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Korean veteran

Thomas O. Malz, 88; Korean Veteran Worked For Pan Am

IN MEMORIAM: Thomas O. Malz, 88;

Korean War Vet Worked For Pan Am

Thomas O. Malz

EAST MEREDITH –  Thomas Oscar Malz, 88, of East Meredith, a cargo handler for Pan American Airways for 36 years, passed away July 24, 2019, at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1931, in New York City, son of Oscar T. Malz and Louise Schroeder.  A high school graduate, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War,from April 11, 1951, to April 10, 1955.

Honorably discharged, Thomas joined Pan Am, working there from 1955 until the company’s dissolution in bankruptcy in 1991. After Pan Am, he was a hall monitor at Mepham High School in Bellmore for 20 years.

Red Gibson; Teacher Served On Eisenhower’s Color Guard

IN MEMORIAM:  Red Gibson; Teacher

Served On Eisenhower’s Color Guard

Brainard “Red” Gibson Jr.

ONEONTA – Brainard “Red” Gibson, a retired teacher who while in the Army served on President Eisenhower’s Color Guard, died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 27, 2016, at his home in Oneonta.

He was born May 10, 1930, in Inman, S.C., to Brainard Sr. and Alliene Hipp, the school principal and the English teacher.

As a schoolboy he worked as a custodian and bus driver, stoking the woodstoves early every morning before getting the bus started to pick up the other students.

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