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Robert Roy Cooper

94, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He was born on June 2, 1919 in Indianapolis to Ernest W. and Eunice Clara (Shore) Cooper. Robert retired from the Indianapolis Fire Department in 1980 after 40 years of service, serving most recently as the Chief of Communications. He was a proud WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Battle of the Bulge in the 517th Paratrooper Infantry. Robert is a Past President of the Indiana Chapter (47) Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, a lifetime member of both the American Legion Post 500 and the VFW Post 98. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and was a 32nd Degree Mason. Robert also enjoyed photography, playing the organ and attending Colts games at the new Lucas Oil Stadium. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine (Hansbrough) Cooper; daughters, Pam (Bob) Christman, Pam (Jerry) Scott and Stephanie Finchum; grandchildren, Greg, Lisa (Dan), Paige, Jon (Jennie), Michelle (Bobby), Pat (Amanda), April (Tom), Rocky; and 8 great-grandchildren. Robert is also survived by nieces, Kathy Jo (Larry), Becky (Dale), Judy (Harry); sister-in-law, Jean Hansbrough and his loving cat, Sandy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jack, Chuck and Gene Cooper. Funeral services for Mr. Cooper will be held at Flan ner and Buchanan - Speedway on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be Friday evening from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., also in the funeral home. Entombment will be in Washington Park North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Friends are invited to leave online condolences for the family at:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 26, 2013
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