ONEONTA – Alvin L. Osterhoudt, 91, passed away from natural causes on April 23, 2020, at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born Nov. 24, 1928, to Millard J. and Alice (Morey) Osterhoudt, and was raised on the family farm in Emmons. After he graduated from Oneonta High School in 1946, he furthered his education at Alfred State College with a degree in Refrigeration.
Alvin enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict and attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Corp of Engineers.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Walter J. Hribar, 84, a Korean War veteran and longtime Richfield Springs resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in his home. He had the comfort of his loving family at side.
Walter was born on March 6, 1935, in Fly Creek, son of the late Anthony and Anna Pope Hribar.
A lifelong area resident, he was educated at Richfield Springs Central School.
ONEONTA – Frank Gallucci, 86, a 33-year Oneonta High School history teacher, and one of the last people to have taught both at Academy Street and the new campus on East Street, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Frank was born on Jan. 13, 1932, in Oneonta to John and Raffaella Gallucci. He attended city schools and graduated from Oneonta High School in 1950.
Upon graduation, Frank went to work for the Delaware & Hudson Railroad as an agent telegrapher. In 1952, during the Korean War, Frank joined the Army and served in the 8174th Army Signal Corp in Sendai and Tokyo, Japan. Frank was honorably discharged in 1954 with the rank of corporal.