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William Y Cooper

Buffalo, New York


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Thomas T. Edwards Funeral Home, Inc. - Buffalo Obituary

COOPER - William Y. Prominent and prolific Buffalo painter, printmaker, muralist and art educator extraordinaire William Y. Cooper made his transition to a perpetually sunlit art studio on Friday, February 26, 2016 following a long illness. He was 82. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Cooper began...

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God bless you Mr. Cooper. You were a good friend of my dad The late Mr. Ralph Watson..R.I.P.

To the family of William Cooper.l am proud to have had the privledge of knowing and working with William at Bethlehem steel co. For a few years and learning some good things from him,like jazz,artist,being patient and other good life meanings.but l am glad l got chance to share this story with his wife Glendora and sons Joel and Yancey who l had,nt seen sence he was in diapers my heart is with you all.he was agood man.William & Beverly Shane

My heartfelt condolences, Glen. He will always be with us and his works will remind us of his wonderful spirit.

Sis. Glendora, my heart is sincere prayerful with you and your loved ones. Much GODLY prayer to you from the Toole Family.

Amen for your life. Amen for your art. We were blessed with you in this city connecting us to our roots in Africa. Mr. Cooper, you left your mark on our heart and brains just as lasting as your brush to canvas.

Dear Glendora and Family,

I extend to you my heartfelt sympathy. May you receive the peace and comfort of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Thank you Cooper for being a wonderful influence in Ralph, Tomeka, ReShaun, and Desiree' (Debi as you affectionally called her) life. The simple things you said and/or did remain with them to this day. Glendora thank you for sharing such a wonderful man with not only me and my kids but with the city of Buffalo he truly will be missed.

To Glendora and the Cooper Family..we extend our sympathy to all of you. We are thankful that Cooper was a part of our lives.

Bill Cooper "Coop" was a blessing. Humble, gifted, brilliant, genuine. He had a warm and giving Spirit that kept him in touch with the person on the street and the person on the upper rungs of the social ladder; He just loved people period. he will be so missed. Thank you Glendora, Beloved wife, and Beloved sons and all his wonderful Family for freely sharing Him with us thru the years.May God be with you now, and keep you in Peace and Love. Toni Wooten and Family