COOPERSTOWN – Dorothy Katherine St. John, 93, who assisted Nobel Prize winner Dr. E. Donnall Thomas in his research at Bassett Hospital, passed away peacefully at Woodside Hall on Feb. 3, 2021, with her family by her side.
She was born July 13, 1927, in Danbury, Conn., the daughter of Herbert and Anna (Shreifer) Archer.
She spent her childhood in Danbury and graduated from Danbury High School. Continuing her education, she came to Cooperstown to attend Knox School in The Otesaga. She liked the area so much she decided to stay after graduation.
ONEONTA – Tim Johnson was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and longtime owner of the beloved Autumn Cafe. He passed away on Jan. 3, 2020.
Tim was born on Jan. 31, 1950, in Jamaica, Queens, and grew up on Long Island. He moved to Oneonta in 1968 to attend SUNY Oneonta.
While in college, Tim was on the track team, and in particular loved running hurdles. He also met his best friends, including Rob Klein, Brian Powers and Andy Resney.
In 1970, Tim was among students who camped out in front of the SUCO administration building for 2-3 days. This was done in support of students who had taken over the building to protest Nixon authorizing U.S. attacks on Cambodia.
While in college, Tim was involved in Student Senate, Men’s Glee Club, cross-country track, and was a student cafeteria worker and resident adviser for many years.