Newsletter for the Alumni and Friends of 
Hicksville High School   Hicksville, New York

The Editors: Buffalo Bob Casale, '61
Contributing Editors:  Ron Wencer, '64 & Carol McCormick Konen '73
Webmaster:  Roger Whitaker
Editors Emeritus: David J. Rubin - '82, Elliot Gorlin - '63, 
Valerie Pakaluk - '51,
Henry Lichtenstein - '59
Founding Editors: 
Pat (Koziuk) Driscoll - '56 & Linda (Piccerelli) Hayden - '60

The subscription and notification features no longer work following the death in November 2017 of Henry Lichtenstein who maintained it.  Check after the first of the month to see the new edition.  - Editors

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Nothing new to report this month due to the continuance of Pendemic restrictions, especially in New York.  However, we are pleased to tell you that our core action team remains safe and in good health.  We are thankful for this and hope the same is true for each of our readers and alumni.
We are still providing a report this month, especially for those of you who may have been too preoccupied with the world situation to read last month's issue.

This is a frustrating time period for all of us!  Especially frustrating for your Project Team as the Memorial is complete and just needs its official dedication ceremony to be finalized!
We still have not heard back from Superintendant Lintz regarding the need for insurance and liability coverage for the  Dedication Ceremony and we're sure this is not a top priority for her, or the school's attorneys, at the moment due to the continued need to lead the Hicksville Public School District through the Coronavirus Pandemic. 
Given the Pandemic, it still makes no sense to set a dedication date until we have the "all clear" from the Federal Government and NY State for gatherings of more than ten people.  Once we have a dedication date it will be published both in HixNews and on the Hicksville Facebook pages.
We still can't report on March or April donations as Bill Walden, our treasurer, remains quarantined in his out of state vacation home, but we can tell you it is still not too late to donate!!  At this point, Bill states he may not be back until June, which likely will not enable us to provide a donations update, since February, until the July issue of HixNews.
For full UPDATE, including how to make your donation, please click on the Honoring Our Veterans tab of this newsletter.

We trust all readers are staying safe at this difficult time.  As always, should you wish to make any comments on the Update, please email me at
On behalf of the Project Team,
Joe Carfora
HHS 1962

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Eleven years ago, May of 2009,  Hicksville  Newsletter, and the community lost a true friend who worked diligently on providing former alumni with much sought after nostalgia. Pat, who graduated Hicksville High in 1956, was affectionately known as an editor of the Hicksville Newsletter. She compiled most of the material that was included in each issue of HixNews and spent countless hours copying and pasting information on multiple pages.


 HixNews started out as a two or three page email that was sent to some 100 or so readers in October of 2000. Eventually, it evolved into a multi-page newsletter that was placed onto its own website in 2005 and was supported with many special features. It was fortunate that Pat saw many of the changes that surfaced over the years.


Most probably never knew Pat was not in the best of health because she was never looking for sympathy or an ďattaboy!Ē She didnít complain but just kept going like the energizer bunny. Pat shared time with her Florida pals shopping and fraternizing despite needing special consideration over the years. Pat spent most of her last year on oxygen 24/7.


She loved her portable transportation (a golf cart) that provided the mobility she lacked because of her dependence on oxygen. Her death created a void that exists today.


Patís efforts brought many hours of joy to HixNews readers who waited patiently each month for tidbits of information. Pat, along with Linda Piccerelli Hayden, a 1960 graduate were the pioneers of HixNews. They spent many hours scouring through emails from former students gathering information that was typed into an email and sent out the beginning of each month.


Pat was surrounded by family when she was summoned by a higher authority. This was not at all unusual because family was her life. She spent many hours enjoying those she loved most.


Each month, we profile a former student that has submitted a biographical sketch of their life. This month we have highlighted Robert Lucania from the class of 1973. Many of you have not used the opportunity of sharing precious moments with other classmates. Itís not too late to submit a sketch to be included in the Alumni Bio Section (click the link on the left to go to the bios section) of the newsletter. We are including a writeable document that you can fill in on you computer and, after completing the document, forward to


August 8, 2020
7:30-11:30 pm
Oak Room at the Heritage Club at Bethpage. 

Cost $125 includes food and drink. 
Payment info will be released soon.
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Nearby Hotels include: (Book sooner rather than later)
Hilton Garden Inn Round Swamp Road
Homewood Suites Round Swamp Road
Holiday Inn, Plainview on Sunny Side Blvd
Four Points by Sheraton in Melville, Plainview on South Service Road

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