December 19, 2010

Early Levittown's four Urban brothers were not a myth

Here's another memory lane photo. It was snapped on Easter Sunday, 1957. From left to right are Dale, Jim, Tom and Norm Urban. You couldn't have lived in Levittown in the 1950s and '60s without having known at least one of the Urbans. They could be found on ball fields, in classrooms and working at the drug store at the North Village Green.

The picture was taken in the front yard of their home at 220 Old Farm Road, two houses east of another memorable Levittown brother combination, Pete '60 and Corky Cybriwsky '62. The Urbans moved to Old Farm Road in 1952 then to 25 Azalea Road in 1958

Big brother Norm graduated from Levittown Memorial High School in 1958, and then went to Boston University on a full football scholarship. He transferred back home to Hofstra where he played football, after which he joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam becoming a highly decorated helicopter pilot.

The three younger Urban brothers all graduated from Division Avenue High School. Tom was in the class of 1960, Jim in 1961 and Dale in 1964. Tom and Jim graduated from Hofstra. For Dale it was SUNY Cortland where he earned Bachelors and Masters degrees.

Now home for the Urbans is in four different states; Norm in California, Jim in Maryland, Dale in North Carolina while Tom has remained on Long Island.

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