Dec 02

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Wicks of Oak
Street, Patchogue, have received word
from the University of Delhi that their
daughter, Barbara Ann, who is in her
second year there, has made the Dean’s
List. She is majoring in animal science
and has an average of 3.7 out of a possible 4.0.
Preparations for a ball, Evening of
Heart, planned by the South Brookhaven
Heart Association for Feb. 12 at Felice’s
of Patchogue, were made at a meeting
Dec. 1 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph
D’Agrosa, chairmen.
Posing for their wedding picture were
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Stokes, who were
married in the United Methodist Church
of Patchogue, Nov. 20. After greeting
their guests in the VFW Hall, Patchogue,
the couple spent a night at the Plaza
Hotel, New York City, before traveling
to the Poconos. They are residing in
Holbrook. Bride, the former Miss Peggy
Ann Williams of Patchogue, is employed
in Setauket. Bridegroom is attending
the State University in Farmingdale and
works in Wantagh.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pabst of Bridge
Avenue, Patchogue, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Sandra,
to Leroy Batorsky, son of Mrs. Orel
Seidensticker of Washington Avenue,
Patchogue. Miss Pabst is a graduate of
St. John the Baptist High School, West
Islip. Mr. Batorsky, a Patchogue High
School graduate, is employed by the New
York Telephone Company in Patchogue.
Maryanne Reilly of Livingston Road,
Bellport, a seventh-grade student at
St. Joseph the Worker School, won the
spelling contest, which was held on Dec.
1, for grades 4-8.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore of North
Carolina announce the birth of their
first child, a daughter, Sherry Alice, born
on Dec. 4. Mrs. Robert Moore is the
former Miss Susan Gordon of Bellport.
David Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Turner of New Jersey Avenue,
celebrated his 8th birthday Dec. 4, with a
family birthday party.
Last week gates and lights were
installed at the railroad crossing
at Champlin Road, Bellport. Ralph V.
Toronto of Bellport started the petition
for the gates and lights there due to
innumerous accidents. After many years
of striving for this railroad crossing, Mr.
Toronto has finally succeeded in his goal
for the safety of his community.
Randy Smith, a former three-sport
star at Bellport High School, is now a
professional basketball player for the
Buffalo Braves of the National Basketball
Association. The team was in New York
last Saturday to play the Knickerbockers
at Madison Square Garden. On hand to
greet Randy were two of his former high
school coaches, Earl Maddalena and Paul
Susskind. Smith scored 13 points in the
game and was his team’s co-high scorer.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Watson of Beaver
Dam Road, Brookhaven, attended the
opera, “Tristan and Isolde,” Saturday
night in New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald David and
daughters, Darcy, Mary and Susan,
of Locust Road, spent Thanksgiving
weekend in Canada visiting friends of
Mr. David’s, who have a farm in Ontario.
The engagement has been announced
of Miss Rose-Marie Palmquist, daughter
of Mrs. Rita M. Palmquist of Blue Point,
to John Byron Carroll of Rockville, Md.
Miss Palmquist is attending Villanova
University School of Nursing. Her fiancé,
a graduate of Villanova, is a development
engineer with the Lee Tire and Rubber
Company in Pennsylvania.
Basics have been completed by Navy
fireman Philip G. Theune, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Adelbert Theune of Buffalo
Avenue, Medford, at the Great Lakes
Naval Training Center, Ill.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Billy Jack,” with Tom Laughlin
and Dolores Taylor; at the Plaza Theatre:
Charles Bronson and Anthony Perkins
in “Someone Behind the Door” together
with “Next Victim.”

Dec 09

Michael Sadofsky and Pamela Juzwiak,
students at Patchogue-Medford High
School, were chosen as the “Students of
the Month” for December and recently
attended the meeting of the Patchogue
Rotary Club. Each of the two told
members about events and activities at the high school.
Robert T. Johnson of Herbert Circle,
Patchogue, a graduate student at Cornell
University, Ithaca, N.Y., yesterday
completed an assignment of student
teaching in the ornamental horticulture
department of Sewanhaka High School,
Floral Park. A graduate of the State
University at Farmingdale, Mr. Johnson
graduated this year from Cornell with a
Bachelor of Science degree. He is now
working towards his master’s degree in
education and plans to seek employment this coming year.
A lovely fall setting framed the wedding
pose of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur George
Martin after their wedding ceremony in
the Congregational Church of Patchogue,
Nov. 20. They traveled to Florida from
their reception at Sunland on the Bay,
Blue Point, for their honeymoon and
are at home in Patchogue. Bride, who
is the former Miss Mary Jane Terry of
Patchogue, is a teacher in Sagamore
Junior High School, Lake Ronkonkoma.
Bridegroom is a member and officer in
Metal Lathers Local 6 in Valley Stream.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hope of Patchogue
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Nancy Ann, to Richard John
Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burke
of Medford. Miss Hope is a student at
Patchogue High School. A graduate of
Patchogue High School in June, Mr.
Burke plans to enlist in the U.S. Coast
Guard. No date has been set for the wedding.
Basic training has been completed by
Airman Robert J. Willis, son of Mrs.
Joseph O. Hudson of Mt. Vernon Avenue,
Patchogue, at Lackland AFB, Texas. His
new assignment is to Kessler AFB, Miss.,
for training in the communications electronics system.
At the annual Schaefer Awards dinner,
held this year at the Knights of Columbus
Hall, Patchogue, the F. & M. Schaefer
Brewing Company presented many
handsome clocks to award-winning
firemen. Fireman John Ferrante from
Patchogue Fire Department accepted his
award with wife, Connie, looking on. The
awards were presented for outstanding
devotion to duty and community for the past 12 months.
Mrs. Mary Lou Gannon, president of
the East Patchogue School PTA, and
Mrs. Mary Neumann, president of the
Kreamer Street PTA, participated in the
1971-72 King Kullen Grocery Consumer
Panel held at the Water Mill restaurant
in Smithtown. The luncheon was held
to discuss attitudes towards shopping in supermarkets.
Andrew Olsen of Station Road,
Bellport, is home recuperating after a
five-week stay in the hospital due to a
coronary. Friends are welcome to call on Mr. Olsen.
Louis Cardamone, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Cardamone of North Howells
Point Road, celebrated with a birthday
party Friday afternoon in honor of his
8th birthday. His guests included his
brother, Eric, Peter Voldman, Christine
and Bobby Small, Richard and Susie
LeBrun and Jennifer Weis.
Janet and Jean Gardner, daughters of
Mrs. Jane Gardner of George Court,
will be coming home this weekend for
the Christmas holidays. Janet is a senior
at Northeastern University in Boston
and Jean is a sophomore at Boston University.
Eddie John Warner, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Warner of Second Street,
celebrated his 5th birthday Monday.
Helping Eddie John celebrate was his
sister, Elaine, Liza German, Mary Kay
Hermus, Brian and Charlie Olin and Stacy Hermus.
The Hearth Club held their annual
Christmas party at the home of the
Lancasters on Gerard Street Sunday
night. The officers for the coming year
were installed. Mr. and Mrs. John Ince
were the chairmen for this affair.
Annette and Nancy Racaniello,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
Racaniello of Beaver Court, Brookhaven,
will be coming home this weekend for
the Christmas holidays. Annette is a
sophomore at Cortland at the State
University of New York and Nancy is a
sophomore at Fredonia.
Phillip Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Watson of Beaver Dam Road,
celebrated his 12th birthday on Dec.
10. He went bowling with three of his
friends, Frank Miller, Ricky Groh and Louis Andors.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Sean Connery as James Bond
in “Diamonds are Forever”; at the Rialto
Theatre: Mia Farrow in “See No Evil,”
together with “The Anderson Tapes,”
starring Sean Connery, and at the Plaza
Theatre: “Bless the Beasts and Children.”

Dec 16
Anthony O’Leary of Grove Avenue,
Patchogue, was recently awarded
a diploma from DeVry Institute of
Technology, one of the Bell and Howell
schools in Chicago, Ill. He completed the
electronics technician program.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosati of Franklin
Street are the grandparents of a baby
girl, Jean Marie Rosati, born Dec. 14
at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital to
their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Rosati of Medford. The
baby’s mother is the former Miss Patricia
Conklin of Medford.
Airman Steven A. McCormick, son of
Mrs. Muriel G. McCormick of East Main
Street, Patchogue, has been reassigned
to Sheppard AFB, Texas. He will be
trained in aircraft maintenance.
A lovely bride posing with her
husband was Mrs. Timothy E. Dasch
after their recent marriage in Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Patchogue.
Mr. Dasch and his bride, the former Miss
Charlene Nan Petranek of Patchogue,
held their reception at Tojen’s Half Way
House, Patchogue, and went to Florida
for their wedding trip. They are residing in Patchogue.
Patchogue hosted East Islip in the
first basketball game played at the new
Patchogue-Medford High School. When
the final buzzer sounded, Patchogue had
its first win of the young season, 84-83.
The key to the Raider victory was their
rebounding strength. Jack Waszmer
had 19 rebounds for Patchogue, while
Bob Leach had 14. Waszmer led the way
in scoring, totaling 29 points. Al Willet
scored 15 points and Leach, 13. Steve
Aviano contributed 11 points and Robin
Antonio scored 10.
Specialist 4 John T. Palace, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Palace of Woodacres
Road, East Patchogue, is home after two
years in Frankfurt, Germany. He will be
home on leave for 21 days and then will
return to Germany.


Dec 16
Several stores at the corner of Dunton
Avenue and South Country Road, East
Patchogue, were seriously damaged
in a fire reported at 5:36 a.m. Sunday
to the Hagerman Fire Department.
The blaze was brought under control
in one-and-a-half hours by Hagerman,
assisted by the Bellport and Brookhaven
fire departments, with 120 volunteer
firefighters and 12 pieces of equipment.
Stores damaged were: The Deli, Dunton
Inn, Dutch Coffee Shop and Trend
Setters, a beauty parlor.
Richard Geiger of South Country Road,
Bellport, a freshman at Adelbert College,
Cleveland, Ohio, having completed his
first semester, will spend Christmas at
his home, returning to classes Feb. 1. The
college offers a variety of activities off- as
well as on-campus that Mr. Geiger may
take up during the month of January.
Boy Scout Troop 28 will be holding
their Christmas party tonight at the
Bellport Community Center on Station
Road. Scoutmaster Bob Schneider and
the scouts will enjoy movies, grab bag,
and refreshments will be served.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard G. French
of Bellport announce the marriage
of their daughter, Carol, with Martin
Rhodes Milbury, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Milbury of Concord, N.H. The
ceremony took place Saturday in St.
George Episcopal Church, Durham, N.H.
Attending the bride were her sisters,
Miss Barbara French and Miss Ellen
French. Both bride and bridegroom
are seniors at the University of New
Hampshire in Durham. They will make
their home in Dover, N.H.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Schindler of
West Ghent, N.Y., have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Kathy
Ann, to William Houston, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Houston of Country
Club Road, Bellport. Miss Schindler, a
1970 graduate of Ichabod Crane Central
School, is a senior in the journalism
department at SUNY in Morrisville. Mr.
Houston, a 1970 graduate of Bellport
High School, is a senior in agricultural
engineering at SUNY in Morrisville. No
date has been set for the wedding.
GMG 3 Gary Intemann, who is in
the Navy and has been on a destroyer
since last June, is expected home for
the holidays. Gary is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Intemann of Beaver Brook
Drive, Brookhaven.
Get-well wishes are being sent to
Brookhaven Fire Department Chief
Murray Fink, who is recuperating at
his home on Chapel Avenue after an
operation at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
The annual Bausch & Lomb science
award was presented this week to
William Chase of Namkee Road, Blue
Point, by Michael N. Palermo, principal
of James Wilson Young High School,
Robert O’Donnell, science department
chairman, and James Brown, counselor.
The award recognizes the senior with the
highest scholastic standing in science subjects.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Sean Connery as James Bond
in “Diamonds are Forever”; at the Plaza
Theatre: “Star Spangled Girl,” with
Sandy Duncan and Tony Roberts, and at
the Rialto Theatre: Walt Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp.”
Dec 23

Maryellen A. Robinson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Erndst E. Robinson of Jennings
Avenue, Patchogue, has been awarded
a scholarship by St. Joseph’s College of
Rensselaer, Ind., for the 1972-73 school
year. The scholarship is renewable
each year in which she maintains a B
average. Maryellen is a member of the
National Honor Society and will major in
mathematics-computer science.
The members of the new Junior Girl
Scout Troop 1350 sponsored by the
Bay Avenue School, Patchogue, visited
the children patients at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital before Christmas,
taking cans of candy they had made.
They also sang Christmas carols. The
scouts included April Fisher, Janet
Carfora, Jacqueline Bamback, Jeree
Brissenden, Robin Rondolet, Cheryl
White, Rita Kuskis and Ethel Reyling.
The troop was formed in November, with
Mrs. Georgia Rondolet and Mrs. Arthur
Reyling as leaders.
A beautiful bridal pose of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Wayne Werler followed their
marriage Nov. 6 in St. Francis de Sales
R.C. Church, Patchogue. Their wedding
trip was to Florida and they are living
in East Moriches. The bride, the former
Miss Kathleen Joy Kuzmicki of Patchogue,
is employed in Mastic. The bridegroom is
with the Merchant Marine.
Sailing to the Mediterranean is Navy
Petty Officer 3/c John P. Drennan, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Drennan of Old
North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue. Serving
aboard the destroyer USS Vogelgesang,
homeported at Norfolk, Va., he will be
with the Seventh Fleet, returning home in June.
Completing basics is Airman Patrick
J. Wilkinson, son of Mrs. Nora Downs
of Arrington Street, Patchogue. Having
served at the Air Training Command’s
Lackland AFB, Texas, he is now assigned
to Sheppard AFB, Texas, for training in
aircraft maintenance.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Aviano of
Shore Drive, Patchogue, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Karen
Marie, to Louis Maniacci, son of Mrs.
Mary Maniacci of Ananias Street,
Patchogue. Miss Aviano is a senior at
Patchogue-Medford High School. No date
has been set for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dew Jr., of
Terry Road, Patchogue, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Elaine,
to Daniel Downs, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Downs of Patchogue. Miss Dew
is a student of Ellis School of Nursing
in Schenectady, N.Y. Mr. Downs attends
Cobleskill School, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Richard Vance Sailor, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Vance L. Sailor of Durkee Lane,
East Patchogue, has been cited for
outstanding academic achievement
on the current Dean’s List at Amherst
College, Amherst, Mass. Salutatorian of
the 1969 graduating class of Bellport
High School, he has been consistently
named to the Dean’s List. He is a member
of the glee club and commodore of the sailing club.
Happy birthday greetings are sent to
Katrina Bergskaug of General McLean
Drive, Bellport, who was 11 years old on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Frazer of South
Country Road have their daughter home
for the holidays. Hallie flew home from
the University of New Mexico, where she
is a freshman studying drama.
Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Parisi of Maple
Avenue, East Patchogue, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Marie,
to Glenn S. Rauch, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Travis N. Rauch of South Howells Point
Road, Bellport. Miss Parisi is a senior
at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Mr. Rauch attended Bradley University,
Peoria, Ill., and Long Island University.
He is currently serving with the U.S.
Coast Guard at Governor’s Island, N.Y.
A June wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. John Herrera of Baycrest
Avenue have their daughter, Kathy, home
for the holidays. Kathy is a sophomore at
Kings College, Briar Cliff, N.Y.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Sean Connery is back as James
Bond in “Diamonds are Forever”; at
the Sun/Wave Twin Cinema: “Carnal
Knowledge,” starring Art Garfunkel,
Jack Nicholson and Candice Bergen; and
at the Plaza Theatre: “House of Wax,”
with Vincent Price and Phyllis Kirk.

Dec 30

A surprise dinner reception honoring
their golden wedding anniversary was
held Dec. 26 for Mr. and Mrs. Bart J.
Giuliano Sr., of Railroad Avenue,
Patchogue, at the Pine Grove Inn,
East Patchogue. Given for them by
their children, the affair was attended
by 50 relatives and friends, residents
of Patchogue and Brooklyn. A concert
was performed by their talented grandchildren.
Miss Susan Rosenberg and Miss Jayne
Rosenberg, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Rosenberg of Jayne Avenue, have
just returned home after spending two
weeks in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands.
Adding to the enjoyment of the scenic
charm of St. Thomas was their stay at
the Berghaus Inn, whose proprietors, Pat
and John Sacco, are former residents of
Blue Point, Bayport and Fire Island. Mrs.
Sacco is the granddaughter of Mrs. Frank
Robartes of East Patchogue.
Dancing in the finale of the Bridal
Paradise Fashion Show at Felice’s of
Patchogue, the evening of Dec. 29, were
Miss Linda McCarthy, modeling as
a bride, and her bridegroom, Richard
Reidy, both of Patchogue. A large cast
modeled some 90 of today’s bridal outfits
before an enthusiastic audience of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Felice Jr., of
Old North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue,
announce the Christmas Eve engagement
of their daughter, Jo-Ann, to John
Thumann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Thumann of Herbert Circle, Patchogue.
Both Miss Felice and Mr. Thumann are
graduates of Patchogue High School and
both are now attending college. No date
has been set for the wedding.
Arriving on the island of Diego Garcia
in the Indian Ocean is Navy Seaman
Craig D. Brown, son of Mrs. Marjorie
Brown of Bay Avenue, Patchogue. He
is participating in the construction of
a communications station, with the
Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion 1, whose home base is at Davisville, R.I.
Navy Petty Officer 3/c Peter J.
Figot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Figot
of Washington Avenue, Patchogue, is
stationed at the Naval Air Station, Cubi
Point, in the Republic of the Philippines.
Serving with Patrol Squadron 19, he is
home-based at the Naval Air Station,
Moffett Field, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Kellers of
Jayne Avenue, Patchogue, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Gail Marie,
to Norman V. Brisson of Rowland Avenue,
Blue Point, son of Mrs. Dorothy Brisson
of Lake Ronkonkoma. Miss Kellers
works for the Village of Patchogue. Mr.
Brisson is in the employ of William
Katen, Custom Builders, North Prospect
Avenue, Patchogue. No wedding date has been set.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gazzola of
Bayview Avenue, East Patchogue,
became the parents of twin boys, Ricky
and Glenn, born Dec. 8 at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital, each weighing 6
pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.
Mr. and Mrs. Rowland F. Smith
of Station Road, Bellport, had their
daughter, Wendy, home for the holidays.
Wendy left today for Fredonia State
University in N.Y., where she is a junior.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nardi and
daughters, Sara and Dana, of Rogers
Avenue, recently spent a week’s vacation
in the Adirondacks at Garnet Hill Ski
Lodge. They had eight inches of snow.
The Nardis enjoyed the real family style
and home cooking.
Word has been received that Alison F.
Wood of Station Road has been accepted
at St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.,
under its early decision plan.
Completing basics is Airman John N.
Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
Anderson of Maple Avenue, Bellport.
Stationed at the Air Training Command’s
Lackland AFB, Texas, he has been
reassigned to Sheppard AFB, Texas, for
training in aircraft maintenance.

Bellport Basketball Tournament 1971


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