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Peter Ostervich

A native of Pennsylvania, Peter Ostervich moved to Akron as a youngster and lived there until his death in 1992 at the age of 79. As a youth, Ostervich played sandlot baseball with a team from the Case Avenue area before going off to serve his country in World War II. He earned a Bronze Star for his heroics at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 before returning to Akron, where he worked as a supervisor at B.F. Goodrich for 38 years. His daughter, Mary Ann Eberly of Charlotte, NC, fondly remembers watching her father, a player/manager for several competitive BFG teams, in games at Summit Beach Park. After his retirement his interest in sports was renewed while competing in the Ohio Senior Olympics. Over the years he won numerous medals covering several events in the various age groups, setting records in the football throw for the 65-69 age group that stood for several years. His last win in state competition came in 1984 when he again bested all competitors in the football throw.

Inducted 2000 | Coach