Cooley, James R.

March 16, 2006

JAMES R. COOLEY, 63, of Reisterstown, died of Melanoma on Monday, March 13, 2006 at Gilchrist Hospice. Born in Middletown, CT on July 13, 1952, the son of the late James Love Cooley and Anita Gore Cooley, he lived in the Baltimore area since 1975. He was employed by the AAI corporation for 28 years where he was a Principal Engineer in the Training and Simulation product area. He developed designs for radar applications, one of which earned him a US patent that is recognized internationally. He was honored with the Win Barr award for Innovation in 1997. Jim was an avid mountain climber, having ascended 37 of the 48 4, 000-foot peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He was a memeber of the Appalachian Club and the Mt Washingtonn Observatory. He also enjoyed bicycle riding and supported Rails to Trails. He is survived by his wife Tammy Baran; his sons Jimmy Cooley and his wife Becca Edson of Cambridge, MA, and John Cooley of Cambridge, MA; his step-daughter, Jennifer Stoner of Lutherville, MD; his mother, Anita Cooley of Portland, CT; and his sisters Ann Cooper of Olathe, KS, Lynn Cooley of Gilford, CT, Pamela Blandino of Paxton, MA, and Amanda of Natick, MA. A Memorial Service will be held at the Monkton United Methodist Church, 1930 Monkton Road on Saturday March 18, beginning at 3 P.M. The Rev. Stacey Nickerson will officiate. Due to severe allergies, the family requests that flowers not be sent. Donations in his memory may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA, 02108.

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