Community leader Albert L. Colone dies

Community Leader,

Newspaper Columnist,

Albert L. Colone Dies

JULY 8, 1944 – APRIL 13, 2021

ONEONTA – Albert L. Colone was born on July 8, 1944, and passed away on April 13, 2021, and is under the care of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home.

The founding president of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, Colone was in the middle of a two-part column for the Iron String Press media outlets about the immigrant experience as seen through the story of his grandparents, Frank and Lucia (Valentini) Colone.

A more detailed obituary will appear in next week’s papers.

3 thoughts on “Community leader Albert L. Colone dies

  1. Jack Huckel

    Sending condolences to Al’s family. I had many fine days being part of Al’s Hall of Fame project. A good man with a generous heart.

  2. Joseph Stillman

    No one was more dedicated to making a difference in Oneonta than Al. He was a visionary before his time. Oneonta will miss their favorite son who never stopped trying to make our community better.

  3. Lj Thomson

    I first met Al back in the 70’s. We worked together, also had family connections.
    Often bumped into him over the years, and he always remembered me.
    With sadness, i bid Albart farewell.

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