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Condolences to the Cooper Family- Retired Clifton Fire Lieutenant



Kevin D. 64, life-long resident of Clifton, NJ, went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, March 2, 2017 after a valiant two-year battle with leukemia.

A graduate of Eastern Christian Schools, Kevin served the City of Clifton for twenty-six years as a firefighter, retiring in 2010 as Lieutenant of Truck 2. After retiring, he drove for Chief Trucking Co. in Wayne, NJ. He loved fixing things, helping anyone who needed help, working on his antique cars, and especially spending time with family.

Kevin enjoyed singing and participated in, among others, the Cathedral Choir, Belleville Choir, Living Word Choir, and Male Chorus for many years. He also loved working in his garden. As a member of Living Word Reformed Church, he served as Deacon. Kevin was a member of FMBA Local #21 in Clifton, the Antique Automobile Association of America (ACAA) and Tinker T’s.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; loved by his five children and their spouses: Laura Kuehlke (Rob), Kim Figueroa (Dave), David Coole (Inna), Kristen Byrne (Mike), and Lindsay Petruno (Chris); adored by his grandchildren: Anthony, Danny, Analyse, Michael, Joseph, Bella, Gabriella, and Kayla; his mother Alida (Houthuysen); brothers: Paul and Peter (Lois); sisters: Jan Van Someren (Bernie), Ellen Tintle (Todd), and Emily; sister-in-law, Nancy; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Nick and brother, Mark.

Visiting will be Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9PM at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Rd., Clifton, NJ 07012 , with a private family burial on Wednesday morning followed by an 11AM Memorial Service at the Living Word Reformed Church, 21 Pleasant View Drive, North Haledon, NJ. 07508 with repast following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Living Word Reformed Church.