Julie Schwadron
of Bayport, Paul Allan of Bellport, Ann
Palevski of Brookhaven and Susan Smedly of East Islip.
In Japan: A seven-day period of rest and
relaxation is being enjoyed by Specialist 4
George M. Le Pre of Blue Point, who was
promoted to sergeant on Dec. 1. After his
leave he will return to Vietnam.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! He’s a crook, an embezzler,
a con man, a forger … You’ll love him!
Dick Van Dyke as “Fitzwilly”; at the Rialto
Theatre: Held Over! Walt Disney presents
“The Jungle Book,” and at the Plaza Theatre:
Held Over! “Wait Until Dark,” starring
Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna.




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