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Richard Clinton Cooper

April 18, 1938 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Richard C. Cooper, age 83, of Pottsville, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at St. Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem.

Born in Suedburg, PA on April 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Theodore and Clara (Schnoke) Cooper.

Richard was a graduate of Pine Grove High School, Class of 1956. He worked for D.G. Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville for 43 years until retiring in 2017.

Richard was a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved going to the casino and camping.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Julie (Matz) Cooper and a brother Robert Cooper.

He is survived by three children: Richard and David Cooper and Lori Wojciechowsky; four grandchildren: Clinton, Joel, Joshua, and Brett; brothers: Jerry, Dale, Gary, Leroy, and Alfred Cooper; a sister Shirley Reichert; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held private.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. www.robertaevansjrfh.com

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