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Instructions for using Google Maps to show fellow Alumni where you live and be able to see where they
live.
Please read all of the instructions below before attempting to add your location to Google Maps.
You must be signed into Google to be able to post your address.
1. Click on the following hyperlink HHS Alumni Map button to open Google Maps.
2. In the top left - center part of the US map there is a search bar. Enter your home address and zip code
or just your zip code to protect your exact location. Now click on the blue spy glass, or hit enter or
return on your computer keyboard.
3. You will now see a green pin and the neighborhood map of where you live.
4. Click on the green pin and your address will show up in the pop-up window above the green pin.
Click on "Add to map" which will add your address to the alumni map.

5. Now click, or double click on the pin and your address will show up in a window above the pin with
editing icons on the bottom right of the window.
6. Click on the pencil, (first icon) and you will be able to add and edit the window above the pin.
Now replace your address with your name (last name first, then first name and your graduation
year, e.g. Doe, John 66). in the address bar you may also at this time add an e-mail address, note, or
any other text below your name and above your address.
7. Click the Save button and youre finished adding your address to HHS Alumni Map!
8. Hit the refresh your browser button and you should see a map of the USA.
9. To see where other alumni live, make sure the Where Are HHS Alumni Now is checked and your
browser refreshed.
10. Clicking on the alumnis name on the left side of the map will bring up the name and address of the
alumni on the map. Click on Google+Page to zoom into the neighborhood or use the (+ and
-) buttons.

now 74 years old

Hicksville High School Dinner Dance


The HHS Alumni Foundation appeals to anyone who cares about Hicksville, past or present. All
proceeds from our upcoming November 19, 2016 DINNER DANCE. will be donated back to senior
scholarships and support of high school related needs and wishes. This dinner dance while sponsored by
the alumni foundation is open to all individuals who care about our beloved high school and the
Hicksville community. In the past, proceeds from events sponsored by the alumni foundation went to the
high school robotics team and the Hicksville Vietnam Veterans Era Memorial. We appeal to all to
support this upcoming dinner dance. We are also looking for donation of gifts and prizes for a raffle to
be done during this fund raising event on November 19th.

This upcoming dinner dance will be held on Saturday evening, November 19, 2016 from 7pm to 11pm
at the Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus hall, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville. Live music will be provided
by the five member Blue Angel band under the direction of Ms. Fran Gippi. There will be music from
the 1960s through the present day.
In addition to almost four hours of live entertainment, a wide range of delicious food will be available
buffet style plus beer, wine and soda. A cash bar will be available for mixed drinks. The evening will end
with coffee and cake served
Tickets are reasonably priced at $70 per person up until November 1st. After that date has passed, the
ticket price rises to $ 75 per person. Mail your check payable the HHS Alumni Foundation, Inc. to John
Maniec, 260-12 74th Avenue, Glen Oaks, New York 11004. For further information, either
call John at (917) 750-7842 or email him at: john@johnmaniec.com .

A Tribute to Holly Horton


The untimely death of Holly Horton in 2000 saddened our hearts. She was a very spirited person who enjoyed life
and enriched those she touched with unselfish commitment. Holly was instrumental in bringing Hicksville High
School (HHS) together again just prior to a mega reunion, organized by Anton Mure and Rich Delia that was
attended by a wide variety of alumni, in September of 2000.
Holly authored a mailing list that she put onto a website. Her sometimes daily updates of names and addresses
were eagerly anticipated by the growing list of alumni. Her emails were augmented by a collage of tidbits and
trivia, a result of feedback from others. She put up special photographs that we all enjoyed and that effort united a
wide bracket of HHS students. She did this because she wanted to give back special moments to others by
providing a source that could be accessed by all of us.
The only thing missing from that reunion was Holly herself who looked forward, with obvious anticipation, at the
prospect of seeing some old friends and sharing remembrances of times past. It was several days prior to the
reunion when an uncontrollable asthma attack ended her life; a tragedy in itself for a person who battled this
malady all her life just to survive.

A fitting way to pay respect to Holly was to continue what she started. That challenge was accepted by Pat Koziuk
Driscoll (Class of 1956) and Linda Piccerelli Hayden (Class of 1960). They did this out of respect for Holly but also
because they see the enjoyment others realize from their effort. It's a way to introduce coming events; such as
reunions for various classes. It's an avenue for contacting friends and sharing information that we all treasure. We
have the capacity to put up pictures, at various web sites, for all of us to enjoy. In other words, the newsletter is a
perfect vehicle for keeping people apprised of "what's happening!"
I want to personally say 'THANKS" to Pat and Linda for all that you did for me and for the alumni of Hicksville High
School.
Buffalo Bob Casale 1961

Happy Birthday HixNews


We start our 17th year with the October issue. HixNews has come a long way since
2000 and the success is because of participation. It seems we begged so long for
information from you all! The begging has ceased and the editors want to thank
everyone for contributing information that piques the memories of many!
There have been disappointments where the editors have tried to implement an idea
for a special section only to see it fail. Obviously, some of you have ideas for such
a section. Please submit your ideas to editors@hixnews.com but be prepared to offer
your time as a contributing editor who will collect, organize and maintain that
particular special section.

My husband and I were at a wedding in Milford, CT on Saturday and met

Robin Horn a '71 HHS graduate. I showed her the Hicksville site and she wanted me to send her good
wishes to all the people she knew at HHS back in the day. She's going great and isn't on FB. She's on the
leftCheryl Gries Brown 1972
For those who remember MARGE WILLIAMS DANCE STUDIO, Marge Williams passed away
Sunday Night 9/4/2016 in MESA, AZ. Sue, Bob and Sherrie have created a Facebook page for people
from Hicksville who can remember their Mom and the over 50 years of dance and many years in East
Meadow. "Marge Williams Remembered". Some Families have had 3 generations of studentsBob
Williams

So sorry to hear about her passing. My sister Denise Burke Castagna (1978) & I danced in Hicksville for
about 7 years. I found two photos, one from 1965 and the other was 1971...Jacqueline Burke Szemes

Denise & Jackie Burke

a Marge Williams Dance Class

Goofy is 84!!!

Took my Dad on a cruise.

He wore his WWII Vet hat around the ship. Sooooo many people thanked him for his service and shook
his hand. Most people Do respect our flag and honor those who served and each gesture was very
heartwarming
Bob Smith 1963 & Leslie Worley Smith 1964

Editor noteThe majority of us recognize the sacrifices our military has made to insure that we
maintain the freedoms we have every waking hour of every waking day. I respect the amendments that
guarantee certain rights but when it comes to our flag, no one regardless of color, race or creed has the
right to disrespect those who have served admirably to guarantee that our freedoms will be sustained
forever.

Does anyone remember the diner on south Oyster Bay Rd north of old country Rd where Walgreens is
now? I can't remember the name but loved that dinerLou Zollo 1992
A note from Walter Reller
Hi again. We'll it's pretty obvious there is sufficient interest in tees and etc. My goal will be to have all
orders received by October, and all packages in your mailboxes by Thanksgiving. Last year your
generous donations to the TFFFF along with mine amounted to over $5000. Considering over 200
people have expressed interest I think reaching $5000 again is not an unreasonable goal. Whatever we
raise will be great though. So I will start building my spreadsheet and contacting everyone with the
garment choices and prices. For every garment sold $1.00 to the fund, every donation will be matched,
up to $5.00. So if you by one tee shirt for $20 and make a $5.00 donation a total of $11.00 would go to
the fund. Last year I think the average donation (by you all) was about $7.00. I'll have to check but I
think we sent out about 150 packages. As I always ask, please be patient. It's a long process but I don't
think I have (seriously) disappointed anyone yet. :-). Last year I got stuck for $200. One person got $175
worth of garments and no matter how much I asked just flat refused to pay. I will probably need to
change the way I collect the money this year to avoid such a circumstance. I will say this, you can trust
me. If you have doubts just ask someone here, I think those who have participated before will vouch for
me.
Update on the Tee Shirts
Sorry it has taken so long folks. I am beginning the process tonight. That is gathering all the names of
people who either "liked" or commented on the two posts I made concerning the tee shirts. By weeks
end, I will have sent messages to everyone on the list with the details of this year's offering. Please be
patient I have had a rough month. Once I send the info to all I will make a post stating such. Thanks for
your patience. I will make every effort to get the stuff to you by Thanksgiving, maybe sooner

For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule
Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins (Shown Above) aboard the
International Space Station. The ability to sequence the DNA of living organisms in space opens a whole
new world of scientific and medical possibilities. Scientists consider it a game changer. Kate is the
daughter of Jim Rubins from the class of 1967. In addition to the scientific experiment,
Kate and fellow astronaut, Jeff Williams, completed a space walk outside the International Space
Station.

Rubins told The Associated Press she got an absentee ballot before she rocketed away in July, just in
case. When shes not in space, home is Houston, Texas, but in this case, the absentee ballot lists her
address as low-Earth orbit. Its very incredible that were able to vote from up here, she said, and I
think its incredibly important for us to vote in all of the elections.

Just spent a week in Hicksville getting ready to put the home that I grew up in on the market. An extra
special time of the trip was breakfast with classmates - Elizabeth Austin-Allen and Elena Gomez-Prince
shown above. We had a wonderful time reminiscing about our days at St. Ignatius
Nancy Finn Calder 1972

88years old
September 6, 2016
It was Fifty-five years ago when I finalized my enlistment into the United States Navy by leaving
Hicksville and reporting to Brooklyn. I thought back to my dad teaching me to drive. We used to make a
left onto Newbridge Road when leaving the Glenbrook Houses. This time we made a right onto
Newbridge Road heading to the train station that was where Newbridge road ended.

Dad parked and we walked across the tracks and up onto the platform that was the Hicksville Station.
Bought a one way ticket to Brooklyn and joined dad who was standing on the platform. The memories
of years passed crossed my mind and I sorta tried to put my new life into perspective. I was entering
unknown waters and was eager to start to swim in the right direction.
Buffalo Bob Casale 1961

What will you be having for lunch tomorrow when you start school? (LOL...1959 Woodland Avenue
lunch menu I came across in my yearbook)

Mike Shalley with Pat Schmidt Gasparro

Dear AllSo proud of my girl Rachel Fredericks for representing the wounded
soldiers with PTSD and bringing their suicide numbers to light. Daniel is her guardian angel on the
Angel bike, we gave her. She is an excellent spokes person. Thank you Rachel
Mary DeFelice Stea 1965

going on 79

Hi Bobdo you have any contact info for anyone for the
homecoming event commemorating the 50th anniversary of our undefeated 1966 varsity football
season? I have some photos, clippings and memorabilia to share. I will send them to you for the
HixNews tooMarty Brandfon 1967
Attorney-at-Law
620 Jefferson Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
650-366-6789

Marty I know nothing but I suggest you contact either (Email addresses concealed) Cheryl Gries or
Chris Andersen or Debbie Kasimakis. They all are in touch with Hicksville and events. Hope this helps
Bob

back in 1971 when pizza was 25 cents a slice


Kathleen Santhouse Botsford's photo
Two very good pizza placesLa Scala across the street from the Bonwit Inn is delicious and their food
entrees are equally delicious. The other joint is PizzAiolo at 118 Commack Road, in the same shopping
center as Pastrami and friends, also great food. It reminds you of BrooklynRon Regan 1966

Found this gem while cleaning out my closet...if i remember correctly my father helped to put this
together as part of a Boy Scout fundraiser...pretty coolplays like monopoly. Anyone else purchase one
of these?...Cathie-Zike Gould 1989

No, but if I knew I would have. I have almost every Monopoly game. 67 and as they put them out I get
itVicki Famiglietti Drury 1989

I bought one when they were first offered way back when. Kept it on a shelf and showed it to Mary
OShaughnessy Cleary when she and husband Tom visited me several years ago. I was going to put it up
on EBay and Mary said she would like it insteadBuffalo Bob Casale 1961

a painting by Margie Williams

Curious about the places you worked while growing up in Hicksville?


For meChevron gas station corner of Stewart and Carmen Avenues; Mi Pie gas station at the triangle
of 106/107 just south of the mall; Newmark and Lewis and a few factories on Duffy Ave...Lou
Mannheimer
Shop Rite as a produce clerk; then Milleridge Inn as a curtsy girl; Gertz Christmas time temporary
helpDiane Lauricella Storniola
Annie Sez; Friendlys ice cream; Lucille Roberts; T.J.CourtneysLaurie Velez Spackman

I worked for the Nassau County Family Court in the Probation Department
on Old Country Rd. Loved it. Still friends with one of the gals there...Andrea.
Diane Snyder Gould 1964

Knogo Corporation along with James Kempster! Robert Anderson 1974


The HIP Center, chart roomGeorgette Silver 1972

The Hicksville Movie Theater ( the manager's cigar was the worst!), Klein's
department store at Mid Island Plaza in the fabric department, Modern Kosher Meats in Plainview
Karen Braches Shafonda 1970
I worked at the Syosset Theater, then Bohacks on Newbridge. Pete worked as a security guard at
TOBAY beaches...that was fun....one night all these bikers showed up (think 1973 or 4)...they asked him
if they could park their bikes inside the beach gateDeborah Morse-Ackley 1975

Foodtown, Sears, Carousel Day Camp.


Wendy Elkis Girnis 1977

Griffith Motors, Bob-Ken FordCarol Mack Berry 1963

Marine Midland Bank in Jericho at 16Lucille Catanzarita-Strafer 1972

WT Grant, Jacks at Allied shopping center.


Eileen Walter Toscano 1959

Sears in the men's accessories deptTina Gardner Kwiatkowski 1969

My first job was at Sunrise Supermarket at the West Village Green on Newbridge
Road as a stock boy. Then I went for a temp position at Newberrys during Christmas and finally worked
at the Cross Island Oil Terminal that was down near the old Farmers Marketbuffalo bob Casale
1961

Parklane Hosiery Co on the road behind the water tower. Frank Products Corp on
Eileen Way in Syosset, Assistant Manager at Friendy's on Jericho Turnpike in Syosset.
Rich Calma 1971

Food Fair at Mid Island Plaza, back in the mid 60's.


Sue Bennett Bruning 1965

My family still talks about Yummy Yogurt and how good and fresh it was!
Laura Maurice Churchill 1979

.. I loved that place. Had great food!!!...Jean Pius Mucchiari 1965

Weo gas station on Broadway across from the secretarial school. I was 15 and
pumped the gas. They were older and wore really short skirts. Cleaned a lot of windshields really
well...Jayson Silverman 1974

LISPC...Long Island State Park Commission...Jones Beach from the summer


between junior/senior years until the end of college. Took a while to get there by bus/bike but paid
wellJames Rubins 1967

Bartender and cook at Iannonie's restaurant on West John St.


Mike Siracusa 1972

Sears.....Gertz and Clear Fax in 1974Mike Soblick 1974

Peter Pan Bakery in Plainview shopping center...Great Eastern dept store


...ClearFax factory on Miller Pl....Advertising Dist. Of America...Depew Manufacturing on Duffy
Ave....Worlds Fair Liquors...oh I forgot...drove a Hi-lo. For Lafayette electronics.
Mike Endsley 1972

Bonds? Mr. Larry?...Ken Marcus 1967

NY Daily News...I was in the delivery department...on my bicycle (19701974). Then it was Gas Jockey, promoted to mechanic Billy's Newbar Service station (West Village
Green) and SOS service station (owned by Billy Hartinger also) at the East Village Green
Walter Relling 1977

Mohawk Airlines at JFKPat McNeil Liptak 1964

Original Brooklyn Bridge founder, Tom Sullivan, appeared at the Greenport Maritime Festival at the
Amphitheater behind the carousel on Sunday September 25th. Many were there to help Tommy & Susan
celebrate their 10th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Thanks for the birthday card and for thinking of me.


It was much appreciatedEthel Kunz Lehmann1947

Thanks for the birthday card and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated
Marcella Yenick Croan 1953
Thank you for the anniversary card. We really appreciate your remembering us on this special day. This
was our 58th and, yes, we are Still Nuts about each other. Thanks again and keep up the good work of
keeping all former classmates in the loop. The best to the whole gang at HixNews Rudy Frey 1954 &
Dolores Etzel Frey 1956

I was born in 1940

Charlie Cava 1955 & Barbara Fellows Cava 1956

& Charlies 1955 Chevy

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated. We had a wonderful 55th
anniversary Ed Osborne 1956 & Mary Fuller Osborne 1957

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated
Patty Bryan Carstons 1957

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated .
Dot Hoffman 1957 & Fred Salzberg

Donald is 82

The birthday card was great. I really appreciate the time HixNews takes fostering
memories that we all can sharePete Foster 1957
Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciatedDot Hoffman
Salzberg (1957) & Fred Salzberg

Thanks for the card and for thinking of us. It


was much appreciatedJack Wyer 1959 Ginny Wills Wyer 1963

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated
Irene Evans Beresford (1960) & Gene Beresford
Thank you, Bob and HixNews for the great card and thinking of me on my birthday. You know I dont
think I could make my age in steps all at one time like Willy the Horse

Maybe if its a flat surface with no hills. Like you said, Im still happy to do what I do even with all the
aches and pains. Thanks again for the card and making my birthday special Bill Canham 1961

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated
Bonnie Scharr Papes 1961

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated
Frank Smith 1961

Always a joy to get a


birthday card. Harry and I look forward to HixNews. Thank you and the folks that pull it together each
monthJanet McMenamim Butcher & Harry Butcher 1962
p.s. How can the years add up so fast? 12 years growing up in LI city, move to Hicksville, with 6 months
in Old Country Rd school, then Hicksville Jr HS at Jerusalem Ave, topped off with 3 great years at HHS.
Fell in love with Janet (McMenamin) there, almost 52 years of marriage coming up in February, 4 kids,
7 grandkid - OOH - that's where the 72 years went! Great and lucky life. I am blessed.

Rainbow over the sea of Galilee

Dear Bob & The Gang at HixNewsThank you for


the anniversary and birthday cards and for thinking of us. We had a great day and your card helped to
make it even better!!! Cannot believe the years have gone by so quickly.
Karen Hubner Jenkins (1962) & Myron Jenkins

Thank you for the birthday card and for thinking of me. I really enjoyed the greeting and I double thank
you for your thoughtfulness Barbara DiBella Dowd 1962 shown with John Dowd

Do you know what it feels like to be 79?

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated
Harold Glazer 1962

Thank
you so much for the birthday card...it's very nice to be remembered by old friends. Shown above is
Helen with Daughter, MelissaHelen Luna Carr 1963

Thank you for the card and for thinking of me. It was a great birthday
weekend with friends and family. Thank you for always remembering. Enjoy this beautiful fall
weather Gail Fraser Hagstrom 1963

My dad is a professor of English at a major college. When I asked him what he thought of his students,
he said Well, the best student in his class is a beautiful blonde girl with gorgeous blue eyes and a really
tight sweater!

Thank you for the lovely card and the birthday wishes.
It was greatly appreciated. And thanks, too, for the anniversary wishes. John and I had fun thinking
about past anniversaries.
Claramae Gross Ceravino & John Ceravino 1964.

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much
appreciated. ..Larry Senn 1964

We always appreciate the thought. Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and
for HixNewsCharlie and Charla Henningsen 1964

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated
Peggy Maier 1964
Would you please add me and my wife, Carol Dukeman Piacenti, to your list birthday and anniversary
lists
Vin Birthday 7/1/47
Carol Birthday 10/23/47
Anniversary 9/13/69
Thanks

p.s. Thank you for the card and thinking of us. It was much appreciated. 47 years and counting.
Spending a little time in NYC to celebrate.
Vince & Carol Dukeman Piacenti 1965

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated. Thanks
to you and the HixNews staff who do a tremendous job keeping your classmates in the loop Don
Myers 1965

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated. It's amazing
that this year is our 47th!!! Seems like I was just at HHS and Stan was at Trespar Clarke in Westbury
Sandi Notov Katz 1965 & Stan Katz

67 years youve been after me!!!

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated.
Arlene Richards Wellbrock 1965

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated.
Arlene Klein 1966

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated Cheryl
Canfield & Bob Ward 1966

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciatedTom
Mullin 1967

BobI was looking through the birthday list for September and noticed you still have

Lily Collazo listed as Lily (Collazo) Bornstein, 1969. Her married name is now Pobiner. You might
want to change it. You can check the October 2015 newsletter to confirm it. Thanks

Frank Koziuk 1967

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciatedabove shown with grandkids.
Susan Donner Merkler 1968

Always great to hear from the HixNews team. Thanks so much for the birthday
cardTina Gardner Kwiatkowski 1969

...Born

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated
Arthur Woody Wood 1968 Jan Bartlett Wood 1973

in 1935

Thank you for the card, it was so cute! You always go that extra mile and I enjoy
and look forward to all your cards!...Ronnie Klein Witlin 1969

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated
Frances Kosinski 1969

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated.
Denise Eisele Felipe 1969 & Juan Felipe

Thank you for the card, and for thinking of us. It was much appreciated Sandy
& Tom Reilly 1972

Wowee! Cannot believe you do this for all of us. Thank


you for the birthday card and for thinking of me. It was much appreciated Geralyn Manning
1975

Do You Remember

Email
Elliot Gorlin from the class of 1963 has a new email address. Anyone wanting to contact Elliot send an
email to editors@hixnews.com and we will make contact...The Editors

Flashback
While working on a video that will feature the class of 1971 45 year reunion, I came across this
kindergarten picture and was immediately surprised. The girls seatedthird girl from the left is my little
sister, Patricia Casale. Pat went into first grade and then moved to Holy Family School in 1961 when it
opened. The family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1965. Pat currently is living on Maui and is a
seamstress who does wedding dresses for the bride and the brides entourage.

Pat in 1967

Graduation

Getting Married

Pat last year with nephew


Robert Casale
and Robert Hanging on a Sign
Robert is a professor of Health Sciences at the University of Hawaii, Kapiolani
Fond Memories
By Bob Casale
When you're 13, maybe 14 years old, your priorities are different. For the boys, there was more
emphasis on basketball, baseball and intramural sport, and not so much on having a date with the Prom
Queen.
For the girls, there was more emphasis on school related items, like field hockey, or cheerleaders and not
a date with that cute guy down the block. So, what did we all do for excitement??
We, Tommy Farrell, Jimmy Thompson, Bob Casale, Eddie Caesar and other Hicksville High School
Alumni, went "Roller Skating" Friday nights in Levittown. It was a diversion from the hectic pace we
experienced in high school and a time to meet some neat people (girls) from other schools. The kids we
skated with came from various parts of the islandEast Meadow, Franklin Square, Westbury,
Oceansideand points east. I met a girl, Andrea Wulcox, who lived in Franklin Square and her phone
number was FR4-2791. I have a thing with numbers but only certain numbers, like Kathy Kapsol whose
number was 935-0635.
The skating rink was adjacent to Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor on Hempstead Turnpike, just a little east of
Newbridge Road. Our last stop before being picked up by a parent was to hit Jahns and we would order
the kitchen sink. We arrived early because we hated standing in line waiting to get inside. Being first in
line meant you would get inside faster, get a good choice of skates, and get onto the skating floor before
the crowds rolled in.
After skating for several months, we became part of the regular crowd. Some of us even bought our own
skates and had a carrying case that was many, different colors. We could watch cars pull up and see
some of the kids that became our new "Friday" night friends arrive. Parents dropped kids off, and then
picked them up. It was a special time of my life, and there were many friends I'll never forget even
though I've never seen them since leaving high school. We skated and made arrangements to meet in
Jahn's afterwards to have a Banana Barge or some other, sinful treat.
I remember one night getting a phone call at home from Melody Priceman. She was at a meeting in a
Jewish Center close to Wantagh Parkway and Carmen Avenue in Westbury. We had an ice storm and her
Mom didn't want to drive to get her, so my dad picked her up and took her home to 52 Alpine Lane (how
can I remember that 50 some odd years later?? ((And I'm suffering from CRS)).

Who remembers going to watch a football game then going to the Sweet Shop for a soda? How about
getting ready for prom night and decorating the boys gym?? Then going to the Casa Allegra for a slice
of pizza and a soda.
I guess many of my classmates imbibed a little over the years but that is one thing I didnt do. However,
all the years running track I smoked. I sometimes wonder if I would have been more successful if I
didnt. Actually got permission to smoke from my dad at my sister Eileens Sweet 16 birthday party in
1957. Dad said it was a simple thinghe didnt want me sneaking around and smoking.
I remember Paul Carbe dancing with Jackie Travers who was selected Queen for the class of 1961 at the
Senior Promthe prom with the strange name, "Ramayana!" (Kathy Kapsol created the theme that was
influenced by a record that was called Ramayana); The variety show, The Good Old Days; the senior
play, Romeo and Juliet; and of course, South Pacific starring Sal Mistretta, who starred in many shows
throughout high school is still involved in theater and was on TV last year.
I remember my first job when I worked at the Sunrise Supermarket at the West Village Greenand my
supervisor was Gladys Stermer, (Bobby Stermer from the class of 1959 and his sister, Barbara's Mom).
I remember working at Newberry's during Christmas because they needed part time help. I think I was
paid $1.00 per hour. Wow!!! Had a chance to sell stuff I knew nothing about.
Who remembers Girl's Sports Nightthe Orange Teamthe Black Team??? The Orange team captain
in 1961 was Volena Henningsen and the Black team captain was my wife, Joyce Gabrielsen. Some of the
leaders were Vicki Krasner, Joan Brandt, Joy Edelstein, Kathy Kapsol, Bonnie Scharr, Judy Yanof, Alice
McIntosh, Lois Werneberg, Pat Kocher and Aileen O'Campo.
This winter has been one to remember with the extreme cold and snow. Why is it I remember big snows
back in the late 50's and early 60s? I recall one big snowfall when Rob McCotter, Mike Goldsmith,
Billy Cook, Nick Quatrone, I think Roddy Clements and me walking south in the middle of old
Newbridge Road (when it was one way in each direction) with not a car in sightthe snow was deep
and falling at a steady rate.
My "2nd" last year in high school when I worked at the Cross Island Oil Terminal that was located down
near the old Farmer's Market on Broadway (Steve and Stu Blust's father hired me). The Farmer's Market
was a great place to get a variety of pickles. Oh, those old Garlic Dill were the best.
I think when the place burned down, that was one of the biggest fires we ever had in the areaor maybe
it was Henshaw's on the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Jerusalem Avenue (or maybe it was the
Christmas tree bonfire in January of 1958 in the middle of the potato field that is now Trinity Diocesan
High School).
I went into the navy shortly after high school. When I was home on leave, I remember going to Shady
Maples to have a couple of beers. Shady Maples eventually was turned into TJ Courtney's and was
owned by Bobby Flanagan (Class of 1964???).
I seem to remember a lot of Hicksville kids hanging there, playing pool and just being sociable. I think
that's where I bumped into Carol Marsh and her husband Denis Roussillon one night. And perhaps Helen
Luna.
I'm sure that what I'm saying is similar for everyone who ever went to school.
I have special memories, too, of those from the old neighborhood near Fork Lane SchoolMike Heanie,
Mike Rosenwasser, the Fenigstein boys, Ira and Louie, Jack McCarron (he moved to Florida), Chris
Polanski, Jeff Muller, Bob Gillette, Charlie Lantay, Charlie Gemuendt (and his lovely sister, Mary Jane),
Ann Cassesse and Candice McGloughlin Priscilla Yvonne Jeanette Liddle. And I almost forgot Dottie
Brooks.

I just love Hicksville and the many fond memories and it's fun to share with everyone. Why not take a
moment and jot down your own recollections of what it was like growing up on Long Island. It would be
great reading for us all

In The News
THE ONLY FLAG THAT DOESN'T FLYSubmitted by Kathy McDonald Corey 1960
Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to
the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg
AFB. Check out the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and
maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834.This Flag is 6.65 acres
and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star
is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000
Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.

New Readers

Carol Ann Salis Civile 1961

Susan Davidson Baron 1965

Arthur Search 1966

Passages
Please note the passing of

James Poitras, class of 1959, on July 4, 2015. Please ask Roger to add Jim's name to the 1959 In
Memoriam page. Thank you

Carl Probst 1959

I'm saddened to say that my father, Joseph passed away at the age of 92 on the 16th of September. Dad
was a proud WWII Navy veteran who served at the battle of Okinawa. He retired as a Lieutenant with
the FDNY after 31 years of service. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be
dearly missed. Love you Dad. Services will be held at M.A Connell Funeral Home -Sunday 2:00-7:00
PM. Internment at Calverton National Cemetery, MondayMike Shalley 1975

To my old friends and neighbors the Shalley family, please accept my deepest
condolences on the loss of your dad. A member of the USN and FDNY two proud and worthy
organizations, you all must be very proud of your dadWalter Relling 1977

Our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. We will keep you in our
thoughts and prayersCheryl Gries Brown 1972

Videos on the internet


Break out your hankie
http://biggeekdad.com/2016/09/wait-for-it/
Hicksville Then and Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jacJ_v0ceuU

BOB - THANK YOU VERY MUCHfor your time and effort in creating the
Hicksville Then and Now video. Know that it is much appreciated. SincerelyMarty Brandfon
1967
Also, looking forward to our 50th reunion next year! Happy to hear that the 50th yr. anniversary of our
HHS Varsity Football team winning the Rutger's Cup (8-0 undefeated season) is being remembered and
celebrated on 9/24/16 at homecoming. I hope to get to find all of my memorabilia in time...
GO COMETS!!!

Guess Whos Coming To Dinner?


http://biggeekdad.com/2016/01/the-elephants-that-came-to-dinner/
If you dont tear up after watching this , let me know. I never have a dry eye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Rf5qDuq7M
The Illusionists
http://biggeekdad.com/2016/09/the-illusionists-card-trick/
The Hawk & The Squirrel
http://biggeekdad.com/2014/02/hawk-vs-squirrel/
This is one spotlight dance you must seeincredible
http://biggeekdad.com/2014/04/spotlight-dance/
Magical Rope Trick
http://biggeekdad.com/2016/08/magical-rope-trick/
Back to School
http://biggeekdad.com/2016/08/back-to-school/

Fifty Things Parents Say


http://biggeekdad.com/2016/09/50-things-parents-say/
Hersey Bar or Silver Bar
http://biggeekdad.com/2015/09/hersey-bar-or-silver-bar/
Morning Alarm
http://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/monday-morning-alarm/

dont forget the Belts and Suspenders

Robert Casale
Hyperlink to Teddy Smith Swedalla (263 Views)
http://youtu.be/c5kz0y6HKQQ

Hyperlink to In Memoriam for Class of 1958 (322 Views)


http://youtu.be/LOr04v1RmNU
Hyperlink to Hicksville High Mega Reunions 2000 & 2007 (793 views)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXo7KBz3u7jaisFnbyAeyxQ
Hyperlink to HHS Class of 1960 In Memoriam (511 views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otu9UlULdus
The big car crash of the 1980s (252 views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4UjipNIn1Q
Hyperlink to A Short Tour of Bayside (44 Views)
http://youtu.be/CNFRpK2d4_k
Hyperlink to 1964 Fifty Year Photo Gallery Before Reunion (568 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYvmyVX7uks
Hyperlink to 2014 5 May Photo Gallery (560 Views)
http://youtu.be/xfvqC_wSXoo
Hyperlink to 1964 Popularity Poll (408 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQFVzTknlZ4
Hyperlink to Assault on the USS Liberty 8 June 1967 (282 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYjvOhuFr5g
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag (98,656 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4sj4kUD5TA
Class of 1962 Fifty Year Reunion (800 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joyi_5uxlXE
Memorial Day Tribute to Hicksville High School Veterans (1032 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=1304uB9Uoqk&list=UUXo7KBz3u7jaisFnbyAeyxQ
Hicksville New York Then and Now (12,607 Views)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jacJ_v0ceuU
HHS Class of 1963 Photo Gallery (992 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36PyCLGeeUU
Hicksville High School 1963 Fifty Year Reunion Preview (716 Views)
https://www.youtu
be.com/watch?v=2fU5MjCjHCQ

Buffalo Bob Casale


Hyperlink to Great Lakes Pensacola Bremerhaven Cyprus USS Liberty Skaggs Island (62 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDr6-Bbn4_o
Hyperlink to Hicksville Military June 2015 (345 views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_26pgnSICM
Hyperlink to Las Vegas Surprise (48 views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPsUsGEOHA8
Hyperlink to HHS 1955 Multi Year & Fifty Year Reunions (201 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5pOS4jwFJ0
Hyperlink to In Memoriam Class of 1963 (388 Views)
http://youtu.be/xAekQO9tREw
Hyperlink to look at Buffalo Bob Casale early and in the Navy (99 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S77NTog-dbE
Hyperlink to Class of 1959 In Memoriam (317 Views)
http://youtu.be/LKWi_eOVAZM
Hyperlink to Hicksville High School Class of 1961 In Memoriam (376 views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAz5U17M9Xw
Hyperlink to Class of 1964 Before Reunion Collage (80 Views)
http://youtu.be/Y-HVOlhUc9w
Hyperlink to Class of 1964 In Memoriam (1080 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaATdDOTIRM

Hicksville High School, Hicksville, NY Class of 1961 Reunion 2004


(1,042 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg_8jDaeEcg
Campaign to Rebuild the Fountain in Kennedy Park, Hicksville, New
York
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX_yiVnEDQc
Hyperlink to Forty Year Reunion Hicksville Class of 1965 (644 Views)
http://youtu.be/2Xf3MXcEXRQ
Berryman Lane (166 Views)
http://youtu.be/2wQGg1NPhrQ
Robert Casale U.S. Navy career in Pictures (213 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh4Lo3EfnTU
Charlie Brown & Franz Stigler (1,546 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rfncbMMu-Q
Down Memory Lane Class of 1962 Reunion Preview (503 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQxdTsQHjiI
Mini Photo Tour of Australia (435 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igu3etBRjM&list=UUhyjVpoo4kFmGntWgvnBkWw
Hyperlink to Class of 1962 In Memoriam (494 views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWQoCRMn9ms
1963 Hicksville High School Fifty Year Reunion Preview (82 views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiZKQMzoYi0
Hyperlink to 1963 Fifty Year reunion (30 Views)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_iSqm9XxYw

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