Vicki Hoysan was a young woman during World War II working in downtown Pittsburgh. After the war, she met her husband, Peter Hoysan, a wounded veteran of 79th Infantry Division. Peter and Vicki attended our Veterans breakfast Club events together until Peter passed away in 2011. Then, Vicki came alone, or with one of her children or family members. In 2014, she shared the beautiful story of her very special necklace Peter had made for her from his Purple Heart
Vicki Hoysan of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania shares a brief story about her late husband, Peter Hoysan, who landed at Normandy during WWII and was wounded several times.
This interview is a production of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, in partnership with the Veterans Breakfast Club. It was recorded on June 16, 2012 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Vicki Hoysan: Purple Heart from Veterans Breakfast Club on Vimeo.
Victoria Ambrozic-Hoysan, age 88, of Bethel Park, on July 22, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Peter Hoysan; loving mother of Peter M. and Lynn Hoysan, Steven and Pamela Hoysan and Irene and Brian Binash; cherished grandmother of Amy, David and Michael Hoysan; sister of John F. and Julia Ambrozic, Frances M. Ambrozic and the late Mary Ann Ambrozic. She is also survived by her godchildren, John Ambrozic, Jr., Frank Paul Ambrozic, Edward Likovich, Thomas Likovich, John Siak and Gregory Siak.
Vickie worked in the food service department at the Bethel Park High School cafeteria for over 30 years. She was a kind, loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all.