Allegany- Hanford L. Cooper, a longtime Allegany resident, passed away Thursday (March 11, 2021) at the Olean General Hospital.
Born May 22, 1927 in Rushford, he was the son of Margaret Cooper.
Hanford was a first a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and served with military police. He received the Victory Medal, Asian Pacific Medal, and the American Theater Medal. Hanford later enlisted with the United States Navy, served during the Korean Conflict and was a fireman with the Navy. He went to work for CSX railroad until his retirement.
Surviving are two daughters; Barbara (Kevin) Helfrich of Orchard Park, Melinda (Roy) Starling of Oviedo, Florida; two sons; Donald Cooper of Allegany, and William Cooper of Irvine California; two grandchildren, Kevin Cooper and Melanie Cooper; one great-granddaughter, Kadence Cooper; and one sister.
He was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Brant.
A graveside service for Hanford will be held on Tuesday (March 23, 2021) at 11am at the Mt. View Cemetery, Veterans Field of Honor with full military honors accorded by the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post #892.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. If you would like to express a condolence, please visit, www.guentherfh.com.
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