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Irene Harlem, 86, Oneonta, wife of the late state Supreme Court Judge Robert A. Harlem, passed away Feb. 25, 2019, at Fox Hospital.

She was born March 28, 1932, in Amityville, the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Wagner) Muller.

Irene grew up on Long Island, where she met and married Charles Mann in September 1951. In 1965, they moved to Mount Vision. Irene then married Judge Harlem in 1982; she worked for her husband as a law clerk.

After retirement, they enjoyed many years wintering and vacationing at the Venice Golf & Country Club in Venice Fla., where they lived.

Irene was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Venice, Fla. She was an active member, rising through the ranks in the Order of the Eastern Star, becoming a state director of the Triangle Organization.

She is survived by her sons, Charles H. Mann (Karen Sue) of Mount Vision, Kenneth Mann (Barbara) of Oneonta, and Robert Mann (Karen) of Laurens; grandchildren Chuck Mann, Melissa Shaul, Kenneth Mann, Richard Mann, Nathan Mann, Stephanie Jelenevesky and Ashley Haag; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Marjorie Brush of Williamsburg, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Donald Mann, her husbands, and her sister, Barbara Muller.

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