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.


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  • Love ya too, hon!! Miss ya lots too!! Never was there a better verbal sparring partner!

  • Ah the memories! Denny had the only car in the hood{a 54 gray Merc.)Anybody that wanted to go to a dance on the wknd.could give Denny .25cents for gas an off we would go to either ,St. Alice’s , Holy Cross,or one of the Fire Houses in Collingdale.After the dance we woud all go to one of the Hot Shops in the area.We will all miss that.REST IN PEACE DENNY.

  • I will always remember your caring heart and how much you cared for your cats. I know you had a whole greeting party waiting for you up there! Rest in peace. ❤

  • You were a Great friend, mentor, and in some ways a father figure to Alan and me…..You had the respect of the racing community and for longest time held Legend status in Newark, at Any track… including Sandy Brae. Patty and you Always had a special and lasting bond !!!!

    I only wished my hard headiness in the end which caused me to pull away didn’t happen. If only the person I am today could talk to the person that pulled away from You…Things would be different. You’ll never be forgotten and maybe one day…I see you again my friend !!!