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COOPER, Hyman Z"L Hyman Cooper (Z"L), 95, of West Hartford died peacefully Tuesday, (September 23, 2008), in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Esther Kron Cooper. Born in Daugavpils, Latvia he was the son of Charles Cooperstein and Tillie Kravitz Cooperstein. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a lifelong artist. He attended the Cooper Union in New York City, NY, receiving degrees in freehand drawing and commercial art. His passion was portrait painting throughout his life. He worked professionally as a commercial artist retiring after 30 years at Oldham Display Studios in Wethersfield serving as Director of the Art Department. He was a member of the West Hartford Art League and the Jewish War Veterans - Laurel Post #45. He was a longtime member of Agudas Achim Synagogue in West Hartford. Throughout his life, his art was exhibited at various venues in the Hartford area with his last art exhibition at the age of 94. He is survived by two children, daughter Sheila Cooper Frankel and her husband Robert of Lexington, MA and his son Larry Cooper of West Hartford, cherished grandson and artist David E. Frankel of Long Beach CA, and nieces and nephews; Will Cooper, Ann Goodrich and her husband Jack, Ted Cooper and his wife Beth; Andrea DeLisle and her husband Robert; Ted Cooper; Judy Levy and her husband Harold and his cousin Ray Fiegelson who just celebrated his 100th birthday. He was predeceased by his brothers Ralph, Abe and Lou. He leaves his dear friends, Beverly and Bill Clark and there three children. He was the godfather to their son, Paul. He also leaves other dear friends, too many to name and too precious to forget. A Funeral Service will be TODAY, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 12 Noon at the Agudas Achim Synagogue, 1244 North Main St., West Hartford, with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe officiating. Interment will follow at Agudas Achim Cemetery, Cleveland Ave., extension of Tower Ave., Hartford. The family will receive friends at Hy's home in West Hartford through Friday. Additional Shiva times will be Wednesday night and Thursday night through Friday at Noon. The family expresses a heartfelt appreciation of the excellent care provided by Doctor's Ronald Szabo, Peter Schauer and Andrew Salner and their staff's and oncology nurse Helen, RN. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Agudas Achim Synagogue in West Hartford. Funeral arrangements provided by Hebrew Funeral Association Inc., 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 24, 2008
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