Martin "Rick" Cooperider

Born: Tue., Apr. 18, 1950
Died: Thu., Apr. 20, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Apr. 28, 2017
Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 28, 2017
Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church

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Martin E. “Rick” Cooperider, 67, of Somerset, died at 6:36 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at OSU Medical Center.
Rick was born April 18, 1950 in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of the late Lawrence E. and Helen J. Dickson Cooperider.
He was a 1969 graduate of Sheridan High School and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He worked for Utilities Solutions of Ohio and was an avid gardener and loved various projects.
Rick is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debra E. Barker Cooperider, whom he married April 26, 1989; a daughter, Elizabeth (Cody) Garrett of Zanesville; five sisters, Lee Ann (Dave) Hathaway, Kay (Ron) Starr, Susan (Jeff) Nash, Cynthia Cooperider and Amy Kunkler; four brothers, Craig (Deborah) Cooperider, Michael Cooperider, Jamie (Susan) Cooperider and M. Edwin Cooperider; many nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Dianne (Lowell) Yantes, Sally (Mike) Moomaw and Julia (Steve) Keller; three brothers-in-law, Ed (Sherry) Barker, Brent Barker and Bruce (Crissy) Barker; and his mother-in-law, Judith A. Alban.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Brian Cooperider, a niece, Molly Starr, a brother-in-law, Tom Kunkler; and father-in-law, Lewis E. Barker.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday,
April 28, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Stephen Carmody as celebrant. Burial will follow at a later date.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry County Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 724, New Lexington, OH 43764.
Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Deanna Wilson
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Will watch for arrangements. We are here for you.

Tim Miller
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
So sorry for your loss. We have many great memories of Rick. lots of good times. Prayers are with the family.

Terri Heinlein
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
I am so sorry for you loss. I did not get to know Rick but he must have been quite a trooper. He will always be with you in spirit.

Mary Estep
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Rick worked with us at TEC thru USO. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

David Snider
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Rick was a master gardener before the expression
required credentialing. He is now in the employ
of the Master Gardener Himself and the Heavens
will never be the same! We thank Debbie and Elizabeth
for sharing him with us and thank God for the gift
of his life. He touched us in ways great and small. You
ladies remain, as ever, in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, David, Anne and the boys.

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