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Volume 3 Number 10
Kay Iller Byrne, 1956 (SC)
Tanya Hawrylowicz Radgowski, 1962 (GA)
Wendy Karen Stuart, 1957 (MA)
Jeanette Martello Lupis, 1959 (FL)
Louis Sirocusa, 1968 (NH)
"Woody" Wood, 1968 (HX)
Eileen Greenberg Ingala, 1961 (KY)
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960 (NJ)
Arline Barna, 1956 (FL)
Carole Kiever Ohliger, 1957 (PA)
Bill Powers, 1963 (CA)
Nancy Alfano O'Geary-Smith, 1966 (IA)
Dottie Gallahue Donovan
Charlie Cava, 1955 (FL)
James Rodecker, 1966
Barbara Fellows Cava, 1956 (FL)
Belated birthday wishes to John Dounelis (1957)
- June 29th
7/1/1973 - Judy (Pugliese) and Warren Alfano
7/18/1964 - Linda (Piccerelli) and Claude Hayden
7/31/1966 - Joyce (Gabrielsen) and Bob Casale
Belated anniversary wishes to John and Ann Dounelis
- June 30, 1968
News and Notes and Memories
Did Your Parents Go To HHS?
News, Notes and Memories
Anton Mure of Mid Life Crisis fame writes:
4TH OF JULY BBQ BASH AT SINGLETON'S BETHPAGE
WE'RE AT IT AGAIN!! FRI JULY 4TH OUTDOOR BBQ AT
SINGLETON'S BETHPAGE!! JOIN US AS WE DRESS THE WAY
OUR PARENTS DID IN THE 60'S WHEN THEY BBQ'D!!!!!
BEST OUTFIT WINS A PRIZE!!! WE ARE THE BAND AND
ALL ARE WELCOME. IT'S ONE OF OUR REGULAR GIGS, BUT
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THERE'LL BE A THEME!! IT
RUNS FROM 5:00 'TIL 11:OO, AND
WE'LL SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE COME!! $10/GETS YOU ALL
YOU CAN EAT BBQ AND YOUR FIRST DRINK!!
After reading some of the items sent in by former
classmates. I just wanted to forward an update on
what I am doing. I hope you can find space in the
next newsletter for this item.
My wife Marilyn Reimer Powers (Uniondale HS 63)
and I will celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary
this June. We met at SUNY Farmingdale the year after
I graduated from HHS. We have three grown children
Will (26), Tamara (28), Deborah (22). We also have
one grandchild and another on the way. I finally
received my doctorate in 1991 after working many
years toward the degree. While attending HHS I remember
working at the Mobile station on Jerusalem Ave.
I find this ironic since now I am a consultant/manger
for a major oil company in the environmental program
helping remediate stations around California and
the U.S. We have resided in California since 1975
when I was transferred from the EPA in Washington,
DC to a job with the Navy's
environmental program. I would enjoy hearing from
some of my HHS friends.
My e-mail address is
Bill Powers (HHS "63")
We have enjoyed reading the Newsletter that has
been forwarded to us for quite sometime now. I think
Mary Cleary added our name and that's just another
reason to love her. She really has done quite a
job keeping up with the history of Hicksville. We
thoroughly enjoy Bob Casale's column.
We left Hicksville in 1999 and I never thought
that day would come. I loved growing up in a small
town and knowing so many classmates and even the
shopkeepers. I was certain that my relocation to
Florida would bring me nothing but sadness at leaving
NY. Oh how wrong I was!
Dominick and I have many wonderful memories that
we will cherish always. Our kids both went to the
Hicksville schools. Daughter graduated from Holy
Trinity in 1983; son, HHS in 1987. I always thought
our grandchildren would also keep up the HHS tradition
but things change and now we have our grandchildren
Dominick retired from the Nassau County Sheriffs
Dept. in 1998. His time had come to relax and boy
Would love to hear from anyone who might remember
us. We both graduated in 1961.
Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary "Chickie" (Horan) Notaro
This is Nancy O'Geary-Smith (nee: Alfano '66).
I now live in Marion, Iowa. I have three children
Danielle, Brian and Sean. I know some will remember
me, please e-mail me at: email@example.com
I am currently teaching at Kirkwood Community College
Local Area Networking (Computers and Business) I
got my 4 year college degree in 1989 and got a minor
in Computer Science about 4 years later. I do remember
Lorraine. :) Would love to get e-mails, am looking
to find out what happened to a lot of you.
I enjoy reading your newsletters, and believe you
are providing a GREAT service. Congratulations!
Thank you much for your dedication, time and effort!
When I read your newsletters, I try to picture Hicksville
as it was in my day and how changes have affected
it. Sometimes I get a realistic picture, sometimes
not, understandable with 66 years intervening. My
sister, Mrs. Marion Mohrback, graduate of HHS, Class
1933 (I think), whose husband Bill, now deceased,
retired from Grumman,
would like to receive your newsletter but has no
computer. Can you provide a copy to her daughter,
Wendy (Mohrback) Rottner? Thanks, and keep up the
class of "37, married to Sonya (Teresko) Fluckiger,
class "38. I wonder if there are any more of
your advocates out there from '37-'38?????????
My daughter Jennifer White Hastens (29) and her
husband LaTito Hastens are proud first time parents
of Quinn Elise Hastens born May 29th at 1:31 PM
in Anaheim, California. Baby Quinn weighs in at
5 lb. and is 19" long and has a full head of
light brown hair. Both parents and baby are doing
great! The couple and the new baby reside in Huntington
This makes Jeffrey (class of 73) and wife's eighth
grandchild. Four boys and now four girls!
Audrey (Olsen) and Bill Lent celebrated their 51st
wedding anniversary on June 29th and would like
to hear from old friends. Their email address is
Fred Fluckiger, 1937, shares another of his great
I very well remember the Dahmory (sp?) brothers,
Pete and Myron. Pete and I played together on the
HHS football team and then went on to play together
with Myron after his graduation from Georgetown,
with the Hicksville semi-pro team. Not to brag but
we were good in those days. I believe our HS team
won one championship and the town team won several.
Harold Bergold was the coach, subsequently replaced
by Louis Millevolte.
Regarding the town team, Sunday became a ritual
for the townsfolk to attend afternoon games with
packed grandstands. In the last years of their championship
run, Dick Rennie (married Gloria Gabarino, also
HHS grad), Harold Mayer and Pete Dahmory, all HHS
grads, were members of what was called the "Pony"
The coach used to substitute the entire backfield
to gain strategic advantage. They were referred
to as "pony" because of their speed (Mayer)
and brainy calls and accurate passes by Rennie.
They were truly the good old days.
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Did Your Parents Go To HHS?
Hi. I was reading the latest edition of the Hicksville
Newsletter, when I came across the section of, "Did
your mom/dad go to Hicksville High School?"
Well I can vouch for my immediate family as well
as my extended family and cousins. We all went to
Hicksville High School. The first graduating class
would be 1965, with my mom Barbara Kaiser (Watterson).
She was the oldest of four in the Watterson clan,
formerly of Combes Avenue-Old Country Road School.
Although I am the first of my 10 cousins to move
out of dear old Hicksville, it was wonderful to
grow up in a place where if I ever forgot my keys,
I had 4 other houses to go to after school. My two
uncles and aunt also still live in Hicksville and
all have current Hicksville students, the youngest
in the schools is in 1st grade and the youngest
living is 10 months. I am the oldest at 28 so it
is an awesome dynamic to my family. It really has
kept the family close and it will always be that
way with my cousins and I. Although I had a lot
of explaining to do when we traveled, like "Hicksville,
what do you live on a farm??" It still was
an excellent time for my family and it will be for
all of the new little Comets! Thanks for listening.
Jessica Baker (Kaiser), class of 1992.
Thanks so much for keeping up the newsletter. I
enjoy reading it although many grads that write
in are much older alum.
I am responding to the request for moms and daughters
who graduated from Hicksville High.
My mom, Marilyn Jacke (Giannelli) graduated in 1951.
She married my dad, Robert McGovern, (McGovern Sod
Farms) right after graduation and started a family.
I graduated from Hicksville High in 1975. (Jacqueline
My parents both live with me and my family in Delaware
now. I married and have three wonderful children.
My son, Brad graduated from St. Josephs University
in PA and is married. My oldest daughter graduated
from the University of Delaware and works in a law
firm in Wilmington. My youngest daughter, Erin,
will graduate from Archmere Academy next May and
is currently looking for a nice University to attend
to study Architecture.
If anyone would like to reach me to talk more about
growing up in Hicksville, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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CLASS OF 1953
Just a reminder if you have not made your reservations
for the Class of 1953's 50th Reunion. It will take
place Tuesday, September 16 to Friday, September
19, 2003 at The Resort at Split Rock in the Poconos.
If you need any information please contact Pat (Lenzner)
Caruso by e-mail: email@example.com
Could you please print this in your next newsletter?
CLASS OF 1961
A great many of the students from the class of 1962
were friendly with the alumni from 1961. Many friendships
continued for years and still do go on.
The class of 1961 will have a reunion next year,
2004, probably toward the end of May. The reunion
will be held in the vicinity of Hicksville for several
reasons. Most of the class of 1961 has expressed
an interest in having it near to the school. It's
possible that some alumni have not been back to
Hicksville for years and the trip would be a "real"
walk down memory lane. Secondly, it would probably
be more convenient for the majority.
The class of 1961 wants to invite anyone from the
class of 1962 who cares to join us when we get together
to rekindle friendships and memories of years past.
We know you had a class reunion in 2002. Perhaps
some who were unable to attend that reunion would
enjoy sharing ours. We are asking students from
the class of 1960 as well. We are checking on the
best possible location that can accommodate a group
of people for a banquet and that has rooms available
for a weekend.
Nothing is cast in stone...we will do something
next year even if it's a small scale reunion at
Delaney's in Hicksville. Please help us make it
more memorable by joining us for the evening.
We ask, too, that you provide names and email addresses
for other students from the class of 1962. Please
contact any of the 1961 reunion committee listed
Bill Canham firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Casale email@example.com
Lillian Manzo firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary O'Shaughnessey email@example.com
Warm regards...Bob Casale and the reunion committee
Care to see pictures from your class of 1962 reunion
in 2002??? Click on the below link...
link to Bob Casale's pictures from the 1962 class
link to reunions provided booklet from the 1962
class reunion -
MINI REUNION ON L.I.
Plans have been finalized for a mini reunion on
Long Island at Delaneys... The date is Saturday
night, July 26, around 8 PM.
Anyone interested, please send an email back to
Bob Casale... It would be much appreciated if you
respond either as YES or NO. Our mailing list is
growing and keeping track is easier when everyone
Delaney's is in Hicksville on South Oyster Bay Road,
south of Old Country Road.
Access is easy from any major highway.... Part of
the discussion that evening will be the reunion
for next year.
Please respond as soon as time permits... The cost
for the evening would be whatever dinner you have
...There is no charge for the camaraderie...
We will gather that evening at the bar...Ed has
a nice room set aside for dinner. Several classmates
have indicated they were going to contact other
alumni from various classes to see if they are interested.
Please do that and get back to me as soon as possible.
Whomever you do contact, please send me their graduation
class, email address and snail mail address.
We are trying to set up an alumni tree that will
cover many years. There will be a saturation point,
too, because you know the old story about a five-pound
As in the past, this is going to everyone on our
mailing list, even to those who live far away and
won't be able to attend...
Remember, next year we all get together...
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Nostalgia for Rock & Roll fans - http://www.classicbands.com/index.htm
Dear Hicksville High School Alumni From Those Earlier
Years... and you guys, too, from Those Later Years...
I found two great pictures in the 1959 yearbook.
(Ann Sullivan Kinsella loaned me her yearbook specifically
so I could scan some pictures to post on classmates).
Picture Number 40 says East Street School April
1952... Written on the blackboard is 5-15 Ames...
I would imagine that's the class number and this
was Mr. Ames' fifth grade class. Sitting on the
lower left...I'm pretty sure that pretty face belongs
to Pat Hanley...how about checking it out and naming
The second picture Number 41 says 2nd Grade (with
no year indicated) and Mrs. Steers or Sturs or something
to that effect. Help me!!! The only problem I have
with classmates is the inability of zooming in to
view a larger scale picture. I do know that if you
"right" click your mouse, it usually opens
a window that gives options...one of those options
is to "save picture as"...you should be
able to save it to your hard disk in an album that
you can manipulate to see a larger picture. If you
don't have that feature, perhaps you can go to the
If the screen says "Welcome, buffalobob11801,"
you should be able to view my albums. Select HHS
CLASS OF 1959...click on that album...the two pictures
should appear. Click on the first and it will be
opened...click again on the picture and it gets
bigger...this makes for better identification.
If you are brought to a screen that asks you to
log in, use the following password magic2272 (lower
case, please). That will bring you to the "Welcome,
buffalobob11801" window. Then just follow the
procedure outlined above. There are other albums
there, so, if you care to, please look at any or
all... Please just do me a favor...let me know what
(ED NOTE: You probably will have to login to classmates.com
and then go to Hicksville HS. Scroll down to photo
albums and then to the album for Class of 1959.
It was #35 as of this writing.)
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Although identified with Scotland, bagpipes are
actually a very ancient instrument, introduced into
the British Isles by the Romans.
The bagpipe was originally made from the whole
skin of a dead sheep.
Carnegie Hall in New York City opened in 1891 with
Tchaikovsky as guest conductor.
Disneyland opened in 1955.
In 1962, the Mashed Potato, the Loco-Motion, the
Frug, the Monkey, and the Funky Chicken were popular
MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01
a.m. on August 1, 1981. The first music video shown
on the rock-video cable channel was, appropriately,
"Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.
MTV's original five veejays were Martha Quinn, Nina
Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Alan Hunter.
Napoleon Bonaparte is the historical figure most
often portrayed in movies. He has been featured
in 194 movies, Jesus Christ in 152, and Abraham
Lincoln in 137.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was created in
1939, in Chicago, for the Montgomery Ward department
stores for a Christmas promotion. The lyrics were
written as a poem by Robert May, but weren't set
to music until 1947. Gene Autry recorded the hit
song in 1949.
The 1st performance of Handel's "Messiah"
was on April 13, 1742 at the New Music rooms in
Fishamble St., Dublin. Because of the demand for
space, the men were asked not to wear their swords
and the ladies not to wear hooped skirts.
Although Betsy Ross made flags for the navy she
did not actually make the first national flag as
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956, FL
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960, NJ
Bob Casale, 1961, HX and PA
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