November 20, 1946 - June 24, 2012
Attica – James W. Cooley, 65, of Attica died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 20, 1946 in Batavia, the son of the late Leon and Betty Cooley.
Jim married his high school sweetheart, Mary K. Spink in 1966 and has two children; Jacqueline and James (Tracie), along with three grandchildren; Ryan, Mia and Gwenyth. He is also survived by his sisters; Patricia (John) Block, Peggy (Everett) Snyder and Denise (Roger) Durfee.
Mr. Cooley served four years in the US Air Force and a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
There will be no calling hours or memorial service. A celebration of Jim’s life will be at the Attica Hotel on Wednesday, June 27th beginning at noon.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the Attica Fire Department or Mercy Flight.
June 27, 2012 : A celebration of James W. Cooley’s life at the Attica Hotel - 4:00 PM
Jul 18.12 from Barb (Mitchell) Upright:
Mary - We were so sorry to hear about Jim's passing - what a great guy he was - so many laughs & I will never forget him with his binoculars in the parking lot at work many years ago! Take care of yourself and cherish the many memories you have.
Barb & Corky
Jul 8.12 from Ken & Diane Standish:
We are so sorry, Mary, for the loss of Jim. He will be missed by so many people. May God hold him in the palm of his hand.
Jun 27.12 from Jay & Lyn Stockholm:
This man will be truly missed. He leaves us with an unconceivable amount of great memories. We are thankful to have become such good friends with the entire Cooley family over the years. God Bless!
Jun 27.12 from Diane Wheeler Vosburg:
I am so sorry for your loss... I don't know what to say... I have known you all so long. Diane
Jun 27.12 from Janette patterson:
My deepest sympathy to the family of Jim.my thoughts and prayers are with u all at this time..he will be truly missed.R.I.P. Cooley
Jun 27.12 from Don and Jane Beechler:
Jim was a wonderful man. He was very charitable and he always thought about those in need before himself. He was loved by so many people, we will miss him.
Jun 26.12 from howard & evelyn barraclough Jr:
we are so sorry for your loss.always keep the great memories in your hearts.
Jun 26.12 from RJ and Tammy Kantowski:
RIP Mr. Cooley!!! Hearts and prayers go out to the family!!! Godspeed my friend!!!
Jun 26.12 from Paul Nichiporuk:
He will be missed, always loved when you two would stop into Bohns to visit with me.
Jun 26.12 from Elaine & John Benton:
He will be missed by so many people - his life was full and we will all miss him - but he will never be forgotten - prayers to all of you - elaine & John
Jun 26.12 from Sarah:
I knew Jim - he was a good man, and he will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Jun 26.12 from Mike & Linda Jamalkowski:
I wasn't one of Jim inner circle, but I had gotten to know him over the years as you do anyone in Attica, if you've lived here for any amount of time. We are very sorry for your loss! He was a fun loving & outgoing individual & appeared to like being in a 'people' business. Alife well lived, but a life too short! Our prayers! Jamo
Jun 26.12 from Denise (White) Rader:
Jackie, Jim and family so sorry for your loss, although I met your father just the one time at Wendy Jerge's shower he seemed like a very nice man...I pray for you all in this time of sorrow...
Jun 26.12 from Bill Stedman:
My family knew Jim for many years. He was a hard worker, honest, a good family man, and an irreplaceable asset to all of Attica. He will be greatly missed. Dorothy Stedman and myself send our prayers to the family.
Jun 25.12 from Jane Stephens:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was always very pleasant and willing to please his customers.