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Glenn Evans Cooper, 89, was a permanent resident of St. Cloud, Fla.
He passed away at his Slippery Rock summer residence on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Glenn was born on Aug. 1, 1928, in Slippery Rock to Harry Wilson Cooper and Marinda Julia (Wimer) Cooper.
While working full time at his father's company, H. W. Cooper in Slippery Rock, Glenn attended and later graduated from Slippery Rock High School in 1946.
In his youth, he intermittently attended St. Cloud High School and Slippery Rock High School as the family spent a great deal of time in both communities.
Glenn married Ruth Irene Hesselgesser on Dec. 25, 1950.
With his brother Grady, they became part of H.W. Cooper and Sons, and later formed what became known as Cooper Brothers. Their company provided building supplies to supply construction needs in the greater community.
Glenn was a member of Grove City Lodge 603 F&AM; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of New Castle; Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh; American Legion Post 88 of St. Cloud, Fla.; and the Stanley Snyder VFW Post 7465 of Volant.
Glenn enjoyed boating and fishing, He was a skilled pilot, having owned and operated his own plane for over 30 years.
He and Ruth enjoyed traveling extensively, and Glenn particularly enjoyed traveling to South America with his friends. They enjoyed supporting various local community services and contributed to various churches.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, including nieces Karen L. Cooper of St. Cloud and Renata L. Hall of Slippery Rock; nephew, Lilburn B. and wife Phyllis Cooper of Slippery Rock; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Grady.
Funeral services will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock, on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. Family will receive friends at the Smith Funeral Home in Slippery Rock on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Slippery Rock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Slippery Rock Community Library, Box 25, Slippery Rock, Pa., or the Slippery Rock Fire and Rescue Squad, 162 Elm St., Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057.
Published on October 18, 2017
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