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.