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

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HICKSVILLE VIETNAM WAR ERA MEMORIAL - PROJECT UPDATE   

Our full Update for January, 2021 appears in the Honoring Our Veterans section of this newsletter.  It is actually a repeat of the November Update, with the exception of a new donation in January in the amount of $20.
Given the surge in virus cases with colder weather and the new, more contagious mutation coming from England, we expect this will remain the case for a number of future months, but hope the effect of the new vaccines will give us momentum again by late spring to early summer of this year. 

We are pleased to again report that our core action team is safe from the virus.  We are thankful for this and hope the same is true for all our readers and alumni.

While the Dedication Ceremony remains on hold, please remember that the Memorial is complete and can be viewed by anyone visiting the Memorial Gardens located on the south side of the Jerusalem Avenue Middle School.
The project will be officially complete once we are able to conduct the Dedication Ceremony at the Memorial.
On behalf of the Project Team,
 
Joe Carfora
HHS 1962


Each month, we profile a former student that has submitted a biographical sketch of their life. This month we have highlighted Steven Ragusea from the class of 1964. Many of you have not used the opportunity of sharing precious moments with other classmates. It’s 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 editors@hixnews.com

Robert Edward Gleason Wesley

1943-2010


Eleven years ago, February of 2010, was when the music stopped for Bob Wesley.

An accomplished musician, Bob had a radio show in Dannemora , New York that aired weekly.

Along with a co-host, Frank, the duo made music that the community really enjoyed.

He loved music and travelled to local hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities and performed for the residents free of charge.

His passing saddened many. Bob “partied hard” over the years and realized his activities would tell its toll eventually. He survived open heart surgery only to find himself spending time in the hospital for a string of illnesses that did eventually cut his life short, too short.

I remember fondly the time he travelled from Dannemora to Long Island to visit me. What would be the last time, this visit included us making a trip to New Jersey to visit with Linda Piccerelli who along with Pat Koziuk were the original editors of HixNews. Bob was instrumental in taking the Hicksville High Newsletter from ancient times into the new world. The website he established exists today and many can thank Bob for his vision of what future issues of the newsletter should be.

His daughter, Heather and granddaughter, Rebecca remember Bob as a warm, wonderful person who they miss every day.

 

Buffalo Bob Casale


CLASS OF 1980 CLASS REUNION

August 8, 2021
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.
For current information visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/991799351156981/ 

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

Any questions? Contact Sue at: hicksvillehs1980reunion@gmail.com