Dave Cooper passed away last Friday after an extended illness. Many members of the East Kingdom worked with him at Pennsic, which has been held for years at his family’s campground, Cooper’s Lake. He was a presence with a lasting impact on those who knew him.
Baroness Katherine Barr, former East Kingdom Seneschale, said this about working with Dave. “To me, Dave Cooper was a large reason of what has made Pennsic more than just another event. Although extremely quiet, he was always there, working endlessly, to make our pilgrimage that much better. Some of my favorite memories of Dave would be the way he would acknowledge you by the twinkling in his eyes and the slow smile, or how he could end an entire debate by looking up, uttering one word, ‘no’, and it was over. Dave Cooper truly made our Society better, and I will miss him.”
Funeral services will be held tomorrow in Slippery Rock, PA. His obituary can be found at the New Castle News Online.