ONEONTA – Mary M. Antonucci of Country Club Road, Oneonta NY died peacefully at Fox Nursing Home after a brief illness.
Born on May 24, 1924, Mary was the second of seven children born to Konstanty and Julia Sroczyk Guszcza. She grew up in Auburn, NY. Her parents were Polish immigrants who taught her the importance of hard work and helping others.
In 1944, Mary joined the Women’s Army Corps. She was stationed in Tampa, Florida where she met and married Air Force Sergeant Frank R Antonucci in 1946. Mary and Frank were both excellent dancers and enjoyed going dancing at parties and family weddings.
Frank remained in the Air Force and the family lived in Cleveland Ohio, Auburn, NY, Munich and Wiesbaden, Germany before settling in Oneonta in 1955.
Mary was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was active in the American Legion where she was Secretary/Treasurer.
ONEONTA – Lawrence John Heldman, Ed.D., a SUNY Oneonta professor active in community life, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home.
Larry was born Feb. 10, 1932, to Arthur Charles and Mary Patterson Heldman in Yonkers, the eldest of their five children. He attended Yonkers schools and graduated from Cortland State Teachers College (SUNY Cortland) in 1953.
He served in the Army’s 516th Signal Corps during the Korean War, and was awarded the Medal of Military Merit.