At age 84, Irv passed peacefully at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home on October 4, 2020. He was born on December 9, 1935 in Buffalo, NY to the late Russell Sr. and Mabel (Olson) Cooper. In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by his first wife Barbara, his second wife Nancy, siblings; Russell Cooper Jr., Betty Thorn, Ann Filler, and Lilian Kohler, and step son-in-law Sam Finocchario. Survived by step-children; Terry (Bill) Selner of Victor, Karen (Ken) McGee of Avon, Donna Finocchario of Geneseo, Chris (Sue) Willard of Avon, and Jeff Willard of Gates; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Doris Cooper of Farmington, NM, Brothers-in-law; Richard (Peg) Gilson of Rochester, Barry (Pam) Gilson of Canandaigua, and many nieces & nephews.
Irv joined the US Air Force and served active duty from 1954-1958 and in the reserves from 1958-1962. He was honorably discharged and was always proud of his military service. He enjoyed time with family and friends the most. Irv was loved by so many. Everyone who met him would say he was such a kind and caring person. He always had a smile on his face. He was a huge Buffalo Bills fan and loved watching the football games. He also enjoyed baking muffins for his friends at Country Lane. Irv was known to some as “Irfie”. We will miss him very much.
No prior calling. A Graveside Service, with military honors, will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 10th, at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Shelly Road, Livonia, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com