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Steven James Cooper

Steven James Cooper

After a long series of illnesses, Steven James Cooper, of Ogden, Utah, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2018, two days before his sixty-second birthday.

Steve was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Tallmadge, Ohio, with his parents, Jack and Flo Cooper, and his five siblings. In his youth, Steve was active in scouting, enjoyed tinkering--which really means taking things apart--and loved working as a lifeguard at Maca Park. He graduated from Tallmadge High School in 1974.

Right after high school, during the end of the Viet Nam era, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant (E-4) where he was awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Ribbon working mostly in Germany as a Radio Relay Equipment Repairman. After serving in the Air Force, Steve moved to Utah and worked 32 years as a communications technician for AT&T until his retirement in 2011. A long uber fan of online gaming, Steve also worked until 2012 as an administrator with GameBattles.com, an online competitive gaming site.

Steve was dearly loved by, and loved, his family. There was never a time that he visited home (Ohio) after moving away where he did not help members of his family with everything from installing phones to fixing their computers and repairing their air conditioning. He was a multi-talented, selfless softy who was generous with his time and willing to help anyone with anything at any time. His loving nature, patient wisdom, honesty, integrity, and dear friendship will truly be missed--and never forgotten. For those who thought Steve did not have children, they should have seen him with his dogs for whom he had boundless affection. He truly loved Sammy, Penny, Daisy, Bridget, and Lucy.

Steve was preceded in death by his father Jack and his brother, Rick Cooper. Steve is survived by his husband Jeff, his mother Florence (Tallmadge, Ohio) his brothers Mike Cooper (Akron, Ohio), Don Cooper (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), Doug Cooper (North Canton, Ohio), his beloved sister, Cathy Cooper (North Canton, Ohio), and his very dear friend Randy Devereaux.

No services are planned but friends and family are encouraged to leave memories on this web site.

The family would like to especially thank Physicians Assistant Eric Johnson and Dr. Harry Senekjian for the outstanding and loving care provided to Steve when he needed it the most.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that memorials be made to your favorite charity.


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Can't believe he has been gone over a year now. Only knew him through online gaming for years but he became a true friend. You could tell, even online, he was a caring man, loved by all and he will be missed.


Jeremy May 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Steven Cooper

Scott Tina Kersey. Dallas Pistone Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

I was lucky to get to know Steve
It was short
I can tell he was a great and loving person

Peter call Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

You're in my heart big brother.

Cathy Cooper Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

Steve was a kind and gentle man and will be missed. Our deepest condolences to Jeff and family.

Kathy and Michael Brown Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

His love, kindness and generosity were always above and beyond the norm ~ he will be missed in more ways than words can express. His loving personality was so refreshing and he was so easy to love. It is with gratitude, love and broken hearts that we say goodbye to him

Don & Ann Fay Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

Steve was an amazing man. He will be thought of often and missed greatly. It does not matter how many times I make his famous soup, it never tastes as good as when Steve made it.

Hugs from here

Jane Harris Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

RIP uncle Steve! I will never forget the wonderful memories I have with you. You have a very kind heart. Im sad to see you go, but I know in my heart that you are no longer in pain. Im truly blessed to have called you my uncle.

Danial & Keli Kersey Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

Although the short period of time that I knew Steve, his witty conversations and thoughtfulness were sources of great joy. Our verbal sparring over political issues and current issues in politics was always a source of great joy and fun for us. He Is missed and will be loved. My deepest condolences to all his family members and especially his husband Jeff.

Roger Olbrot Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Steven Cooper

Lisa Kersey Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

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