OTEGO — Allan vonBrock, 83, of Otego, passed away Feb. 28, 2013, at the New York State Veterans Home of Oxford, where he had been a resident for the past several years.
Allan was born in Stamford, Conn., on Aug. 19, 1929, the son of William Henry and Sylvia Ellen Cook vonBrock. At the early age of 15 he moved with his family to the Otsdawa area.
He attended school in Otego and on Nov. 22, 1949, entered the United States Army serving his country until his honorable discharge on Nov. 21, 1952.
Allen had been employed by Bresee’s Department Store for a period of 23 years where he worked as a television technician. He had also operated his own repair shop from his home.
Allen enjoyed the outdoors and was very fond of snowmobiling.
On Feb. 23, 1990, he married Gladys Ruling.
Allen is survived by his wife, Gladys of Otego; his children, Susan Cornwell and Gary vonBrock, both of Oneonta and Doug vonBrock of Franklin Mountain; along with several grandchildren.
Memorial services for Allen will be at the convenience of the family with interment in the Otsdawa Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home of Norwich.