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

The Editors: Buffalo Bob Casale, '61
Contributing Editors:  Bob Gillette, '61 & Carol McCormick Konen '73
Webmaster:  Roger Whitaker
Editors Emeritus: David J. Rubin - '82, Elliot Gorlin - '63, 
Valerie Pakaluk - '51,
Henry Lichtenstein - '59
Founding Editors: 
Pat (Koziuk) Driscoll - '56 & Linda (Piccerelli) Hayden - '60

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December was another super month with 3 new donors bringing in an additional $5,600!  This total was spearheaded by the Hicksville Fire Department's contribution of $4,500. 


On behalf of the "Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial Project" I would like to Take this Opportunity to thank 'The Golf Committee" of the Hicksville Volunteer Fire Department for including the 'Memorial Project' on the list of the many organizations that the 'Golf Committee' has bestowed modest contributions over the years so that the chosen organizations for that year may meet its goals

This year on December 3, 2017 at the Hicksville Volunteer Fire Department's Yearly Open house the members of the 'Golf Committee' presented the 'Memorial Project' team members a check in the amount of 4,500 dollars. 'The Memorial Project Team' would like to thank the 'Golf Committee', all the Golfers and Contributors who make this yearly event a great day of Golf and Generosity.

By John (Jay) Tranchina '64

From Left to Right

Ex. Capt, and GC Bill Sorinelli, Proj. Team Jay Tranchina , Proj. Team Bill Walden, Com. and GC  Mike Azzue, 
EX Com/Ex Chief and GC Spike Thunell, Chief Rich Diaz, Chief Liz Flavhan, Chief Bill Efienger.


We now  have a total of $34,388 in total contributions and can concentrate our efforts in 2018 to get the Memorial constructed for introduction to the public on November 11, 2018, Veteran's Day!  

For those of you who have not yet made a contribution, you still have time to be part of the Memorial.  Details on where to mail your donation check are shown in the complete Project Update, which appears in the Honoring Our Veterans section of this newsletter.

As always, should you have any new information to report for either the Confirmed or Unconfirmed Lists of Names, particularly to fill in missing data on the Confirmed List, please email me at
We hope this note finds you after an Enjoyable Holiday Season.  On behalf of the Project Team, I'd like to wish each reader of HixNews Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity for 2018!
Joe Carfora
HHS 1962

Each month, we profile a former student that has submitted a biographical sketch of their life. This month we have highlighted Memories of Ralph Schiavone from the class of 1960. 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