Family Login:


Share This Obituary
Resources

Send Flowers
 Send Flowers


Memories & Candles

“Sending Deepest of Love with All Softness of Heart. ”
1 of 60 | Posted by: Thomas Paasch - Brother

“Edgar Antz, what a beautiful tribute to your Bestie! I remember the play very well. Didn't Cathy Staples play Lucy? She was perfect for the part. ...Read More »
2 of 60 | Posted by: Kathy Cole - Fort Myers, FL

“I miss Jeff and I had to write. I had a funny memory of Jeff that I would like to share as it exemplifies all that was good about JJ. Many people don...Read More »
3 of 60 | Posted by: edgar antz - portland, ME

“Susanne, our hearts go out to you and Kristen. You have been asked to bear a heavy burden. Jeff was a fine man. I always enjoyed working with him...Read More »
4 of 60 | Posted by: Mark and Maren Schmidt - Kamuela, HI

“Suzzane and Kristen- It is with deep sadness that we learned just today of the passing of Doug and Jeff. My heart is heavy as I remember the Cooper...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Tom and Theresa Clark - Mt. Ariy, MD

“Jeff is an amazing and caring person. He is so sincere and always willing to help others. I am proud to know Jeff and very saddened by the loss of s...Read More »
6 of 60 | Posted by: Luke Chandler - Los Angeles, CA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jeff was a great friend, colleague and person. May his memories fill your heart with joy. God...Read More »
7 of 60 | Posted by: Christi Redman - Gaithersburg, MD

“To the Family of Jeff Cooper, Jeff was a wonderful person. He was so very personable. I can still remember the first day when we met when he walked...Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: Vanessa F. McIntosh - Washington, DC

“Susanne and Kristin, I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. He was such a wonderful person, and I can't tell you how many great times and laughs...Read More »
9 of 60 | Posted by: George Hall - Ashburn, VA

“Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear the news about Jeff. It has been such a long time since we have spoken. Please accept my most sincere condolences. ”
10 of 60 | Posted by: Linda Butt - Baltimore, MD

“A Very Special Man ”
11 of 60 | Posted by: Ranie Crompton - Dover, PA

“Jeff was an awesome boss. Very thoughtful and kind always looked out for his employees. He will truly be missed. FDA was never the same after he...Read More »
12 of 60 | Posted by: danielle nelson - Rockville, MD

“Jeff was a terrific CIO for the FDA - one of the best ever. He lead by example in promoting quality customer service, and encourage staff to treat...Read More »
13 of 60 | Posted by: Lana Kostecka - North Bethesda, MD

“I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff and I worked very closely together at FDA standing up the OITSS organization. He was always optomistic and...Read More »
14 of 60 | Posted by: Lynn Pellegrino - MD

“Lacey and I pray that those of you that Jeff left behind feel the grace and comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jeff was an amazing person who smiled...Read More »
15 of 60 | Posted by: David M Boatman - Charlotte, NC

“I am very sorry to learn of Jeff's passing. I worked with him in the 1990's at Walmart. He was always very positive and always smiling to everyone....Read More »
16 of 60 | Posted by: Dan Phillips - Rogers, AR

“I had the good fortune to work with Jeff while he was at Delhaize....he was an absolute class act. Jeff and I also shared many stories regarding his...Read More »
17 of 60 | Posted by: Mac Bullock - Midlothian, VA

“We worked together in a high stress environment many years ago - he was the guy that never let it get to him - always a kind word and calm...Read More »
18 of 60 | Posted by: Jeff Kunst - Great Falls, VA

“We are deeply saddened to learn of you recent losses. Please know that our prayers are with you, Suzanne and Kristen. Mary and I are currently...Read More »
19 of 60 | Posted by: Bob and Mary Adkinson - Champlin, MN

“Gary and I remember Jeff with kindness and appreciate all he did to help our son find his first "real" job. Susanne, you remain in our thoughts and...Read More »
20 of 60 | Posted by: Polly Deen - Winston-Salem, NC

“Suzanne So sorry about your recent loss of Jeff and Doug. Please know you and Kristen are in our thoughts and prayers. Funny I was just thinking...Read More »
21 of 60 | Posted by: Jean and Charlie Sink - Lexington, NC

“I knew Jeff through his tenure at Delhaize. We worked together in the IT department. He was a wonderful person and always had a smile. He made my day...Read More »
22 of 60 | Posted by: Vickie Dry - Salisbury, NC

“DEATH LEAVES A VOID NOBODY CAN HEAL, BUT LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY NO ONE CAN STEAL. AUTHOR UNKNOWN. MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS TO ALL FROM DUVAL ST. ...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: C.S.Maxwell - East Ridge, TN

“Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the Cooper family. Jeff was a great co-worker and friend. We will miss him. ”
24 of 60 | Posted by: Michael Malone - Concord, NC

“Prayers to the Cooper Family during this time and beyond. I remember Jeff from Delhaize; I am sure he will be missed by all that knew him. ”
25 of 60 | Posted by: Trish Gilbert - IL - work

“God bless You Jeff and my prayers to your family. I enjoyed working with you at Delhaize. ”
26 of 60 | Posted by: Gary West - Salisbury, NC

“Suzanne, Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeff was a wonderful friend and always had a smile on...Read More »
27 of 60 | Posted by: Maxine Barnes - Salisbury, NC

“I had the very distinct pleasure of working with Jeff at Delhaize. He was a trusted partner and friend. I could always count on him for a smile. He...Read More »
28 of 60 | Posted by: Barb Verde - Salisbury, NC

“I did not know Jeff long, but he will always be remembered as having a smile and a kind word. My prayers are with his family. ”
29 of 60 | Posted by: chris walden - Indialantic, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cooper family at this time. I had the privilege of working with Jeff at Delhaize in North Carolina. Jeff was...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Rick Torrance - Mooresville, NC

“I had the pleasure of working with Jeff at Marriott for a couple years. Throughout that time he was a fantastic boss who always put his employees...Read More »
31 of 60 | Posted by: Jeff Kipers - McLean, VA

“Susanne and the Cooper family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I only knew Jeff for what now seems a brief time, but I am so very thankful...Read More »
32 of 60 | Posted by: Steve Terry - Los Angeles, CA

“Jeff and I have been besties ever since I moved into his house in Gardiner Maine when I was 7. I have stayed in touch with both Jeff and his family...Read More »
33 of 60 | Posted by: Edgar Antz - North Yarmouth, ME

“Jeff is a wonderful leader and friend. In my last conversation with Jeff, he was incredibly courageous and at peace with his future and in typical...Read More »
34 of 60 | Posted by: Percy Cohrs - Orlando, FL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cooper family for the loss of both Jeff and Douglas. Even though it was only a short time that I had worked...Read More »
35 of 60 | Posted by: Rod Edmondson - Cocoa, FL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff's family. It was a pleasure to have worked for such a caring person. ”
36 of 60 | Posted by: Diane Crowley - NY - co worker

“Heart felt sadness for Jeff's family... ”
37 of 60 | Posted by: Laurie, Lorene, Cooper - Chelsea, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a nice and fun man. A true gentleman. We bonded at Disney over shared military experiences, then similar...Read More »
38 of 60 | Posted by: Debra DelMar - Burbank, CA

“Jeff will always be remembered as a great person. I am happy that I got to see him in his last days. We shared some good memories. A friend and...Read More »
39 of 60 | Posted by: Tom Spellissy - Clearwater, FL

“Susanne with my heart felt sorrow I so sorry Jeff and Doug are no longer with us. Jeff was the most wonderful leader and dear friend. I will miss...Read More »
40 of 60 | Posted by: Chris Healy - Winter Springs, FL

“Jeff was always the most open and helpful friend one could have. Always first with what he could do to help you, and distant second what might be...Read More »
41 of 60 | Posted by: Barry Shuler - Charleston, SC

“We used to play golf many weekends. Jim Rinaldi, Jeff Cooper, Barry Shuler, and whomever else we might find. It was always great fun. Sometimes...Read More »
42 of 60 | Posted by: Barry Shuler - Charleston, SC

“My heart is just so very sad....I pray comfort and healing for Jeff's family, especially for his lovely wife, Susanne, and daughter, Kristen and her...Read More »
43 of 60 | Posted by: Glenda Mahoney - Kissimmee, FL

“Jeff was one-of-a-kind. An incredible boss, someone who cared about everyone. He had a special talent for pulling you in and making you feel like one...Read More »
44 of 60 | Posted by: John Baskerville - Clermont, FL

“It was such a pleasure to know and work with Jeff during his time at The Walt Disney Company. Every interaction was a joy. And when I moved to a...Read More »
45 of 60 | Posted by: Jaye Thompson - Anaheim, CA

“Jeff and I were roommates while serving as young lieutenants in Germany in the early 80s. We grew to be great friends and spent much of our free...Read More »
46 of 60 | Posted by: Chuck Organ - Tampa, FL

“Years back, just prior to Jim's surgery at Suburban Hospital (Bethesda), I was at the hospital with Jim. That day, my mother would be flying into...Read More »
47 of 60 | Posted by: Cindy Rinaldi - Pasadena, CA

“While we didn't really stay in touch much after college, Jeff was one of my closest friends at West Point. His easy going way and ability to laugh at...Read More »
48 of 60 | Posted by: Tim O'Connor

“I met Jeff about three years ago in a business meeting for the first time at a client site. Jeff immediately came across as warm, caring, and simply...Read More »
49 of 60 | Posted by: Larry Reiss - Orlando, FL

“I was good friends with Jeff, and yes, he was a very caring person. He always put others before himself, that is just the way he was. One time I...Read More »
50 of 60 | Posted by: Bob (Bo) Vasta - WA

“So saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. My Mom Marian Keirstead worked for Jeff's Dad for 30 plus years. He was a year ahead of me in school and my...Read More »
51 of 60 | Posted by: Jan Keirstead McGloin - Dresden, ME

“Sending good thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. ”
52 of 60 | Posted by: Anne (Staples) Tessari - Gardiner, ME

“Our deepest sympathies to the Cooper family. In the brief time I got to meet Jeff he was very kind and welcoming. Thank you for blessing my husband...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: Leslie Norden - Acworth, GA

“Jeff, You and your loved ones are in my prayers. ”
54 of 60 | Posted by: Alex Perwich - Atlanta, GA

“Jeff was a wonderful man with an endless smile. You never felt you were dealing with a typical boss, but a man who was truly invested and cared for...Read More »
55 of 60 | Posted by: Rick Shapiro - Santa Clarita, CA

“Lots of fond memories of Jeff and our families growing up together. Lots of family trips, Pleasant Pond and Capital Island and school memories from...Read More »
56 of 60 | Posted by: Patty Putnam - gardiner, ME

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
57 of 60 | Posted by: Pat Greenleaf - Gardiner, ME

“Rest in peace Jeff we had a lot of fun on the ball fields growing up ! ”
58 of 60 | Posted by: Jeff Daniels

“To the Copper family our condolences, thoughts and prayers. Many memories of the gang on Pierce St in Gardiner as kids, their welcoming home, Jeff's...Read More »
59 of 60 | Posted by: Beryl and John Cole - FL - friend

“Such fond memories of Jeff, from 5th grade into adulthood. When we were in high school and Jeff applied for his congressional nomination to USMA, ...Read More »
60 of 60 | Posted by: Kathryn (Kathy) Cole


Jeff Cooper, 58, of Orlando, FL passed away September 4, 2015 after a difficult battle with cancer. Jeff was born in Augusta, Maine and was the second son of Evelyn Avedisian Cooper and Dr. Douglas Clark Cooper.

After graduating from Gardiner High School in 1975, Jeff attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1979. He spent five years in the U.S. Army, with tours in Georgia and West-Germany. After leaving the military in 1984, Jeff worked as an Information Technology executive for several corporations, including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Target Corporation, Marriott International, Inc., Disney Worldwide Services, Delhaize America, and Health First, Inc.; as well as the IRS and FDA as a member of the U.S. Government Senior Executive Service. Jeff was known to be a hard-working, beloved and caring co-worker, mentor and leader, always looking for ways he could help people advance in their professions.

Jeff was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Paasch Cooper, his mother, Evelyn Cooper, and his father-in-law, Colonel Rudolf Egersdorfer. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Susanne Cooper, of Orlando, FL; his daughter, Kristen Cooper Maxwell and husband, G.C. Maxwell, Jr., of Nashville, TN; father, Douglas Clark Cooper and wife Mary Ellen Cooper, of Vero Beach, FL; brother, Dr. Mark Cooper and wife Amy Cooper, of Pittston, ME; grandson Gary Cooper Maxwell and many other nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

At Jeff's request, no service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, Jeff Cooper Memorial, at http://hope.abta.org/goto/JeffCooper
or by mail to:

American Brain Tumor Association
Attn: Breakthrough Your Way
8550 West Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60631

When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourselves to me with tears,
Be happy for our many beautiful years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess,
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.

Do grieve a while for me if you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part,
So keep our memories within your hearts.

I won't be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around so soft and dear.

And then when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say
"Welcome Home."

-UNKNOWN-