Thomas J. Cooper DelansonOn December 18, 2013, Thomas J. Cooper, age 70, greeted our heavenly father with a warm and loving embrace. Tom grew up first in Delanson, NY and then Ballston Lake, NY for his high school years. Tom proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War until 1967. Tom apprenticed at the Schenectady Gazette and worked as a professional printer for 32 years; retiring in 1995. Tom also worked as a school bus driver for Duanesburg Central School District for 17 years. Tom was the son of Harry and Alice Cooper of Ballston Lake, NY. Tom had three brothers, Harry, Teddy, and Billy; and two sisters, Irene Perea and survived by Sandy Seibert in California. In 1968, Tom married Ellen Elizabeth Donahue and settled in Duanesburg, NY where they raised their family. Tom enjoyed playing golf, attending car shows with his 1966 Mustang, hunting, and most recently as a member of the Crescent Boat Club on the Mohawk River. Above all others, Tom enjoyed spending time with his family. Tom was very involved with his family and made every effort to attend as many activities, sporting events, and concerts for his children and grandchildren as possible. Tom will be greatly missed by his wife, Ellen; sons, Scott (Julie) and Brian (Kelly); and daughters, Renee (Scott) Butcher, and Robyn-Ellen (Mark) Messare. Tom also leaves behind his eight grandchildren, ages 4-15, whom he adored. Family and friends are invited to call at the White VanBuren Funeral Home, 1779 Main Street, Delanson on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Alexander Road, Delanson on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Spring.
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White-Van Buren Funeral Home
1779 Main Street
Delanson, NY 12053
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Dec. 20, 2013