Peter A. Cooper

01/26/2016 4:58 PM |

Peter A. Cooper of Southold died peacefully at his Paradise Point Road home Jan. 18, 2016. He was 84. 

He was born July 5, 1931, in White Plains, N.Y., to Madeline (House) and Walter A. Cooper and graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1949, Cornell University in 1953 and Cornell Law School in 1957.

Peter was an associate at Casey, Lane & Mittendorf from 1957 to 1959 and worked for Sperry & Hutchinson (S&H Green Stamps) from 1959 to 1977, retiring as a senior executive vice president. He then owned Sound Spars in Port Washington from 1979 to 1986 and worked for Thor Industries in 1989.
Peter served his country in the U.S. Army as a reservist and was on active duty from 1954 to 1956. He was discharged as a first lieutenant.

Peter was treasurer of the Paradise Point Association and active in Cornell alumni and fundraising for Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was also president of Port Washington Community Chest, a charter member of Port Washington Elks Club, past commodore of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, a member of Storm Trysail Club, a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Order of DeMolay.
Formerly of Port Washington, he grew up summering in Bexeidon from 1940 to 1949 and moved here permanently in 1990.

Predeceased by his wife, Jean Thompson, on Jan. 18, 2010, and by a son, Donald M. Cooper, in 1983, he is survived by two daughters, Beth C. Kubinec, married to John Kubinec, and Susan M. Hodge; eight grandchildren, Noelle Kubinec, Robert Kubinec (Karen), Michael Kubinec (Mariko), John A. Kubinec, Katherine Hodge, Evan Hodge, J.R. Cooper and Jessica Counterman; a sister, Diane Nelson of Delaware, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Lois Anderson; and nephews John and Bruce Anderson. He was also predeceased by a brother, Rod Cooper, in 2013.

The family will receive visitors Friday, Jan. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, John R. Kubinec officiating. Interment will take place at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington.

Memorial donations to the Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944 would be appreciated.

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