COOPERSTOWN – Word has been received that Jacqueline Taliaferro Amols, the first president of Glimmerglass Opera, who lived in Cooperstown for 40 years before moving to New Orleans in 2010, passed away quietly on Aug. 26, 2017. She was 91 years old.
Jacqueline grew up as a member of a military family, residing on many different posts both in the U.S. and abroad. Her father, Army Col. Edward H. Taliaferro, Jr., born and raised in Bunkie, La., served his country first in World War I, then again in World War II.
COOPERSTOWN – Mary Hazelden Schmitt, 85, formerly of Cooperstown, passed away Nov. 13, 2016, in Glendale, Wisc.
She was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Utica. Mary lived for most of her life in New York, growing up in Waterville, then residing in Yonkers with her first husband, Paul Meyer, and Cooperstown,, before moving to Wisconsin in 2006. She spent the last 10 years of her life at the Laurel Oaks assisted living facility in Glendale.
In Cooperstown, she spent many years volunteering for the Susquehanna SPCA and cared deeply about the well-being of animals. She was generous, kind, and loved by many.