Dr. Louis Cooper A”H

Dear Members & Friends,

Baruch Dayan HaEmes. Dr. Louis Cooper, a’H, passed away yesterday evening right before Shabbos, after a very difficult battle with pancreatic cancer.

A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 7:15 pm at the Silver Spring Jewish Center, 1401 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20902. Shiva & Funeral information will follow once burial arrangements are finalized.May Levi Yitzchak Ben Shaul HaKohen’s Neshama have an Aliyah, Amen.


Condolences to Laura Cooper, Erin Stiebel (Cooper), Cindy Bauman and the entire Cooper family on the passing of our beloved member and friend, Dr. Louis Cooper, Levi Yitzchak HaCohen ben Rachel. The funeral was held on Erev Yom Kippur, in Savannah, Georgia. Shiva was completed before Yom Kippur.


Written by his son, Steven Cooper

This past week was full of devastating losses, none to us could compare to the loss of our father, Dr. Louis I Cooper. After a grueling 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer, it seems the one thing he dedicated his career to helping others with, sadly took his, well before his time. As storms ripped through the East coast, pains of loss ripped through our family, our friends, and nearly everyone’s life that he touched. The Cooper family lost a deeply loved and cherished patriarch. Silver Spring lost a beloved friend, neighbor, and source of righteous inspiration in their community.

dr-louis-cooper-familySavannah lost a home grown hero, who’s start there, provided the foundation and drive to champion the lives of so many children everywhere. Etz Chayim Hee, one of his favorite songs to harmonize with us, will never be the same. This photo was from last year, and really shows OUR own Etz Chayim.

Our rich family traditions are the roots, and Dad was our trunk, our foundation. We branch out and learn, and grow, and he will always be our source of strength and catalyst for our constant desire to learn, inspire, and help others. He will always touch everything that we do. To say that he would be missed, is such an understatement. It’s hard to imagine not having him here. We can only try to build and grow from everything he taught us and use it as a template for our children, and our children’s children. Driving through storm torn areas, and seeing so many trees destroyed, I can tell you that OUR TREE, our own Etz Chayim, took a tremendous impact, but the strength of its foundation will hold us together.

We love you and miss you and will never forget.