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IN MEMORIAM:  Marjorie L. Ofer, 85; Teacher

COOPERSTOWN – Marjorie L. Ofer (née Betulius) passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Focus Otsego.  She was 85.

Her trajectory from a small farm in southern Indiana to retirement on the Upper West Side of Manhattan attests to her inviolable strength and belief in the possible.

After graduating from Evansville College with a degree in education, she taught elementary school in Evansville, Ind..  Later in her career she obtained her librarian’s certification.

Her husband, Cosmas Ofer, predeceased her in 1979.

Upon retirement she moved to New York City, where she lived for 23 years.

The greatest joys of her life were her three grandchildren, whom she enculturated in New York City, Chautauqua and Europe.

She is survived by her son Kurt, his wife Teresa, of Cooperstown, and their three children, Virginia, Hans and Max.

A celebration of Margie’s life will be held in Evansville at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Chautauqua UCC Society and sent to Ruth Becker, 5706 Encampment Ct., Fairfax Station, Va.  22039.

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is assisting the family.


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