Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE

Fund Raising:  Donations in June improved by $170 from one new and three repeat donors, bringing our current total to $18,902, with a total of $18,027 in our bank account after last year’s IRS filing deduction. 

The total number of donors has reached 178, still a very small percentage of the nearly 2,000 HixNews readership.

Donations are only 9% of HixNews readership.  If you have yet to donate and will spare as little as $10 for this good cause to recognize your fellow alumni who served our Great Country, we can achieve our needed goal of $25,000 very soon.

Remember, all donations are tax deductible.  Just follow the simple instructions below.  Your generosity will be very much appreciated.

Donation checks should be made out to:

Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project

And should be mailed to:

Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project
c/o William Walden
245 West 9th Street
Deer Park, NY 11729

An alphabetical list of current donors appears at the end of this monthly update.

We began accepting donations in October, 2014, upon achieving tax-exempt status from the IRS.  $3,400 was raised in the remaining 3 months of 2014, $6,200 in 2015 and $8,300 in 2016. If we can raise an additional $7,100 this year we will achieve our final goal. So far, however during the first 6 months of 2017, we have only raised $980, way behind the rate needed to complete the Project.

Recent Accomplishments:

·         The Hicksville Fire Department will hold their yearly golf outing in September and is interested in donating part of their proceeds to the Memorial Fund. 

·         Bill Walden hopes to have a website link in HixNews soon that should enable credit card donations to be made to the Memorial Fund by using a simple website link.

·         Bill will be able to establish a Memorial table at the July 16th Hicksville Street Fair to put the word out to the community on the Memorial Project and hopefully raise additional donations from community attendees.

·         Terry Wallace (Memorial Construction Committee Chair), following visits to the Hicksville Memorial Gardens, now has photos and measurements to use in discussing stonework design, cost, etc. with stone masonry companies that can do the work required.  So far, he has had two meetings; one with a stone sculptor and the other with a stone mason to inquire about materials and cost.

·         In May, Bill filed our 2016 IRS tax return.

The Confirmed List of Names remains at 1,911.  No additional progress has been made on the missing data for many names.  We continue to need help from all our readers here!!

As a HixNews reader, please help us by reviewing both lists when you select the “click here” options near the bottom of this update.  To save you time, just look for names from your class year and other years you may be familiar with, as a reference and see if you have a new name or some missing data on existing names to email to us.  Class years, where known, are specifically shown and missing data is marked in red, to make it easy for you to see what’s needed.

The Unconfirmed List was created to specifically insure we don’t leave anyone behind from earlier class years (the 1940’s and 50’s) who served during the Vietnam War Era and deserve recognition.  Please see if you can help us establish if these folks served during the Vietnam Era (Vietnam Era dates are shown in the “Memorial Qualifications” section below).

Memorial Qualifications:  Overall Qualifications for the Memorial were displayed monthly in this report for a long time and have not changed.  If you are a new reader, or have reviewed the qualifications before and want to remind yourself of them, please check a January, 2015 or earlier issue of HixNews by going to the Hixnews archive section on the website.

Here’s what we continue to need from each person reading this to do:

Please click on the following link to review the Confirmed List of Names:

Please click on the following link to review the UNCONFIRMED List of Names:

If you know of someone who is not listed, or if you have information we are still missing, please email what you have to Joe Carfora at jcar4a@aol.com.    Please use the information contained on the current list as a guide for the data needed to complete a name’s listing.

Alphabetical List of Current Donors

A hearty Thank You to all of our donors!!  As noted earlier, 178 donors have enabled us to achieve a donation total of $18,902 so far.  Following is the list of donors, as of the end of June, 2017:

Ackerman, Dr. Helen R.

Andersen, Chris

Annucci, Dianne C.

Arroyo, Ann & Frank

Babenzien, Suzon (Cohen)

Backman, Stephan

Beltrani, Frank & Frances

Bemberis, Ivars & Jeannette

Bergholtz, Janet

Berlenbach, Jr., John & Betty

Bernett Family

Best, Theresa & Joseph

Boris, Joan & Joseph

Brigandi, Arleen

Brophy, Donald R.

Brophy, Michael (In Memory)

Budinich, Patricia & Richard

Burke, John & Lois

Calandrillo, Anthony

Callejas, Ruben & Aramilda

Canham, William & Rita

Carey, Jr., Daniel

Carfora, Joe & Sharon Ann

Carfora, Santo & Jeanne

Casale, Robert

Castagna, Denise & Anthony

Catanzariti, Gregory & Anne

Chiappone, Dolores & Robert

Cheeseman, Robert & Lorraine

Cohen, Dr. Howard

Colasuonno, Steven

Connelly, Linda

Convery, Harold

Corley, Karen

Cowell, Paul

Cuoco, Gail

Cullen, Michael

Davis, Cheryl (Proffe) & William

Degnan, Ryan & Karyn

Degnan, Shawn & Robyn

Degnan, Walter & Karen

Dethlefsen, Barbara (Bieniewicz)

Dolan, James & Maryann

Dunne, Patrick & Barbara

Faraone, Ed

Feinsilver, Rhona Appelman

Fernbach, Stephen & Nancy

Fippinger, Gary & Karen

Fischer, Frederick & Barbara

Fox, John & Joan

Fulco, Philip & Valerie

Fuchs, Michael

Furgiuele, Peter & Martha

Galke, Douglas & Mary

Gallo, Francis & Frances

Gavin, Thomas

Germain, Joseph & L. Diane

Germain, Michael & Elizabeth

Giaccaglia, Susan

Giannelli, Edward & Angela

Gill, Thomas & Margaret

Gordon, Eve

Gowrie, Karen

Happel, Neal & Helen

Healey, Laura Marie

Hearon, Philip

Henningsen, Charles & Charla

Herfel, Jr., Paul & Alcira

HFD Hook & Ladder Company 1

Hicksville Class of 1965 Reunion

Hicksville High Fundraiser – 4/15/16 (cash donations)

Hicksville High School Alumni Foundation

Hicksville Veterans Memorial Committee

Hilton, Patricia & William

Hoffer, Richard & Patricia

Huber, Gene & Jo Ann

Imbrie, Carolyn

Ingino, Joe

Jaworski, Brad

Jones, Robert & Marianne

Katz, Carol

Kaye, Nancy & John

Koziuk, Francis & Kathleen (Day)

Krummenacker, Michael

LaFeir, Len & Catherine

Lake, Robert & Robin

Lehmann, Ethel & George L.

Lembke, Arthur & Dorothea

Levitin, Patricia

Levitt, Samuel J. (In Memory of brothers Eugene, WWII & Milton, Korea)

Libert, Elaine M

Lichtenstein, Henry.

Listort, Dennis

Lynn, Sidney

Maas, Brian

Maas, Brian (In Memory of brother Palmer)

Madden, Mark & Barbara

Manelski, Stephen (In Memory of brother Thomas)

Maniec, John

Masciello, Michael

Masone, Robert & Marleen

McCallion, John & Janet

McCormack, Ronald M. (In Memory)

McIsaac, Rev. Robert M. & Margaret

Melody, Michael & Susan

Menghi, Ed & Jo Ann

Milich, Ellen & Joseph

Moos, Sanford & Marta

Morton, Thomas & Francis Neri

Mucchiari, Jean

Muller, Ray & Maryanne

Mullin, Thomas & Wendy

Neely, Judith

Oehler, Robert A.

Olivari, Irene & Lawrence

Olsen, Glen & Maureen

Osborne, Edward A.

Osborne, Richard

O’Shaughnessy, Ellen H.

Otten, Robert & Leslie

Peluso, Robert J., Jr.

Pietras, Robert & Victoria

Pizzariella, John & Katherine

Pizzo, Lorraine

Pohl, Kenneth & Rosemary

Polanski, Christopher & Barbara

Polit, Robert & Mary Ellen

Plonski, Anthony J., Jr.

Plonski, Anthony J., Jr. (In Memory of brother, Robert)

Probst, Carl

Proia, Mildred

Pugarelli, Frederick

Quinn, Kevin & Kathleen

Recine, Vincent & Mary

Reid, Maureen & George

Rigdon, Alice

Rivoire, Edward & Patricia

Rizzo, Joyce E.

Rocek, Ron

Rossi, Denis

Roth, Doris & Julie

Rothschild, Paula

Rowan, Elke & Donald

Rozos, John

Rozos, Michael & Sharon

Rycar, Judith

Sacks, Darlene

Sandler, Marcia & Howard

Schilling, Leona & Cliff

Schlosser, Joseph & Jennifer

Schrimpe, Donna

Schultz, Dale & Dee

Sheil, Linda

Sherburne, William & Marcia

Silbert, Linda & Alvin

Siracusa, Lou

Smith, Stephen & Lenore

Starpoli, Joseph & Janet

Steedman, Thomas & Margaret

Stevens, Paul & Denise

Strafer, Kenneth J.

Thomas, Mark & Karen

Thurer, Robert & Shari

Tranchina, John & Carol

Traub, Richard

Uusitalo, Leonard W.

Van Buren, Carolyn (Fischer)

Volpe-Browne, Dorothea

Walden, William

Wallace, Terence K.

Warshawsky, Peter W.

Weiss, Harvey & Shirley

Williams, Robert

Wink, George W.

Winkel, Fred & Barbara

Winkel, Martin

Woodcheke, Michael & Denise

Woods Realty (Harold Woods)

Zabbia, Luke & Grace

Zeier, Ronald


Thank you!!