26 January 1962 Tonawanda News
ANDERSON - Oscar C. Anderson of 160 Delaware St., Tonawanda, died Thursday morning (Jan. 25, 1962) at the Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Erie, Pa., and resided in Tonawanda for the past 40 years. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the First Methodist Church of North Tonawanda; the Park Country Club of Buffalo; Post 264, American Legion, and the Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce. He was president of H. B. Koenig Inc. and was a former All-American football star. He is survived by his wife, Mildred K. (nee Koenig), a son, Robert H. Anderson of Tonawanda, and a brother, Gustav Anderson of Erie, Pa. Friends may call at the Hilliard Funeral Home, 147 Delaware St., Tonawanda, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Lynn S. Bugbee officiating. Burial in Elmlawn Cemetery. The family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church or DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
25 January 1962 Tonawanda News
Oscar C. Anderson Dies; One-Time Football Great
Oscar C. (Ockie) Anderson, of 160 Delaware St., Tonawanda, a one-time football great, died this morning at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Anderson, a native of Erie, Pa., won All-American football honors at Colgate University about 44 years ago, and was one of the university's most outstanding quarterbacks. At the 40th anniversary celebration of the Colgate University Alumni Corp., in 1948, he received a Maroon Citation, in recognition of "significant and invaluable service to the university."
After he was graduated from Colgate, Mr. Anderson coached football, basketball and track at Erie Academy.
He had resided in Tonawanda for the past 40 years and was president of H. B. Koenig Inc., at 17 Main St., Tonawanda. A World War I veteran, he was a member of First Methodist Church, North Tonawanda; the Park County Club, Buffalo; Tonawandas Post 264, American Legion, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred K. (nee Koenig) Anderson; a son, Robert H. Anderson of Tonawanda and a brother, Gustav Anderson of Erie.
Arrangements are being made by the Hilliard Funeral home.