Richard A Cooper

August 31, 1930 - July 28, 2019 

Richard A Cooper

August 31, 1930 - July 28, 2019 

Obituary for Richard A Cooper

Dateline: Rexford, NY
Richard A. Cooper, age 88, passed away on July 28th at Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home in Clifton Park, NY. Dick was born on August 31, 1930 in Worcester, MA to the late Chester H. and Marion F. (Hallworth) Cooper.
Dick graduated from the Technical High School in Springfield, MA and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree at American International College in Springfield. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After discharge Dick began a long career in insurance, beginning with Springfield Mutual Fire Insurance in Massachusetts and then working under Traveler’s Insurance in both Maine and New York. His career as a Regional Manager ultimately brought him and his family to Clifton Park, NY where he and his late wife, Joan, raised their family.
If there was one way to describe Dick it would be “outdoorsman”. Dick loved spending time by the water, be it the ocean or the lakes and streams he enjoyed fishing on and fly-fishing was his specialty. For Dick, it wasn’t just about the catch, he enjoyed the art and intricacies of tying the fly, casting the rod, and mastering the overall technique. Dick spent time on his boats entertaining friends and family and teaching the kids how to fish having earned his Captain’s License. When he wasn’t in the water, Dick could be found on the green with a club in his hand. He was a member of the Ballston Spa Country Club, Edison Club, and Pelican Pointe in Florida. He was a member of Christ Community Church in Clifton Park and Reformed Community Church in Venice, Florida.
Dick is survived by his son Robert A. (Laurie) Cooper and his grandsons Thomas, Matthew and Jeffrey (Nicole) Cooper as well as several nieces a nephew.
Dick is predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan H. Cooper; his son Jeffrey P. Cooper and his sister Jane Salisbury.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 PM.

Interment will be in Jonesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 or Trout Unlimited PO Box 7400, Wooly Bugger, WV 25438.
With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Dick’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com

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