Roy J. Cooper, 87, of Rochester Street, Fulton, died at Oswego Hospital Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
He was born to his late parents, Florence (Wells) and Roy L. Cooper Feb. 4, 1925 in Fulton.
He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a technician in research and development with Nestle for 45 years.
He was a member of Phoenix Memorial Post 5540, VFW, and VFW Post 5335 and American Legion Post 164, both in Boynton Beach, Fla.; Callimachus Masonic Lodge 369, Phoenix; past member of the Elks Lodge, 830, Fulton; and former president of Nestle’s Recreation, office club and credit union.
He was predeceased by his wives, Bessie, Eloise, and Petra or Vivi.
Surviving are his two sons, Roy L. (Janet) Cooper of Fulton, and Gary R. (Brenda) Cooper of Newfane, N.Y.; one daughter, Libby (John) McGinley of Phoenix; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Everett (Virginia) Cooper of Lycoming, and Arnold (Helen) Cooper of Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours were held Monday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Services were held Tuesday in the funeral home. The Rev. Tammie L. Nipper officiated. Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.
Contributions may be made to VFW Post 5540, Phoenix, or V. A. Medical Center.