Newsletter for the Alumni and Friends of 
Hicksville High School   Hicksville, New York
The Editors:

Buffalo Bob Casale, '61 Valerie Pakaluk, '51
Contributing Editors:  Bob Gillette, '61 & Walter Schmidt, '65
Systems Manager: Henry Lichtenstein, '59
Webmaster:  Roger Whitaker
Editors Emeritus: David J. Rubin, '82 & Elliot Gorlin, '63
Founding Editors: 
Pat (Koziuk) Driscoll, '56 & Linda (Piccerelli) Hayden, '60

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Each month, we profile a former student that has submitted a biographical sketch of their life. This month we have highlighted Nancy Johnsen from the class of 1959. Many of you have not used the opportunity of sharing precious moments with other classmates. It's not too late to submit a sketch to be included in the Alumni Bio Section (click the link on the left to go to the bios section) of the newsletter. We are including a writeable document that you can fill in on you computer and, after completing the document, forward to

Donations surged in March with $1,475 in new receipts, bringing the current donation total to $11,882 toward our needed goal of $25,000 to build and maintain the Memorial! 
Twenty-three new donors in March brings our total list of donors to 118 individuals, couples and organizations.  If each HixNews reader can contribute as little as $10, we will achieve our goal.  Please remember, all donations are tax deductible.  
March also welcomed the arrival of the Memorial's Center Plaque in Hicksville, where it will be on display at the Hicksville VFW and used at additional donation sites, such as the April 15th Hicksville Alumni Foundation Fundraising Event.
An alphabetical list of donors through March, along with details you will need to mail in your donation, can be viewed in this month's MEMORIAL UPDATE in the Honoring Our Veterans section of the newsletter.  118 donors represents roughly 6% of the HixNews subscriber list.  We are very appreciative of those donors, but obviously the $25,000 goal can easily be achieved if many of you who have yet to contribute, do so as soon as possible.
One new name was added to The Confirmed List of Names in March, for a new total of 1,905 names and additional missing data was again added.  The Unconfirmed List remains unchanged.  We continue to need the help of all readers to fill in missing data on the Confirmed List and to help us qualify the names shown on the Unconfirmed List.
As in the past, when you visit this month's detailed UPDATE in The Honoring Our Veterans section of this newsletter, please remember that clicking on the two links near the bottom of the page will bring you to the complete Confirmed and Unconfirmed Lists of Names as of the end of March.  And, If you have any new information to send us, please email it to me at
On behalf of the Project Team,                                    
Joe Carfora
Project Coordinator
HHS 1962

   Special Spring Concert at the High School in April

The HHS Alumni Foundation will be sponsoring a concert in the high school auditorium on Friday evening, April 15, 2016 from 8pm to 1030pm featuring class of 1969 Paul Korman's great musical group, Dr. K's Motown Revue. Tickets are $15.00 each. Proceeds are going for scholarships, create and install an Alumni Wall of Honor in the main lobby of the high school plus a portion of these proceeds are to be given to Hicksville Vietnam Veterans' Memorial.  The main office of the high school will have tickets available for sale or people who wish to attend can send their checks payable to HHS Alumni Foundation, Inc to: John Maniec, 223-28 A 65th Avenue, Oakland Gardens, New York 11364. There is no assigned seating. Auditorium holds 800. Refreshments will be sold during the intermission.
"Coney Island Korman" and his Dr. K's Motown Review has been around a long time. Paul graduated back in 1969 and loved music his entire life. His primary goal was to put together a group of musicians and singers that he met along the way who love the Motown Sound. His goal was accomplished and the entourage of talent has appeared at Lincoln Center, Mohegan Sun, Central Park, United Nations, BB Kings and in the Band Box at Jones Beach.


Hicksville High School

Home of the Comets
    Class of 1966                Fifty Year Reunion

Hello Hicksville High School Alumni,

The Class of 1966 is celebrating our 50th reunion the weekend of
June 18,  2016

                                            From: 6:00-11:00pm

                                           ANTUN'S CATERERS
                                     244 West Old Country Road         
                                     Hicksville ,  New York 11801


                                         Cost:  $50.00 per person
                                       Includes free valet parking

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                            Full Dinner

                   Entertainment provided by Disc Jockey/Musician

                           & Co-Founder of the Brooklyn Bridge


                        Tom Sullivan Class (class of 1963)
          The Worst That Could Happen (1969)

                      Contact Information
                       Stephen Goldstein

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45th Reunion

July 8-10, 2016

We hope you will be able to attend. We arranged hotel accommodations at the Historic Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Madison Ave. and 45th St

  • Rate: $189 per night + tax/single or double occupancy (a really great rate for NYC!)You may extend your stay 1  day before or after the weekend for the same low rate
  • Includes free WIFI and complimentary entrance to 24 hour health club
  • To make your reservation call 1-888-833-3989. Please mention The Hicksville High School Class of 1971 Reunion
    in order to get this discounted rate. Your credit card will not be charged until your stay.  PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations will be accepted no later than 24 hours before July 8th (or 7th if you're planning to come in early), otherwise your credit card will be charged.
  • Please reserve your room by Nov. 2, 2015
  • We are in the midst of planning the entire fabulous weekend (because 45 years is a long time to catch up with one another in just 1 night). We're  also looking for assistance with planning our event weekend.
For questions about the reunion or to volunteer for the planning committee, please email us:
Carol (Greenstein) Epstein:
Arlene Gottesman:
Looking forward to seeing you in New York City in July 2016.
Your classmates,
Carol Epstein and Arlene Gottesman