Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

CALLING ALL LIFEGUARD STORIES


OCEAN LIFEGUARDS FROM THE 1930’S TO TODAY


Chief Lifeguard Rich Wilde has come up with a list of every Ocean Lifeguard going back to the 1930’s.


We could use some help with this to help generate stories, and at the same time help Rich get an accurate list.

The list is not necessarily complete; there may have been some names overlooked or even misspelled.

We publish the list to bring back memories and stories of any of these lifeguards or stories or photos.

So use this list to help Rich complete his list or correct spellings, and for Saltaire38.blogspot.com to collect stories and pictures. Let us know any thoughts that come to your mind as you go over this list.


George Derf Fontanals
Jim O’Hare
Co Editors, Saltaire38.blogspot.com



THE 1930’s
Billy Schwitter
Joe Callaghan
Joe McCourt
John Hopkins

THE 1940’s
Frank McManus
Charles McManus
Lou Camp

THE 1950’s
Early 195o’s

Donald Kopf
Charles Ludlow
Dwight Isaacsen
Art Mol
Bruce Banta
Dave Banta - ????, Not Verified
Harry Scanlan - ????, Not Verified
Joe Callahan - ??????, Not Verified
Mid 1950’s to 1960’s:
Chris Kartalis Chief Life Guard


THE 1960’s
Walter Schleinitz
Bill Cunningham
John Standard
Danny Weinlandt
Johnny Glascock
John Connolly
Bill Ervin
Jim Connolly - ?????, Not Verified
Larry Isaacsen
Dennis Keane
Phil Keane
Mel Beckel
Bobby Cerveny
Terry Cunningham
Bill Stillgebeur - ?????, Not Verified

THE 1970’s
Chip Jones Chief Lifeguard
Robert Standard, Chief Lifeguard
Ernie Galt(’73)
George Fontanals
Charles Tolly Ludlow
Jim Sconzo
Tom Sconzo
Eugene Cunningham
Kevin Cunningham
Richie Jessop
Peter Hull
Sam Elkind
Drew Dunleavy
Jeff Latham
Richard Campbell(’72)
Karen Naier(’78)
Steve Kampa
Zeb Ely
Allen Ahern
Steve Latham
John Kampa
Paul Kampa
Tommy Kampa
Terry McGowan
Mike McGowan
John Vautier
Tom Vautier
Patrick McKibbin
Leslie Prston

THE 1980’s
David King
Kevin Savage
John Hill
Brian Bradish
Jamie Godwin
John(Herc) Maier
Todd Wright
Pat McIntea
Erica Hastings
Joe Campisi(’88)
Rich Wilde(’89)
Kenny Savelson
Danny Savelson
Eric Savelson

THE 1990’s
Heather Jones
Adam Szakmary
Alex Patterson
Peter Patterson
Dylan Patterson
Tyson Pfaffe
Nicole Young
Kevin Dunn
Courtney Jones(’98)
Joe Consavage
Chris Hansen
Roy Kievit
Matt Siben
Bill Kentrup
Elizabeth Kelly
Rachel Szakmary
Michael Mills
Jeanine Poucel
John O’Connell
Rich Regan
Katie Cunningham
Dave Carswell
Dave Larsen
Mike Flynn
Jen Jameson
Tom Steinmetz
Chris Basile

2000 TO PRESENT
Annie Cunningham
Catherine Jamesoon
Miles Lasalle(’08)
Craig Henriksen(’08)
Charles Wirene
Chase Szakmary(’04)
Michael Valenete(’05)
Tiffer Valente(’07)
Dan Mindich
Brandon Boldt(’05)
Meredith English(’07)
Dan Hunter
Patrick Mills(’05)
Suzanne Mills(’06)
Michael Asher
Michael Travers(’07)
Tom Connolly(’05)
Tyson Pfaffe
Andrew Mills


UNCONFIRMED


Paul Mastriardi
Ross Berger
Kathy Koening
Jeffrey Rashkow
Robin Torrey
John Stilgebaure
Melissa Gowan
Torrey Brothers
_________ Sturman
Jill Imray (1950’s)
John Sternum
comments on the list:
Derf said...
Robert Standard was Head Guard during my time on the ocean. I am not sure whay he is on the unconfirmed list.
Derf

Bill Stillgebauer said...
I worked as the relief guard the summers of 1961 through 1965.I worked the Head guard's lunch period and on busy weekends as needed.We were paid by the Village,and not a great deal.As an aside I was the bay lifeguard the summer of 1960 and was paid $100.00 for the entire season.To the best of my knowledge, my brother John was not a lifeguard for the Village.
Bill Stillgebauer

11 comments:

Derf said...

Robert Standard was Head Guard during my time on the ocean. I am not sure whay he is on the unconfirmed list.

Bill Stillgebauer said...

I worked as the relief guard the summers of 1961 through 1965.I worked the Head guard's lunch period and on busy weekends as needed.We were paid by the Village,and not a great deal.As an aside I was the bay lifeguard the summer of 1960 and was paid $100.00 for the entire season.To the best of my knowledge, my brother John was not a lifeguard for the Village. Bill Stillgebauer

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure my pal Hercus was on the Ocean in the 70's. - Papa

jennifer said...

I think we are missing some women:
Barbara gowan
LeslieGowan
Susan Galt
jennifer Galt
Betty Galt

Werent they all guards?

Derf said...

Ocean Lifeguards Jen.

Perhaps someone else would like to tackle the Bay Guard roster.

JOH said...

Bay life guards would be hard to trackdown from 1950s-1960's because there were not many permanently assigned bay life guards. The camp counselors had to lifeguard at the bay, you usually had about 2 or so hours per week


JIM O'HARE

Tom-I said...

I can confirm some names, add some, and correct dates. Kathy Koeniges, Paul Mastronardi, Tom Sconzo, Dan Mindich, Brian Braddish and Mike McGowan all worked in the 1980's. I'd like it known that I, Tom Sconzo, was chief in 1987 and Herc worked under me. This is fact but be careful about mentioning this to the big man. This has angered him his whole life.

Mastro said...

Paul Mastronardi was the chief lifeguard in 1988 - 1989, and Jim Nickerson was also working during that time period.
I really enjoyed my experience at Salt Aire working for Chuck Jones.
Best job, 2 great summers, sand between the toes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rich Wilde. Mike from Hauppauge here. Scott was an Ocean lifeguard and I don't see his name. Contact Lisa or myself on FB

Tom Vautier said...

The "Sturman" mentioned in the unconfirmed would have been Bruce Sturman and he would have guarded in the 60's. The Sturman's were friends of the Standards. Bruce was a counselor of mine back then. I remember his parents had a huge cabin cruiser type yacht that they moored in the cove. Biggest boat around at that time.

Anonymous said...

John Hill needs to be in the 70's. Hill started a year or two before me and I was late 70's. I assume the timing is based on start of career?

Chris Sconzo needs to be added to the 70's. Tom Sconzo was 80's.

I am pretty sure Melissa Gowan guarded on the Ocean, at the least as a late summer fill-in from the bay.

Steve Latham