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Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.


Verna Harkenreader, 82;Seamstress Also Worked For Astrocom

IN MEMORIAM: Verna Harkenreader, 82;

Seamstress Also Worked For Astrocom

Verna Harkenreader

COOPERSTOWN – Oneonta native Verna Harkenreader, 82, of Cooperstown, a seamstress who also worked for Astrocom, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Cooperstown Center.

She was born July 31, 1936, in Oneonta, the daughter of the late Vernon and Edith D. (Stillwell) Hewitt.

Verna enjoyed living in Florida and North Carolina, but always considered the Oneonta area her home.

Alice E. Thomson, 86; Unadilla Town Clerk Worked At Astrocom

IN MEMORIAM:  Alice E. Thomson, 86;

Unadilla Town Clerk Worked At Astrocom

UNADILLA – Alice E. Thomson, 86, former Unadilla town clerk, passed away July 4, 2018 at the Post Acute Medical Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

She was born Aug. 31, 1931 in the Town of Maryland, the daughter of Albert and Susan (Ritchey) Dubben.  Alice married Gilbert “Gibby” Thomson on July 4, 1951.

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