OBITUARY: Richard "Dick" Joseph Cooper |

OBITUARY: Richard "Dick" Joseph Cooper

Richard “Dick” Joseph Cooper

3.29.1934 – 12.18.2011

Richard Joseph Cooper, 77, was born March 29, 1934 in Berkeley, CA and passed away December 18, 2011 in Carson City, NV. He was a former longtime resident of Pleasant Hill, CA and had resided in South Lake Tahoe, CA for the last 11 years. Dick was a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill, CA. He was also very active in the Tahoe/Douglas Senior Center and the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Dick loved computers and technology and was very involved in desktop publishing. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Cooper, mother, Quina Cooper and father, Lawrence Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Cooper; children, Linda Stone of Alameda, CA, John Cooper of Folsom, CA, and Carrie Locatelli of Pittsburg, CA; grandchildren, Jennifer Dorais, David Stone, Steven Stone, and Kimberly Locatelli; great grandchildren, Alara Dorais and Sydney Dorais; brother, Paul Cooper of Pleasant Hill, CA; sister, Anita Weiss of Alamo, CA; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church at a later date. Inurnment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, CA. A celebration of life service will be held in So. Lake Tahoe later in 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory, to Christmas Cheer at P.O. Box 14489, So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96151. Arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, Carson City.

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