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April 5, 2014

Charlotte Virginia Burgher

Charlotte Virginia Burgher

JORDANVILLE — Charlotte V. Burgher, 83, of Jordanville, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

She was born on Dec. 22, 1930, in Franklin, the daughter of the late Edward and Daisy (Marshall) Hotaling.

On Oct. 16, 1948, Charlotte married Melvin George Burgher. He predeceased her in February 2000.

A seamstress by trade, Charlotte loved to create beautiful things to share with everyone around her, and enjoyed crafting projects with her grandchildren. She was a seamstress for the Oneonta Dress Company for many years. After leaving the dress company, she went onto work for the Otsego ARC.

She was very strong in her faith, attending church at the Salvation Army of Oneonta when she could.

Charlotte is survived by her children, Carol (John) Sullivan of Herkimer, Cindy (Richard) Carpenter of Harpursville, Bonnie (Mike) Armstrong of Kentucky, Patsy Hopkins of Afton, and James (Cindy) Burgher of Jordanville; her sister, Leone (Ralph) Barlow of Treadwell; and several grandchildren; and many great-and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Lawrence Melvin Burgher; and her daughter, Sandy Burgher.

Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home, with Major James Smith of the Oneonta Salvation Army, officiating.

Interment will take place later in the spring at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please kindly consider a donation in Charlotte’s memory to the Salvation Army of Oneonta, 25 River St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

To light a candle or to send an online condolence to the family, please visit the website at

Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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