Grandville William Cooper Jr.1

M, (5 March 1923 - 29 August 2008)
Father-Biological*Grandville William Cooper2 b. c 1897
Mother-Biological*Mary H. ______2 b. c 1898
Last Edited=17 Dec 2023
Grandville W. Cooper Jr
     Grandville William Cooper Jr. was born on 5 March 1923 at Avalon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.3,4,5,6,7 He was the son of Grandville William Cooper and Mary H. ______.2 Grandville William Cooper Jr. went by the nick-name of Coop.8,4 Heappeared on the US Census of 1930 in the household of Grandville William Cooper and Mary H. ______ on 15 Emahlia Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.9 Grandville William Cooper Jr.appeared on the US Census of 1940 in the household of his parents, Grandville William Cooper and Mary H. ______ on 915 McKinley Street, Blawnox, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.10 Grandville registered for the draft giving his address as 395 Main Street, his age as 19, and his employer as the Keystone Ordnance Plant. on 30 June 1942 at Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.5 He enlisted 4 March 1943 in the US Army. He served with the 11th Airborne as a corporal. He was awarded the Silver and Bronze Star. He was discharged 8 January 1946 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.3,4,6,11

Grandville William Cooper Jr., age 26, married Janice Mary Woodman, age 29 , daughter of Harry Lincoln Woodman and Ruth Esther Ward, on 3 September 1949 at First English Lutheran Church, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania.1,2,12 Grandville, age 26 years, and Janice, age 30 years, appeared on the US Census of 1950 at 21 Deshon Manor, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania.13 According to the Federal Census in 1950, Grandville was a field representitive for a National Bank.13 His Social Security Number was 184-18-4311 and was issued before 1951 at Pennsylvania.7

Grandville married second Melba June Tryon. She was born 24 June 1929 in Houston, Fort Bend County, Texas and died 15 November 2016 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. She is buried with her husband in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Pennsyvania.3,4 Grandvillemoved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1982.3 He died on 29 August 2008 at Colonial Park, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at age 85.3,4,7 Grandville's obituary of 31 August 2008, reads:

Granville W. Cooper, Jr., passed away on August 29, 2008 at the age of 85.

To his friends and family, he was affectionately known as Coop.

Born on March 5, 1923, he was a U.S. Army World War II veteran having served with the 11th Airborne.

Coop was a Past President and long standing member of the Lower Paxton Lions Club.

He was a member of Crosspoint United Methodist Church.

After a successful career with Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Coop relocated to Harrisburg in 1982.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Granville Cooper, Sr., of Butler; his son: Granville Cooper III; and, his brother: Cline Cooper.

Coop is survived by his wife: Melba June Cooper of Harrisburg; his four step-daughters: Judy Brevik, Sharon Reed and husband, Craig, Cecelia Foreman and husband, Ken, and Patti Carlson and husband, Rick; his step-son: Bruce Campbell; and, ten step-grandchildren.

A celebration service of his life will be held at 06:30 p.m., September 02, 2008 in the Crosspoint United Methodist Church, 430 Colonial Road in Harrisburg.

After cremation, Coop will be buried in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.3

He was buried on 2 September 2008 at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Pennsylvania, in section 16-A, site 624.3,4,14

Child of Grandville William Cooper Jr. and Janice Mary Woodman


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