Jerome "Jerry" I Cooperman, 91, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his residence in Cary, North Carolina. The family will gather for a private service on Tuesday August 23, 2016. Jerry was born December 22, 1924, in New York, to Arthur and Ida (Kirshner) Cooperman. He married Miriam Fine, of Meriden CT in June 1952 and was happily married until her death in 1982. He served in the navy during WWII and then went on to receive his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from New York University in 1952. He had a distinguished career as an electrical engineer for Harry Diamond Labs, Department of the Army until his retirement in the 1980s. He lived in Kensington, Maryland for many years before moving to Riderwood Village in Silver Spring. He then moved to Cary, North Carolina in 2014 to be closer to family. His hobbies included working with computers and he volunteered for many years for Project Reboot in Maryland. He also enjoyed playing bridge, and was very creative in making mosaics, mobiles and other artistic creations. He was proud to be a lifetime member of IEEE.
Jerry is survived by his three children, son Charles (Chuck) Cooperman and his wife Pamela Cooperman of Highland MD, his daughter Cynthia Sollod and husband Steve Sollod of Raleigh, NC, and daughter Robin Eberle and husband Joe Eberle of Cape Coral, FL; two grandsons Jonathan Eberle and his wife Caite Eberle, and Mathew Eberle; great granddaughter Sadie Eberle; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Judith Eberle. He will be buried at Judean Gardens in Olney, Maryland next to his beloved wife.
Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg will be handling final arrangements. Donations may be made to the Hearing and Speech Fund at the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Office of External Relations, 0145 Tydings Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 http://ter.ps/HESPfund or to Transitions Hospice of Wake County, NC 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 http://transitionslifecare.org/services/hospicecare/
All who met Jerry would agree that he was highly knowledgeable, willing to share his knowledge, generous, helpful, and kind.