Tom Steedman, 1960
Steve Baum, 1962 (PA)
Carolann Luisi Saletto, 1975 (HX)
Den Collins, 1953 (L.I.)
Chris Andersen, 1967 (HX)
John Ennis, 1950
Pam Kurth Woodbury, 1965
Rick Campbell, 1970
Michele (Jordan) Kowalski, 1974
Joyce Gabrielsen Casale, (PA)
Sonya Teresko Fluckiger, 1938
Betty Gardner Brunell, 1972
Jed Schaiman, 1959
Howard Bell, 1968
Jeff White, 1973 (CA)
Carolyn Wood Imbrie, 1963 (AZ)
Janis Bartlett Wood, 1973 (HX)
Vickie Penner Whitaker, 1958 (IL)
(Sister) Maureen Schrimpe IHM, 1963 (MD)
Charlie Dobbs, 1973
Anton Mure, 1968 (L.I)
Jacci LaSalle Gallucci, 1959 (NY)
Richard Calma, 1971 (NY)
Nancy Walsh Gustafson, 1958 (L.I.)
Belated birthday wishes to Armand Sepanski, 1965
(AZ) on Feb. 14th and Joe Bausk, 1950 on Feb.
3/15/1942 Fred and Sonya Fluckiger
3/22/???? Dave and Jan Baldwin (FL)
Congratulations to Loretta Lorenzo Shields (1956)
and Richard Seibert on their marriage, Oct. 11,
2003. They were married in Hawaii and now reside
in San Marcos, CA.
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Welcome to Our New Readers
Welcome, and we hope you enjoy being a part of the
Hicksville Newsletter Family. If you have any memories
or stories of Hicksville that you wish to share with
our other readers do not hesitate to contact us at:
Do you see a name below that you wish to connect with?
If so contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will try and get you reunited.
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960
Joseph (Joe) Bausk - 1950
Rich Gallagher - 1956
Gary DeFelice - 1959
Lana (Koplar) DeFelice - 1960
Anthony (Tony) Genovese - 1961
Rosaria (Marchese) Genovese 1961
George McConnell, 1961
Richie Blauvelt - 1962
Robert McCotter - 1962
Susan (Voelbel) Dalton - 1965
Barbara (Leek) Favero - 1965
Jim Fischer - 1965
Armand Sepanski - 1965
Judy (Topliffe) Brumit - 1965
Robert (Bob) Ward - 1966
Steve Gordon - 1968
Steve Riscica - 1970
Terry (Ellis) Riscica - 1971
Vinnie Luisi - 1972
Peter Humann 1973
Jean Skvarich, 1973
Carol Dichtenberg - 1976
Mark Leippert - 1978
Jean Marie (Sturz) Urban - 1987
Ted Urban - 1991
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Gladys V. Reichle (Beloved wife of George Reichle,
REICHLE-Gladys V., of Hicksville, on January 9,
2004. Active member of Jos. Barry Columbiettes.
Beloved wife of George. Loving mother of the late
Rosemary Greco and Edward G. Willett. Dear mother-in-law
of the late Eileen. Cherished grandmother of Darren
and Susan, Matthew, Alison, Justin, Gregory, Lori,
Brian, Sean, John, George, Kristian, Scott and great-grandmother
of Antonia, Alexandra, George III and Tristen. Dearest
sister of Rosemarie. Dear sister-in-law of John
and Thea and Edward G. Willett. Fond aunt of Bunny
DiZinno. Friends and relatives may visit at The
Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes, 125 Old Country
Rd., Hicksville, on Saturday and Sunday 2-4PM and
7-10PM. Funeral Mass, Monday 10:45AM, St. Ignatius
Loyola RC Church, Hicksville. Interment to follow
at Queen of all Saints Cemetery, Central Islip.
Published in Newsday on 1/10/2004.
Dorothy(Schultz) Greggo, 1950
9/17/32 - 2/5/99
It has been five years, and you have been missed
With love, Greggo Family
Published in Newsday on 2/5/2004.
Bob Ward, 1966 writes:
For any real old-timers out there, my mother,
Veronica M. Hnatuk (maiden name) Ward, HHS class
of '37, passed away on January 20, 2004. I have
her 1937 class yearbook.
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News, Notes and Memories
Bob Steedman To Create Roster Of Past Hicksville
High School Alumni.
Bob's plan is to create a listing for all past
students. The roster will include the name of the
student, the year of graduation and the student's
current email address. The roster will be created
using "ms excel." Please send your information
directly to Bob at email@example.com
Hello from the Generation Xer newsletter recipient:
As I was reading the newsletter today, I came across
a former teacher from Hicksville Jr. High/Middle
School who happened to teach me I would guess 1986-1987
7th grade Social Studies.
Now that I am working in a high school as a guidance
counselor it is funny how stories from our past
educational experiences come up with colleagues.
I work at Plainview-Old Bethpage/JFK High School
(a rival of Hicksville). While I was chatting with
a US History teacher there, who happens to throw
paper airplanes at the loudspeaker, I shared my
experience of Mr. Olitsky my 7th grade social studies
teacher who used to throw chalk and erasers at the
loud speaker when they made the morning announcements.
I had him first period and we had a gigantic class.
It was that class that I met my best friend for
life and had a great time learning social studies.
It is actually the area I plan on getting my second
certification in. So Mr. Olitsky, thanks for a great
1st period! FYI: I still talk to about half of the
class, funny how things happen-
Jessica Baker (Kaiser) HJHS?HMS '88 HHS '92 :)
Thanks for sending me the newsletter. I loved reading
about all the things that have happened to my former
classmates. (And saddened too, to read about some
After graduating from HHS in 1960 I attended Nassau
Community College and then went on to Queens College
where I earned a degree in Early Childhood education.
After getting married in 1965, I taught school in
Jamaica, Queens for three years before moving to
Port Jefferson Station, New York. I taught first
and second grade for the Longwood School District
before leaving to have my two children, Allen and
Judy. I returned to teaching when they entered school.
I taught third, and fifth until two years ago when
I retired and am now enjoying the freedom and joy
retirement brings. My husband and I like to travel
and enjoy our two grandchildren, Kyle, 3yrs. old
and our granddaughter, Ilyana 1yr. old. There will
be an addition this August as my daughter is expecting
I still keep in touch with many of my friends from
HHS; Kathy McDonald, Maddy Eisenberg and Sharon
Goldman. I also have seen Dolores Kump and been
in email contact with Allen Court. I was in touch
with others when the Big Reunion was in progress,
but have lost touch since then. I would welcome
some contact again. Question I never got answered:
Has anyone been in contact with Richie Bizzaro?
Last I heard he was in California working for Cole
I guess that's about it. Regards and email me -
I look forward to hearing from anyone from the
class of '60. GO COMETS!
Linda (Zuckerman) Rausch, 1960
G'day Again Dear Friends!
It's always wonderful to get the Hix news! You
do a great job, thanks so much!
I'm still wondering if there is ANYONE who actually
remembers any of my sisters or me attending East
Street School between 1962-68? I did not go to Hicksville
High as my family moved to Australia in 1968-69.
I'd really love to hear from anyone who might remember
us? And also is there going to be any school reunions
for grad year of 1975, as that would have been the
year I graduated had I been here. Well, all the
very best to everyone!
Patti Hickey Rees, 1975 firstname.lastname@example.org
To Susan Miltonberg, 1966
I have been in touch with several of our classmates
since I joined the Newsletter. I know what you are
saying because we had about 900 graduates. 47 doesn't
seem like much. Include your email and I think some
others will respond. Don't know if you remember
me - anyone that does - please e-mail me I love
hearing from my classmates. Won't say 'old'.
Some of you that e-mailed me I have lost information
on my computer and no longer have e-mail addresses
for you - please write again. Thanks for all your
work in putting this newsletter together.
Nancy O'Geary-Smith (Alfano 1966) - email@example.com
Hi. My name is Jim Fischer and I graduated in 1965.
I now live in New Bern, North Carolina.
I believe the school pictured in the "How
to submit" section is Woodland Ave School.
I was 4 years old when my family moved to Hicksville
and the school was under construction. My best friend
and I would walk to the school during the day and
"borrow" things from the construction
site like barrels of nails, 20 foot lengths of gas
pipe or anything we could fit into our wagon. That
night, our fathers would bring it all back. What
Hicksville High School A Two Generation Affair
I just want to write a short message to say that
I think this site it is great and hope to see more
information being posted in the future.
My father is a 1961 graduate and I am a 1991 graduate.
We both share the same name Ted Urban. My dad worked/trained
in the Print shop at HHS and continues in that trade
today. I am an accountant and who chose to buy a
home in Hicksville and have married fellow alum.
Jeanne Marie Sturz, class of 1987.Again it is nice
to see. Take care.... Ted Urban, 1991
Steve Gordon, class of 1968, is looking to make
contact with some of his old friends.
I do remember the Sunrise Village in Bellmore,
but I don't remember any show. All I can think of
is the good German food!
I think the school pictured may be Fork Lane.
Sue (Voelbel) Dalton, 1965
To all of our friends and supporters, we want
to extend a sincere thank you for your
participation in making Saturday night's event a
pure success. Thanks to you, $11,000 was raised
for Charlie and his family!!! We hope that you enjoyed
it as much as we did!!! A more detailed list of
the names of those who selflessly helped is forthcoming.
Anton Mure, 1968 (L.I.)
(Bob Casale has posted photos on classmates.com)
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Hall of Fame
After today, when, in your thoughts, you envision Tom
Cruise flying upside down in Top Gun, your
mind should immediately shift gears
you will now
remember another graduate of the Top Gun school in Miramar,
California who is, by the way, a 1958 graduate of Hicksville
What a wonderful career this man has had, and it grows
day by day.
If you flash back to that spring day of 1958
graduation ceremony at the high school
be little doubt in anyones mind that this man
would be successful in whatever he did. He distinguished
himself in the hallowed halls of the high school and
continued that tradition at the University of New York
There is a plaque in the front lobby of the high school
that displays the name, Philip Anselmo. It is this man
who has been selected as the second Hicksville High
School Newsletter Hall of Fame inductee.
Following graduation from high school, Phil went off
to college in Oswego. After graduation from Oswego,
Phil enlisted in the United States Navy. He went to
flight school in Pensacola, Florida and received a commission
as a Naval Aviator in 1963. His official designation
at the time was Radar Intercept Operator.
Over the next several years, Phil served in the following
fighter squadrons: VF-31 on-board USS Saratoga, VF-151
on-board Constellation and VF-213 on-board USS Kitty
Hawk during Western Pacific cruises. His tours included
combat duty in Vietnam. Additionally, Phil served as
Commanding Officer of VF-154 and VF-121, the West Coast
F-4 Phantom Training Squadron.
The epitome of ones career in the navy, as an officer,
is to have command. Phil realized this dream in 1985
when he was designated as Captain of the USS Kansas
City. He served in this capacity until February of 1987.
The Kitty Hawk was on deployment in the Indian Ocean.
His second command, aboard the USS Constellation, was
from May 1987 until June of 1988. It was December 1987
when Phil was selected to Rear Admiral (lower half).
This was the culmination of years of dedicated service
that saw Philip move through the ranks to a pinnacle
not many reach.
He assumed command of Fighter Airborne Early Warning
Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet in July 1989 and was subsequently
selected for Rear Admiral (upper half) in June 1991.
He then reported as Deputy Director, Space and Electronic
Warfare (OP-094B) in October 1991 and subsequently as
Director, Aviation Plans and Requirements Division (N-880)
in January 1992. In July 1994, he reported as Deputy
Director, Space and Electronic Warfare (OPNAV N6).
He has had a diverse set of shore assignments to include
Director Navy Space Programs, Commander Fighter Wing,
US Pacific Fleet, CNO Plans and Programs (N-8), Director
Aviation Plans and Requirements (N-78B), Deputy Director,
Space and Electronic Warfare (N-6B), Commander Naval
Space Command, and Director, Space and Electronic Warfare
His first Washington tour was a member of the Chief
of Naval Operations in the Program Planning Directorate
as Special Assistant for Air Warfare.
Phil retired from the navy in 1995. His personal awards
include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit
(4), Meritorious Service Medal (5), Air Medal (15),
and the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V"
It was in December of 1995 when Phil joined Northrop
Grumman in Baltimore.
Since joining Northrop Grumman at the executive level,
he has led the Electronic Sector in the development
of strategic, surveillance, and intelligence systems
for the Department of Defense and the four services.
A leader in transformation and network solutions, he
initiated the Navy's use of space and tactical sensors
in the Naval Fires Network program. Congress and DOD
have recognized this effort for Rapid Deployment Capability
in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This effort
is the cornerstone of the services ability to conduct
"Time Critical Strike and Time Sensitive Targeting".
He is on the Board of Directors of the National Correlation
Working Group, is a member of the National Academy of
Science/Navy Studies Board and participates on the Navy
Phil and his wife, Diane, reside in Crownsville, Maryland
and have two children Christopher and Elizabeth.
His present position is Director C4 ISR and IW Programs.
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Official Tribute to the Crews of 9/11 to be dedicated
WASHINGTON DC- After nearly three years of planning
and gathering of archives leader from the State Government
of Virginia, Airlines Industry and family members of
American Airlines Flight 77, National Memorial Committee
members, and citizen of the Commonwealth will gather
in Richmond on March 18,2004 to dedicate the first official
tribute to the airline crews of 9/11/2001.
The event will begin at 4:30 PM at the Virginia Aviation
Museum, which will be charged with the care and preservation
of the tribute. Planned and organized by the Four Captains
Memorial Committee, Inc. located in Fairfax, Virginia
the tribute will include displays of local art by students
from Atlee High School near Richmond, porcelain replicas
of the crew members by nationally rank show doll maker,
Beverly Coan of Florida, original art by famed aviation
illustrator Nilo Santiago of Arlington, VA and many
other archives items that are too numerous to list hereon.
The invited keynote speaker is Virginia Governor, the
Honorable Mark Warner.
More than 350 people are expected to gather at the
Virginia Aviation Museum for the dedication on 18 March
The Four Captains Memorial Committee is a planning
division of the National 9/11 memorial Committee and
has tribute being developed for Flight 93 in Somerset,
PA area, Flights 11 and 175 in the New York area, and
for all four flights at the White House. The Four Captains
Memorials will focus on lives and members of the crewmembers
from each aircraft seized by terrorists and murder that
morning in 2001.
The Four Captains Memorial Committee, Inc is
a non-profit organization of volunteers brought together
to pay tribute to the crews of 9/11. The Committee has
been working closely with the county governments of
Virginia and Pennsylvania for the first two sites that
will be dedicated in 2004. For more information on the
Committee or the dedication events please contact the
Chief Operating Officer at: Kstrafer@henryarthur.com
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Hi it is me again, Ray Muller. I started my quest
for a reunion in the year 2005 a little over a year
ago. There have been interruptions now and then
because of a death and different sickness and broken
bones in the family. I still live in VA and still
working on the reunion. I joined classmates last
year and they have been a great help. As soon as
I contact someone from the class I ask if they know
the where abouts of our class. As of this writing
I have 39 names and addresses. Please put in the
newsletter a request of the readers if they know
of anyone from the class of 55. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much, Ray
CLASS OF 1956 following is a letter received
by this newsletter:
Dear Fellow Classmates,
We are just a little over two years away from our
Golden Anniversary Reunion. It is time
for us to start putting our plans together in hopes
of making it a memorable time.
At the last gathering, for out 45th, we asked for
feedback from the attendees. One of the responses
was to have the reunion in the spring or summer.
To make this weekend more involved than just a
dinner, we are looking to include other activities,
Walking tour of the high school with a buffet in
Brunch the day after the dinner
Attending graduation as guests
A trip to see a show (i.e. Westbury Music Fair/Broadway)
Another area we are planning to include for the
dinner is to invite the classes from 1954-1958,
who were all acquaintances of ours during our time
our days in high school. We will also try
to contact any teachers to join us at the dinner.
Your reunion committee is open to all suggestions
to help make this a wonderful and memorial occasion.
Please direct all suggestions to Rich Gallagher
or Rita Henkel Gordon. Hope to see and hear from
Your Reunion Committee,
9 Loretta Court
Coram NY 11727
Rita Henkel Gordon
56 Bedell Place
Amityville NY 11701
(631) 691-1765 (H)
(631) 598-6567 (W)
FAX (631) 598-3284
(Class of 1961 + 1959, 1960
We know its awhile until the reunion next
May, but its not too early to obligate or
at least say, I might make it.
We are starting a listing of those who have said
some have already paid
Here we go
Linda DAmato (Liparota)
Rochelle Heyman (
Baron)Pat Hunchick (Sadowski)
Ginny Kolenik (Doherty)
Elaine Krauss (ON
eill)Lillian Manzo (Ramirez)
Mary OShaughnessey (Cleary)
There are many suggesting they might be there but
nothing positive yet. Drop a note to anyone on the
Mike Bisaccio TerMik@aol.com
Bill Canham email@example.com
Bob Casale firstname.lastname@example.org
Lillian Manzo email@example.com
Mary OShaughnessey firstname.lastname@example.org
For the banquet, please forward a check in the
amount of $85.00 made payable to Michael Bisaccio,
48 Stockton Street, Brentwood, NY 11717. Mike is
Treasurer for the reunion and will be collecting
and depositing funds.
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BARE KNUCKLE FIGHT
The last bare-knuckle fight of pro boxing took place
in 1889. John L. Sullivan ko'd Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds.
BASEBALL HOME RUN
Hank Aaron hit his 755th and last home run in Milwaukee
on July 20, 1976.
Mickey Mantle hits final career homer, # 536, in 1968.
Babe Ruth hit his last 3 home runs in 1935 when the
Boston Braves faced the Pirates.
DISCONTINUED OLYMPIC SPORTS
Cricket - last in Paris in 1900
Croquet - last in Paris in 1900.
Golf: men - last in St. Louis in 1904
Golf: women - last in Paris in 1900
Lacrosse - last in London in 1908
Polo - last in Paris in 1900
Rugby - last in Paris in 1924
Tug of War - last in Antwerp in 1920
The 1912 Olympics was the last Olympics that gave out
gold medals that were made entirely out of gold.
WOODEN TENNIS RACQUET
A wooden racket was last used at Wimbledon in 1987.
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956 (FL)
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960 (NJ)
Bob Casale, 1961 (HX)
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