Richard L. Cooper, 74: A true 'Mainer'

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Richard L. “Dick” Cooper, 74, of South Portland, died Sept. 9 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a long battle with heart disease.

A true Mainer, he was a dedicated hunter, fisherman and camper who loved spending time outdoors.

For 20 years he served his country as a Naval Reservist.

His career was spent as a dedicated business manager in the community college system at CMCC and at SMCC for over 30 years, where he was known by his co-workers as quite the jokester.

While he enjoyed traveling to visit his sons, he always looked forward to being home in Maine.

The family wishes to thank his sister Mary for all her loving care this past year, Dr. Sze for his years of dedicated work, and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for all their help.

He was predeceased by his parents, Perley and Viola Cooper of Augusta.

Surviving are his daughter, Kim Thurston of Scarborough, and two sons, Steven Cooper, his wife Mary, and grandsons, Danny and Jack of Colorado, and Daniel, his wife Ann and grandchildren, Sheamus and Emma of Florida; a sister, Mary Alcox and her husband, Doug of Chamberlain, and brother, Robert Cooper and his wife Nancy of Augusta.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Memorial donations may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southern Maine, Attn: Development, 180 U.S. Route One, Suite 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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