Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE – 5/1/20

Fund Raising: While we are aware of two new donations in March, we haven’t been able to update donations since February with Bill Walden remaining out of state, likely until June.  Hence, our next Fund Raising update will likely not occur until the July 1 issue of HixNews.  Before the March donations, total receipts were $39,333 and with the Memorial complete, we still have roughly $3,700 remaining for future needs.  This does not leave much for dedication ceremony expenses and future maintenance. 

So, if you have yet to donate, or wish to make an additional donation, now would be a great time!  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

As of the end of February, the total number of donors was 211.  All donors (individuals, couples and groups) are listed alphabetically at the end of this update.

Memorial construction is now complete. Construction was actually completed in mid-November, 2019 but the final Dedication Ceremony was delayed for winter weather considerations.  In the meantime, alumni and other readers can  drop by to see the Memorial.  An announcement of the date and time of the Dedication Ceremony will be made after we have a legal “all clear” on the Coronavirus Pandemic and at least a month in advance of the ceremony.  The announcement will be posted in HixNews, as well as on the Hicksville Facebook pages.

As Hicksville’s Board of Education has had to turn their attention to managing the school district during the current Pandemic, we have understandably yet to hear from Superintendant Lintz regarding possible dedication dates and the need for insurance, or a permit for the dedication ceremony. 

FINAL Confirmed List of Names:

Please click on the following link to review the Confirmed List of Names, organized alphabetically by graduating class year and shown as they will appear on the Memorial: Click here

Please note that the list of those killed in action does not appear on the Confirmed List, because the names of those who paid the ultimate price during the Vietnam War, are honored with a separate plaque that contains additional details and is placed on the Memorial’s Center Stone, just below the Memorial’s Dedication Plaque.

Alphabetical List of Current Donors

A heart felt Thank You to all of our donors!!  Through February, 211 donors had enabled us to achieve a donation total of $39,700!!  Following is the list of donors, through the March 1, 2020 issue of HixNews:

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

Dantuono, Diana & Cousins, Pete

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 & Diane

Germain, Michael & Elizabeth

Giaccaglia, Susan

Giannelli, Edward & Angela

Gill, Thomas & Margaret

Gordon, Eve

Gowrie, Karen

Guiliano, John & Barbara

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 High School Student Government

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

Mulvihill, Thomas

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

Phon, Tom & Renee

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

Schiavone, Kathleen & Phillip

Schilling, Leona & Cliff

Schlosser, Joseph & Jennifer

Schrimpe, Donna

Schultz, Dale & Dee

Schwamb, Fred & Janet

Schwartz, Fred

Seritage SRC Finance

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.

Wassmer, Donald

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!!