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Volume 3 Number 6
Sonya Teresko Fluckiger, 1938
Tom Steedman, 1960
Den Collins, 1953 (L.I.)
Howard Bell, 1968
Carolyn Wood Imbrie, 1963 (AZ)
Vickie Penner Whitaker, 1958 (IL)
Anton Mure, 1968 (HX)
Jacci LaSalle Gallucci, 1959 (NY)
Carolann Luisi Saletto, 1975 (HX)
Chris Andersen, 1967 (HX)
John Ennes, 1950
Joyce Gabrielsen Casale, (PA)
Jed Schaiman, 1959
Jeff White, 1973 (CA)
Janis Bartlett Wood, 1973 (HX) Need new email
Richard Calma, 1971 (NY)
BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES
Feb. 2nd - Alan Buckholz, 1965 (AZ)
Feb. 7th - Pat Lenzner Caruso, 1953
Feb. 11th - Martha Gross Parent, 1960 (DE)
3/22/???? - Dave and Jan Baldwin (FL)
BELATED ANNIVERSARY WISHES
2/14/1964 -Joan (Siegl) and Fred Rudolph
News and Notes and Memories
News, Notes and Memories
I just received a phone call that our good friend
and classmate Murray Kellner (class of '49) passed
away today (Feb. 23rd).
He was a member of our Hicksville High e-mail Club
(HHeC). If anyone would care to send a card the
Mrs. Justine Kellner & Family
10 Beverly Hills
P.O. Box 2
Beverly Hills, FL 32665
Art Lembke, 1949
Murray Kellner, 73 Lecanto
Murray A. Kellner, 73, Lecanto, died Sunday, Feb.
23, 2003, in Crystal River.
Born Feb. 13, 1930, in Minneola, N.Y., to Sam J.
and Rose Fierstein Kellner, he came to this area
in the early 1960s from Hicksville, N.Y.
He and his father, Sam J. Kellner, were the builders
and developers of Beverly Hills and Quail Run. Mr.
Kellner was also the owner of Universal Communications.
Racing cars was among his hobbies. He was an honorary
member of Congregation Beth Sholom. He was preceded
in death by his son, Danny S. Kellner, in 1973,
and a sister, Regina Steuer. Survivors include his
wife of 34 years, Kerstin Nyman Kellner of Lecanto;
four sons, James (Pat) Kellner of Holder, William
(Amy) Kellner of Beverly Hills, Robert Kellner and
Steven Kellner, both of Lecanto; two daughters,
Donna (Robert) Davis of Bayport, Long Island, N.Y.,
and Della (Scott) Jackson of Holder; a sister, Lucille
Gort of Boynton Beach; and nine grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.
From The Citrus County Chronicle, Feb. 25, 2003
I recently (November) opened up my new business
Yankee Clipper Family Hair Salon and we have been
in the black since day one. We are growing bigger
each week with more and more clients. We are located
at 40119 Murrieta Hot Springs Road in Murrieta California.
Suite C-101. I have two other stylists working full
time with me and we are open seven days a week.
We have five stations and are just 3 stylists with
2 more maybe in March. We started out with a bang
and business has been great! We are truly blessed!
If anyone is in California and is from Hicksville
High School, I will give them a shampoo, cut and
style FREE! That's right no money and A-1 service.
We aim to please. So any other transplanted New
Yorkers from HHS just call 909-304-3512 to make
an appointment or stop by -- walk-ins welcome!
We are open 8:30AM to 6:00PM Monday through Saturday
with extended hours to 8:00PM on Fridays. We are
open 10:00AM to 3:00PM on Sundays. We are a full
hair service salon (sorry no nails). Come by for
a FREE Haircut and chat a while. You are always
welcome! All HHS class years are welcome for this
FREE service. We do men, women and children and
are a neighborhood family hair salon that even guys
can feel comfortable. Free glass of wine on Fridays
6:00PM to 8:00PM to 21 or older. Our prices are
great and the service is even better. We specialize
in Hair highlighting and weaves. Special discounts
given to former HHS alumni.
or visit our site at: yankeeclippersalon.com
(still under construction)
909-304-3512 FAX 909-3304-3499
My daughter Jennifer Anne White (28) was married
to LaTito Hasten on December 28, 2002 in Huntington
Beach, California at United Methodist Church. Their
first marriage and they met in church seven years
ago and became friends and dated the last two years!
She just called to say she is pregnant with their
first child. What a joy and a blessing. This will
make grandchild number eight for us! I am so happy
for them both! I was able to sing at their wedding
service a very special song for my little girl and
her new husband. She is a nurse and he works for
Sears and they will live in Huntington Beach.
I am going to be appearing in THE ODD COUPLE as
Oscar Madison In March at the Clubhouse 1 at the
Murrieta Hot Springs in Murrieta, California. Call
909-304-3512 for more information. All HHS alumni
and their guest are being given FREE VIP tickets
for any show night. Fridays and Saturdays for 6
weekends. Curtain is at 7:00 PM. Directed by Jeffrey
White and produced by John Klek of Klek productions.
Hope you can make it if live nearby!
I hear we are having our 30th year reunion for
the class of 1973 this summer. I am going and hope
all other Californian alumni will call me if they
are going also. Maybe we can fly up as a group and
get a discount. I have met a lot of New Yorkers
here in CA but haven't a HHS alumni as of yet.
Life is good in CA. God has blessed my family and
me and I am totally blessed each and everyday! Praise
Hope to see everyone soon,[,
class of 1973
P.S. Looking for Sally Sharp (class of 1974), Penny
Barrel (class of 1973) and the whereabouts of Mr.
Thomas Buttice (music teacher). Please contact me
if you have any information (email@example.com)
I am so glad that you found a way to continue to
send out the newsletter. I do enjoy getting the
chance to walk down memory lane each time I read
about old classmates. I attended the 1962 reunion
in August and truly had a great time. Isn't it amazing
how none of us have aged in 40 years - we all looked
the same (almost).
I haven't contributed in the past to your newsletter,
but feel free to publish this and at least let some
of my old friends know that I would love to hear
from them. It seems that our class of '62 is truly
spread out around the world. I married my childhood
sweetheart 37 years ago and now have two great grandchildren
by one of my two daughters. My youngest daughter
is getting married this coming March 15th and my
new son-in-law has been my employee for the past
10 years. By now, he knows what kind of a family
he is getting into.
I built and actively operate a 250-slip marina
in PA and my wife Diane (Jericho HS, '62) oversees
the boat dealership we have on site. Since I dated
Diane since I was a Junior at Hicksville, some of
you may remember her.
I remember Mr. Rusch when he was the Vice Principal
at HHS and use to catch us sneaking either in or
out through the gym doors. I'm sure he will be missed
by many that have some crazy memories about him.
My E-mail address is SBaum@voicenet.com
and I look forward to hearing from old friends and
classmates. Have a great year ahead everyone and
keep up the good work on the newsletter.
Steve Baum, class of '62
I too enjoy reading the HHS newsletter. Although
most of the contributors are younger than I, there
will be names I will recognize. I graduated in 1954
and was a very quiet, reserved kind of gal. Never
had the occasion to do anything noteworthy in school.
However, did eventually make a mark after many years
by serving as President of the Rotary Club of Hicksville-Jericho
and served many, many years on the Church Council
at Redeemer Lutheran Church. I worked at Montana
Agency, Inc. an insurance and real estate firm on
North Broadway, Hicksville for 42 years. This gave
me the opportunity to see Hicksville change from
the small town we senior citizens remember to what
it is today. Remember the many small stores that
lined both sides of Broadway? Unverhau's Drug Store,
the Army and Navy Store, Spiro's, Schulz's Deli,
the old 5 & 10, Holden's Stationery, Beatty's
Stationery, The Sweet Shop owned by the Econopolys,
Barenberg Bakery, Huettner's General Store (It held
the birthday cake (artificial one) in it's front
window for Hicksville's 300th Anniversary), Braun
Meat Market. DeMonaco's vegetable store etc, etc.
I especially enjoyed reading the comments from
Fred Fluckiger. I remember him, his Mother and Father
as well as sister Marion. They lived on property
east of where the post office now stands; I lived
on the street just west of the post office. Remember
Kroemer Seeds on West John Street? My brother Ernie
and I also walked to Nicholai Street School until
we moved across from Long Island Lighting Company
on Old Country Road in 1949.
It's nice to think back to those days via this
great newsletter, especially when you're still living
in the area and pass through your "old town"
almost every day. Memories, memories.
Ellen Boos Bruwer - Class of '54
Thank you for doing such a great job with the newsletter.
It really brings us all together again. I also attended
the 40th Hicksville High Reunion this past summer
for the class of 1962. I could not get over how
great our class looked - very young and very fit.
We were a great group. It was so exciting to see
people again whom I have not seen since our 25th.
I guess, as we get older we get more nostalgic.
News from my end: we have added a 4th grandchild
to our group within 15 months. So we have lots of
babies - 2 boys in Atlanta and twin girls in New
Love to all, Pat Appelman Levitin, 1962
From Julaine McInnis Masriano, 1973, comes the
Gull Rd was renamed yesterday [2/2/2003] for Walter
Weaver, our next-door neighbor who died in the WTC.
He was an emergency svs police officer. My Dad passed
3 wks after the collapse of the building. He was
so upset about Walter and worried about my brother
who was also there. He died suddenly of a heart
attack the day after my son and I visited him.
[Photos are posted at: http://group.classmates.com/user/photoalbum/photo.tf?photo_id=2105585]
My name is Michael Cava and I graduated from HHS
in 1966. My birthday is 6/22. After High School
I joined the Navy and retired from the Service in
1989. After that I worked as a Probation Officer
in San Diego County, California. I managed to get
a Bachelors of Public Administration in Criminal
Justice degree and have done some graduate study
I am presently retired and living in New Mexico.
I substitute teach at the local High School as needed.
I remember Kathleen (Trant) Adamo, who submitted
an anecdote for the last newsletter. Also, does
anyone know how the English teacher, Mr. Richman
or the Italian teacher Ms. Iorio are doing now a
M. R. Cava
I just received your Newsletter from Gwen (McCue)
Schaaf (class of '55). I found it very interesting,
especially the article about one of my favorite
teachers, Joseph Loucks.
In July of 2001, I started the Hicksville High e-mail
Club (HHeC). We currently have 26 members from mostly
from the class of '47 through the class of '51.
We not only pass news, but from the feedback of
the members, they have informed me, that they renewed
old friendships and made new ones. I also communicate
by mail and phone to those classmates that don't
have e-mail. It's become a very close-knit group.
I sent this newsletter on to the club. If you would
add me to your distribution list, I'd be more than
happy to forward it to the club. I'm sure they would
If any of the 389 classmates would like to join
us, just have them contact me. Some of the classmates
on your list may be interested in e-mailing classmates
from classes '47 to '51.
When I receive pictures in the mail from classmates,
I scan them and e-mail them to the club. There is
also a lot of support between the members. One member
wrote back and thanked the club for all the get-well
cards she received after a very serious operation.
The benefit to me has been tremendous, after the
loss of my wife in May of 2001.
It sounds like you have built a very successful
Newsletter during those 2 1/2 years.
Hope to hear from you.
Art Lembke(class of '49)
Thanks so much for adding my name to the HHS list.
I so enjoyed reading the items sent in. I was in
the class of 53. We are having our 50th reunion
this Sept. We are so excited about the response.
I was born on East Street, went to the East St School
then walked MILES in the snow to Jr. & Sr. high.
It was great. After grad I worked at the old Bank
of Hicks. on Broadway. Met my husband was married
in 1959, built a house next to the one I was born
in and raised our children there. When Bob retired
from the Hicksville Water Dist in 1991 after 38
years we sold our home to our son and moved to NC.
Both of our children still live on LI and we visit
often. Sure do miss it. We now have a condo in Coram
the summers, so little by little we are working
our way back.
A note to Fred Fluckinger; class of 37; My family
all attended HHS and one aunt graduated in 36 and
I do have knowledge of some of the old timers as
she lived next to me on East St. until she died
in 93. Her name was Esther Hewitt. Also was a neighbor
of Lou Millevolte, and Mr Loucks. Both great people
and neighbors. Miss Spink lived on Plainview Rd
around the corner.If Fred wants to talk about Hicks.
old timers I may be of some small assistance. Both
of my Grand mothers and assorted relatives were
in business. Can he get my e-mail address from you?
This is so great to have a way to keep in touch
with far away Hicksvillites, most of them I don't
know but we have a lot in common. Thanks again...
Roberta Sipf Obermeyer
Chris Andersen, class of 1967 writes:
"I wondered if you could get me an address
or any connection to either Carol Tavormina, Karen
Hartig or Richard Hartig? I have old films with
them in them and have not been able to find any
way to contact them. I've converted the films to
VHS and made copies. Janice Tavormina is also on
the films. Thanks, Chris Andersen Class of ' 67"
The Hicksville movie theater was purchased by the
Chinese-American Church. They then went to work
on it gutting all the old stores that were on the
east side of it and tearing down the marquee. On
the west side of it they left Mike's Pizza, which
if I remember correctly was the old trading post
and the corner donut shop, which the old candy store,
was it called Wolf's? They're all enclosed in the
same building called Town Center I believe. The
Chinese Church group started out in the old American
Legion Hall, across from St. Ignatius School on
East Nicholai St. I guess they outgrew that little
building and bought the movie theater and surrounding
stores for a new church and school. Before that
an Indian church was operating there. I hope I covered
what you wanted to know but if not e-mail back with
more questions. I have one important historical
moment to tell you specifically. When I was in 8th
grade [St. Ignatius also 6th &7th] I went to
the movies on a Saturday afternoon with my friend
Phil Mazzola, who was in the junior high. He told
me that's where all the kids from the junior high
hung out. I believe the movie was "The Music
Man". I met a lot of the kids that Phil hung
out with but I remember one good-looking girl I
talked to for a little while. It was Flossie Koziuk.
Anton Mure told me that was your sister. (Pat Koziuk's)
I always hoped to see her again someday at one of
our reunions [Class of ' 67] I always cared about
I got into the Hicksville movie theater again this
morning. The workers were just arriving as I got
dropped off downtown. They've really cleaned it
up since the last time I was there. The lights were
on brighter also so I got to see all the real fine
details of the ornate plasterwork. They tore down
the old circle that used to go around the chandelier.
Other than that the contractor told me they were
going to preserve as much as they could. He even
said how beautiful it was inside. They're building
a new stage for the church [what it's going to be].
It's all framed out now. They've put up all new
steel I-Beams where the old balcony was. The new
balcony looks like it comes out farther than the
old one did. The ceiling in there is beautiful.
The things you never look at when you were a kid.
I was too busy looking for a girl to make-out with!
Anyway if you get a chance to go down there it's
something you won't forget. Bring a camera with
you. Look at how the stage was framed. What work!
The two plaster urns at the bottom corners have
been cleaned up. I could talk about all my memories
there but that would take another hour, so I'll
Chris Andersen, 1967
After nearly 3 weeks, we can say we are enjoying
North Carolina immensely!! The weather beats the
Midwest and East Coast any day and shopping choices
are huge, making Sharon quite happy! We've already
weathered a severe ice storm (this past weekend),
but its long gone and we're back in the mid to high
50's. There have been about 5-7 days we could have
played golf, but we've been too busy so far to get
out there. However, its nice to now know we can
play year round, if we wish!
For those of you who have asked, I have not retired!
Just doing my job as normal, but out of my home
office and its working out great!
We are very close to finalizing on our builder and
should pick him by the end of the week from the
two we've narrowed things down to. If all goes right,
we should be in our new home in Chapel Hill by Thanksgiving.
Joe (1962) and Sharon Carfora
Jennifer and I enjoyed the two HHS reunions last
October. It was good seeing old friends again in
Orlando and on Long Island. They must have mellowed
me out because I proposed to Jennifer the following
month and she accepted. We are setting up the wedding
plans now. I will keep you posted.
This is to Barbara DiBella Dowd (1962). We were
neighbors on Elm Street. I was at #46 north of you,
on the west side, the last old (1942) house before
the new development houses start. My brother was
Robert (Bob) Foster also graduated in 1962. Barbara,
it appears we are still neighbors, separated by
only 12 miles. I now live in St. Augustine.
My e-mail is PeteFoster@prodigy.net
Pete Foster, 1957
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HHS Class of 1953 has a 50th Reunion planned for
September 16-19 in the Poconos at Lake Harmony,
If anyone is interested in more information, they
should contact the co-chairs:
Pat Lenzner Caruso firstname.lastname@example.org
Roberta Sipf Obermeyer email@example.com
The class of 1973 is planning their 30-year reunion.
The info we have received so far follows. This newsletter
will keep you up to date as we receive more details.
August 2, 2003
@ 8:00 PM
by Professional Planning Reunions of America Inc
631-266-1836 or Lireunions@aol.com
They said to call or e-mail them to get an invitation.
I e-mailed them today and will send any more info
Jeff White, 1973
Norman Nichols (class'52) sends the following:
"We had a reunion luncheon and it was great.
We had 24 people and everything went like clockwork,
food and booze was very good and inexpensive. We
are going to plan another one in 2004 and try to
Probably at the same place in Syosset."
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Interesting U.S. Town Names
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than
in any city on earth." - Steve McQueen
Well you can try Nowhere, Oklahoma - or maybe No Name,
Let's not forget one of the most "useless"
town names in the country: Useful, Missouri.
Here it is - the list of unusual town names in New York
Cat Elbow Corner
Why, do you think, Hicksville is listed as an unusual
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956, FL
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960, NJ
Bob Casale, 1961, HX and PA
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