Jan 06

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yost Sr., of
Gilbert Street, Patchogue, whose
25th wedding anniversary occurred
yesterday, celebrated the day at a family
gathering in their home. Present were
their son, Edward Jr., their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Rich,
and their granddaughter, Lisa. Later Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Yost went out to dine.
Off to their new life together are Mr.
and Mrs. G. Robert Chedd, who were just
married Dec. 11 in St. Francis de Sales
R.C. Church, Patchogue. The couple
spent a week in Nassau, the Bahamas,
before making their home in New York
City. The bride is the former Miss Maria
Kalinoski of Patchogue.
The South Shore Bridge Club
resumed regular sessions Friday, with
the following winners: First, Eleanor
Ransome, Patchogue, and Gertrude
Shapiro, Great River; second, Stan
Davies, Bay Shore, and Edmund Tuton,
Patchogue; and third, Bert Gordon and
Irma Katzenstein, Patchogue.
Enrolled in the Aviation Boatswain’s
Mate Aircraft Launch and Recovery
Equipment School is Navy airman
apprentice Jeffrey L. Wicks of Grenville
Avenue, Patchogue. Scheduled to
graduate in February, Airman Wicks
is at the Naval Air Technical Center,
Lakehurst, N.J. He will be operating and
maintaining aircraft launch and recovery
systems aboard aircraft carriers.
The engagement of Miss Maryann
Vaianella to James Julian, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Angelo Julian of Patchogue,
has been announced by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Carmine Vaianella of
Medford. Miss Vaianella is employed
at Suffolk County Community College,
Selden. Mr. Julian is enrolled at Dowling
College, Oakdale, studying to become an
elementary school teacher.
Recent houseguest of Mr. and Mrs.
Sullivan Palermo of Maure Avenue,
East Patchogue, was Joseph Galluzzo
of Meriden, Conn. Before returning
home to Meriden, Mr. Galluzzo became
engaged to Miss Theresa Palermo, the
Palermos’ daughter.
The eighth-grade students at St. Joseph
the Worker School, East Patchogue, are
sponsoring an ecology project. They
are asking for old newspapers and rags
to be taken to Savino Recycling plant,
West Avenue, Patchogue, and credited to
St. Joseph the Worker School account.
The donations will be converted into
money and will be used for eighth-grade
projects and activities.
Mr. and Mrs. William Rickert of Lenox
Avenue, East Patchogue, announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Jacqueline, to Anthony Corsetti, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Corsetti of
Florence Avenue, East Patchogue. No
date has been set for the wedding.
Twenty boys from Boy Scout Troop 28,
Bellport, will go to Baiting Hollow Scout
camp this weekend. The following leaders
will accompany the scouts: Scoutmaster
Bob Schneider, Bob Brown and Dick
Foxwell. The troop will participate in the
Polar Bear Campout on Jan. 29 and 30
and will set up the Monkey Bridge for all
scout troops to cross.
Retiring from the U.S. Air Force after
more than 24 years of service is Master
Sergeant Joseph W. Ranselle, son of Mrs.
Irene Ranselle of Station Road, Bellport.
Sgt. Ranselle has been serving as an
air passenger specialist with the First
Composite Group at Andrews AFB, Md.
Jan and Kathleen Oosting, Polk
musicians, and children Marjia,
Michelle and Michael of Old Stump
Road, Brookhaven, recently performed
at a coffeehouse in Poughkeepsie.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Manning and
children, Debbie and Jeff, of Beech
Street recently spent the holidays in New
Orleans, La. They visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Blackwell and Mrs. Victor
Manning and many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rutkowski
of Edgar Avenue had as houseguests
over the holidays Mrs. Hiram Darrow of
Sayville, Miss Carol Brandes of Blue Point
and Miss Shirley Kindberg and children
Judy, Nancy and Lance of East Islip.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Guzik of
Sylvan Avenue, Bayport, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Diane, to
Donald T. McLaughlin Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Donald T. McLaughlin of Woodland
Street, Blue Point. Miss Guzik, a 1970
graduate of James Wilson Young High
School, Bayport, teaches baton twirling
in her Studio of Baton as well as in
various school districts. Mr. McLaughlin,
a 1968 graduate of James Wilson Young
High, is employed by his father at the
Blue Point Deli. No date has been set for
the wedding.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Sean Connery as James Bond
in “Diamonds are Forever”; at the Plaza
Theatre: “The Go-Between,” starring Julie Christie.

Jan 13

Three service clubs of Patchogue
— the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary —
recently got together and purchased a
new color television set for the senior
citizens at the Four Sisters Community
Center. There to make the presentation
were Lions Club president Dale Whitlock,
Kiwanis Club president Babe Scavelli
and Rotary Club president Malcolm Stull.
Miss Nancy Gould, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Gould of Shore Road,
Patchogue, has been named to the Dean’s
List at New England College, Henniker,
N.H. She is a junior majoring in social work.
Kevin Rhodes, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Rhodes of East Lakewood Street,
a junior, has been named to the Dean’s
List for the first semester at Houghton
College, Houghton, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kolek of
Patchogue announce the engagement
of their daughter, Joanne, to James
Tarantino, son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Tarantino of East Patchogue. No date
has been set for the wedding.
Patchogue lost to Sayville in winter
track last Tuesday by a score of 73-10.
Larry Silverman had two second-place
finishes for the Raiders, taking second
in the high jump and the 300-yard run.
In wrestling, Patchogue defeated John
Glenn in a non-league meet by a score
of 33-21 last Wednesday. Tom Stolworthy,
Steve Wittneben and Paul Mistler all had
pins. Other winners for the Raiders were
Tim Drake and Mike Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tafe Sr., of John
Street, Patchogue, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Mary,
to Thomas E. Wilson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas F. Wilson of Country
Club Road, Bellport. Miss Tafe is a
graduate of Patchogue High School. Mr.
Wilson is a graduate of Mercy High
School, Riverhead, and Marist College,
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. No date has been set
for the wedding.
Pam Backes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Backes of Hedges Avenue, East
Patchogue, celebrated her 9th birthday
with a party at her home. To help Pam
enjoy her birthday cake and ice cream
were her sister, Jayme, Kathy Almeida,
Mary Jo Fitzpatrick, Patricia Gannon,
Kathy Briscoe, Denise Pfeifer, Valerie
Konon and Melissa Beck.
Airman Susan A. Fox, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter C. Fox of Amsterdam
Avenue, East Patchogue, has graduated
from the technical training course for
medical service specialists at Sheppard
AFB, Texas. Assigned to England AFB,
La., she will assist in the care and
treatment of patients.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sands and children,
Pamela, Tommy and Patricia, of South
Country Road, Bellport, recently spent
one week in Puerto Rico. They flew down
with Mrs. Sands’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Ponte. They stayed at the Sheraton Hotel
and enjoyed the many sights.
Miss Kathryn Joy Lancaster of Gerard
Street has enrolled at the Katharine
Gibbs School in New York for the Special
Course for College Women beginning in
January. Miss Lancaster, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Howard Lancaster, is
a graduate of Bellport High School and
attended Skidmore College.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Murch of South
Country Road, Brookhaven, announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Miss Donna Marie Rowald, to Lawrence
Hughes, son of Mrs. Rose Hughes of
Mastic. Miss Rowald is a senior at
Bellport High School. Mr. Hughes is an
employee at Viewlex Inc., in Holbrook.
The wedding is planned for Oct. 21.
Coast Guard Cadet Clifford R. Brown,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Brown of
Stillwoods Road, Brookhaven, was home
on leave for Christmas from the Coast
Guard Academy at New London, Conn.
Recently Mrs. Benjamin Rutkowski
and daughters, Dale, Robin and Jill, of
Edgar Avenue, Brookhaven, and Miss
Carol Brandes of Blue Point visited
Lincoln Center for the performance of
the “Nutcracker Suite.”

Jan 20
Patchogue Village lost to an engulfing
fire part of the Lace Mill on West Main
Street, a famous landmark since being
built there in 1902 on the site of an old
paper mill that went back to 1798. The
paper mill itself succumbed to fire in 1850.
Owned by the Island Industrial
Park, a group of Patchogue and local
businessmen, it was one of the area’s
largest employers of labor, about 800 at
the time, and the second-largest taxpayer
in the incorporated village. The loss of a
structure that gave employment to many
local people would be an important one
to the community.
At least 33 other departments assisted
the Patchogue Fire Department in
various ways.
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