Dec 05

A Thanksgiving Day baby born in St.
Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilman of
Pine Boulevard, Patchogue. Named Melody
Lynn, she weighed 8 pounds, 12 1/2
ounces at birth. Awaiting her homecoming
are two brothers, Scott, 7, and Brian, 5.
The wedding ceremony of Airman and
Mrs. James R. Donohue was performed
Nov. 16 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C.
Church, Patchogue. The bridegroom,
recently returned from Vietnam, has been
reassigned to Fort Eustis, Va., where he
and his bride, the former Miss Mary Ann
Kentoffio of Patchogue, will make their home.
Patchogue fullback Jim Masem broke
away for a 15-yard gain around his own
right end that helped set up his team’s only
touchdown in the annual Thanksgiving
Day football game at Central Islip. Central
Islip won, 30-8, as the Red Raiders completed
the 1969 season with a 1-6-1 record.
A family birthday party was held Sunday
for Mrs. Rita Ciccalese of Munsell Road,
East Patchogue. Mr. and Mrs. Ciccalese
entertained 18 people at Thanksgiving Day
dinner, including Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Neuman and children of Munsell Road and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neuman of Elmhurst.
Robert F. May of Munsell Road in September
completed the requirements for
an M.S. degree in education at Indiana
University, Bloomington, Ind.
Al Rand of Bellport returned Saturday
from a trip to Vienna and Brussels. While
in Vienna he attended a meeting on Nuclear
Insurance of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Miss Barbara Peckler, of Cleveland,
Ohio, was a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Winsche of Shore Road for
the Thanksgiving weekend. She is a classmate
of Miss Elizabeth Winsche at Boston University.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hendrie and daughters
Barbara and Susan of Thornhedge
Road spent Thanksgiving week skiing at Killington, Vt.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hermus of North
Brewster Lane entertained at a dinner
party in a joint celebration for the 2nd
birthday of their daughter, Mary Kay, and Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Wilbur Petty of South Howells Point
Road visited her son-in-law and daughter,
Colonel and Mrs. A.B. Hale of Annandale,
Va., for the Thanksgiving holiday.
A family dinner was given in honor of
Mr. Harrison Ritchie Sunday in celebration
of his birthday by his son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Richards.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Ritchie and Mrs. Wilmot G. Ritchie
of Northport, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Kaler
and Mrs. Howard Still of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. William Patanjo of General
McLean Drive entertained at a buffet Saturday
night for members of the bridal party
following the rehearsal for the wedding
of Miss Linda Cirello to William Patanjo
Jr., at Mary Immaculate R.C. Church Sunday afternoon.
Clifford Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Brown of Stillwoods Road, Brookhaven,
was home for the Thanksgiving holidays
from the Coast Guard Academy, New
London, Conn. Also joining the Brown
family for dinner last Thursday was Mr.
Brown’s father, Everett Brown of Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wilkan of
Atlantic Avenue, Blue Point, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Nancy
Marie, to Airman 1/c Paul De Rossi of Station
Road, Bellport. Miss Wilkan is a graduate
of James Wilson Young High School,
Bayport, and is employed at White’s Beauty
Salon. Airman De Rossi also attended
James Wilson Young High and is now
serving in the Air Force, stationed at Davis
Monthan AFB, Ariz. A June wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gallipoli of Division
Avenue, Blue Point, and family spent
Thanksgiving in New York City, where they
watched the Thanksgiving Day parade,
toured Rockefeller Center and dined in an
Indian restaurant.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“Krakatoa East of Java,” with Maximilian
Schell; at the Plaza Theatre: “I am
Curious (yellow)” and at the Rialto Theatre:
“The Gay Deceivers,” starring Kevin
Coughlin and Larry Casey.


Dec 12

Main Street, Patchogue will miss
the friendly, smiling face of the popular
Mike Weiner, who announced his
retirement from Weiner Shoes Inc.,
last week. Weiner, a native Patchoguer,
started in the shoe business in Patchogue
in 1929. A fire swept through
the store in 1965, but Mike opened
again a few months later. He assures
his many customers that they will be
in good hands with the new owners,
Ralph Zegel and Charles Deedy. Both
are native Patchogue men and have
been on the store staff for some time.
Miss Karen Sue Berkowitz, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Berkowitz of
Howard Street, is one of 610 freshmen
students completing their first semester
of the 1969-70 academic year at
Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.
Pat Brown’s team is champion of the
Boys Touch Football League, sponsored
by the Village of Patchogue Recreation
Department, defeating a team
captained by John Vega in a special
playoff, 27-2, last Sunday at the Rider
Avenue park. Members of the winning
team are Pat Brown, Bob Densing,
Bob Kavender, Paul Kost, Bruce Jensen,
Pat Nolan, Charlie Mischo, Tom
Frail, George Eliades and Fred Siebold.
Kavender scored two touchdowns for
the winners. Densing scored the other touchdown.
Patchogue Lions Club past president
Angelo Julian handed over the gavel to
newly elected president Arthur Scotto
at a recent meeting held at Mickey
Felice’s Steak House.
Mr. and Mrs. Alden Weldon of Terrell
Street announce the engagement of
their daughter, Shirley Ann, to Gregory
Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Williams of Jones Street. Miss Weldon,
a 1969 graduate of Patchogue
High School, is employed by the U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau
of Commercial Fisheries, Bayport.
Mr. Williams, also a 1969 graduate of
Patchogue High School, is attending
Suffolk County Community College,
Selden. No date has been set for the wedding.
Spelling king is Howard Novick, a
student in the fifth grade at the Medford
Avenue School, Patchogue. He
was the winner of the school Spelling
Bee, which was held last Thursday. His
teacher is Mrs. Enoch.
Mrs. Catherine Stephani of Narragansett
Avenue, East Patchogue, who celebrated
her 80th birthday Dec. 1, was
feted at a dinner in her honor Nov. 29
at the Bellport Country Club. A buffet
was enjoyed by 96 members of the family,
including four of Mrs. Stephani’s
brothers, Rocco Maler, Ernest Maler,
Clarence Maler and Mike Maler. Mrs.
Stephani, the only girl in a family of 11
children, has 11 children of her own, 37
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren
with two more expected.
Five members of the Bellport Ladies
Bowling League each won a bottle
of cheer recently from the Patchogue
Bowling Alley for having high games.
They were Joan Mozer, Ann Lanese,
Betty Small, Clara Grucci and Peg Wilson.
Mrs. Arthur Felio spent the weekend
with her husband, who has just
completed his basic training at Fort
Benning, Ga. She is staying with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hallock of
Pearl Street, until he receives his next assignment.
A total of 27 students, three from
each sixth-grade class, participated in
a spelling contest held at the middle
school in Bellport Friday. The five
finalists in the contest were Martin
Suberg, James Ahrend, Kim Skidmore,
Joan Seldon and Kristin Dahl. They
will compete against seventh- and
eighth-graders from the middle school.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sherman and
son, Matthew, of Beaver Dam Road,
Brookhaven, have just returned from
traveling through Italy for three weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ward of Medford
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Lois Ann, to Stephen Doncourt,
son of Mrs. Margaret Doncourt
of Blue Point. Miss Ward is employed
as a secretary for the Long Island Rail
Road and Mr. Doncourt will be attending
the State University of Texas. A
June wedding is planned.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Hail, Hero!” starring Michael
Douglas; at the Plaza Theatre: “I Am
Curious (yellow)” and at the Rialto
Theatre: Christopher Lee and Shirley
Eaton in “Kiss and Kill.”


Dec 19
Miss Cheryl Dietz of Highland Avenue,
Patchogue, was the guest of honor at a
miscellaneous bridal shower held Nov. 28
at the American Legion Hall, South Ocean
Avenue. It was given her by the Misses
Patricia McCafferty, Mary Koslow, Janet
Quinto, Joan Calamari and Mrs. Patricia
Barth. Sixty-five guests were in attendance
in the beautifully decorated hall. Miss Dietz
will be married to Carl Dippel Jr., Dec. 28 in
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church.
Philip Arena, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Arena of Clinton Avenue, is returning home
tomorrow after a four-year absence serving
in the Air Force at Anchorage, Alaska.
Returning with him are his wife, a girl he
met and married in Laverda, Alaska, and
their 3-month-old daughter, Michele. He
plans to spend a month at home with his
parents, so that they and his friends will
be able to get well acquainted with his new
Wedded in elegant Spanish tradition
to Dr. Larry S. Geronimo of Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital was the former Miss
Nita Canlas of New York City and the Philippines.
The ceremony took place Nov. 8
in St. Joseph the Worker R.C. Church, East
Patchogue. Nuptials were solemnized by an
unusual Candle, Cord and Veil ceremony.
Dr. and Mrs. Geronimo are making their
home in Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pirozzi and children
Louis, Rosemary, Bonnie and Billy, of Munsell
Road, East Patchogue, recently spent a
weekend in New York City Christmas shopping
and viewing the elaborate decorations
of the city. Accompanying them was Miss
Paulette Fuoco.
The South Bay Art Association held its
annual Christmas cocktail party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Munson of Bellport
Lane Friday night. One hundred thirty members
and guests attended. Mrs. Robert Love
was chairman of the party.
Robert Scesny, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Scesny of Montauk Highway, will
complete his preflight training at Fort Wolters,
Texas, and have a two-week leave at
home. Anthony Scesny, who is a senior at
North Carolina State University, Raleigh,
will also be home this week to spend the
holidays with his family.
Paul Butler, a freshman at University of
Scranton, Pa., arrived home Friday to spend
the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Butler of Academy Lane.
A cooperative dinner party was given
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Streit
of Browns Lane Saturday night. Attending
were their friends who had sailed with them
on various legs of the two cruises to The
Bahamas that the Streits have taken on their
boat, Wooden World II. They came from
Bellport, Babylon, New York, New Jersey,
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Members of the Bellport Fire Department
enjoyed the annual Christmas cocktail party
at the firehouse Sunday afternoon. Fire
chief W. Tyson Dominy presented Robert
Sherman with a plaque for more than 50
years of service to the department. He was
also given a large cake decorated with a
chief’s insignia by ex-chief Eddie Bishop,
representing the hose company. Ex-chief
Augie Waldron was in charge of hors d’oeuvres.
Miss Paula Feeney is home from Rochester
Institute of Technology to spend the
Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Feeney of Bieselin Road.
Philip Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Watson of Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven,
hosted a birthday party last Friday right
after school for seven of his friends and
his three brothers, Gavin, Jamie and Jay.
Highlight of the party was the soccer game
played by everyone.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Oliver!” Winner of 6 Academy
Awards! At the Plaza Theatre: “Easy Rider,”
starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda;
at the Rialto Theatre: James Bond 007 is
back in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,”
and at the Patchogue Sunrise All-Weather
Drive-In: Paul Newman, Robert Redford
and Katharine Ross in “Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid.”

Dec 26

Spending a 30-day leave at home
from service in Vietnam is Air Force
Sgt. Charles Molocznik, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Molocznik Sr., of
North Summit Avenue, Patchogue.
Before returning to Vietnam Jan. 19,
he will visit his brother, Airman Anthony
Molocznik, who is serving with the
security police, stationed at Malmstrom
AFB, Montana.
Miss Maureen Linehan, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Linehan of Jayne
Avenue, has been elected to the office
of president of the Delta unit of Romoser
girls dormitory at Concordia College,
Bronxville, N.Y. Miss Linehan is
in the social work program at Concordia.
Green Beret training in Okinawa
has been completed by Specialist 5
Robert Thompson of Patchogue, who
has re-enlisted for an additional three
years in the Army. He volunteered for
duty in Vietnam.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hubner of
Grenville Avenue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Margaret A.
Hubner, to Quentin Robert Beitel, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Beitel of Bayport.
Miss Barbara Ellen Avery, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Avery of
South Country Road, East Patchogue,
is home for the Christmas holidays
from her studies at Junior College,
Chambersburg, Pa.
Miss Donna Marie Varney has won
her wings and is now a stewardess
with Delta Airlines. Daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William F. Varney of Hedges
Avenue, East Patchogue, she completed
the four-week training course at
Delta’s stewardess school at the Atlanta
Airport and is now proudly wearing
the chic uniform and cap of the
nation’s fifth-largest airline. From her
base station of Dallas, she will fly to
many of the 60 cities served by Delta.
Miss Varney graduated from Seton Hall
High School and attended State University
of New York at Farmingdale.
Miss Susan Demarest arrived home
from Buffalo State last Thursday night
and will spend the holiday vacation
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Demarest of Bieselin Road, Bellport.
Miss Laura Demarest is home for the
holidays from Bucknell University.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 1324 held
their investiture last Wednesday at the
Hampton Avenue School. The ceremony
was conducted by the leaders, Mrs.
Aldo Barbero and Mrs. Robert Emma.
Nancy Armstrong, Patricia Hermus and
Debbie Florio were presented with
their Gold Cord, designating them as
patrol leaders. Many of the parents
attended the ceremony.
Caryn Barbero, Michael Florio, Peter
Clement, Robert Boulin and Michael
LaGuardia are all home from Oswego
State for the Christmas vacation.
Alfred Roe of South Howells Point
Road returned home last week from a
two-months’ trip to Australia, New Zealand,
Fiji Islands, Tahiti and Hawaii.
His son, Philippe, is home for the winter
recess from Bard College in Annandale-
on-the-Hudson. He will resume his
studies in February.
Faculty and staff members of Hampton
Avenue School and Bellport Middle
School held a joint Christmas party at
the Bellport Country Club on Saturday
night. After a cocktail hour and buffet,
the group enjoyed dancing to the music
of Ed Scavelli.
On Dec. 12 the Bellport Middle
School held finals in the school’s annual
Spelling Bee, conducted by Thomas
Walsh, chairman of the English Department.
The contest was extremely close,
but Deborah Petrillo triumphed to the
cheers of the assembled sixth, seventh
and eighth grades.
The Brookhaven Free Library on
Beaver Dam Road was tastefully decorated
for the holiday season by the
following eighth-grade students at the
middle school in Bellport: Kathy Scordamaglia,
Jill Rutkowski, Julie Carll,
Eve Alburger, Andy Hudis, Jonathan
Phillips, Dennis Brown and Matthew
Susan Bergold, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Bergold of Ocean Avenue,
Blue Point, is home from the State University
at Brockport for the holidays.
The fifth-grade class of Mrs. Peggy
Elliot of the Blue Point Elementary
School went caroling last Tuesday evening
and returned to Mrs. Elliot’s home
for doughnuts and cocoa.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Oliver!” Winner of 6 Academy
Awards! At the Plaza Theatre,
“Easy Rider,” starring Dennis Hopper
and Peter Fonda; at the Rialto Theatre,
James Bond 007 is back in “On Her
Majesty’s Secret Service,” and at the
Patchogue Sunrise All-Weather Drive-
In, Paul Newman, Robert Redford and
Katharine Ross in “Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid.”

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