Robert Joel Cooper, 63, Burgettstown, Pa., died suddenly at his home June 30, 2011. He was born in Newton, Mass. on May 21,1948, the son of the late Milton and Lillian Brown Cooper.

Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home in Hopedale, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. with services there on Wed. July 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Clergy Jim Pitzer. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.