Nicknames

Boys, men, girls, and women in the Heilwood area were often more commonly known by a nickname. Here’s a long list of examples.

HEILWOOD AREA NICKNAMES: MEN

A

Ab (Albert Jackson / Alex Reba); Al (Joseph Turko); Auggie (Albert Augustine)

B

Bala (William Petro); Baron (Mike Lusnak); Beefie (Rudy Bassaro); Babes (Charles Marcenzo); Ben (Dan Terloin); Bonehead (Edward Slonac); Boots (Joseph Kosmac); Brice (Steve Salley); Brown (John Tatarko); Bubbles (George Jackson); Bucky (Glen Buckshaw); Bugs (Robert Croyle); Bull (Carl Babyak); Bum (Jack Benko, Jr.); Bungie (Frank Stronsick); Butch (John Chusella / Henry Krevel); Butts (Walter Malippa); Buzz (Anthony Pampe)

C

Cappy (Earl Burley); Casey (Pete Zapatocky); Cha Cha (? Balog); Cherry (Ernest Barr); Chookie (? Kirker); Chuck (Charles Compardo / Ed Suhar); Chuckle (Paul Tatarko); Chuda (Frank Drahnak); Clem (Bill Benko); Coach (Dwight Conerby); Cowboy (Vere Trinkley); Clayvein (Steve Stupic); Cliff (William Popovich); Cocomoe (Richard Benko); Coik (Flory Stupic); Columbus (Harry Eskovitz); Coonie (George Ganoe); Cubuch (Edward Augustine); Cumpa / Compa (Mike Reba); Cuppa (Joseph Benko); Curly (Boyd Lingenfelter); Cutty (Ignazio Arello)

D

Dave (Henry Krevel); De (Delmont Gressley); Deacon (George Ganoe); Deedy (Amadeo DeMay); Dizzy (Michael Guady); Doc (Steve Saparo); Doda (Joseph Leone); Ducky (Adonis Flute, Sr.); Duke (Thomas Donahue)

E

Emilu (Emilo Bassaro)

F

Firp (Enrico Moro); Foxy (Robert Benko); Fuzzy (Fay Croyle)

G

Gooch (Frank Mekulsia); Gumps (Bob Grumbling / Bill Slonac)

H

Hans (Lloyd Myers); Hector (George Wargo); Herky (Harold Grumbling); High Pockets (Ernest Jackson); Hini (Henry Kosmac); Hitler (Joe Leis); Hoppy (John J. Marcenzo); Hoot (John Holuta); Hot Shot (Joe Salley); Hud (Carl Ganoe); Hunk (Pete Yanek)

I

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J

Jake (Joseph Drahnak / Joe Mekulsia / Jim Salley); Jasper (Jim Kuzemchak); Jocko (Frank Salley); Joe Dimaggio (Pete Mazzetti); Joker (Joseph Tomasko); John L (John Lewis); Juicester (Joseph Hannak); Junior (Walter Friday)

K

Kazar (Richard Bassaro); Keybone (John Reba); Kimbrough (Wilfred Myers); King (Edward Jackson); Konch (Francis Konchan); Kug (Ignazio Arello); Kuz (John Kuzemchak)

L

Lefty (Raymond Lindahl); Leggy (John Dertzo); Liza (? Drahnak); Low Gear (Frank Novotney); Lou Gehrig (Ernie Bassaro)

M

Maw (Jack Davidson); Mayor (Frank Salley); Mex (Tony Bassaro); Micker (Harry McCardle); Mickey (Michael Buriok / ? Minerovich); Mitchy (Mike Benko); Moose (Robert Drahnak); Mot (Thomas Learn); Mutt (Tim Wargo)

N

Nelo (? Michelloti); Nookie (Alex Jusko, Jr)

O

Ossie (Aldo Rossi, Jr.)

P

Palooka (Adolpho Palillo); Parry (Gordon Davis); Pat (Pete Mekulsia); Patsy (Nick Reba / ? Arella); Peanuts (Pete Yaneck); Peck (Richard Gressley); Pesta (Steve Putczakulish); Pete (Frank Kuzemchak); Peter (Ernest Rusnak); Petica (Perry Davis); Pinch / Pinsy (Pete Dutsar); Pipe (Lawrence Rogers / Andy Wanchisn); Pisda (Frank Tomazine); Pop (Lisle Learn); Pooch (George Friday); Putt Putt (Joe Benko / Paul Burkholtz)

Q

none

R

Rags (? Gentile); Red (Norman Ganoe / Ord McFeeley / ? Malippa)

S

Sam (Tom Stupic / Mike Holuta); Scott (Carl Keirn); Shark (Jack Benko); Shep (Frank Holuta); Sheriff (George Terlion); Sis (Ivan McCullough); Slick (Martin Conway); Socko (Harry Demay, Sr.); Speed (Alfred Detweiler); Spittin’ Bill (William Roberts); Sport (Bob Grumbling); Stinger (Steve Stupic); Stubilo / Stub (John Augustine); Stud (Stanley Stupic); Stup (John Stupic); Sut (Bill Sutila); Squink (Earl Ganoe)

T

Taxi (George Turko); T-Bone (John Reba); Ting Fang (Steve Reba); Tiny (Rudy Sutila); Tommie (Mike Kuzemchak); Tooge (Bill Jackson); Tootie (Charles Ratay); Trix (Frank Trinkley); Tubby (Russell Trinkley)

U

Usses (Tom Gromley)

V

none

W

Waxler (Andy Zapotocky); Whitey (Louis Augustine); Wilbur (Ben Trinkley); Winky (Frank Friday); Wolf (George Lockard)

Y

Yunch (John B. Sipos)

Z

Zoe (Joseph Holuta)

HEILWOOD AREA NICKNAMES: WOMEN

A

Al (Alma Leone); Ange (Angeline Krevel); Andrea (Velma Seaman); Annabel (Annabel Lewis); Annie (Anna Marie Demay)

B

B (Beatrice Grove); Babe (Stella Uncapher); Babs (Barbara Vera Trinkley); Beida (Irene Beida); Betsy (Betty Mekulsia); Betts (Betty Holuta); Betty (Elizabeth Jane Popovich); Beulah (Gladys Uncapher); Biz (Delores Mary Gula); Blondie (Shirley Ann Whitney); Birdie (Mary Florentine); Boots (Betty Sipos); Bud (Dorothy Holuta); Bussie (Margaret Dropp)

C

Cadillac (Mildred Stupic / Elizabeth Stupic); Care (Carolyn Bieda); Chub (Evelyn Lingenfelter); Cil (Cecelia Kuzemchak); Cindie (Cinda Waxler); Connie (Helen Yaneck); Compound (Mary Mekulsia)

D

Dale (Adele Della Valle); Deb (Deborah Kinkead); Dimples (Katie Stupic); Dot (Dorothy Conway / Dorothy Drahnak / Dorothy Lingenfelter / Dorothy McFeely / Dorothy Jane Sanders / Dorothy Seaman)

E

Ed (Edna Mae Sanders); El (Eleanor Flute); Emmie (Emma Dropp); Ev (Evelyn Hannak); Eyes (Jennie R. Kuzemchak)

F

Fran (Frances Elaine Whitney); Freckles (Gloria Bassaro)

G

Geezil (Jeanne Smon); Gena (Jean Aspero); Gladie (Gladys Marie Jackson); Glo (Glorida Demay); Gress (Naomi Jane Gressley)

H

Hannie (Helen Hannak); Haze (Hazel Eester Uncapher); Honey (Helen Dinsmore); Hun nun (Helen Slonac)

I

none

J

Jannie (Kathryn Joan Lockard); Jean (Virginia Della Valle); Jewel (Julia Csordas); Joanne (Joan Stupic); Jo (Mary Jo Lunn); Jumbo (Elaine Croyle); Jul (Julia Holuta); Juju (Julie Yanek)

K

Katie (Carrie Sanders); Kay (Katherine Sas / Carolyn Elizabeth Davidson); Kathy (Kathryn Dian Slonac); Kelly (Katheryn Ann Novotney); Kush (Kathryn Compardo)

L

Lefty (Mary Catherine Leis); Lil (Lillian M. Gula); Lindsay (Alice Lindsay)

M

Mab (Mabel Conway); Mac (Grace McFeely / Mae Doreen McFeely); Mad (Madelyn Della Valle); Marge (Margaret Lusnak / Margaret Rusnak / Margaret Mildred Tatarko); Maggie (Margaret Boskey); Mare (Mary Hannak); Mar (Marlene Dropp); Margie (Marjorie Ann Thomas); Marla (Mary Arella); Mella (Carmella Della Valle); Mern (Mona Lee Jusko); Meta (Mary Tatarko); Metch (Mary Friday); Mert (Mary Jane Ganoe / Mary Novotney / Mary Salley); Mid (Mildren Conway); Millie (Mildred J. Compardo); Mitch (Mary Drahnak)

N

Na (Naomi Jean Lewis); Nanc (Nancy Jane Lewis / Nancy Maruschak); Nell (Nellie Guady); Nookie (Nathalie Leone)

O

none

P

Parena (Mary Ann Kuzemchak); Pat (Patricia Ann Learn); Patty (Patricia Buriok); Peggy (Margaret Guady); Piccolo (Gloria Flute)

Q

none

R

Red (Erlmond Barr / Joan Catherine Ganoe); Roe (Rose Arella / Rose Krevel); Rose (Rose Marie Tomasko)

S

Sandy (Blanche Sanders); Shirf (Shirley Ann Ganoe); Shorty (Anna Bolog / Mary C. Uncapher); Simple (Mary Simon); Sophie (Josephine M. Zuray); Stup (Helen Stupic); Stush (Mary Louise Malippa); Susie (Sue Mekulsia); Swede (Sally Lunn)

T

Tiny (Elnora Boskey); Trink (W. Jean Trinkley); Turko (Betty Jane Turko)

U

Ulka (Julia B. Mekulsia); Unie (Evelyn Leone); Usses (Mary Jane Gromley)

V

W

Whitney (Miriam Whitney)

XYZ

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