George D. "Coop" Cooper

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August 12, 2012

George "Coop" D. Cooper, age 67, of Sorber Mountain, Noxen, lost his battle with lung cancer on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Mr. Cooper was born March 9, 1945, in West Nanticoke, and was the son of the late George F. and Thelma Lore Cooper.

He lived in and attended schools in West Nanticoke during his youth.

George, a hardworking man who was very passionate about his work, was employed by Trade Eastern Inc. of Wilkes-Barre for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, the former Linda Daily; eight loving daughters, Tina, of Florida; Terry, of Shickshinny; Tammy, of Wilkes-Barre; Tracey, of Harveys Lake; Trixy, of Florida; Tara, of Hunlock Creek; Tricia and Tabitha; stepson, Ken Daily of Dallas; several grandchildren; one great-grandson; former wife, Carol Moss, and his beloved dog, Tinkerbell.

Mr. Cooper's funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Kenneth Brown, pastor of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday.

Coop's family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Geisinger Henry Cancer Center for their excellent and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Geisinger Henry Cancer Center, 1000 E Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.

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Published in Times Leader on Aug. 13, 2012