Edward Lee Cooper, Jr.


Mr. Edward Lee Cooper, Jr., 72, of Schuyler, joined his family and friends in a better place, on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, with his loving family by his side.

Edward was born in Utica, on December 17, 1949, the son of Edward Lee and Marion (Blair) Cooper. He was raised in Utica, was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and Mohawk Valley Community College. Edward honorably served in the US Marine Corps, 1st Recon, Bravo Company, during the Vietnam War. On August 19, 1995, Edward was united in marriage with Robyn L. Joswick, a loving and devoted union of 26 years. For many years, until his retirement, Edward was employed with Northland Communications in Utica. He was a member and Quarter Master of VFW post 8728 in Schuyler. Edward enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, blowing off fireworks and especially spending time with family and friends. He will also be remembered for his gift as a great story teller.

Mr. Cooper is survived by his beloved wife, Robyn; his cherished daughter, Abigail Lee Cooper and Jedadiah Gaudin of Utica; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Louann and Edward Thayer of Oriskany and Donna Dundon of AZ; one brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Starlyn Cooper of OK; his mother-in-law, Patricia Joswick of Whitesboro; two aunts, Hilda Racey and Mary Cooper, both of Winchester, VA; many nieces and nephews, especially, Lukas Siegfried, Carrie and Paul Scata, Edward and Brenda Thayer and John Cooper as well as many cousins, especially Doug Blair whom he shared a brother-like relationship with; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jeff and Mindy Joswick of Cadyville, NY, and after 42 years, was reunited with his point man, Kelly Campbell of Winchster, VA; He also leaves his loyal canine companion, General Bubba Lee Cooper and his grand dogs, Dez and DeMarcus. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Marion, brother, Daniel Cooper and father-in-law, Robert Joswick.

Visitation for family and friends is Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica, followed by a service at 6 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Schuyler VFW post 8728, 240 Wood Lane, Utica, NY 13502 in Edward’s memory.