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CHARLES J., of Rydal, PA, passed away January 15, 2011 after a long illness. Beloved husband of Gloria M. and devoted father of Holly and Bradley. Also survived by his sister Nancy Peacock. Services are private. Charles was a Stock Broker with Merrill Lynch. Memorial gifts may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 12265 Townsend Rd #400, Philadelphia, PA 19154-1214. Arrangements by


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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jan. 18, 2011.
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March 21, 2020
Mr Cooper even though I didnt get to meet you. I hope your resting in peace with the angels. I had the pleasure of getting to know your son Bradley, I know he loved you very much. And I wish you would have met your beautiful granddaughter Lea . The kind of dad you were to Bradley. is reflective in the dad he is to Lea. Bradley is a wonderful man because of you.
Michelle A
June 20, 2011
I hope the pain of your loss is waning and all your hearts are healing.
H. Rinedoller
June 13, 2011
I also just watched a re-run of Inside The Actor's Studio and was so touched at the love I witnessed between Bradley and his parents. I broke down at the end when I saw that Mr. Cooper had passed. I, too, just lost my beloved father and only sister one month apart and while the grief is sometimes overwhelming, I take pride in having been a part of such a loving family as well. It is the foundation of who we are and that was clear as I watched Bradley's emotion when he spoke of family. Before the program, Bradley was just my favorite actor up on this high pedestal..but now you are also a person that I share a common bond with. My heartfelt condolences to you, your mom and Holly as you struggle to accept, but know that your dad is always with you and continues to watch your future success with pride and love. He seemed to exude grace, love and kindness on that show and I am sorry I did not have the privilege of knowing him.
Tracie Chesworth
April 1, 2011
Cooper Family,

You do not know me, nor I you, but after the passing of someone I knew just this week, and seeing Inside The Actors studio just now, I wanted to offer my sympathies. Losing someone is never easy, and losing someone you love so much especially. It was clear that Bradley loved his father, and that his parents were/are very proud of him. Let the joy of happy memories fill you up.
My most heartfelt sympathy,
Jennifer Marti
March 21, 2011
Dear Mrs. Cooper and family,

I too just read the article on Bradley in yesterday's Inquirer and was saddened to hear of Charlie's recent passing. I worked w/Charlie @ Merrill Lynch on the institutional sales trading desk in Philadelphia for 2 years from 1988-90 when I was in my 20's. I learned a lot from Charle and very much enjoyed working with him. I'll forever rememeber him as a true gentleman with so much class. He spoke often & proudly of his family and he was a true joy to be around. I know he'll be sorely missed by you and all who knew & loved him.

With Sincerest Sympathy & Prayers,
Kathy (McMenamin) Quigley
March 14, 2011
Dear Mrs. Cooper and Family,
On reading the article about Bradley in yesterday's Inquirer, I learned of Charlie's death. For a number of years at my firm Cashman Farrell & Assoc., Charlie was my Merrill Lynch client contact person. He was warm, friendly and a true professional. All of you have my prayers and sympathy for your loss.
Jim Farrell
January 22, 2011
Mrs. Cooper, Bradley, and Holly,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Charlie at Merrill Lynch and will always remember him as a kind and decent man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 20, 2011

I was very sorry to hear about Charlie.

He was a great guy and I very much enjoyed the time that I worked with him at Merrill Lynch. I am sorry that I did not keep in touch with him in recent years because I always enjoyed his company.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids.

All the best,

Gary Shugrue
January 19, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this diffucult time.
Nancy Robkin
January 19, 2011
Gloria, Holly and Bradley, We are so sad to hear this news. Charlie was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. We are thinking of you and sending hugs and much love your way.
Maria & Duncan Gray
January 19, 2011
Gloria, Bradley and Holly, We are sorry for your loss. The Mattioli family sends their deepest sympathies.
Joanne Mattioli Miraglia
January 19, 2011
Dear Mrs. Cooper, Holly and Bradley:

I'm a friend of Joanne Miraglia and a long-time fan of Bradley's. Joanne e-mailed me this morning the news of Charlie's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Warmest personal regards,

Terry Weiss
Terry Weiss
January 19, 2011
Dearest Aunt Gloria, Holly and Bradley, My family and I are thinking of all of you and will keep Uncle Charlie in our prayers, as well as all of you. He will be greatly missed. We love you all dearly and we wlil be in touch. Let us know if we can do anything for you. Love to you all, Cousin Catherine, Adrian, Uncle Joe, Jess and Ian.
Catherine Porter
January 19, 2011
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
January 18, 2011
To the Cooper family... I had the honor of working with Charlie in the Philadelphia Office of Merrill Lynch. My heart goes out to his family. He was a wonderful man and someone that I will always remember. Susan Crist
Susan Crist
January 18, 2011
To Holly and the Cooper family -
I'm thinking of you and hope you find comfort during this difficult time.
Tracy Wallace
January 18, 2011
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