The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 2, 2014

Bert Cooper

ALUM BANK — COOPER – Bert, 77, Alum Bank, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was born  Oct. 22, 1936, in Mundys Corner, daughter of the late Vincent and Inez (Toner) Nealen. In October 1978, she married Eric Conibear. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Alice Tewart. She is survived by her husband, Eric; sons, Vincent Cooper, and wife, Sheryl, Schellsburg, and Patrick Cooper, and wife, Clare, Frostburg, Md.; siblings, Priscilla, and husband, Joe Kozorosky, Nanty Glo;  Jacob Nealen, Avondale, W. Va.; Ronald, and wife, Connie Nealen, Mundys Corner; William, and wife, Betty Nealen, Mundys Corner; Vincent, and wife, Irene Nealen, Owensboro, Ky.; Teresa, and husband, Bill Harker, Mundys Corner; Linda, and husband, Ray Walk, Charlotte, N.C.; and Elaine, and husband, Lee Hildebrand, Mundys Corner; four grandchildren, Vincent Paul Cooper Jr., Christina Herbert, Brittany Cooper and Lance Cooper; and brother-in-law, William Tewart, Mundys Corner. Bert was an Appaloosa horse breeder. She had a passion for horses and Yorkies. She was an avid photographer. She lived in Calvert County, Maryland, for 19 years. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank,  with memorial service immediately following, Father Bob Reese officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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