Lorraine Kalen Lowen, 1966 (NM)
Ginny Frazer Caliguri, 1961 (FL)
Ronnie Gardner Izzo, 1959
Sharon Seltenright, 1966
Marie Fetten McBride. 1958 (FL)
Olga Yarish Jordan, 1951 (HX)
Vic Matuza, 1963
Steve Weinblatt, 1962 (L.I.)
Bob DeMatteo, 1961
Gary Kowalski, 1976
Charlie Dobbs, 1973
Charles Brooks, 1965 (L.I.)
Frank Koziuk, 1967 (MD)
Terry Frattini, 1984
Belated wishes to Julia White, 1963 (FL) March
13th and Helen Penner Ackerman, 1956 (FL) March
OOPS apologies to Charlie Dobbs. His birthday
is April 28th, not March as listed in last months
4/1/1978 Michelle (Jordan) and Guy Kowalski
4/9/1983 Ruth (Jordan) and Gary Kowalski
Congratulations to Pam (Kurth) Woodbury (1965)
and Robert Baker on their marriage, December 6,
2003. They were sweethearts in high school (he
was from Clark HS) and parted ways in college
and reconnected after 35 years.
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Welcome to Our New Readers
Linda Loeffler Shepski, 1966
Stan Shepski, 1966
Donna Lombardi LaFramboise, 1966
Doris Proctor Ramsdell, 1967
Kevin Costello, 1976
Distribution is now 537 email addresses. Couples receive
only one copy of the newsletter each month.
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I regret to inform you, that Janice (Hohorst, class
of '49) Seligman's husband passed away Monday (3/1)
morning. Janice and I have been e-mailing since
Christmas of 2002. I tried to be supportive while
her husband Richie was having his cancer treatments.
Having been there three years ago I know what Janice
was going through. They just celebrated their 50th
If you care to send Janice a note or card I've
listed her address below:
80 North Main Street
Prattsburg, NY 14873
Keep in touch, Art Lembke, 1949
Didn't know if you were aware that William Jurgelevich
has passed away.
- Phys Ed teacher at East Street School in the
- Health and Driver's Ed teacher at HHS in the 80's
- Founder and coach of Hicksville Ice Hockey Club
in 1961(now Long Island's Oldest High School Hockey
Bill's son Kirk ('71) played Varsity football, wrestling
Bill Alonge '72
Cynthia (Cam) Moulton - 1961 passed away October
of 2003. The Moulton's lived on Angle Lane and Cam
was a lifeguard at the Levittown Parkway Pool. Her
Sister, Christina (Tina) Moulton 1968 wanted some
of her old friends to know. Our deepest sympathy
to the Moulton Family.
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News, Notes and Memories
Rudy Frey (1954) writes that Robert Chevrolet was
known as MacPherson Chevrolet back in 1956.
Great newsletter, love to know what happened to
all those fellow classmates, besides Billy Joel.
It invariably brings a laugh from people when I
tell them I'm from "Hicksville"! But the
laughing quickly stops when they find out Billy
Joel and others have come from this area. Keep up
the good work.
Ron Wilson, 1962, firstname.lastname@example.org
Another great newsletter! I was particularly interested
in the Hall of Fame write up on Phil Anselmo. What
a tremendous career he's had! I knew his brother
Pete, '62. I missed the first inductee into the
HHS Hall. Can you send me the article?
(You can see a four-part article on Carolyn Wood
and THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE on the web site. Go to:
and look for current issue on the top toolbar. When
you point to it another little tab will open for
archives and you can read the article starting with
April 2002. Ed.)
We finally moved to our newly built home over this
past weekend. Our new address, etc. is below. Please
note the new home email address at the bottom.
Our new home is on the 17th green of The Preserve
at Jordan Lake, a course designed by Davis Love
III who just lost the match play final to Tiger
Woods yesterday. Davis is a UNC grad and the university
is only about 8 miles north of our new house. Right
now we're steeped in boxes to unpack as we enviously
watch people play the course with great anticipation
of getting out soon ourselves. It was 70° yesterday
and just gorgeous weather, but we had to unpack!
Keep up the great newsletter work!
Joe Carfora (1962)
Executive Vice President
Corporate Business Development
Bulk Molding Compounds, Inc.
19 New Rhododendron
Chapel Hill, NC 27517-9011
(919) 545-5503 phone
(919) 545-5523 fax
(630) 248-4719 cell phone
I just received this e-mail from John Ennis (class
If you go to the web site you'll see Chet's name
listed under the " Rhode Island Rams".
Thought some of you may be interested.
Keep in touch, Art (Lembke, 1949)
Chet Jaworski, Rhode Island Player of the Year
Chet Jaworski (1939): A-A, averaged 21 ppg as jr.
and 22.6 as sr.
Chet still holds the Rhode Island record for points
per game! Alumni might be interested.
The school in your quiz is Burns Avenue - my alma
I'm sending along a recent article on Ron Steinmann
(spelled incorrectly in the piece). Ron graduated
from HHS in 1962 and has had a fascinating career,
from playing percussion in the Sydney (Australia)
Symphony Orchestra to drumming for a wide range
of jazz and rock performers.
His ice cream parlor is opening momentarily!
All the best,
Bob Dierker, 1962
MID LIFE CRISIS will be at the Bayville Ale House
in Freeport on Saturday, April 17 from 9:30 on
Hugh dance floor, good people and lots of fun! Corner
of Bayview Dr. S and Atlantic Ave (next to firehouse)
Anton Mure, 1968
(To see a review of the band click http://www.goodtimesmag.com/gt884/lisounds884.html
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HICKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, Class of 1961 announces
The date, Saturday night, May 15, 2004, at the
Holiday Inn in Plainview, New York. The Holiday
Inn is located at 215 Sunnyside Blvd., Exit 46 L.I.E.,
or Exit 38 Northern State Pkwy. The reunion committee
has reserved the Hampton Ballroom from 8PM until
The cost per person for the evening is $85.00.
Included is a buffet preceded by a fruit and cheese
and relish display. Included, also, is four hours
of unlimited liquor. The Holiday Inn is accepting
reservations for rooms at a guaranteed rate of $109.00
plus tax per night. Mention the 1961 HHS reunion
to get this special rate when you call the Holiday
Inn at 516-349-7400.
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
Also, please, when you send Mike your check, include
a biographical sketch of your life since graduation
from high school. The committee would like to create
a booklet to distribute to those attending the reunion.
We are asking all alumni to please forward the
name and email address of other Hicksville alumni
that you correspond with on a continuing basis.
Even if you only touch base once a year, please
let us know. This will go a long way in helping
us promote the upcoming reunion. Send your list
to anyone on the reunion committee.
Airline reservations are up to the individual.
Flights into any of the three local airports (Kennedy,
La Guardia or Macarthur) are available and you should
be able to get complimentary bus transportation
to Holiday Inn. If anyone is interested, we will
put you in touch with a limousine service that covers
Our intention is to keep everyone advised through
the wonderful medium of electronics...email!!!
As our list of attendees grows, we will email the
list to you.
Al Stippell, a graduate of the class of 1968, will
be our host disc jockey for the evening. Also, from
the class of '68, Paul Korman and his Blue House
Band will provide an evening of "live"
We are inviting alumni from the class of 1959,
1960 and 1962 to join us for an evening of getting
reacquainted. The fun will be provided by YOU.
Thanks...and we hope to see you there.
The Reunion Committee
Mike Bisaccio TerMik@aol.com
Bill Canham email@example.com
Bob Casale firstname.lastname@example.org
Lillian Manzo email@example.com
Mary O'Shaughnessey firstname.lastname@example.org
p.s. please email your name, address, phone number
and special mailing information to Bill Canham
This is an Update Concerning the May 15, 2004 Hicksville
High School Reunion
Alphabetical Listing So Far
of Who Has Paid...
Listing of Those Who Said
They Are Sending Money...
Listing of those who cannot
Clem (Baldwin) Moors and Tony
Antoinette (Colascione) Fisher
Bob Casale & Karen Wieman
Linda D'Amato (Liparata)
Ed Delaney and Mary Ann Delaney
Janet Emery (O'Connor) and
Anita (Foster) Zino
Tony Genovese & Rose (Marchese)
Volena (Henningsen) Howe
Pat (Hunchick) Sadowski
Ginny (Kolenik) Doherty &
Elaine (Krauss) O'Neill
Olivia (Lepis) Schmidt
Lillian (Manzo) Ramirez
Rob and Nancy McCotter
Dennis Mruz and Sue (Hodges)
Nancy (North) Park
Eileen (O'Halloran) Holmes & Guest
Mary (O'Shaughnessey) Cleary
& Tom Cleary
Barb (Skuza) Poppe & Walt
Sue (Schwartz) Serlin &
Caroline (Snyder) Ferguson
Carolyn (Wood) Imbrie
Lou & Grace Zabbia
In talking with Ed Delaney last night, he said
that the Friday before the reunion, that would be
the 14th of May, he will put out a buffet for whomever
wants to show up at Delaney's...it will be a cash
bar but he is putting the buffet out at no charge.
As far as Sunday goes, should we try for a brunch
at the Holiday Inn...like 10 AM"ish"
Your thoughts are encouraged.
The Reunion Committee
Hicksville High School, The First Year
It was September of 1955 and I was excited to be
going back to school. I was a senior and we were
moving into a brand new building on Division Ave.
It was huge compared to the old HHS on Jerusalem
Ave. and we would finally be off split sessions.
Miss Farley, the Principal, had to use a cane when
she walked because of an injury. The new elevator
must have been installed with her in mind. Throughout
the year I saw students get elevator passes for
various reasons. Most of them were jocks
that sustained injuries defending the honor of The
Comets. My only injury was a smashed thumb, which
I received as the goalie for the girls field
hockey team. No elevator pass for that! Not even
any sympathy from Miss Franke. I also had to bear
the wrath of my piano teacher.
My homeroom was on the third floor on the south
end of the building. I lived on the corner of Jerusalem
Ave. and 9th Street and could make it to school
in 3 minutes if I had to. The building was still
not finished on the first day of school. I was a
hall monitor and my assignment was the still incomplete
stairwell. I got to know all the football and basketball
players as they tried to take a shortcut using the
closed stairwell. I am not complaining just reminiscing.
I loved the shiny new labs and have a fond memory
of Mr. Munch waiting patiently for me to thread
a pulley before I could do a simple Physics experiment.
I had a great time with Mother Fletcher
in the Speech and Drama class in the Little Theater.
I signed up for Latin III but Miss Hoffman, one
of my favorite teachers, had married and become
pregnant and so there was a substitute. I didnt
like him so I cut class. Being a timid person about
getting into trouble, I did not leave the building
but wandered down to the auditorium and the music
rooms. The band was practicing and I walked in and
asked if they needed any more players. When asked
what instrument I played, I replied the piano. So
began my career as a Glockenspiel player.
The new gym complex overwhelmed me. I never really
liked PE but enjoyed the equipment and the trampoline.
Our Senior Prom was held in the main gym. I was
on the decorating committee and Mr. Rusch was our
class advisor. Was there any girl who didnt
have a crush on Mr. Rusch? Anyhow, the morning of
the prom I was decorating the gym along with many
others when my mother decided that I must get home
if I was to make my hairdresser appointment on time.
I had lost track of time and since this was before
cell phones, my mom sent my date to get me. He brought
along his buddies from the basketball team. Boy
was I embarrassed when Marty Watkins and company
walked into the gym and announced Mr. Rusch,
Pattys mother wants her to come home now.
I realized just what an impression this had made
on Mr. Rusch eleven years later. I went back to
HHS for the graduation of my brother and sister,
Frank and Florence Koziuk, and Mr. Rusch was now
the principal. As I walked into the room where the
grads were receiving their diplomas, Mr. Rusch called
out to me, Pat Koziuk! Sure made my
husband stand up and take notice.
Ours was a small class by todays standards.
There were about 200 of us in the class of 1956.
The graduation ceremony was outside on the school
grounds. There was a daisy chain carried by the
sophomores in beautiful gowns. I do remember that
several of us had to keep moving between our seats
with the grads and the makeshift stage every time
the chorus sang.
In the evening my parents had an open house for
the grads. It turned into quite a party. There were
people everywhere in the house and out in the yard.
Those were the days when it was legal to drink at
18 so my dad served as bartender. He did an excellent
job for a man who only drank an occasional glass
of wine or a beer on a hot summers afternoon.
He also made sure that nobody got drunk at this
Thanks to all the teachers and community leaders
who made all these treasured memories possible for
me. There are still a lot of new schools that do
not have all the extras that HHS on Division Ave.
had 48 years ago.
Plans are underway for the 50th Reunion. Please
contact this newsletter if you are interested and
your name and address will be forwarded to the reunion
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956
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A quiz for people who know everything - from: http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/
1 - There's one sport in which neither the spectators
nor the participants know the score or the leader until
the contest ends. What is it?
2 - What famous North American landmark is constantly
3 - Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce
on their own for several growing seasons. All other
vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the
only two perennial vegetables?
4 - At noon and midnight the hour and minute hands
are exactly coincident with each other. How many other
times between noon and midnight do the hour and minute
5 - What is the only sport in which the ball is always
in the possession of the team on defense, and the offensive
team can score without touching the ball?
6 - What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
7 - In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy,
with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole
and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been
cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
8 - Only three words in Standard English begin with
the letters "dw." They are all common. Name
two of them.
9 - There are fourteen punctuation marks in English
grammar. Can you name half of them?
10 - Where are the lakes that are referred to in the
"Los Angeles Lakers?"
11 - There are seven ways a baseball player can legally
reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base
on balls -- a walk -- is one way. Name the other six.
12 - It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never
sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other
form but fresh. What is it?
13 - How is it possible for a pitcher to make four
or more strikeouts in one inning?
14 - Name six or more things that you can wear on your
feet, that begin with the letter "s.
1 - Boxing.
2 - Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about 2 and
a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons
of water that rush over it every minute.
3 - Asparagus and rhubarb.
4 - Ten times (not eleven, as most people seem to think,
if you do not believe it, try it with your watch, it
is only 10 times).
5 - Baseball.
6 - Strawberry.
7 - The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are
placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired
in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for
the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they
are snipped off at the stems.
8 - Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
9 - Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen,
apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation
marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
10 - In Minnesota. The team was originally known as
the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name when they
11 - Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference;
catcher drops third strike; fielder's choice; and being
designated as a pinch runner.
12 - Lettuce.
13 - If the catcher drops a called third strike, and
doesn't throw the batter out at first base, the runner
14 - Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis,
snowshoes, stockings, and so on.
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956 (FL)
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960 (NJ)
Bob Casale, 1961 (HX)
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