Frank E Cooper, Jr.
Frank E Cooper, Jr. of Cape Coral, Florida passed away of natural causes on January 3, 2022.
He was born June 17, 1943 in Marion, Ohio to Frank E Cooper, Sr. and Ann Marie (Hudyk) Cooper. His mom Ann died when he was only 6 weeks old due to a car accident. We are happy that he has finally gotten to meet his mom and reunited with his father in heaven.
Frank graduated from Northwestern High School in Raymond, Ohio in 1961. He was married to Janet E. (Collins) Cooper on August 18, 1962, by her dad William J. Collins of Urbana, Ohio.
They moved to Florida in fall of 1969. Where they co-owned Bill’s Fruit and gift shop in Cape Coral, Florida with our grandparents William and Eileen Collins.
With what little time they had raising five kids, they devoted to Cape Coral Little League. Frank and Janet volunteered for over 10 years. They did any job that needed to be done. From washing uniforms for the beginning of the year, building dugouts, to getting fields ready for the start of the season. Especially for the girls program at the Nobility fields off of Del Prado near Pine Island Road. I am proud of their hard work and dedication to youth of Cape Coral. Not only did my sisters and I get to play there, but so did their granddaughter, Katrina Muraida; and hopefully their great granddaughter, Harlie Cooper will one day.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Janet E. (Collins) Cooper; his parents, Ann Marie (Hudyk) Cooper, Frank E Cooper, Sr.; stepmom, Katherine (Woyon) Cooper; as well as his in laws, William and Eileen Collins.
Frank is survived by his brother and sisters, Dennis Cooper, Diana Salyers(Paris), and Sandra LaRocca(Greg);
kids, Micheal Cooper(Debbie), Cheryl Muraida-Bedford (Ryan), Stephenie Cooper(Stacy), Tammie Kralovic(Andy), and
Charles Cooper(Anna); grandchildren, Dane – William Muraida (Athena), Katrina Muraida, Jason Bedford, Sarah Bedford, Andrea Kralovic, Christopher Carter(Kelsey), Bridgette Rhinehart (John), Enrea Schatzberg, Matthew Cooper(Heather), Zachery Cooper(Amber); great grandkids, Sophia Muraida, Harlie Cooper, John Thomas Cooper, and
Skylyn Cooper; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid-19 and many family members not in good health we will not be having any services at this time. Also in lieu of any flowers, we ask for donations be made to Alzheimer’s research in our parents honor. It is a cause dear to our hearts due to our mother Janet Cooper passed due to complications of the disease: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor # 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
And a special thank you to Mullins Memorial Funeral Home for making this process a little easier on our family Your professionalism and care of our parents during this time of grief made the process easier.
The Cooper Family.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.