Dennis L. Cooper
July 24, 1941 - March 10, 2019
Dennis L. Cooper, age 77, of Bear, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 24, 1941, he was the son of the late Elwood and Edwina (Goehler) Cooper. Dennis graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
A lover of the water, he enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake. Dennis loved traveling up and down the East Coast and had a particular fondness for Key West. He was a drag racing enthusiast and raced both a 1986 Buick Grand National and several late model Mustangs. Dennis previously owned Grand National Specialties in Bear, a company specializing in performance after-market modifications for cars. He was an animal lover and proudly established Kruglerhaus Kennels, focusing on breeding and training German Shepherds. In his spare time he had a keen eye for photography. Dennis was also a history buff, particularly interested in the Civil War and WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia A. (Morris) Cooper; son, Brian Cooper of Middletown; mother-in-law, Pauline Morris; two grandchildren; several cousins; his beloved cat, Stealth; and many other pets.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dennis’ memory to Forgotten Cats, Inc., Suite 422, 4023 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807 or the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720.