The other day, I received an email advising that Russ Cooper had passed away. I remember meeting Russ at an Ohio Genealogical Society (www.ogs.org) conference held in Independence, Ohio, during my early days of getting involved in genealogy. He was at the conference representing the North East Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (aka NEOCAG — see http://neocag.net/), of which he was the founder and main driving force for many years. He convinced me to join NEOCAG and since then I have attended many informative meetings of the group.
About 10 years ago, Russ moved from Cleveland to Rochester, New York, where he participated in the Rochester Genealogy Society. I understand that he also volunteered in the Genealogy Room of the Monroe County Library in downtown Rochester. I have done a bit of research there on ancestors who passed through Monroe County on their way to Northeast Ohio. The following link takes you directly to the Local History and Genealogy Department: http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=971.
Here is the obituary that was published in the Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Dec. 14, 2012:
Cooper, C. Russell
Rochester: Monday, December 8, 2014 at age 89. Predeceased by his Brother Lee Cooper. He is survived by his loving Wife of 59 years, Mary; 4 Children, Nancy Cooper (Martin) Lineham of Rochester, NY, Russell (Mary) Cooper of Cleveland, OH, Laura (Thomas) Poovakad of Boston, MA, Linda (Jonathan) Angles of New York City; 10 Grandchildren; Brother, Robert Cooper of Salem, OR; Sister, Virginia (Sidney) Nolte of Dallas, TX and many Nieces & Nephews.
A private service will be held by the family.
Here is the link to the obit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=173460065#sthash.6GnlLyol.dpuf.