- January 28, 2012
- Lititz, Pennsylvania
of John 's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Moravian Manor 300 W. Lemon Street Lititz, PA 17543 or to your charity of choice and all would be appreciated.
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“John was a great friend, mentor, and best of all my first boss. John made the transistion from school to the working world easy for me. John was...Read More »
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“John was a wonderful person and a great mentor to me when I started at RCA in 1973. I worked for him for serveral years as a technician in the...Read More »
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“MR. C was a wounderful leader who helped mold many boys into good men. I was one of many "Cooper's troopers". I learned to enjoy nature and do...Read More »
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John Clarence Cooper, 88, of Lititz, PA, passed away January 28, 2012. Born in Dauphin County, he was the son of the late Charles Shoop and Anna Laura Liddick Cooper, and was the husband of Jeanette E.( Norton) Cooper for 59 years.
He graduated from Hummelstown High School in 1941 and from Grove City College with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1950. John served his country during World War II in the US Army 1094 Signal Corps attached to the 5th Air Force in the South Pacific area 1943-1946. His decorations included the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
John retired in 1986 from the RCA Color Applications Lab after working there for 35 years. He received five patents and also was awarded the RCA Engineer of the Year Award in 1985 for work leading to the improved color clarity of RCA color televisions. His other activities included being a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church where John had served on the council as secretary, a life member of the Lititz Community Center where he served on the board, associated with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Troop 44 for 25 years and as Scout Master for 18 years. He received the Wood Badge and was a member of the Order of the Arrow, also received the Eastern District Award of Merit and the Lutheran Church Lamb Award. He also was a driver for Meals on Wheels and had been a charter member of the Woodbridge Swim Club. Memberships were also held for the Lititz Historical Society, Lititz Library and Grove City College Alumni Society.
John shared his love of nature and the great outdoors, and especially the Appalachian Trail, with his family and the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed studying rocks, sand, digging fossils and arrowheads, and stargazing with his telescope.
John's hobbies included his personal computer from which he researched the battles of the South Pacific, travel, photography, camping, canoeing, spelunking, bird watching, reading, exercising at the Lititz Rec Center, hiking, geology, astronomy and family history. John was loving, easy-going, unassuming and shared his talents with everyone in his life, especially his countless hours with his granddaughters.
His survivors other than his wife are a daughter, Janice (C. Thomas) Risser; grandchildren, Lorelli, Jade, Savanna, Robert, Shelly and Matthew; a sister, Anna (John) Hanshue, Hummelstown; 11 step great grandchildren. A son, Daniel J. Cooper, a twin brother, William, and a grandson Trey H. Risser preceded him in death.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend hisLife Celebration Memorial Service Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 11 A.M. at Steinman Hall at Moravian Manor. His family will receive guests from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. Private interment at the convenience of his family in Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Moravian Manor 300 W. Lemon Street Lititz, PA 17543 or to your charity of choice and all would be appreciated. To share your fondest memories of John please visit www.lifecelebration.com. Spacht Funeral Home, Ltd. 127 S. Broad Street Lititz, PA 17543 is in charge of arrangements.