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Frank J. Cooper

November 10, 1929 –¬†April 4, 2014

Frank J. Cooper, age 84, of Claymont, DE passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 4, 2014 while surrounded by his family.

Born in Media, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1929, Frank was a son of the late John Cooper and Adele Pietraczak Cooper. He honorably served his country in the US Air Force with the 811th Air Police Squadron. Frank worked as a supervisor with General Chemical located in Marcus Hook, PA and retired in 1992 after a long career.

A devout Catholic, he was a longtime member of Holy Rosary R.C. Church. He was a member of VFW Post #0134. Frank was a proud supporter and member of the NRA and a longtime patron and admirer of Longwood Gardens. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather who will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna Rhoades and his sister, Agnes Klekotka. Frank is survived by his children, Donna Yuscavage and husband Dr. John of Mt. Top, PA, Patricia LaRue and husband Marty of Middletown, DE, Karen Phillips and husband Mike of Kingsport, TN and Buddy Loveland and wife Ellie of Delaware City, DE; brother, John Cooper and wife Roz of Claymont, DE; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday morning, April 10, 2014, at the Holy Rosary R.C. Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Rosary R.C. Church Outreach Program, at the address listed above and/or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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  1. Sharon Mancias, April 4, 2014

    I love you and miss you only wish I coulda been there with you ….love your granddaughter and family

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  2. Buddy & Ellie Loveland, April 4, 2014

    RIP DAD.GIVE MOM A HUG AND KISS FROM US.. WE R SURE YOU TWO ARE HAVING A AWESOME REUNION IN HEAVEN, AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU LOVE YOU FOREVER..
    BUD, ELLIE, BRITNEY, SETH, JAKE AND OUR NEW LIL MAN DUE IN JUNE. JOHN & BILL..XOXO

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  3. NANCY ALTEMUS, April 5, 2014

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Family.
    Sincerely,
    Nancy Altemus (Jeremy’s Nana)

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  4. Jeana, April 5, 2014

    I love you Poppop. Rest in Peace with Mommom.

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  5. Gina Evans, April 6, 2014

    I only knew you as Jeana’s pop pop…but she told me so many stories of you and how passionate of a man you were. You made an impression on my life through Jeana and for that I am thankful.

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  6. Paul W. and Jennie J. Renard Jr., April 6, 2014

    RIP Frank. You will be missed here on earth and the heavenly voices are singing for your return home to glory. Our sympathies go out to all of the family. You haven’t lost Frank. He has just moved on ahead of you. Enjoy the life that God has given you here on earth until you reunite with Donna and Frank in heaven.

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  7. Candi and Joe Garrison, April 9, 2014

    The Garrison Family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Frank was a great neighbor and friend. I used to refer to Frank as The Man With the Velvet Lawn…He took such pride with his velvety green lawn; out there 3 to 4 times a week…lol..he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless

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  8. Angela Farley, April 10, 2014

    My deepest sympathies.. prayers are with you all at this time.

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  9. Vaughn Nickerson, April 15, 2014

    May you rest in peace, Frank. Will miss you at Breakfast.

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    • Jeana, April 17, 2014

      He truly loved his breakfasts with you…

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