Peter H. Hula, Sr.

Richfield Springs - Peter H. Hula, Sr., 79, of Richfield Springs, passed away, Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Bassett Health Care with his family by his side.

He was born in Richfield Springs on June 11, 1939, the son of the late John and Catherine Hula. He attended Richfield Springs Schools and graduated with the class of 1957. Peter served with the US Army Reserve for many years. He was married to Betty Archer on July 31, 1965 in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Peter was a self-employed farmer for Peter Hula Dairy Farm in Richfield Springs for many years.  He was an active member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a former member of NFO, NRA and the Hula Brothers Bowling Team. He enjoyed hunting, target shooting, tractor pulls and his Oliver Tractors.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Hula of Richfield Springs; two sons, Peter Hula, Jr. and Michael Hula, both of Richfield Springs; two daughters and sons in law, Betty and Bob Thompson of Hartwick and Eva and David Moriarty of Syracuse; one brother and sister in law, Nicholas and Doris Hula of Richfield Springs; two sisters, Anna Hula of Herkimer and Katherine Fuller of Schenectady; his beloved grandchildren, Travis Thompson, Kayla Thompson and her companion, Charles, Maria Moriarty and Emily Moriarty; his great-grandchildren, Damien and Emmie; his in laws, Howard and Janet Archer of Auburn, Lewis and Evelyn Archer of Mohawk, George and Marcia Archer of Mohawk, Joan Archer of Herkimer, Bruce Archer of Herkimer, Anna Hula of California and Sandra Hula of Richfield Springs; several Godchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one grandson, Evan on November 3, 2012 and his siblings, PFC John Hula US Army KIA Korea, George Hula, Steve Hula, Michael Hula, Wasyl Hula, Sophie Penree, Mary Hula and Rose Shafer.

His funeral will be held Friday morning, April 5, 2019 at 9:15 from the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Ave. Frankfort and at 10:00 in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 324 Moore Ave. Herkimer with the V. Rev. Ivan Semko, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in Herkimer. Calling hours will be Thursday evening from 4:00-7:00 PM in the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Frankfort with Parastas at 6:30 PM.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Peter’s online memorial page by going to