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Avery DeLuca obituary

contributed by Tonya Frickey

Avery DeLuca
February 21, 1997

Avery DeLuca, 85, of Sharon Springs, died Friday at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Fla., after being stricken at his winter home.

Mr. DeLuca was born in Amsterdam and moved to Sharon Springs in 1935.

He was a 1928 graduate of Amsterdam High School and later earned a master's degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1945.

From 1935 to 1947, Mr. DeLuca taught in the Sharon Springs school district. Subsequently, he served as supervising principal from 1947 until retiring in 1970.

Mr. DeLuca was a charter member of the Sharon Men's Club; a member of the Sharon Springs Volunteer Firemen and the Masonic Lodge; past president of the Schoharie County Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association of Schoharie County; and president of the Schoharie County Snowbirds of Florida.

During World War II, Mr. DeLuca was president of the Schoharie County unit of the American Red Cross.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sharon Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Stephenson DeLuca; two sons, Dr. Donald DeLuca of Little Rock, Ark., and the Rev. David DeLuca of Portland, Maine; a daughter, Dr. Carol DeLuca Hunter of Richmond, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.

Cremation was in Florida. A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Sharon Springs.

There are no calling hours.

Local arrangements are by the Lappeus Funeral Home.

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