April 2004
Volume 4 Number 7

April Birthdays and Anniversaries
Welcome to Our New Readers
In Memory
News, Notes and Memories


April Birthdays


Lorraine Kalen Lowen, 1966 (NM)


Ginny Frazer Caliguri, 1961 (FL)


Ronnie Gardner Izzo, 1959


Sharon Seltenright, 1966


Marie Fetten McBride. 1958 (FL)


Olga Yarish Jordan, 1951 (HX)


Vic Matuza, 1963


Steve Weinblatt, 1962 (L.I.)


Bob DeMatteo, 1961
Gary Kowalski, 1976


Charlie Dobbs, 1973


Charles Brooks, 1965 (L.I.)
Frank Koziuk, 1967 (MD)


Terry Frattini, 1984

Belated wishes to Julia White, 1963 (FL) March 13th and Helen Penner Ackerman, 1956 (FL) March 5th.

OOPS – apologies to Charlie Dobbs. His birthday is April 28th, not March as listed in last month’s newsletter.

April Anniversaries

4/1/1978 – Michelle (Jordan) and Guy Kowalski
4/9/1983 – Ruth (Jordan) and Gary Kowalski (HX)

Congratulations to Pam (Kurth) Woodbury (1965) and Robert Baker on their marriage, December 6, 2003. They were sweethearts in high school (he was from Clark HS) and parted ways in college and reconnected after 35 years.

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Welcome to Our New Readers

  • Linda Loeffler Shepski, 1966

  • Stan Shepski, 1966

  • Donna Lombardi LaFramboise, 1966

  • Doris Proctor Ramsdell, 1967

  • Kevin Costello, 1976

Distribution is now 537 email addresses. Couples receive only one copy of the newsletter each month.

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In Memory

  • Classmates,
    I regret to inform you, that Janice (Hohorst, class of '49) Seligman's husband passed away Monday (3/1) morning. Janice and I have been e-mailing since Christmas of 2002. I tried to be supportive while her husband Richie was having his cancer treatments. Having been there three years ago I know what Janice was going through. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary.

    If you care to send Janice a note or card I've listed her address below:

    80 North Main Street
    Prattsburg, NY 14873

    Keep in touch, Art Lembke, 1949

  • Didn't know if you were aware that William Jurgelevich has passed away.

    - Phys Ed teacher at East Street School in the 60's
    - Health and Driver's Ed teacher at HHS in the 80's
    - Founder and coach of Hicksville Ice Hockey Club in 1961(now Long Island's Oldest High School Hockey Club)

    Bill's son Kirk ('71) played Varsity football, wrestling and lacrosse.

    Bill Alonge '72

  • Cynthia (Cam) Moulton - 1961 passed away October of 2003. The Moulton's lived on Angle Lane and Cam was a lifeguard at the Levittown Parkway Pool. Her Sister, Christina (Tina) Moulton 1968 wanted some of her old friends to know. Our deepest sympathy to the Moulton Family.

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News, Notes and Memories

  • Rudy Frey (1954) writes that Robert Chevrolet was known as MacPherson Chevrolet back in 1956.

  • Great newsletter, love to know what happened to all those fellow classmates, besides Billy Joel. It invariably brings a laugh from people when I tell them I'm from "Hicksville"! But the laughing quickly stops when they find out Billy Joel and others have come from this area. Keep up the good work.

    Ron Wilson, 1962, rpwilson11@cox.net

  • Another great newsletter! I was particularly interested in the Hall of Fame write up on Phil Anselmo. What a tremendous career he's had! I knew his brother Pete, '62. I missed the first inductee into the HHS Hall. Can you send me the article?

    (You can see a four-part article on Carolyn Wood and THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE on the web site. Go to: http://www.crossbeam.com/public/ and look for current issue on the top toolbar. When you point to it another little tab will open for archives and you can read the article starting with April 2002. Ed.)

    We finally moved to our newly built home over this past weekend. Our new address, etc. is below. Please note the new home email address at the bottom.

    Our new home is on the 17th green of The Preserve at Jordan Lake, a course designed by Davis Love III who just lost the match play final to Tiger Woods yesterday. Davis is a UNC grad and the university is only about 8 miles north of our new house. Right now we're steeped in boxes to unpack as we enviously watch people play the course with great anticipation of getting out soon ourselves. It was 70° yesterday and just gorgeous weather, but we had to unpack!

    Keep up the great newsletter work!


    Joe Carfora (1962)

    Joe Carfora
    Executive Vice President
    Corporate Business Development
    Bulk Molding Compounds, Inc.
    19 New Rhododendron
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517-9011
    (919) 545-5503 phone
    (919) 545-5523 fax
    (630) 248-4719 cell phone
    joe_c@bulkmolding.com or
    jcar4a@aol.com business emails
    jcar4a1@nc.rr.com personal email

  • Classmates,

    I just received this e-mail from John Ennis (class of '50).

    If you go to the web site you'll see Chet's name listed under the " Rhode Island Rams". Thought some of you may be interested.

    Keep in touch, Art (Lembke, 1949)

    Chet Jaworski, Rhode Island Player of the Year 1939
    Chet Jaworski (1939): A-A, averaged 21 ppg as jr. and 22.6 as sr.

    Chet still holds the Rhode Island record for points per game! Alumni might be interested.

  • Hi folks-

    The school in your quiz is Burns Avenue - my alma mater.

    I'm sending along a recent article on Ron Steinmann (spelled incorrectly in the piece). Ron graduated from HHS in 1962 and has had a fascinating career, from playing percussion in the Sydney (Australia) Symphony Orchestra to drumming for a wide range of jazz and rock performers.

    His ice cream parlor is opening momentarily!

    All the best,

    Bob Dierker, 1962


  • MID LIFE CRISIS will be at the Bayville Ale House in Freeport on Saturday, April 17 from 9:30 on……. Hugh dance floor, good people and lots of fun! Corner of Bayview Dr. S and Atlantic Ave (next to firehouse)

    Anton Mure, 1968

    (To see a review of the band click http://www.goodtimesmag.com/gt884/lisounds884.html Ed.)

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  • HICKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, Class of 1961 announces a reunion.

    The date, Saturday night, May 15, 2004, at the Holiday Inn in Plainview, New York. 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 liquor. 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 in the amount of $85.00 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 whcanham@msn.com
    Bob Casale bufbob@juno.com
    Lillian Manzo lillianramirez@realtyexecutivesphx.com
    Mary O'Shaughnessey mcleary876@aol.com

    p.s. please email your name, address, phone number and special mailing information to Bill Canham

  • This is an Update Concerning the May 15, 2004 Hicksville High School Reunion

    Alphabetical Listing So Far of Who Has Paid...

    Listing of Those Who Said They Are Sending Money...

    Listing of those who cannot attend...

    Larry Anton
    Clem (Baldwin) Moors and Tony

    Mike Bisaccio
    Antoinette (Colascione) Fisher
    Bob Casale & Karen Wieman
    Linda D'Amato (Liparata)

    Ed Delaney and Mary Ann Delaney
    Janet Emery (O'Connor) and Guest
    Anita (Foster) Zino
    Tony Genovese & Rose (Marchese) Genovese
    Volena (Henningsen) Howe
    Pat (Hunchick) Sadowski
    Brad Jaworski
    Ginny (Kolenik) Doherty & Tom Doherty
    Elaine (Krauss) O'Neill
    Olivia (Lepis) Schmidt
    Lee Lincoln

    Lillian (Manzo) Ramirez
    Rob and Nancy McCotter

    Dennis Mruz and Sue (Hodges) Mruz
    Dennis Naso
    Nancy (North) Park
    Eileen (O'Halloran) Holmes & Guest

    Mary (O'Shaughnessey) Cleary & Tom Cleary
    Barb (Skuza) Poppe & Walt Poppe
    Sue (Schwartz) Serlin & Husband
    Caroline (Snyder) Ferguson
    Carolyn (Wood) Imbrie
    Lou & Grace Zabbia

    In talking with Ed Delaney last night, he said that the Friday before the reunion, that would be the 14th of May, he will put out a buffet for whomever wants to show up at Delaney's...it will be a cash bar but he is putting the buffet out at no charge.

    As far as Sunday goes, should we try for a brunch at the Holiday Inn...like 10 AM"ish"

    Your thoughts are encouraged.

    Warm Regards

    The Reunion Committee

  • Hicksville High School, The First Year

    It was September of 1955 and I was excited to be going back to school. I was a senior and we were moving into a brand new building on Division Ave. It was huge compared to the old HHS on Jerusalem Ave. and we would finally be off split sessions.

    Miss Farley, the Principal, had to use a cane when she walked because of an injury. The new elevator must have been installed with her in mind. Throughout the year I saw students get elevator passes for various reasons. Most of them were “jocks” that sustained injuries defending the honor of The Comets. My only injury was a smashed thumb, which I received as the goalie for the girls’ field hockey team. No elevator pass for that! Not even any sympathy from Miss Franke. I also had to bear the wrath of my piano teacher.

    My homeroom was on the third floor on the south end of the building. I lived on the corner of Jerusalem Ave. and 9th Street and could make it to school in 3 minutes if I had to. The building was still not finished on the first day of school. I was a hall monitor and my assignment was the still incomplete stairwell. I got to know all the football and basketball players as they tried to take a shortcut using the closed stairwell. I am not complaining just reminiscing. Sigh!

    I loved the shiny new labs and have a fond memory of Mr. Munch waiting patiently for me to thread a pulley before I could do a simple Physics experiment. I had a great time with “Mother” Fletcher in the Speech and Drama class in the Little Theater. I signed up for Latin III but Miss Hoffman, one of my favorite teachers, had married and become pregnant and so there was a substitute. I didn’t like him so I cut class. Being a timid person about getting into trouble, I did not leave the building but wandered down to the auditorium and the music rooms. The band was practicing and I walked in and asked if they needed any more players. When asked what instrument I played, I replied the piano. So began my “career” as a Glockenspiel player.

    The new gym complex overwhelmed me. I never really liked PE but enjoyed the equipment and the trampoline. Our Senior Prom was held in the main gym. I was on the decorating committee and Mr. Rusch was our class advisor. Was there any girl who didn’t have a crush on Mr. Rusch? Anyhow, the morning of the prom I was decorating the gym along with many others when my mother decided that I must get home if I was to make my hairdresser appointment on time. I had lost track of time and since this was before cell phones, my mom sent my date to get me. He brought along his buddies from the basketball team. Boy was I embarrassed when Marty Watkins and company walked into the gym and announced “Mr. Rusch, Patty’s mother wants her to come home now.”

    I realized just what an impression this had made on Mr. Rusch eleven years later. I went back to HHS for the graduation of my brother and sister, Frank and Florence Koziuk, and Mr. Rusch was now the principal. As I walked into the room where the grads were receiving their diplomas, Mr. Rusch called out to me, “Pat Koziuk!” Sure made my husband stand up and take notice.

    Ours was a small class by today’s standards. There were about 200 of us in the class of 1956. The graduation ceremony was outside on the school grounds. There was a daisy chain carried by the sophomores in beautiful gowns. I do remember that several of us had to keep moving between our seats with the grads and the makeshift stage every time the chorus sang.

    In the evening my parents had an open house for the grads. It turned into quite a party. There were people everywhere in the house and out in the yard. Those were the days when it was legal to drink at 18 so my dad served as bartender. He did an excellent job for a man who only drank an occasional glass of wine or a beer on a hot summer’s afternoon. He also made sure that nobody got drunk at this party.

    Thanks to all the teachers and community leaders who made all these treasured memories possible for me. There are still a lot of new schools that do not have all the extras that HHS on Division Ave. had 48 years ago.

    Plans are underway for the 50th Reunion. Please contact this newsletter if you are interested and your name and address will be forwarded to the reunion committee.

    Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956
    Inverness, FL

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A quiz for people who know everything - from: http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/

1 - There's one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?

2 - What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3 - Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4 - At noon and midnight the hour and minute hands are exactly coincident with each other. How many other times between noon and midnight do the hour and minute hands cross?

5 - What is the only sport in which the ball is always in the possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

6 - What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

7 - In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

8 - Only three words in Standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.

9 - There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them?

10 - Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?"

11 - There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls -- a walk -- is one way. Name the other six.

12 - It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?

13 - How is it possible for a pitcher to make four or more strikeouts in one inning?

14 - Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet, that begin with the letter "s.”

Trivia Answers

1 - Boxing.

2 - Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about 2 and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3 - Asparagus and rhubarb.

4 - Ten times (not eleven, as most people seem to think, if you do not believe it, try it with your watch, it is only 10 times).

5 - Baseball.

6 - Strawberry.

7 - The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

8 - Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

9 - Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

10 - In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name when they moved west.

11 - Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.

12 - Lettuce.

13 - If the catcher drops a called third strike, and doesn't throw the batter out at first base, the runner is safe.

14 - Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings, and so on.

Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956 (FL)
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960 (NJ)
Bob Casale, 1961 (HX)

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