COOPERSTOWN – Henry S.F. Cooper Jr., noted environmentalist and a founder of what became Otsego 2000, as well as the Otsego Land Trust, passed away today at home in the Town of Middlefield’s Red Creek section.
A retired writer for the New Yorker, where he covered the space program, Mr. Cooper was a fifth-generation descendant of novelist James Fenimore Cooper, and a sixth-generation descendant of William Cooper, Cooperstown’s founder.
He was the last of his generation. His brother, James Fenimore Cooper IV, passed away in 2014, and his sisters Susan and Katherine within the year previous to that. Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah and Molly.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown, and details will be forthcoming in the next few days. A full obituary will appear in the upcoming Freeman’s Journal.