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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Thursday, June 8th, 1944 Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Gary J. Cooper

Gary J. Cooper, 75, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle, Harrisburg, PA. Born June 8, 1944 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Orville Guy and Kathleen Evelyn Snively Cooper. Gary was a 1962 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School and attended Hagerstown Junior College. He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in 1995. Gary was a member of Scotland United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee, Head Usher, and volunteered with the Family In Need Fund. He was also a member of George Washington Lodge #143 F&AM in Chambersburg. A dedicated and loving grandfather, affectionately known as “Pappy”, he will be remembered as a caring, dependable, faithful, and loyal man who’s greatest joy in life was taking care of his grandchildren. Gary enjoyed doing projects around the house and loved dancing, watching the news and weather, and spending time with loved ones.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hostetter Cooper, whom he married June 8, 1971; two daughters, Tawnya L. Cooper Schreiber and husband Hans of Dillsburg, and Tammie L. Cooper Miller and husband Anthony of Chambersburg; five grandchildren, Amanda Schreiber Witman and husband Tyler, Olivia Schreiber Potter and husband Sam, Ryan Schreiber and wife Courtney, Tristan Black, and Elijah Black; two great-grandchildren, Evelyn Witman (age 3) and Cooper Witman (age 7 months); and two brothers, Orville G. Cooper, Jr. and wife Marie and Robert E. Cooper.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 PM Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Members of George Washington Lodge #143 F&AM will then conduct a Masonic service at 3:00 PM which will be immediately followed by a memorial service to celebrate Gary’s life officiated by Rev. Mike Baumgardner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Scotland United Methodist Church, PO Box 511, Scotland, PA 17254

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    CHAMBERSBURG
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    3:00pm
    Officiant
    Rev. Mike Baumgardner

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Chris, Jessica, Mason & Brennan McClung, Caleb, Tori, and Jared, and others have sent flowers to the family of Gary J. Cooper.
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Chris, Jessica, Mason & Brennan McClung, Caleb, Tori, and Jared, and others have sent flowers to the family of Gary J. Cooper.
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Chris, Jessica, Mason & Brennan McClung

Joyce you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary will be missed.
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Chris, Jessica, Mason & Brennan McClung purchased flowers for the family of Gary Cooper.
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Caleb, Tori, and Jared

We are lifting you all up to the throne in prayer, you are held, and you are so loved.
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Caleb, Tori, and Jared purchased the Medium Dish Garden for the family of Gary Cooper.
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Janet Holtry

We are so sorry to hear about Gary. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. He will be missed.
Janet Holtry and family
Comment | Posted at 06:32pm via Condolence
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Carol Dice

So sorry for your loss. We will not be able to attend the viewing due to out of town plans. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
John and Carol Dice
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Edward Franklin Eberly Evangelist

I was sorry to read of Gary's passing. My Condolences to his wife Joyce, children, and all of Gary's family. I pray for God's Comfort, Peace, and Strength now and in the days to follow . Love & Prayers
Rev. Edward F. Eberly
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