News of Otsego County

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


CCS graduate

Thomas R. Brown, 66; CCS Grad, Power-Generation Engineer

IN MEMORIAM: Thomas R. Brown, 66;

CCS Grad, Power-Generation Engineer

Tom Brown

COOPERSTOWN – Thomas Raymond Brown, 66, of Ithaca, who grew up in Cooperstown and went on to an engineering career in power generation, passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, with his loving wife and daughters by his side, following his courageous battle with brain cancer.

Tom was born in Stamford on April 13, 1951, to Raymond S. Brown and Frida Norberg Brown. Following his childhood in South Kortright, the Brown family moved to Cooperstown in 1964. There Tom attended Cooperstown Central School, graduating in the Class of 1969.

He then attended SUNY Potsdam and graduated with a bachelor’s with honors in economics.

Christopher Goodspeed, 30, Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: Christopher Goodspeed, 30

Christopher Goodspeed

ONEONTA – Christopher Charles Goodspeed, 30, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at his home in Oneonta.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1987, at The Hospital in Sidney, the son of Robert Goodspeed Jr. of Hartwick and Mary Macken of Cherry Valley.

Christopher grew up in Hartwick and attended Cooperstown Central School.

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