Mr. Marc Ryan Cooper of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey passed away on January 15, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center. He was a 2009 graduate of Mountain Lakes High School, where he was a member of the varsity football team. In 2014, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, and was applying for his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He had numerous specialty certifications, and worked as a personal trainer and Physical Therapy Tech.
Marc was a founding member of the Corpus Christi chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity and worked with the Wounded Warrior Project as his service pledge. He was an avid snowboarder, and enjoyed ski trips to the Italian, French and Swiss Alps, Whistler-Blackcomb, Colorado, and Vermont. He also traveled to the Caribbean, Windward Islands, and cruised the Mediterranean. While in Texas, he learned wakeboarding and kiteboarding. He loved sports cars and tried his hand at car racing. He enjoyed all types of music, and played guitar and drums. Marc spoke fluent Spanish.
Marc was able to give the gift of life through the NJ Sharing Network. So far, he has saved the lives of 5 transplant recipients with his organ donations, and will be helping up to 40 people in the coming days. He was honored with a flag raising ceremony at Morristown Medical Center on the day of his donations.
He is survived by his parents Jean C. Abbott and Dr. Roger W. Cooper Jr. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Dorothea C. Abbott, brothers and sister; James (and Jennifer) Cooper, Jonathan (and Danielle) Cooper, Caroline Cooper (and fiancé, Adam May), and Matthew Cooper, and nieces and nephews; James Jr., Joey, Ellie, Lynny, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 2-5 pm, with a Family Service at 4 pm. Donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.