COOPERSTOWN – Robert F. O’Neill, a founder of the Bank of Cooperstown, has assumed the role of director emeritus of USNY Bank, the parent company.
While an honorary position, it reflects his role in the founding of both the Cooperstown bank and USNY itself. “He and his family had the original vision to create a new bank in Cooperstown more than 10 years ago,” according to a statement from the bank.
O’Neill spent his career on Wall Street as a general partner of L.F. Rothschild and as an executive vice president of Tucker Anthony. He was an officer of the Air Force and a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in civil engineering.
He was past president and treasurer of the Cooperstown Country Club, as well as past treasurer of the Hyde Hall Museum. He currently resides in Cooperstown and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with his wife, Marilyn.
The Bank of Cooperstown operates branches in Cooperstown and Oneonta.