EDMESTON – Robert James Cornnell, 55, of Edmeston, an Eagle scout, bank executive and performer in local theater, passed away Dec. 6, 2017, at his home following a courageous eight-year battle with cancer.
He was born in Utica on May 13, 1962, the son of Allan and Shirley (Preston) Cornnell and grew up in Holland Patent. He was a 1980 graduate of Holland Patent Central School. He later lived in Brownville and Rome, before settling in Edmeston in 1985 to help care for his grandparents.
ONEONTA – Jeffrey D. McGowan, 55, an Oneonta Eagle Scout who went on to a career in automotive finance departments, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.
Jeffrey was born in October 1960 in Syracuse, the son of Dean and Mary Jane McGowan. Oneonta became Jeffrey’s home town when his family moved here in 1968. Jeff attended Bugbee School then graduated from Oneonta High School in 1978. Jeff was active in several extracurricular activities during high school including sports earning him a letter jacket. Jeff attended SUNY Oneonta majoring in business.