Hicksville Hall of Fame


2016    Robert Casale

            Class of 1961

            Successful international entrepreneur but forever dedicated to Hicksville.

Class president, varsity captain, alumni leader, always serving his colleagues and community.


2015    Timothy J. Myers

            Class of 1980

Renowned Aerospace Engineer and Energy System CEO

Lifelong Coach, Contributor, and Proud Citizen of Hicksville


2014    Steven Skrynecki

Class of 1970

Chief Department, Nassau County Police

Highest ranking uniform member of NCPD

Medal of distinguished service

Charter member of NCPD Pipes and Drums


2013    Captain Nancy Hogan

Class of 1991

United States Army, retired

Veterans’ advocate


USMA West Point- Class of 1995


2010    Tracy Delio

Class of 1989

Children’s book author

Teacher of speech and hearing handicapped


2009    Robert M. Lucania

Class of 1973

Highly decorated commander

60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics squadron

Chief consultant to AF/SG for Physical and Occupational Therapy


2008    Dorthory R. Brown

Class of 1934

Teacher, author, historian, and community volunteer


2007    Valerie Zalewski Pakaluk

Class of 1951

Dedicated community volunteer


2006    Dr. Laurence Harmon Blauvet

            Class of 1971

            Dedicated humanitarian and veterinarian



2005    Denward W. Colllins, Jr.

Class of 1953

Army reservist, humanitarian, and veterinarian


2004    CPL. Kevin T. Kolm, USMC

Class of 1998

Killed in action- Fullajuh, Iraq


2003    Gerard Dombrowsky

Class of 1964

Dedicated leader, volunteer, and humanitarian


2002    Leonard Frank


Builder and co-founder of Mid- Island Plaza in Hicksville


2001    Henry C. Brengel, Sr.


Community and business leader and former Board of Education Member


2000    1st Lt. Daniel L. Hogan Jr.

Class of 1980

Distinguished graduate of West Point and Naval post graduate school

Conducted research for Department of Defense




1999    David J. Dircks

Class of 1980

Award winning artist, exhibiting work in Manhattan


1998    Nancy Harman Stevens

Class of 1977

U.S. Army captain and first woman form Hicksville to graduate from West Point


1997    Dr. Leslie Becker Hecht

Class of 1976

Teaching assistantship on Microbiology and research on insulin, University of California


1996    James R. Lupski, M.D. / Ph.D.

Class of 1975

Research assistant professor to Baylor College of Medicine

Lectured and published worldwide on Molecular Biology and Genetics


1995    Edward Saueracker

Class of 1974

Director of Philosophy

Assistant Dean- SUNY Empire State College


1994    Dr. John R. Levision

Class of 1974

Assistant professor and journalist of New Testaments-St. Paul’s School of Theology, Mo


1993    William J. Mazzei, M.D.

Class of 1973

Director of Anesthesiology- USCD Medical Center, San Diego


1992    Nancy Callari

Class of 1973

Dedicated leader in the Hicksville community

Hicksville Board of Education

Hicksville Council of PTA’s

Hicksville Community Council




1991    Dr. Mark J. Shikowitz

Class of 1971

Otolaryngologist- L.I. Jewish Center

Assistant professor- Albert Einstein College of Medicine


1990    Dr. Kenneth I. Kaitlin

Class of 1971

Director- Tufts center for the study of Drug Development

Assistant professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics- Tufts University School of Medicine


1989    Roslyn D. Goldmacher

Class of 1971

Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacology/Toxicology at Medical College of Georgia

Received awards and grants from teaching/research


1988    Judith Clurman

Class of 1971

Graduate of the Julliard School 

Singer, conductor, and music editor


1987    Deborah Arnie Arnesen

Class of 1971

’92 Democratic Candidate for governor

Four-term state legislator

National recognition as legislative leader


1986    Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D.

Class of 1970

Outstanding orthopedic surgeon

Noted professor, author, scientist, and journal editor


1985    Dr. David Satran

Class of 1970

Lecturer in comparative religions- Hebrew University, Jerusalem


1984    Curt Brill

Class of 1970

Award winning sculptor whose works have appeared at numerous invitational, group, and individual shows


1983    Paul. A. Mastriacovo

Class of 1969

Distinguished attorney

Received National Legal Aid and Defender Association Award for outstanding achievement


1982    Barry James

Class of 1969

Geologist and member of Expedition which made a discovery of a prehistoric mammoth skeleton


1981    Michael P. Lannon

Class of 1968

Outstanding citizen, dedicated to serving others


1980    Billy Joel

Class of 1968

Internationally known singer, composer, and recording artist


1979    Madeline A. Milder

Class of 1967

Captain of U.S. Army Medical corps, specialist in emergency medicine


1978    Dr. Michael Masiello

Class of 1967

West Point graduate and cardiologist

Honored for volunteer work with students


1977    Robert H. Kagann, Ph.D.

Class of 1966

Researcher in chemical physics listed in “Who’s Who in Science and Technology”


1976    James M. Ehmann

Class of 1966

Newspaper columnist, distinguished science journalist





1975    John Walker

Class of 1965

Inducted posthumously

Dedicated community leader

Founder of Hicksville Athletic Booster Club


1974    Howard Berkowitz, M.D.

Class of 1965

Orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of North Shore Orthopedic Associates


1973    John Barcellona

Class of 1965

Internationally acclaimed flutist and a member of the Moyse Duo and Westwood Wind Quintet


1972    Diane Dantuono

Class of 1964

Overcoming physical limitations, she has received certification as a special education and ESL teacher


1971    John M. Montalto

Class of 1963

Adjunct professor- C.W. Post

Chief of Police- Sands Point Police Department


1970    Dianne Zettler

Class of 1963

Earned advanced degrees and became a nurse despite hearing loss


1969    Robert M. Smith

Class of 1963

Researcher in infant behavior and development- Georgetown University School of Medicine       


1968    James G. Szymanski

Class of 1962

Decorated Army captain in Judge Advocate General’s corps

Distinguished military civilian legal career



1967    Donald Dorsey

Class of 1962

Air Force veteran of Europe and Southeast Asia who completed education despite physical disability


1966    Joseph Schlosser

Class of 1961

Community businessman, exemplary public service


1965    Steven Kagann, Ph.D.

Class of 1960

Economist and author of several research papers 


1964    Dr. Leo V. Kanawada, Jr.

Class of 1959

Author, teacher historian, veteran

Cited in “Who’s Who of American Scholars”

Outstanding church community leader


1963    Christopher Elia, M.D.

Class of 1959

Chief of cardiac surgery at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, California


1962    Captain Philip S. Anselmo, USN

Class of 1958

Commanding officer of aircraft carrier U.S.S. Constellation

Distinguished service in Vietnam conflict


1961    Lewis Yevoli

Class of 1957

Outstanding state and civic leader

TOB supervisor

Long-term assemblyman and town councilman

Sierra Club Environmentalist of the year 


1960    Bonnie Portras Tucker

Class of 1957

Attorney and author



1959    James McGurik

Class of 1955

Engineer and group leader of Grumman for the Lunar Landing Module project


1958    Richard G. Hogan

Class of 1955

Educator who became principal of Hicksville High School in 1984


1957    Stan Keller

Class of 1950

Basketball coach and nationally known author and TV sports commentator


1956    Lt. Col. Richard G. Eisemann

Class of 1945

Air Force Chaplain commissioned in 1961 serving in U.S. and overseas posts


1955    Dr. Howard N. Christ

Class of 1945

Chief of urology at Southside and Good Samaritan hospitals


1954    Grace Fippinger

Class of 1944

Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer- NY Telephone

First woman officer in the Bell System


1953    Raymond L. Rusch

Class of 1943

Educator for 32 years and high school principal (1967-1981)


1952    Howard Finnegan

Class of 1943

Founding member of Hicksville Alumni Association

Local sports writer, editor of Hicksville Illustrated news


1951    Irwin Goldman

Class of 1943

Civic and business leader and a proprietor of Goldman Brothers in Hicksville




1950    Sister Catherine “Kitty” Heilig

Class of 1940

Maryknoll sister teaching in under-developed countries primarily at the Rural Pastoral Institute in South America 


1949    Henry C. Brengel Jr.

Class of 1940

Community and business leader who extended family business to international status


1949    Barbara Allen Davis, E.D.D.

Class of 1939

Nurse and health care with specialty in geriatric care


1947    Virginia Mayer Schweizer

Class of 1939

Record- breaking world champion glider pilot and first woman to soar cross country


1946    Julius Schwatrz

Class of 1928

Civic leader and Nassau Country District Court Judge