Peter David Cooper
At rest August 7, 2021 after a period of declining physical health and a nearly lifelong struggle with mental illness.
Peter grew up in Brookview, NY, the son of the late Charles J. and Helen P. Harter Cooper. Peter was also pre deceased by his brother, John, and his first wife, Karen Griner Cooper.
Peter is survived by his wife, Marcia Ciavardoni Cooper, step-daughters, Terri Cooper-Hrykkowian, Erin M. Cooper and five grandchildren; Kylie Farrell, Gregory A. Howard, Jr., Lauren Howard, Caitlyn Howard, and Emma Farrell. He is also survived by his niece, Melissa Faley and her family, his cousin Charlotte and her family, and Karen’s sister, Shirley and her family, as well as many friends, neighbors, breakfast, lunch and sailing buddies.
After graduation from Castleton High School, Peter served in both the Navy and the Army. Upon discharge he began a 32 year career with the New York State Police which included serving on the security detail of former three term NYS Governor M. Cuomo and with NYS DMV Investigations, retiring in 1992.
The family extends their thanks to the wonderful nurses and physicians at Samaritan Hospital ICU. Special thanks to Alfred M. Volo, Ph.D