Thor B. “Coop” Cooper, 68, of Caird Road, Adams Center, passed away February 8, 2013 in Lakeland, Fl. where he spent his winters.

Mr. Cooper was born May 29, 1944 in Watertown a son of Frederick and Alice Ottersland Cooper. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1962 and was a member of the United States Army National Guard.

On September 21, 1963 he married Judith W. Witkowski at Holy Family Church with Monsignor Pendergas officiating. Mrs. Cooper passed away December 7, 2011.

At the age of 15, Mr. Cooper began working for Lathan Dodge Auto Dealership and became their service manager. Later working for Greenwood Buick as their general manager, he retired in 1991 due to a disability. He was a member of the Watertown Elks Lodge and enjoyed various bowling and golf leagues.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Lisa and William Skyles, Oceanside, CA, Laurie and C. Michael Fitzsimmons, Watertown, a sister  and her husband Ann and Dean Chrissley, Dexter,  a brother in law and his wife Thomas and Debora Carey, Schenectady, four grandchildren, Alice and Judith Skyles and Madeline and Ian Fitzsimmons, two nephews, Dylan and Kevin Carey.

There are no calling hours or funeral service at this time. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in the spring. Contributions may be made to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, NY 13601. 

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