Michael Calma, 1972
Marty Watkins, 1957 (HX)
Stephanie Schegel Manning, 1968 (CA)
Steve Backman. 1962 (FL)
Mike Rosenwasser, 1961 (GA)
June Drummond DeBaun, 1968
Jeanne Morabito DAgostino, 1960 (L.I.)
Michael Cava, 1966 (NM)
Harvey Weiss, 1947 (ME)
Ruth (Jordan) Kowalski, 1978
Bob Cazares, 1974 (WA)
Butch Allan, 1960
Tom Chupka, 1970 (L.I.)
John Dounelis, 1957
6/?/1967 Bill and Marilyn Powers
6/1/1952 JoAnn (Watson) and Bill Christiansen
6/1/1963 Jack and Cindy DeVaul (L.I.)
6/1/1957 Ginny (Elwood) and Freeman Bud
6/5/1960 Emmett and Loretta Goodman (FL)}
6/6/???? Lynne (Boardman) and Walter Lehman
6/9/1985 Jeffrey and Dianna White (CA)
6/13/1963 Tanya (Hawrylowicz) and John
6/19/1994 Jan (Greenberg) and Gary Dickelman
6/24/1951 Harvey and Shirley Weiss (ME)
6/27/1964 Jacci (LaSalle) and John Gallucci
6/27/1968 John and Anna Dounelis
6/29/1952 Audrey (Olsen) and Bill Lent
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Welcome to Our New Readers
Corky (Strong) Grosso, 1958
Jim Grosso, 1958
Jeannette (Beauregard) Wiesenhahn 1958
DOB, Oct 4, Husband - Tom, Akron, OH
Madeline (Bianco) DeLouisa, 19
60DOB; Nov. 14, - Milton, NY
Phyllis (Jackson) Diercks, 1964
Husband - George
Tom Skelly, 1964 DOB; 12/03
Joanne (Picari) Skelly, 1964 DOB; 09/02
Married; 11/05/66, Hilton Head Island, SC
Pam (Alo) Smith, 1970
Syosset Grad w/friends at HHS
Suffolk Co., NY
Robert Starke, 1972
DOB; 01/17 Wife; Donna
Kristina (Uihlein) Holzweiss, 1987
Teaching at Hicksville Middle School
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directly to determine the validity of the e-mail.
If e-mails or Web sites contain typographical or
grammatical errors, review them carefully as these
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Do not share your ID or password with anyone.
Change your password regularly.
Only provide your personal or account information
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When your computer is not in use, shut it down
or disconnect it from the Internet.
Only provide your ID and passcode when your browser
indicates an encrypted connection. An encrypted
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in your browser's address bar in front of the address
of the page you are visiting.
If you think you may have provided information
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and monitor your account activity frequently.
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Automatic upgrades. We recommend that you purchase
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News, Notes and Memories
Our apologies to Bonnie Kiernan Fogelberg, 1961
(VA) for misspelling her name in the May newsletter.
Our apologies to William Hackmack, class of 1966
for misspelling his name last month.
Sal Mistretta, class of 1962, has been keeping
busy. In May he appeared on Law & Order and
in Elmer Rices play Counselor at Law
with John Rubenstein at the Bank Street Theater
In reply to the newsletters question about
the play, Sal wrote:
We are scheduled through MAY 30th only. BUT
John Rubenstein is negotiating with the Shubert
Organization to move to a larger venue IF we are
a Hit. If this happens it is not likely to happen
I am going out to Sacramento in July to perform
in THE FANTASTICKS as Henry the OLD ACTOR!!! The
irony didn't escape me as I played Matt THE BOY
in 1968 on Martha's Vineyard!!
I have been on LAW & ORDER CI before and have
also filmed LAW & ORDER's regular series. But
they cut the scenes for time!!! =0-( Unfortunately
a guest actor cannot appear more than once a year
unless the character is recurring.
FYI: In the past year I did a Benefit for the Iris
Cantor Foundation at the Sheraton..GUYS & DOLLS
music..with the likes of Tony Bennett/Vanessa Williams/Whoopi
Goldberg/ Frederico & John from the SOPRANOS/
Tony Roberts /Susan Lucci/ Merissa Tomei and some
inside industry names as well, that was FUN!!
Also did a reading of new musical in workshop:
M.CLAUDEL about Rodin's Mistress.
All that and auditions...=0-)
ALL the BEST to all!!!
As a 1958 graduate of HHS I have enjoyed reading
the Newsletter. Thanks so much to all of you who
have made it possible.
I moved to Hicksville in the latter part of my
Junior year. (Im not sure too many classmates
would remember me.) It was an enjoyable time for
me. The last time that I was in Long Island was
for the 1988 reunion. Never made it to Hicksville.
Reading the newsletter often brings back memories
of folks and places that I had forgotten.
My husband, Tom, and I have just celebrated our
46 Anniversary. We have four children and 3 grandchildren.
We've lived in Alaska, D.C., MN and Ohio. My birthday
is Oct 4.
Keep up the good work. I look forward to the news.
We are now living in Akron, Ohio. We moved here
from MN in 1978. It is the longest we have ever
lived in one place. For the past 18 yrs I have been
running a program, called MOTHERS & OTHERS,
sponsored by a Congregational Church in downtown
Akron. Although it is a wonderful church, I still
remain a faithful Catholic. Tom and I were married
in St Ignatius Church, Hicksville. At the time I
was living on Bethpage Rd. My best friend was Evie
Econopoly who married Pat Sarle (56) Evies
cousins owned the Sweet Shop.
As I wrote before, reading the newsletter brings
back good memories.
Jeannette (Beauregard) Wiesenhahn
Ok I want to be included on the birthday list -
mine is November 14th. I am a widow now living in
Milton, New York. I have one child, a daughter Gina,
and two beautiful grandsons, Michael, 5 yrs and
Nicholas, 7 months who still reside in Brooklyn.
Can't wait till I can get them to join me and the
rest of my family living in upstate New York. I
enjoy being around my brothers and their families.
My nieces and nephews are good fun and company and
I like babysitting for them whenever they need me
& my "social calander" isn't too crowded,
Madeline Bianco DeLouisa, 1960
MID-LIFE CRISIS SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 2004
Join us Friday, June 4th, and Friday. June 25th
at Singleton's outdoor happy hour, from 6:00 'til
11:00, as we play your favorite '60's thru 80s
music!!!! Admission includes all you can eat BBQ!!!
Also, Sat., June 19th at the Levittown south lanes.
Cmon down and have a great time! Details to
Anton Mure, 1968
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HICKSVILLE HIGH REUNION 2004
HOLIDAY INN, PLAINVIEW
Saturday, May 15th
By Bob Casale
When the lights in the Hampton Ballroom were turned
up at midnight, it was a signal for all Hicksville High
reunioners to leave. That was the sad part, leaving,
because the evening festivities had everyone in a party
Joe Wulfken, a graduate of 1947, was there with Clara
Murgola. He arrived early in a 1910 International Harvester
that he personally restored. Joe parked the vehicle
outside the main entrance to the ballroom. He did that
so everyone could catch a glimpse of the historical
antique car as they arrived. Some onlookers wanted to
know if that was the mode of transportation used to
get to our senior prom??!!
As the alumni arrived at the Holiday Inn, they were
met at the entrance by Mary OShaughnessey, Lillian
Manzo (Phoenix, Arizona) and Mike Bisaccio. Soon after
checking in at the entrance desk, the arrivals were
ushered into the Hampton Ballroom and were immediately
entertained by Anton Mure, a graduate of 1968, and his
Mid Life Crisis Band playing some great sounds from
When Anton wasnt playing, the Nite Riders, featuring
Tommy Sullivan, Bill Jordan, Jimmy Walker and guest
guitarist Steve Young, entertained the crowd with an
assortment of classical sounds, including some great
Beatles tunes. John Foley, an original Nite Rider, could
not attend. The Nite Riders band performed while they
were in high school.
Tommy was a founding member of the Brooklyn Bridge.
It was in early 1968 when a group of musicians Tommy
assembled was noticed while performing at the Cloud
Nine in Farmingdale during one of the old Battle
of the Bands contests. An agent for Johnny Maestro
was present and liked the group so much, they were asked
to join Maestro and the Del Satins as a new group, the
Brooklyn Bridge. Also attending was Carolyn Wood who
played keyboard for the Bridge and was part of the group
when their song, The Worst That Could Happen
made it to number one on the record charts in December
of 1968. Carolyn and Tommy both graduated in 1963.
Many thanks to Dennis Naso for being our Master of
Ceremonies. His opening act was a classic and should
be seen by all (and you can
see the later announcement
about a video). He was assisted by Lillian Manzo who
might have been suffering from jet lag. Her week leading
up to the reunion left her breathless. She was totally
rejuvenated, though, when she met up with her old friends.
It was nice to see Claire Williamson from the class
of 1956 and Jack Flynn from the class of 1959. We were
very happy to see John Muldoon, Rich LaSala, Doris Williamson,
Doug Moran, and wife Barbara Lorenzo, from the class
Tommy Doherty, also from the class of 1960, and wife
Ginny Kolenik, class of 61 were seen walking from
table to table. They were reminiscing with other students
about their lives since high school.
Ed Delaney and Mary Ann Delaney deserve a special thank
you for the courtesy they extended to early arriving
alumni Friday night. Ed and Mary Ann are owners of Delaneys
Restaurant located on South Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville.
They provided a beautiful buffet Friday night that was
enjoyed by a mixture of alumni. Thanks Ed and Mary Ann.
Sue Schwartz was there with husband, Gerald. Sue said
Just wanted to tell you what a great job you and
your committee did in planning the reunion. My husband
and I had a wonderful time and we're looking forward
to the next one. Thanks for all your work.
Tony Genovese and wife, Roe Marchese, traveled from
Fort Myers in Florida to be part of the reunion. Also
making the long trip were Shelly Heyman (Naples), Nancy
North (Merritt Island), and Linda DAmato (Orlando).
Lou Zabbia and wife, Grace, live in Hauppauge. Barbara
Skuza and husband, Walt Poppe live in Hicksville. Others
attending, Eddie Giannelli (Smithtown), Elaine Krauss
(Toms River, NJ), Pat Hunchick (Selkirk, NY), and Eileen
Janet Emery (Selden) made the following comment after
DAVID AND I BOTH HAD A GREAT TIME. NEEDED MORE SLOW
DANCES. CAN'T WAIT TILL NEXT REUNION. HOW ABOUT IN
2 YRS. A CRUISE OUT OF FLORIDA? ALOT OF OUR CLASSMATES
PRESENT LAST NIGHT ALSO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GREAT IDEA.
KEEP IN TOUCH, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS YOUR BUSY SEASON.
JANET (EMERY) O'CONNOR
P.S. JUST THINK NO MORE 4AM. E-MAILS. (HA-HA-HA)...
Many thanks to Mike Bisaccio and Mary OShaughnessey
for making the arrangements at Holiday Inn. The accommodations
were terrific and contributed to the atmosphere of the
evening. Billy Canham, an integral part of the reunion
committee, sends his regrets about not being able to
attend. He is recuperating from some physical problems.
Thanks to long time friend, Rob McCotter, for sharing
his time with us. Wife Nancy said it was one of the
best times shes had in years. And Kelly Kinsella
(class of 90) was there having just arrived home
from Orlando where she was vacationing. Too bad her
mom, Ann Sullivan (class of 59) was unable to
make it as well as sister Dawn Kinsella (class of 85).
Gary Holstein and Mike Jaycox, friends of Hicksville
alumni, did some filming on Friday at Delaneys
and again Saturday at the Holiday Inn.
They will provide a video from he reunion in two forms,
DVD and VHS tape. They hope to have it ready by the
end of June. The DVD will have menus to access different
chapters; i.e. Delaneys, Nite Riders, Opening
act by Dennis Naso, or just play all.
The VHS is just straight play. Both will contain about
30 minutes of the most interesting highlights of the
night plus still photos provided by others.
Listed below are prices and additional options. DVD
Keep Boxes and printed discs are quite involved with
artwork, special discs and printers. Therefore, substantial
interest in these options will have to be met in order
for them to be worthwhile to produce.
DVD Keep Box with Printer Inserts
Its the same as the box the DVD comes in when
you buy it at the store, approximately 7.5 by
5.5. The artwork will have to be designed and
will probably be the Comet logo with additional pictures.
There will be no VHS art.
Artwork printed directly on the disk (special type
of disk, special type of printer). Not a paper label.
Paper labels can unbalance the disk enough to screw
up the playback. The mastic can come unglued by the
heat generated laser beam and the glue can totally
destroy your player.
Standard DVD in a white envelope
Printed DVD in Keep Box w/insert
enough interest is generated)
Standard VHS tape, cardboard case
Send inquires and or orders to
Gary Holstein firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Casale email@example.com
Make sure you indicate if you want DVD or VHS and do
you want Printed DVD w/ Keep Box
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"My husband, Bob, died suddenly on February
19th. He was just 66 years old and we had been married
for 43 years. We were college sweethearts; he was
my very, best friend - my soul mate! His eldest
son and I will continue to run the small real estate
company he founded, Trenka & Associates, right
here in the heart of Denver, Colorado.
Sandi Olsen Trenka, 1955."
Condolences to Anton Mure, 1968, on the passing
of his mother.
MURE-Rose (formerly of Hicksville, LI), on May 13,
2004. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore. Loving
mother of Joseph (Julie), Anton (Lisa) and Gerard.
Cherished grandmother of Samantha Rose. Dear aunt
of Frank Saia. Friends may call Sunday 2-5PM and
7-9:30PM at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes,
Hicksville Chapel, 47 Jerusalem Ave. (2 blocks south
L.I.R.R., corner of W. Marie St.). Religious Service,
Sunday evening, Father Thomas J. McCarthy officiating.
Funeral, Monday 10AM. Interment, Long Island National
Published in Newsday on 5/14/2004.
Douglas J. Moran (Class of 1960)
MORAN-Douglas J., on May 23, 2004, in his 61st year,
of Islip, NY. Beloved husband of Barbara. Devoted
son of Elizabeth Paulsen. Cherished father of Douglas,
Walter, John, Scott and grandchildren Deanna, Douglas,
III, Jake, Stephanie, Caleb, Gavin, Tyler, Mason
and great grandchildren Alexis and Michael. Loving
brother of three sisters and four brothers. Visiting,
Tuesday and Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9PM at the Overton
Funeral Home, Inc., 172 Main St., Islip, NY. Mass
of Christian Burial, Thursday 10:45AM at St. Mary's
R.C. Church, East Islip, NY. Interment, Pinelawn
Memorial Park, Pinelawn, NY.
Published in Newsday on 5/25/2004.
(Doug was at the reunion on May 15th)
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Every square inch of the human body has an average
of 32 million bacteria on it.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every
hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age,
an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
If the average man never trimmed his beard, it
would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.
The average US male will spend 2,965 hours shaving
during his lifetime.
The average person's scalp has 100,000 hairs.
The average person's hair will grow approximately
590 inches in a lifetime.
The average person loses an average of 40 to 100
strands of hair a day.
The average human head weighs about eight pounds.
The average American spends 120 hours a month watching
television, the equivalent of five complete days
in front of the TV.
The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in
The average American woman spends 55 minutes per
day getting showered, dressed, and groomed.
The average human body contains enough:
iron to make a 3 inch nail,
sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog,
carbon to make 900 pencils,
potassium to fire a toy cannon,
fat to make 7 bars of soap,
phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and
water to fill a ten-gallon tank.
Gathered from: http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/average.html
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956 (FL)
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960 (NJ)
Bob Casale, 1961 (HX)
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