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Norman R. Cooper

February 6, 1924 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 93)

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Norman Roland Cooper, a former resident of Pleasantville, passed away on October 23, 2017. His loving wife of 63 years, Alice Marie Cooper, predeceased him in 2013.  He is survived by his sons James Douglas Cooper and Ronald Charles Cooper (wife – Carol Ann Cooper), granddaughter Robin Cooper Stoutenburg (husband Christian Stoutenburg) and great-grandchildren Alexandra, Lindsay and Charlotte Stoutenburg.  Daniel Christopher Cooper, grandson, and Alma Dedera, sister-in-law, also survive him. Norman was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on February 6, 1924. His parents were William and Kathleen Cooper.  Norman’s sister, Lillian Money of Victoria, BC and his brother, W. Charles Cooper of Vancouver, BC both predeceased him. Norman graduated from Victoria High School in 1942, and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served his country during World War II aboard a destroyer in the North Atlantic and the English Channel. After the War, Norman attended Victoria College and later transferred to Parks College of Aeronautical Technology (St. Louis University) in St. Louis, MO.  He graduated from Parks College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.  After a short period of employment in the aviation industry, Norman joined Union Carbide Corporation in New York City in 1950 as a technical representative. During his 35 year career with Union Carbide, Norman was primarily involved in the automotive engineering division, which produced Prestone Antifreeze and other Prestone automotive products.  Norman received various awards from the professional engineering societies he was a member of during his career with Union Carbide. Norman retired from Union Carbide in 1985.  During his retirement years, Norman enjoyed vacationing in various countries, spending time with his grandchildren and spending the winters in Lakeland, Florida. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hawthorne Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT.


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