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Volume 4 Number 2
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Joan Komar Langlois, 1961 (VA)
Ellen Boos Bruwer, 1954 (L.I.)
Patti Hickey Reese, 1975 (CA)
Linda Frimmer Whitlock, 1958 (FL)
Lorraine Tully, 1967 (HX)
Pat Appleman Levitin, 1962
Dawn Casale (GA)
Joan Perduto Koudakis, 1957
George Ritzler, 1957 (PA)
Caroline Kolff VanOosterwyk Kelly (need new email
Hank Chupka, 1955 (L.I.)
Noel Horowitz Heinz, 1958
Valerie Herold Chavez, 1977 (NM)
11/11/2002 - Vicky (Penner) and Roger Whitaker
News and Notes and Memories
Jaworski, Chester Stanley
JAWORSKI-Chester Stanley of Patchogue (formerly
of Hicksville) on October 16, 2003, in his 87th
year. Beloved husband of Stephanie. Loving father
of Chester Jr. and Brad. Fond brother of Mitchell.
Cherished grandfather of four and great-grandfather
of one. Reposing at Moloney's Holbrook Funeral Home,
825 Main St., Holbrook, NY where a religious service
will be held Sunday evening. Funeral mass Monday
10:45 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Lake Ronkonkoma.
Interment following Calverton National, Calverton,
NY. Visiting Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Published in Newsday on 10/18/2003.
Chet was coach at Hicksville when I was student,
football, basketball, and baseball. The old days.
Then he was asst principal when I taught there 61-68.
I left Hicksville and saw him at the first Rangers/Islanders
game (exhibition in Nassau coll.). Leo had tickets.
We were damn near last row at the top! Ants would
have looked bigger! Reason I'm sending this to you
is that Chet played for Rhode Island in late 30's
where fast break was 'invented.'
Art Lembke, 1949
Just a quick note to let you know of my father's
passing. If you click on the link it will take you
to the obit as it was printed in this past Sunday's
paper here in Connecticut.
He had been in the hospital since Labor Day (his
92nd birthday) and after 2 weeks there, elected
to discontinue receiving dialysis treatments. He
had been on dialysis for the past 8 1/2 years. He
was transferred to the Connecticut Hospice where
he passed away peacefully in his sleep 6 days later.
Phil Fulco, 1957
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The Glass Menagerie Winter Concert
Just a reminder to all of you who are thinking
of coming, but can't remember the date or the time
or the location. So, here goes;
The Concert is on Saturday, December 13 at St.
Luke's in Greenwich Village, NY. Suggested donation
at the door is $15.00 a head. It is general seating,
(first come, first seated). Doors open at about
7:30pm. The program is holiday oriented with the
theme being psalms set to music. Works by Bernstein,
Mozart, Palestrina to Bobby Mc Ferrin will be included.
I hope all of you who will be in New York at that
time will consider coming to see us. I think you
will have a wonderful time.
David Teitel (Tenor with the Glass Menagerie, HHS
MID-LIFE CRISIS will be at Delaney's Sat Nov. 29th.
So if anyone's in town for the holiday, c'mon down
to say hello!! It's 99% we'll play in the big room,
so there'll be 2 bars, and easier to converse!!!
More info to follow in the coming weeks...also,
a shout of congratulations goes out to Richie and
Linda Blauvelt on the wedding of their lovely daughter,
Jeannette. Food was great, music was great and the
flowers (plug, plug) by Hicksville's very own Caroleanne
Carney were absolutely stunning!! If you need music,
call us...but for flowers, call Caroleanne @516-825-6648!!
Mention us and get a better deal!!!
Anton Mure, 1968
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News, Notes and Memories
In Memory of Holly;
What a wonderful legacy to have started "The
Hicksville Newsletter Email" You will always
be remembered for the work you have achieved!
Shelly (Heyman) Baron 1961
Thanks for the memories...
Allied Bakery...gosh I used to walk to the bakery
Saturday mornings to get the good Crumb Cake...we
don't have good bakeries up here in Connecticut
and the Deli's....
Eileen Kessler Lee, l963
I'd like to inform you of an error in your October
trivia game. The correct spelling for the doctor
responsible for the first successful heart transplant
is Barnard, not Bernard.
Bruce C Barnard, 1975
The other Bakery on Broadway was ENGLERT'S Bakery.
I love this newsletter.
Larry Senn, 1964
Thanks for the pictures of Lee Avenue School....
It was great; my kids actually said.... wow
Mom was young too.
Eileen Kessler Lee, 1963
Love receiving this newsletter. Thank you for all
your hard work. Only fond memories prevail of my
days in Hicksville. I remember walking from Summer
Lane to Division Ave HS in all kinds of weather,
Midway Farms, potato fields behind my house, hanging
out at the West Village Green with Mike Fuchs, Mike
Schura, and Marge Gorman. It was just like a "Billy
Eileen Walter Toscano 1959
My husband, Vic Sahadachny's birthday was Oct.
The 3rd bakery was in the Allied Shopping Center
on Jerusalem Avenue and was called the Crown Bake
Shop. It was my first job. I worked there from 1954
for a few years. The owner was a great guy by the
name of Murray Goldman and after I closed the bakery,
I would baby-sit for his children. He was also very
generous with giving us goodies to take home. The
policemen that patrolled our area were also "good
customers". Unfortunately, he died at a very
young age. I believe the bakery is still there,
but I don't know if the name is the same.
It's such a shame about Holly. I didn't know her
but I knew her brother, Charlie Horton. It's wonderful
that you are not only continuing the newsletter,
but keep on improving it with every edition. It's
so nice to hear stories about our old haunts and
neighbors. All your hard work is really appreciated.
Keep on keepin' on!!!
Hi to All.
Arlene (Andrade) & Vic Sahadachny, 1957
As usual, another great edition! I was glad to
see the note from Maureen Schrimpe as I remember
her well. She was the best athlete in her class.
Please send me her email address so I can drop her
Joe Carfora, 1962
Joe also sends us good news:
Dear Family and Friends,
Our daughter Kelly delivered a beautiful baby boy
this evening in Denver, Colorado!! Both Mother and
baby are doing great. Alan and Sharon were with
her and I will follow this weekend. I can't wait
to see him!! Pictures to follow.
Weighed in at 7 lbs., 12 ounces and 20 3/4 inches
long (already taller than his grandpa!!). Born 6:44
p.m. MDT on Monday, October 20, 2003. The baby's
name is Braden Cole Keuneke. Both Mom and Baby are
doing very well!
Grandma Sharon and Grandpa Joe are very proud! It
was a normal birth. Baby has a full head of brown
hair, just like his two cousins, Arianna and Nicole,
hasn't cried much yet and has already discovered
his thumb (the Italian in him!!). Sharon says he
looks like Alan. We're thankful everything went
well and both Mother and baby are healthy.
Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and concern!
All the best,
Joe and Sharon too.
I love the pictures (in classmates.com photo albums)
dedicated to Walter Weaver. My family knew them
before we moved to Florida in 81'. Would you know
how we could get up with his Mom or Dad, do you
know them? My Mom was best friends with them and
we lost touch after the years. Can you help?
Carolyn Dealy Cook, 1981
Hello and thank you for the excellent newsletters.
I look forward to receiving them. I occasionally
check the posts at classmates.com and have often
come across links or mentions of alternate websites
for Hicksville graduates. Unfortunately, these links
have all been dead and I have yet to find a good
one that hasn't been edited out by classmates from
the posts. Can you please let me know where this
site is? I decided not to renew my membership with
classmates, as I was dissatisfied with their service.
For the amount of $ you pay annually, you should
be able to freely post email addresses and links
to other sites. Heck, they will not let you update
your profile or change a picture unless you pay
I am sure there are many others out there in the
same predicament that would love to be able to contact
old classmates without having to join classmates
Keep up the great job,
Deb Schaller (Coppola) 1977
The bakery in the Allied shopping center was called
Crown Bakery; I remember my mother sending us up
for a "tea loaf", have never found it
in another bakery though I've searched.
Carolyn Bartlett-Richman 1976
Hi again. There were 3 bakeries in Hicksville.
The Just -Rite Bakery, Barenberg's and the Broadway
Bakery at 83 North Broadway, known as the "Cheese
Cake King of Long Island." It was around in
the early 30's and closed in 1955 due to illness.
It was on the corner of Broadway and Thurman Avenue.
Across the street going north on the same side was
Jimmy's Shell gas
Station. I hope this brings back some memories for
Ray Feierstein , 1963
Once again you guys have done a great job. You
have brought back a lot of memories. Especially
Broadway before the "urban renewal." Esslinger's
optometrist, Buonagura and almost across the street
was Milevolte's fruits and vegetable market. Berlino's
shoe repair in the store with the ramp and before
that (many years) my mother and father's dairy store
in the same place. Walter's confectionary was just
a half a block away from Econopoly's. Sausmer's
hardware and on the corner of Broadway and East
Marie Street, Whalen,s (or was it Walgrin's) drug
store and Marks' hardware store. Braun's butcher
shop and the army and navy store. I also remember
Mowen's funeral home on Barclay Street, Smith's
Pharmacy, and the delicatessen next door where the
Raider's Athletic Club used to hang out. Do any
of you remember drinking a Roxy soda, or a beer
at the Hicksville Tavern? Levitt's Saddle and Auto
seat covers. I played the violin cello and Ben Levitt
made me a case so I could carry it home and to school
at East Street School.
Some of my best memories were of the Saturday matinees
in the Hicksville Playhouse on East Marie St. That
always had Halloween shows and gave prizes for costumes.
Admission in those days was a dime.
Does anyone else remember when the fire department
racing team won a monkey at one of their tournaments
and built a huge cage behind the main fire house
(in those days it was the only fire house) and we
kids loved to go back and see that funny critter.
I remember in about 1943 I got an OPA priority
to buy a "victory bike" with the skinny
tires because I was an air raid warden messenger.
I had to go to Hempstead to buy it and I remember
riding it home down Hempstead Turnpike.
Thanks for the memories.
Harvey Weiss '47
I am dumbfounded that the Class of 63 did not have
a 30-year reunion. Have you heard anything? I've
also checked on Classmates.com.... and nothing there.
Carolyn (Wood) Imbrie, 1963
Just to let you know my folks had a bakery on the
corner of Nicholai and Broadway, but we moved and
they closed it probably around 1942.
Still haven't found too many that graduated in
1947 and know there has never been a reunion. Does
anyone there know of anyone? Sure would like to
be in touch.
Great newsletter, keep up the good work.
Edith Cohn Rutel, 1947
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Haller (Tom 1956 and Joy
Watson 1958) live in Vero Beach, Fl. since 2002.
We moved to Milledgeville, Georgia, in 1980, when
Tom was transferred from Grumman, Bethpage. In Dec.
2000, Tom retired after almost 45 years with Grumman
(bought out by Northrop and then Vought) and I retired
from Oconee Regional Medical Center after 20 years
of employment as an RN.
We still maintain friendships with many of our HHS
buddies even though they are spread over the USA.
Among our Hicksville buddies are Mr. & Mrs.
Robert Deiterich (Bob 1958 and Jane Schaeffler 1960)
who are Vero Beach condo owners - snowbirds from
December through May.
We would be very interested in a Florida reunion.
Please keep me posted as to where and when.
Joy & Tom email@example.com
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The reunion committee requests that you RSVP sooner
HICKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, Class of 1961 announces a reunion.
The date, Saturday night, May 15, 2004, at the Holiday
Inn in Plainview, NewYork. 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 midnight.
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
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 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 Long Island. 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" music.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Casale email@example.com
Lillian Manzo firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary O'Shaughnessey email@example.com
p.s. please email your name, address, phone number and
special mailing information to Bill Canham
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Alaska, with 8, is the US state with the most national
Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.
Disney World in Orlando, Florida covers 30,500
acres (46 square miles), making it twice the size
of the island of Manhattan, New York.
Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first city in the
US to put fluoride in their water.
Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.
Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June
In the Great Seal of the US the eagle grasps 13
arrows and an olive branch.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at New Orleans, Louisiana,
is the world's largest bridge. It is almost 24 miles
(about 38 kilometers) long.
Maine is the only state in the United States whose
name has one syllable.
Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches
a year because it's built on top of an underground
reservoir. Wells are drawing out more and more water
for the city's growing population of more than 15
Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas.
More water flows over Niagara Falls every year
than over any other falls on earth.
Most land filled trash retains its original weight,
volume, and form for 40 years.
New Jersey, with 96, is the US state with the greatest
number of hazardous waste sites.
St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the
The 1st US zoo was built in Philadelphia, PA, in
The abbreviation 'ORD' for Chicago's O'Hare airport
comes from the old name 'Orchard Field.'
The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
The border between Canada and the U.S. is the world's
longest frontier. It stretches 3,987 miles (6,416
The Fresh Kills Landfill site on Staten Island,
New York, opened in 1948, is the world's largest.
It covers 3,000 acres and receives up to 14,000
tons of garbage a day. It is scheduled to reach
capacity and close by the year 2002. (Did it?)
The Great Lakes are Lake Michigan, Lake Huron,
Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
The Great Lakes are the most important inland waterway
in North America. All the lakes, except Lake Michigan,
which lies entirely in the United States, are shared
by the United States and Canada and form part of
the border between these countries.
The Great Lakes contain 6 quadrillion gallons of
fresh water, one-fifth of the world's fresh surface
water. The Great Lakes are the largest group of
freshwater lakes in the world.
The Great Lakes have a combined area of 94,230
square miles - larger than the states of New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
and Vermont combined.
The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. Conceived
as a real estate ad, it originally read Hollywoodland.
The sign stands 50 feet tall, stretches 450 feet
across, and weighs 450,000 pounds.
The largest body of fresh water in the world is
The largest US city in area is Juneau, Alaska,
which covers 3,108 square miles. Los Angeles covers
only 458.2 square miles.
The Ohio River forms at the confluence of the Allegheny
and the Monongahela.
The original name of Los Angeles was El Pueblo
de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles del rio
Porciuncula, translating into: The Village of our
Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciuncula
The San Diego Zoo in California has the largest
collection of animals in the world.
The tallest monument built in the US, the Gateway
Arch, in St. Louis, Missouri, is 630 feet tall.
The US city with the highest murder rate is Detroit,
with 45.3 homicides per 100,000 people.
The water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah is more
than four times as salty as any ocean.
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956, FL
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960, NJ
Bob Casale, 1961, HX and PA
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