Robert W. CooperJanuary 4, 1944 ~ August 26, 2017 (age 73)
Robert W. Cooper, 73, a lifelong resident of Jersey City, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Robert retired as a structural mechanic from the Port Authority of NY/NJ in 2002. He received a Bachelor's Degree in History at Jersey City State Teachers College. Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Carpenter’s Union.
Robert completed his naval service on the USS Myles C Fox and also served as a sergeant in the US Army National Guard. He was always proud that he continued his family’s legacy of military service. Robert was also a member of American Legion Post #252.
Robert enjoyed spending his winters in St. Petersburg, FL and his summers in the Poconos. He was an avid reader, an enthusiastic history buff, and a caring, generous man who always was ready to help others.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Maryann (nee Accardi) and his devoted daughter, Kim Cooper. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and his loyal rescue dog, Mojo.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the West Milford Animal Shelter, PO Box 72-Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ 07480.