The final run as engineer of the Long Island
Railroad train was made Friday by Walter G.
Mason Sr., 65, of Bayport, who ended 45 years
with the firm. He said he knew “something
was up” when signal torpedoes placed by
fellow employees began going off as he
pulled into the Patchogue station at 2:49 p.m.
His wife Laura took the final ride with him
and when they got off, they were greeted by
Trainman Edward Koabel, of Bellport, who
handed Mrs. Mason a huge bouquet.
Robert M. Aviano Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Aviano of Carman Street, has been
elected to the office of sergeant-at-arms of
Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bryant College in
Providence, R. I.
Wed in St. Francis de Sales Church,
Patchogue, was the former Miss Patricia Joan
Hewitt, whose marriage to Richard Harris
Harter of Milwaukee, Wis., took place at 3:30
p.m. on Dec. 26. The Rev. F. Leo Cunningham
Miss Sheila Jones of Cedar Avenue,
Patchogue and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vernon
and Joseph of Woodland Street, Blue Point
attended a New Year’s tea dance Sunday
afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Finger of Park Avenue, New York City.
Miss Sandra Wallen has been home from
Cobleskill College for the holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wallen
of Durkee Lane, East Patchogue. Upon her
return to college, Miss Wallen will not only
attend classes in nursery school education,
but will also have the lead part as Laura in
the play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee
Williams, to be given by the Little Theatre
Group of the college Jan. 9, 10 and 11.
A Holly dance was held for the younger set
at the Bellport Country Club last Thursday
night. The clubhouse was decorated with
garlands of green and colored balls in
keeping with the Christmas season, and
a capacity crowd was in attendance. The
dance was planned by Mrs. Peter Paige,
chairman, assisted by Mesdames Robert
Love, Theodore T. Everitt, David H. Lanman
Jr., Alan Thorndike, Daniel Koshland and
George Roeser. Their husbands helped to
chaperone the affair.
Ensign Russell Stewart, USNR, arrived
home Friday to spend the week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Axel Petersen of
Woodland Park Road. He has just returned to
Newport, R. I. from a Solant Amity III cruise
along the west coast of Africa.
Miss Helen Sutliff of Johnstown returned
home last week after spending the Christmas
holiday with Mr. and Mrs. James Vaughan of
North Howell’s Point Road.
Mr. and Mrs. James Robbiano and their
daughter Daria, of Mott Lane, Brookhaven
spent Christmas with Mrs. Robbiano’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig
Comesoro of Staten Island. Daria
entertained some friends from Seton Hall
High School at a luncheon in her home Dec.
28. They were the Misses Pamela Van Kleff,
Helen Moore, Mildred Bolny and Patricia
Mrs. William Loughlin of Patchogue spent
Christmas Day with her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Montieth and
family, Joseph, William and Maureen, of Blue
Point Avenue. Other guests during the day
were Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll and daughter,
Diane, of Patchogue and Mr. and Mrs. Nunzio
Pisani of Sayville. Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. Pisani
and Mrs. Montieth are sisters.
A progressive dinner was started at the
home of Miss Jody O’Connell on Grove
Street, Center Moriches, where she served
cocktails. Dinner was served at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hickey on Senix
Avenue for 23 guests, including members of
the family and friends.
Air Academy Bid is Won by Sayville
Senior: A Sayville High School senior has
been appointed for admission to the Air
Force Academy according to an announcement
made this week by Congressman
Otis G. Pike. David F. Mulderig, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph J. Mulderig of New Road,
Sayville, was among the four principal
appointmentees named by Rep. Pike for
admission to military academies of the
United States for the year 1967. The other
students are Timothy W. Kana of Bellport
and Vincent Conroy of East Setauket,
named for Annapolis; and Paul Breschard
of Mastic Beach, appointed to West Point.
Postmaster Geary H. Whitlock is
convalescing at his home on Bay Avenue
after being a patient in Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital, where he underwent
The Women’s Fellowship of the
Patchogue Congregational Church held its
first meeting of the year on Monday. After
a short business meeting, installation of
officers took place with the Rev. Stuart W.
Van Cott officiating. New officers are as
follows: Mrs. John H. Ruland, president;
Mrs. Raymond Lysak, vice president; Mrs.
William Hargreaves, treasurer; Mrs. Robert
Hildreth, recording secretary; Mrs. Richard
Woodhull, corresponding secretary.
Wanda Searles, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Searles, celebrated her sixth
birthday Saturday with a party at her
home on Terry Road. Guests present were
Robert Sweda, Warren Colbert, David
Dew, Barbara McClure, Laurie Allan, Janet
Giannotti and Rosalind Swezey.
Gerald S. Cole, a Bucknell University
senior, has been invited to accompany
the BU Mens Glee Club when the group
makes its annual mid-winter tour later
this month. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel
A. Cole of Chestnut Avenue, Patchogue,
he is among 40 students selected by club
director Jack S. Crim to present a series of
concerts in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia
and the District of Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. James Monaco and family
of Rochester spent the holidays with Mrs.
Monaco’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gallo
of East Patchogue, and visited friends in
Bellport, where they formerly resided.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brady of Hewlett
Avenue entertained Dec. 30 Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Martens, of Center Moriches; Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Wood of Westhampton; and
Herbert Rowse of Patchogue.
Steven Sands, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joel Sands of Bieselin Road, celebrated
his sixth birthday with a party Dec. 30.
Those present were Kenneth and Kevin
Emma, Terry Barbera, Karen and Susan
Schuman, Ronald Seltzer, Alice Capicotta,
Paul Calderone, Cindy Gillingham, Steven
Clifford, Elise Salsberg, Patricia Ambrose,
Michael Urciuoli and Steven’s brother
On Tuesday, George Shelton of
Livingston Road returned home from
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, where he
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Mohlman
of Yaphank Avenue for the holiday weekend
were Mrs. Mohlman’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley F. Crook of Newburgh.
Dr. Glenn Price of Bayport Avenue let
Sunday to fly to Bombay, India, on business
for Brookhaven Laboratories. He expects
to be away for about a month. During his
absence, Mrs. Price’s mother is spending
several weeks with her.
Tom Rhodes and Ray Fredette are the
Bayport-Blue Point Booster selections for
Athletes of the Month of February for basketball
and wrestling. Rhodes is a senior and
was one of the basketball team co-captains
this year. This was his second year on varsity.
Fredette was an outstanding performer
on this year’s wrestling squad. He is a sophomore
and this year was his second on the
varsity. For the season he won 19 matches
and lost only twice.
Athletic Coach at LaSalle to be Honored:
A testimonial dinner will be held tomorrow
for William S. Dudack of Sayville in recognition
of 25 years of service as athletic director
of LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale. Mr.
Dudack is the coach of the varsity baseball
team as well as director of athletics. He formerly
coached all football, basketball and
baseball teams at the academy and served
as a faculty member in the Social Studies
Department. Until he came to LaSalle in
1942, he also coached at Columbia University
and was athletic director at the Scarborough
School for nine years.
A Tale of an ‘Old Salt:’ Tonis Locker,
a retired bayman, is shown repairing a
hand-fashioned square-rigged brig, for a
local young lady who found it in her attic
and recalled her mother having purchased
it at an auction 25 years ago with only the
hull and two masts intact. Mr. Locker has
carefully carved the missing small parts,
made sails and fastened new rigging in
place, even replacing the lost figurehead,
with 40 hours of work so far in this restoration,
using simple tools of penknife,
screwdriver, needle and thread.
Fire of undetermined cause swept
through the Atlas Kitchen Equipment
Supply Company building at 1607 Montauk
Highway, Bellport, Friday night, causing
total damage from one end of the long
building to the other. About 150 firemen
from Bellport, Hagerman and Brookhaven
Fire departments answered the call. The
building was a total loss, but firemen
managed to save files.
Miss Lorice Ellen Belmonte, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Belmonte of Jayne
Avenue, Patchogue, celebrated her fifth
birthday with party in her honor. Guests were
Ralphie and Patti Lanese, Terry and Joann
Croce, Darlene Gruber, Karen and Denise
Belmonte, Lori and Donnie Haas, Marie
Elaine, Cindy and Frankie Giuffrida, Bobby
and Diane Belmonte and Judy Rotermund.
Also Miss Marie Belmonte and the guest-ofhonor’s
sister, Debra. In the evening a small
dinner party was held. Guests were Lorie’s
grandmother, Mrs. Eloise Staudinger and
Mrs. Frank Fiala Jr.
Jack Barrie, of Barrie Bros. Inc.,
Cadillac-Oldsmobile dealer at 318 East Main
St., Patchogue recently handed the keys for
one of two 1962 Dynamic 88 Oldsmobile
Holiday sedans to Jack Rogers, a Patchogue
High School driving instructor. Both cars are
being used in the driver training program at
Jane Potter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harmon Potter of Rogers Avenue,
Bellport, entertained the following friends
at a luncheon party Saturday: Ann Ebersole,
Wendlyn Smith, Christine Hamlyn, Nancy
Roberge and Evelyn Wiener.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Maddalena will
move to their new home on Bay Road,
Brookhaven, at the end of this month. They
have been living with Mrs. Maddalena’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hordlow of
South Howell’s Point Road. Mr. Maddalena is
a science teacher at Bellport High School.
The following Bellporters were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Nystrom of
Brookhaven for a New Year’s Eve party: Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Olsen and Miss Evelyn Moger.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fuoco Jr. of Fuoco
Street announce the birth of their first child,
daughter, Michelle Ann, at Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital Jan. 3. Michelle weighed
eight and one-half pounds.
A surprise party was given for Miss
Jean Lippincott of Academy Lane in honor
of her 14th birthday Friday night by Miss
Jean Penney. Those present were Joanne
Schaefer, Sherry Lancaster, Dede Budny,
Liz Bergin, Leslie Light, Marlene DeReeder,
Michael Mullaney, Mark Stewart, Paul
Warner, Lennie Montalbano, Larry Potter,
Chris Wood, Gordon Fleming and Jimmy
The Brookhaven Fire Company
responded to an alarm at 1 p.m. Jan. 7. It
was a car fire of a minor nature in front
of Jim Verni’s Delicatessen. Three pieces
of apparatus and 28 men responded to the
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wruck of Stillwoods
Road announce the birth of a son, James Roy,
at the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The
baby was born Jan. 6, weighing 9 pounds.
The Wrucks have three other sons, Ernest,
Scott and Joseph, and a daughter, Randi.
It was quite a pleasant sight to see
the youngsters from this area enjoying ice
skating on Deacon Dan’l’s Pond this past
Mrs. Ann Marie Carlin, French teacher
at Center Moriches High School, took 20
French students to New York City, via bus.
The group enjoyed seeing a movie, “El Cid,”
at a Broadway theatre. The students had
lunch at a French restaurant.
Chefs at William Floyd High School
got in some practice for the third annual
Pancake Festival to be held from 5 to 7:30
p.m. tonight in the school cafeteria. Boys in
the Chef’s Club will serve up flapjacks for
the benefit of the senior trip to Williamsburg,
Va. Helping Miss Sue Day, home economics
teacher, mix batter was James Aiken,
Thomas Dorfer and Donald Bjornstad. In
addition to pancakes, each adult will be
given a free Holland prize tulip bulb.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew S. Nagle Sr., of
Oak Street, celebrated their 28th wedding
The Woman’s Club of Patchogue
held a business meeting Friday night in
the Patchogue Sorosis clubrooms. The
program was on the completion of the
Charity List donations. Refreshments were
served by the hostesses, Mrs. Patricia
Barry, Mrs. Katherine Roe and Mrs. Leola
From Patchogue Senior High School:
Congratulations to our year-round
golfer, Assistant Principal C. Overton
Tremper, who shot a hole-in-one at the
Bellport Country Club. This is the second
hole-in-one that Mr. Tremper has to his
credit. Barbara Girshoff and Peter Borella
were notified that they are the local
winners for the Elks Youth Leadership
award. They will now be considered for
the state award.
New residents of Bellport are Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Benzie of Aberdeen, Scotland,
who moved Friday to the Van Vleck cottage
on Browns Lane. Mr. Benzie is a laboratory
technician at the Brookhaven National
Also new to Bellport are Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Budd, who recently moved here
from Patchogue. They are renting the
house at 75 Country Club Road. Mr. Budd
is a mathematics teacher at Patchogue
Junior High School.
On Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. William
Florio and family of General McLean Drive
motored to New York City to attend the Ice
Follies at Madison Square Garden.
A tea was given at the home of Mrs.
Leslie Weiss of South Country Road last
Thursday afternoon for the Bellport Red
Cross workers who volunteered their
services for the 1961 fund drive. They were
congratulated for achieving last year’s
quota by Mrs. Weiss and her co-chairmen,
Mrs. Conrad Heede, Mrs. Henry Haskell
and Mrs. Douglas Paige.
Last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Glover
of Yaphank Avenue attended a family dinner
at the home of Mrs. Glover’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Neger of Patchogue, who
were leaving for Florida.
Larry Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Taylor of Weeks Street, Blue Point,
entertained at a twist party at his home
Saturday night. Dancing was enjoyed and
refreshments were served. Larry’s guests
were Linda Moore, Jean Lolly, Debbie
Lloyd, Gail Whitsitt, Cheryl Scileppi,
Dorothy MacDonald, Lucinda Billard, John
Stahl, Paul Brynan, Gregory Maier, Alan
Weyhrauch and James Garhart.
Armed Forces: First Lt. Joyce I.
Klainer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Klainer of Rider Avenue, Patchogue,
recently completed the officer basic course
at the Women’s Army Corps Center, Fort
McClellan, Ala.; Capt. John D. Elder, a
resident of Long Island Avenue, Medford,
has been appointed to major in the U.S. Air
Force. Major Elder is presently assigned
to Ballistic Missile Division Headquarters
in Los Angeles, Calif.; Andrew Walter
Przetakiewicz enlisted in the United States
Marine Corps Jan. 10. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Teddy Przetakiewicz of McDonald
A chicken fricassee dinner will be held
at the Center Moriches Methodist Church
on Main Street at 6 p.m. Saturday in the
church hall. Chefs to prepare the dinner
will be Ralph Griffith and John Hart. Capt.
Byron W. Leek is ticket chairman. William
Palmer will act as head waiter, Hivey Sutton
is in charge of the dining room setup and
Daniel Brown will say grace.
After the dedication of the new
Shirley Post Office Sunday on the corner of
Camp Upton Road and Montauk Highway,
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Charles R.
Dominy, Congressman Otis G. Pike and
Postmaster Victor Humel were on hand to
inspect the interior of the new facility.
Joseph T. Schaeffer of Lakeview
Drive, Mastic Beach will observe his 25th
anniversary with Chase Manhattan Bank
today. Mr. Schaeffer is a senior adjustment
clerk in the bank’s outgoing clearings-day
department. He is also a past president
of Mastic Citizens Committee and a
lieutenant in Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire