Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE – 5/1/19

Fund Raising: Seven donations in April,  including four new donors and three repeat donors, added $880 to our total!!  This included cash donations at the most recent Hicksville HS Foundation Fundraiser where Project Team member Tommy Sullivan performed.  Total donations are now $36,213, with a net total of $35,338 in our bank account after past IRS filings. 

The total number of donors is now 203.  All donors (individuals, couples and groups) are listed alphabetically at the end of this update.

Please know if you have yet to donate, you can still become part of the Memorial if you 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, $8,300 in 2016, $16,488 in 2017 and $675 in 2018.  The new total well surpasses our original $25,000 goal and expectations!  We owe this result to all our donors who have helped achieve it over the past 4+ years!!

Memorial Construction: Weather conditions this past week complicated our contractor’s schedule and caused a delay in pouring the Memorial’s footers.  The footers will now likely be poured next Saturday, May 4th, when school is not in session.  We did, however, receive the fully engraved plaque (as displayed on this newsletter’s Home Page) listing all Hicksville residents who were killed in action (KIA) during the Vietnam War.  This plaque, along with the Memorial’s center stone plaque will be fixed to the center stone, which will be ordered this month.  Once the center stone is received the two plaques will be mounted to it and the center stone will be placed on the footers.  We are still planning to dedicate the footers, along with the completed center stone first, likely late this spring,   The last two stones will contain the full plate listings of all names from the Confirmed List, organized by class year.  There will be an official dedication ceremony, hopefully in late September, or early October, of the completed Memorial.

When we started the project, we never knew we’d collect nearly 2,000 names!  Since the final list is so large, we tried abbreviating the data next to the names as shown in a link to last month’s update, only to find that the abbreviations would require extensive notes to explain them and would not really reduce our engraving costs.  We have therefore now decided to eliminate the active duty locations from the list of names as the Memorial’s “Vietnam War Era” title and the center stone plaque’s wording well describe that all those named served their country during the Vietnam War in some capacity, whether in Vietnam , or elsewhere in the world. 

Hence, each engraving will include the full name (last, first and middle initial) of all who served, followed by their respective branch of service.    All names will still be listed alphabetically by graduating class year.  The new  link below,  will enable you to view the listings as they will appear on the completed Memorial.

We must now consider the List of Names to be FINAL, so we can proceed to order the engraved plates after our plate vendor gives us a complete quote for approval.

FINAL Confirmed List of Names:

Please click on this new link to review the Confirmed List of Names, organized alphabetically by graduating class year and shown as they will appear on the MemorialClick here

Alphabetical List of Current Donors

A heart felt Thank You to all of our donors!!  As noted earlier, 203 donors have enabled us to achieve a donation total of $36,213!!  Following is the list of donors, through April, 2019:

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

Christianson, Donald & Kathryn

Cohen, Dr. Howard

Colasuonno, Steven

Connelly, Linda

Convery, Harold

Corley, Karen

Costello, William & Karren

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

Fishman, Sheila

Foster, Pete

Fox, John & Joan

Frassanito, Elena Marie

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

Hemger, Marguerite & Thomas

Henningsen, Charles & Charla

Herfel, Paul Jr. & Alcira

HFD Hook & Ladder Company 1

HHS Class of 1967

Hicksville Class of 1965 Reunion

Hicksville Fire Department

Hicksville High Fundraiser – 4/15/16 & 4/19 (cash donations)

Hicksville High School Alumni Foundation

Hicksville Veterans Association/VFW

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

Kennedy, Joe & Mary

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.

Ostroski, John & Maureen

Otten, Robert & Leslie

Peluso, Robert J., Jr.

Pfaender, Richard & Lorraine

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

Schwamb, Fred & Janet

Schwartz, Fred

Sheil, Linda

Shepski, Stan & Linda

Sherburne, William & Marcia

Silbert, Linda & Alvin

Siracusa, Lou

Smith, Stephen & Lenore

Starpoli, Joseph & Janet

Steedman, Thomas & Margaret

Stevens, Paul & Denise

Strafer, Kenneth J.

Talent for Troops

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.

Weber, Walter

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!!