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John Stanley Cooper Died July 29, 2011, in Berkeley, California. Born in Berkeley, July 23, 1918. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Anne ("D. A.") Duhring Cooper; sons William Cooper (Barbara) of Albany, CA, and Thomas Cooper of Novato, CA, and daughter Susan Rusch (Scott) of Redmond, WA, and six grandchildren. Graduated University of California, Berkeley, 1939, Phi Beta Kappa, and Boalt Law School, 1942. Served as Lieutenant, U.S. Naval Reserve, in World War II aboard the cruiser USS Cleveland in the Pacific. Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County, 1946-1951; private law practice in Oakland, 1951-1968; Judge of the Municipal Court, 1968-1970; Judge of the Superior Court, Alameda County, 1970-1988. Private Judge for many years thereafter. Member and Past President Rotary Club of Oakland, member Alpha Delta Phi. Formerly active in United Bay Area Crusade and other civic organizations. At his request, no services. His favorite charities included the Rotary International Foundation, 1736 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612, the College Preparatory School, 6100 Broadway, Oakland 94618, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 22, 2011
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