YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Richard Lee Cooper, formerly of Youngstown, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 8:17 a.m. due to injuries sustained from a car accident in Girard. He was 49.

Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 17, 1973, the son of Robert Lee Cooper and Magda Louise Cooper.

He was a graduate of Ursuline High School.

He was a truck driver for many years.

In his spare time, Richard enjoyed watching his favorite football teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes or spending time at his favorite fishing spot.

He is survived by his children, Antonio Cooper of Mantua and a daughter Jalyn Cooper who is stationed in Hawaii; his mother, Magda “Maggie” Cooper of Youngstown and the mother of his children, Margarita “Margie” Colón.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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The family has chosen to grieve and hold services privately.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 614 Warren Avenue, Niles, OH 44446.

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