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Fletcher Ellsworth Cooper
Fletcher Ellsworth Cooper, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 8, 2012. He was the devoted husband of Mary (Lamb) Cooper, with whom he celebrated his 52nd wedding anniversary last week.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on May 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Marjorie (Nicol) Cooper. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was an electrician and owner of Cooper Electric. Fletcher had been the Litchfield Fire Marshall, President of the Bantam Historical Society, and past Post Commander of the Bantam American Legion, Post No. 44. He was also a member of the V.F.W.
An avid historian, he was the author of “The Trains Never Came” and “The Shepaug Railroad 1872 – 1948.” He was very interested in the trains and railroad system and was the unofficial Bantam historian.
Fletcher is survived by his son, David F. Cooper and his wife, Tina, of Torrington; his daughter, Catherine Cooper of Litchfield; and two grandsons, Ryan and Evan, who were the light of his life.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at Bantam Cemetery, Bantam Road, Bantam. Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or online at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx