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Big Chuck

May 6, 2013

My pal Brucie, savior of Sidney's hospital


In closing the ceremony, Dr. Streck reminded us all of the final words he spoke almost exactly one year earlier in the eulogy he delivered at Bruce’s funeral. “I said then that we can all take with us from this day two words that once made us all smile and will forever bring a smile to our faces. Those two words are ‘Bruce Wilhelm.’”

You are missed, Brucie. Rest in peace, old buddy. Your hometown thanks you.

I’ll catch you in two. ...

“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find “Big Chuck” on Facebook under Upstate New York Books. He invites you to contact him at His columns can be found at

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