Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE

Fund Raising: November was a tremendous month and our biggest single month ever, with 6 new donors, plus 3 repeat donors, bringing in an additional $9,391!  We have finally surpassed our $25,000 goal!  Current total donations are now $28,788, with a total of $27,913 left in our bank account after last year’s IRS filing expense. 

The total number of donors has now risen to 188.  All donors (individuals, couples and groups) are listed alphabetically at the end of this update.

While we have surpassed our funding goal, please know if you have yet to donate, you can still become part of the Memorial as any additional funds will be used for donations to Veteran’s Charities and possibly scholarships for worthy HHS students going on to college.  So, if you have not donated and can spare as little as $10 for this worthy cause to recognize your fellow alumni who served our Great Country, we will very much appreciate any amount you can spare.

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

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. We needed to raise an additional $7,100 this year to achieve our $25,000 goal. Now, through the first 11 months of 2017, we have raised $10,866!!

Recent Accomplishments:

·         The Hicksville Fire Department held their yearly golf outing in September and will make a donation from their proceeds to the Memorial Fund in December. 

·         Bank requirements still need to be met to place a website link in HixNews to make credit card donations possible and easy to accomplish.

·         Overall Memorial design sketches have been made and must be finalized.  Work remains in progress to determine the granite and stone supplier we will use for the Memorial’s construction.  Our committee has also gained a commitment for advisory assistance from the person who constructed the Veteran’s Memorial at Eisenhower Park in Hicksville .

The Confirmed List of Names remains at 1,911.  Some additional progress was  made this month on the missing data for some 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 that 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 need from each person reading this update to do:

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

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

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 in the Confirmed List as a guide for the data needed to complete a name’s listing.

Alphabetical List of Current Donors

A heart felt Thank You to all of our donors!!  As noted earlier, 188 donors have enabled us to achieve a donation total of $28,788!!  Following is the list of donors, through November, 2017:

Ackerman, Dr. Helen R.

Andersen, Chris

Anglim, Tim & Barbara

Annucci, Dianne C.

Arroyo, Ann & Frank

Babenzien, Suzon (Cohen)

Backman, Stephan

Bedell, Don & Janice

Beltrani, Frank & Frances

Bemberis, Ivars & Jeannette

Bergholtz, Janet

Berlenbach, Jr., John & Betty

Bernett Family

Best, Theresa & Joseph

Bocchiere, Anthony J., Jr.

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, Daniel, Jr.

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

Dyckman, Johanna (LoGerfo) & William

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, Charles & Cathie

Hearon, Philip

Henningsen, Charles & Charla

Herfel, Paul Jr. & Alcira

HFD Hook & Ladder Company 1

HHS Class of 1967

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

Platt, Joe

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

Przybyszewski, Ralph & Barbara

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

Schwartz, Fred

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)

Vines, Kathryn

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!!