Cooper remembered as dedicated civil servant

The city of Wellsville lost one of its most community-oriented citizens when E. Lynn Cooper passed away Sunday after a year long battle with Colon Cancer. Funeral services were conducted earlier today for the man who, in his 62 years of life, dedicated 26 years to making Wellsville City a better place for everyone who lived there.As a city councilman, volunteer firefighter, and Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Wellsville is largely the way it is today due to his efforts. City manager Don Hartle praised the late Cooper for his willingness to serve others. “In my opinion,” Hartle says, “after 26 years on the council Lynn had an impact on everybody’s life. I think one of the things that really impressed me most about Lynn, not only because of his leadership and his dedication, but all things that happen in the city.”Like Founder’s Day, Lynn is up helping anybody and everybody every year. Our Memorial (Day) service, he’s out getting chairs for the elderly to sit down. Those little things that most people never see, those are the things that really impressed me about Lynn.”Cooper had planned on running for council again this year after being beat out by only three votes in 2007 to current council member Jackie Orton. Due to advancing health concerns with his cancer, Cooper did not file to run again. Cooper is survived by his three children and wife, April Hatch Cooper.

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