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Sherod Cooper

Sherod Monroe Cooper Jr.

January 28, 1927 - February 11, 2020
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Sherod Monroe Cooper, Jr. passed away on February 11, 2020 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Norristown, PA on January 28, 1927. He was married to Janet Cooper (nee Williams) on June 27, 1953.
He joined the Merchant Marines in 1945 and served in the US Army from 1946-47. He received his PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and taught at the University of Maryland from 1957 to 1989. After retiring, he volunteered with Project Liberty Ship, restoring the John W. Brown and he wrote Liberty Ship: The Voyages of the John W. Brown 1942 – 1946, published by the Naval Institute Press in 1997. He also published The Sonnets of Astrophel and Stella in 1963.

Sherod was preceded in death by his son, Sherod M. Cooper, III. He is survived by his wife Janet; brother, Everett (Karen) Cooper; sons, Stephen (Una) and David (Renee) Cooper; daughter, Elizabeth (Kendall) Judy; daughter-in-law, Debra Cooper; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; cousins, Ken and Roger Morley, and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at the Heritage Harbour Lodge, 959 River Strand Loop, Annapolis, MD on Saturday, February 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Project Liberty Ship, Inc. PO Box 25846 Highlandtown Station, Baltimore, MD 21224.
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Melanie Marcotte

Posted at 06:14pm
Our Deepest sympathies to the Cooper family.
May your memories of a life well lived give you comfort during this difficult time.
Thank you all for your service.
Respectfully, Family of John W. Brown
Melanie-Lynne (Brown) Marcotte
SE

Steve Edwards

Posted at 03:12pm
Gail and I send condolences to Dave, Renee, and the entire family. It looks like Mr Cooper lived a full, productive life.
Steve Edwards

Raymond Scalettar

Posted at 12:54pm
Dear Janet, Everett,Karen and family, My sincere condolences on the passing of Sherod. I always enjoyed our conversations and the wonderful visit and cruise I had with him on the John Brown. I regret that I will not be able to be with you at the Celebration of his live and his contributions to family and humanity.
With love and fond memories,
Ray Scalettar
VT

Virginia Thompson

Posted at 12:40pm
I did not know Sherod that well, but extend my condolences to his wife, Janet, whom I do know and to their family.
With sympathy, Ginnie Thompson
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