IN MEMORIAM • Full Obituary
HARTWICK – Orrin Dixon Higgins, 76, a former state trooper, undersheriff for the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department and longtime Hartwick town justice, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2016, at his home in Hartwick with his family by his side.
He was born June 8, 1940, in Hunter, a son of Leland and Mildred (Nicholls) Higgins.
After graduating from high school, he attended SUNY Oneonta with the idea of becoming a teacher. He became a student teacher, but changed course and went on to attend and graduate from the New York State Police Academy .
ONEONTA – Anna M (Flanagan) Miller, 83, who raised nine children in the Oneonta area, passed away Sept. 22, 2016. Ann spent her final days surrounded by her children and the caregivers that loved her.
Ann was born on Nov. 29, 1932, in Philadelphia, to Hannah (Hamilton) Flanagan and Francis Flanagan. She and Ed Miller, childhood friends and sweethearts, attended The Nativity B.V.M Elementary School. After finishing Little Flower Catholic High School in 1951, Ann worked as a clerk at Food Fair Grocery and GB Goldman Paper Co. for the next five years, as she waited for Ed to return from military service.