Guest Book for John Wayne Cooper

Provided by McCommons Funeral Home

Posted by: Denney Wilcox
Mon July 30, 2007
Stephanie, Tara, and Johnny, Our thoughts and prayers are with you now during this terrible loss of your husband and father. Many people loved him. Sincerely, Denney and Mariangela

Posted by: Vicki and Larry Rickard
Mon July 30, 2007
Stephanie, Larry and I send our condolences to you and your family. What a legacy John left with his life’s work. May the Episcopal Academy, as it goes forward, be a symbol of all he stood for in the education of children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Vicki and Larry Rickard

Posted by: tom caruso
Tue July 31, 2007
words are not good enough to describe what a man of compassion, character, leadership and enthusiasm was John could not be in his presence without his positive karma influencing all around him... you will be sorely missed, thank you dear friend for your passion and guidance, will never forget

Posted by: Ory and Pat Mee
Tue July 31, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ory and Pat

Posted by: Terri Hall
Tue July 31, 2007
John Cooper lit up the room with his smile and sense of humor. How sad to read about his untimely death. It was my pleasure to know him and Stephanie as they were involved with the Canandaigua Community, especially when John was a Canandaigua Rotarian. We missed you when you moved to Georgia, and now...we miss you more. My deepest sympathy Stephanie, and to your family. Terri Hall

Posted by: Charlie King
Tue July 31, 2007
Stephanie, I am so sad to hear the news. I've been out of pocket for the last couple of days or I would have sent this note sooner. John was such a great student and I could tell he was a great educator worthy of his legacy. You are in my families prayers and my thoughts. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Posted by: John and Ellen Polimeni
Tue July 31, 2007
Stephanie, Tara and Johnny, We are so sorry for your loss. Canandaigua will remember John as someone who believed in and promoted continuous growth and improvement in all around him. He was a wonderful mentor to so many!We are thankful for our fond memories of John and especially his wonderful sense of humor.

Posted by: Christine Schaller
Tue July 31, 2007
Dear Stephanie- We were neighbors long ago on Orchard Street and Chip and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sympathy and send our best wishes to your family. Chris Schaller

Posted by: John Freeman
Tue July 31, 2007
Stephanie, Tara & John, My condolences to you and your families during this time of loss. I feel fortunate to have known him while I attended Wayne Central. Not only as our principal, but as a friend. John Freeman Wayne Central High School Class of 1982

Posted by: Patti Dorazio
Tue July 31, 2007
I have known this family for 37 years, and I am truly sorry for their loss. Mr. Cooper was not only my teacher, but a truly good friend -- and I shall miss him dearly. The last time we were together in Syracuse, you hinted at something like this -- and I just dismissed you for being silly and foolish. Why didn't I take you seriously and convince you do to something about your weakening heart? May you rest in peace, Mr. Cooper.

Posted by: John and Lori LaFave
Tue July 31, 2007
Stephanie, Tara, and John: We had the privilege of working with your dad. He always had a story and he always enjoyed a good laugh. God took him too young, in our opinion. He must have had some work for him to do in heaven. Please feel our support and prayers from up here. We hope all is as good as it can be at this very sad time.

Posted by: Jennifer O''Neill Carron
Wed August 01, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Cooper family. We were all shocked to hear about the loss of Uncle John. Please know that everyone here in the Albany area are keeping Aunt Stephanie, Tara and Johnny in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: sharon stivers
Wed August 01, 2007
Stephanie, So sad to hear about your husband. Although I never met him, I realize from his list of accomplishments what a wonderful man he was. Hold close all your memories! My condolences to you and your family> SHARON STIVERS

Posted by: Luda and Boris Shmoys
Wed August 01, 2007
Dear Mrs. Cooper, It is with great sadness we learned about timeless passing of your husband Dr. Cooper. We still remember his wonderful speech at Julia's graduation party at our home. It is very hard to believe that such a wonderful person, who was full of energy, optimism, encouragement and life,-is no longer with us. Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Luda and Boris Shmoys

Posted by: The Allen Family
Wed August 01, 2007
Stephanie and family, Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you all. We enjoyed the time we had with Coop and you in our lives. We've definitely missed you since your move to Georgia, and now miss you even more. Stephanie, if there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. The Allen Family Rick, Patty, Colby, Maddie, & Noah

Posted by: Stephany Elmer-Scott
Wed August 01, 2007
Dear Mrs. Cooper and Family, I was so sad to hear of the loss of John, and at the same time so proud to hear about his latest accomplishments in Georgia. I'm certain that he made a difference for so many children and their families there. He is the reason that I teach in Canandaigua and am raising my own children there. I will remember him as my sweet principal back in high school, and as a respected leader in my profession. His combination of humor and sensitivity was a wonderful one. As I write this, I am also reminded of being proud and encoraged as an awkward eighth grader, that I shared the same first name with my kind and pretty teacher, Mrs. Stephanie Cooper. May God bless you all as you carry on with John in your hearts. His life touched the hearts of many... With Love, Stephany Elmer-Scott

Posted by: Liz and Eric Brown
Wed August 01, 2007
My Dearest Stephanie, We are so sorry for your loss of Coop. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Our love, Liz and Eric

Posted by: Lisa Presnell-Kirkus
Thu August 02, 2007
I feel blessed to have shared in Cindy & Johnny's wedding and having met Mr. Cooper. Thank you for making me feel special. My prayers are with you.

Posted by: Terry Quetschenbach
Fri August 03, 2007
We sorry to hear about your loss. My daughter (QUEST student) has a wonderful memory of him coming into her classroom to say thank you for a letter she wrote to him. May God be with you and your family. The Quetschenbach Family in Hilton

Posted by: Mike and Debby Foster
Fri August 03, 2007
Dearest Stephanie, Tara, & Johnny, Our love and deepest sympathies go out to you. May you have many wonderful memories of Coop to hold in your hearts always. We will miss him a great deal. So glad we got to see him in June. Please know you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Please let us know when you are planning the service in New York. We will be there for you. Love, The Fosters

Posted by: Sarah and Richard Vittoria
Mon August 06, 2007
Stephanie,Tara,and John, We both had the great honor of working with John at the South Buffalo Charter School. John spent a great deal of time in my (Sarah) classroom especially, writing a Halloween book with my students. They loved every moment he spent in our classroom as did I. I cant express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with such a great man. He loved you all so very much and spoke of you often. We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sarah and Rich Vittoria

Posted by: Todd Broady
Mon August 06, 2007
My condolences to your family. Dr Cooper was my Principal at Wayne Central High School in 1981. He was a kind person who made it a point to say "HI" to everyone at the school when he started. After reading what he'd accomplished since leaving Wayne Central, I know he'll be missed. Again please accept my condolences. Todd Broady Wayne Central '81

Posted by: Nikki Davis
Tue August 07, 2007
Dear Stephanie, Tara and Johnny, I am so sorry for your tragic loss and will be praying for all of you to find peace. May the love and support from family and friends bring you some comfort at this time of great sadness. With Sympathy, Nikki Davis

Posted by: Pam Romero and family
Tue August 07, 2007
Tara, Johnny, Mrs. Cooper and extended families, our condolences to you for your loss. Dr. Cooper was a wonderful person, who touched many people's lives, and whose memories will live on forever. We are keeping you our hearts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything. May God be with you. The Romero family

Posted by: Gene Davidson
Sun August 12, 2007
John was like a father to me. As a person, John showed me the true meaning of dedication and commitment to his family and profession. He showed me how passionate one is when making the lives of others better through teaching and giving back through education. John left his mark many. John was an articulate man who could deliver a speech for hundreds or thousands and have every person in the room be just as interested at the end as they were from his opening remarks. John had that way of delivering the exceptional. He was a wonderful man who always giving back to others, more importantly family, who he loved so dearly. I will remember John in many ways, but most of all as a wounderful man who did gods work for the children and did it exceptionally well. I will remember him for the loving way he would razz me. Two of the biggest was being 45 minutes late the first time I met him and the earring I wore in the early stages of my relationship with Tara. I am proud to have been your son-in-law and will never forget what you did for me and how you took me in as your own. I will miss our time together on the golf course, and Disney especially, but most of all I will miss you just because of who you were and what you meant to Tara, Cooper, Zachary, and me. I Love You!!!!

Posted by: George Iannacone
Mon August 13, 2007
For many summers at Claremont, California I attended IDEA. It was joy to know and share that experience with John. He was always an idealist, full of charm, smiles, and a belief in his calling. Those of us who knew him will remember him.

Posted by: Jodi Marano
Thu August 16, 2007
Sharing your loss and reflecting on fond memories. May the love in your heart and from those who care be of comfort. Thinking of all of you. Peace and love, Jodi

Posted by: Lesa Marano-Urquhart
Thu August 16, 2007
Stephanie,John,and Tara; I'm Sondra's middle daughter.... It's been years since I've seen you all. I just recently heard of your loss and felt compelled to let you know how deeply sorry and saddened I am. I have only wonderful childhood memories of your husband and father. Please know that your in my thoughts and prayers, and that I'm thinking of you all. Lesa Marano-Urquhart and family