AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Private services were held for Clair Eugene Cooper, 88, of Austintown. Clair passed away Monday afternoon, August 29 at Austintown Healthcare Center.

He was born May 18, 1934 in Youngstown, the son of Ross A. Cooper, Sr. and Mary A. (Miller) Cooper.

He retired as a first helper with Youngstown Sheet and Tube when the mills closed and then went to work for BFI.

He was a member of Wickcliffe Christian Church before its closing.

Clair’s hobbies included fishing, camping, traveling and working around the house, as well as doing things for his family and friends.

He leaves his wife, the former Maryann Wuckovich, whom he married, September 17, 1955; one son, Richard (Sandy) Cooper of Canfield; one son-in-law, Wayne Lowe of Florida; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Cooper; six grandchildren, Amanda (Jim) Vallos, Richard S. (Sara) Cooper, Julie (Brett Bulkley) Cooper, Melissa (Don) Kerens, Danielle (Danielle Litwiler) Lowe and Jason (Nina) Lowe and eight great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Cooper Vallos, Ethan and Madison Cooper, Carson and Peyton Kerens, Grayson Bulkley and Kinsley Lowe. Clair also leaves two brothers, Bruce Cooper and Chuck (Pat) Cooper; two sisters, Kay (Rich) Bistarkey and Mary Jane (Ronnie) Evans; sisters-in law, Barb (Jack) Newhard and Patty Shonce and several nieces and nephews.

Clair was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Cooper Lowe; a sister, Marilyn Mayle and brother, Ross Cooper, Jr.

All services were private. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to InCare Hospice, 600 E. Smith Road, Ste 7, Medina, OH 44256 in Clair’s name.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lane Family Funeral Homes.

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A television tribute will air Friday, September 2 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.