Bruno Talevi, 95, Cooperstown; Oneonta Accountant, WWII Vet


Bruno Talevi, 95, Cooperstown;

Oneonta Accountant, WWII Vet

Word has been received that Bruno Talevi, 95, who operated an Oneonta accounting firm for decades before retiring to a lakeside home in Cooperstown, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2021. Arrangements are with the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, Cooperstown, and a funeral and calling hours are expected in the latter part of the week of April 12. In photo, Talevi poses in 2016 with wife Vera at Cooperstown’s annual Memorial Day commemoration the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in front the county courthouse.  It was particularly notable that Bruno’s World War II midshipman’s uniform still fit after all those years.

7 thoughts on “Bruno Talevi, 95, Cooperstown; Oneonta Accountant, WWII Vet

  1. Steve Bieritz

    Such a sad loss! Bruno was a great guy, bright, competitive, and lived Cooperstown and Vera. Tough loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vera and the family!!

  2. Dennis Jakubowicz

    Hearing the news of Bruno’s passing today brings back many fond memories of a wonderful friend, fellow Rotarian and community icon we so much admired throughout the years Dana and I lived in Cooperstown. We felt a special connection to Bruno and Vera, and our hearts pour out to you Vera.

  3. Anonymous

    Vera, we want you to know we send our sincere condolences to you. We will always remember the great times we spent with you and Bruno, the lake, our boat the club and party’s. Hold them in your heart as we will.Sincerly and with love, John and Pam Miller

  4. lauralee1122

    I’m so very sad to hear this news. Bruno always had a smile on his face and loved life to the fullest. I first met him through the Cooperstown Rotary. He reminded me so much of my dad who was also a WW II vet. May he rest in eternal peace.

  5. barbara tarka

    I am so very sorry Vera. Bruno was a Bassett Volunteer while i was the Volunteer Coordinator. What a wonderful man, he will be missed.
    Barb & Stan Tarka

  6. Steve Talevi

    Thank you, everyone, who has taken the time to write a note here.

    I’ll be sure that Mom knows of your kind words.

    Steve Talevi

  7. Dinna Thomson

    Bruno Talevi will always be an important part of my memory bank. I enjoyed many years of friendship with Bruno and Vera. They were special friends who welcomed Stewart, Brian, Ellie and I to the Cooperstown community with enthusiastic, open arms. We shared laughter, tears, great food, lots of wine, boat rides and they became like family to us. RIP dear Bruno.
    Dinna THOMSON

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