Rev. J. Finley CooperEpiscopal clergymanThe Rev. J. Finley...

April 13, 1994

Rev. J. Finley Cooper

Episcopal clergyman

The Rev. J. Finley Cooper, who was assigned to Episcopal churches in Baltimore and Cumberland before moving to Mercer Island, Wash., in 1974, died April 4 of cancer at a hospital in Seattle. He was 59.

Mr. Cooper came to Baltimore in 1963 as associate rector of the Church of the Redeemer, where he was responsible for the youth program. He began a fellowship of high school seniors and was master of ceremonies on television programs for youths on WJZ-TV.

He went to Cumberland as rector of Emmanuel Church in 1969. Later, he moved to Mercer Island where he was rector for 10 years of Emmanuel Church.

He was manager of quality improvement for the Commercial Airplane Division of the Boeing Co. for 10 years before his death.

Born in Sylva, N.C., he was a 1957 graduate with honors of the University of North Carolina and earned a master's degree in divinity in 1960 from the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Before coming to Baltimore, he was associate rector of Trinity Church in Asheville, N.C.

He was the author of "Your Response to War," published by the United Church of Christ.

A memorial service was planned for 3 p.m. today in the Chapel of the Church of the Redeemer, Charles Street and Melrose Avenue.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Schaefer; two sons, Adam and Aaron Cooper, both of Seattle; two sisters, Jolene Hobbs of Pomfret and Gail Crissinger of Baltimore; and two brothers, John Cooper of Richmond, Va., and Ronald Cooper of San Diego.

Dr. Paul G. Koukoulas

Dundalk internist

Dr. Paul G. Koukoulas, who practiced internal medicine in Dundalk and was active in Greek Orthodox Church affairs, died Sunday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Lutherville. He was 61.

Dr. Koukoulas had maintained a practice in Dundalk since 1963. He was a member of the staffs of Franklin Square and Church hospitals.

Born on the Greek island of Rhodes, he came to Baltimore at the age of 16. He graduated from Patterson Park High School, Western Maryland College and the University of Maryland medical school.

He served an internship at St. Agnes Hospital and a residency at the Fort Howard Veterans Hospital.

He was a former president of the Parish Council at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and earlier at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. He was a member of the Archdiocesan Council of his church's Archdiocese of North and South America.

He was an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of the Order of St. Andrew.

Services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Demetrios Church, 2504 Cub Hill Road, Cub Hill.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gloria Cutrumbes; a son, George Koukoulas; and daughter, Elaine Koukoulas, all of Lutherville; his mother, Christine Koukoulas of Baltimore; a brother, Manuel Koukoulas of Rosedale; and a sister, Toula Woods of Baltimore.

Michael R. Jacob

Victim of fall, 17

Services for Michael Raymond Jacob, the Broadneck Senior High School senior who was killed Saturday in a fall from a catwalk under the U.S. 50 bridge over the Severn River, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Andrew By the Bay Church, 701 College Ave., Cape St. Claire.

Michael, who was 17 and had lived in Cape St. Claire for six years, was born in San Antonio, Texas.

He began his education in the San Antonio area at the First Baptist Church School in Chapel Hills. After his family moved to Middletown in Frederick County, he attended Myersville Elementary School then Severn River Junior High after the family moved to the Annapolis area.

He liked to play the guitar, sculpt, draw and write poetry.

He is survived by his parents, J. Raymond and Ruth Kelly Jacob; a brother, Paul Jacob of Boulder, Colo.; and three sisters, Sharon Jacob of Miami and Lisa and Susan Jacob, both of Cape St. Claire.


Mary E. Weaver

Brooklyn Park resident

Mary E. Weaver, a longtime resident of Brooklyn Park, died Saturday at Harbor Hospital Center after a stroke. She was 72.

She had lived on Townsend Street near the city line since sh married Charles Weaver 52 years ago. He died last fall.

She was born Mary E. Coates in Rison in Southern Maryland and graduated from Nanjemoy High School in La Plata.

She came to the Baltimore area as a young woman, living first with relatives in Lansdowne and working for a short time in a book bindery.

She was a member of the Townsend Avenue Baptist Church.

Services were planned for 11 a.m. today at Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. McNicol of Baltimore; a son, Gary C. Weaver of Durham, N.C.; three brothers, James Coates of Waldorf, Edward Coates of Louisville, Ky., and Benjamin Coates of Florida; and three grandchildren.

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