Danny J. Cooper, 43, of rural Newcomerstown, died Monday afternoon, April 2, 2018 in the Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia with his family by his side.

He was born May 30, 1974 in Cleveland, and was the son of John (step-mother Darlene) Cooper of Parma, and Alice M. Cartney Cooper of Stone Creek.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, James D'Ambrosia; a brother, John W. Cooper; and a sister, Roselee Cooper.

Danny worked at various jobs, most recently in quality control at Express Packing, Inc. at Newcomerstown. A skilled woodworker, he was adept at sanding and refinishing, a talent he utilized to make useful items for his family. He and his wife were fond of spending time fishing at Salt Fork Lake and in the Tuscarawas River near their home. He also enjoyed swimming, camping and exhibited enthusiasm for collecting and recycling.

He is survived by his wife, Annemarie E. Cooper, whom he married Sept. 30, 2012; three step-sons, Thomas W. (Heather) Thompson of Newcomerstown, and Andrew T. (Lisa) Thompson and Steven R. Thompson, both of West Lafayette; two sisters April M. Cooper of Stone Creek and Sarah Rose Cooper of Columbus; two step-sisters, Patricia Slovinsky and Tammy Hupcej, both of Cleveland; a niece, Rain Wilson, and a nephew Caleb Wilson, both of Stone Creek; and his canine companion, his dachshund "Cookie."

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville. No calling hours are scheduled. Contributions in Danny's memory may be made to the Coshocton County Animal Shelter, 21755 Township Road 164, Coshocton, Ohio 43812. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.