COOPER, ROBERT W.
Funeral services have been held for Robert W. Cooper, 73, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. He passed away Aug. 26, surrounded by his family. Robert retired as a structural mechanic from the Port Authority of NY/NJ in 2002. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History at Jersey City State Teachers College. Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Carpenter’s Union. Robert completed his naval service on the USS Myles C Fox and also served as a sergeant in the US Army National Guard. He was always proud that he continued his family’s legacy of military service. Robert was also a member of American Legion Post 252. Robert enjoyed spending his winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. and his summers in the Poconos. He was an avid reader, an enthusiastic history buff, and a caring, generous man who always was ready to help others.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Maryann (nee Accardi) and his daughter, Kim Cooper. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and his loyal rescue dog, Mojo. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home, Jersey City.