Obituaries Related to "Cooley" from New York Times Archive
Working at the Houston cardiology center he founded, Dr. Cooley, in 1969, implanted the first totally artificial heart. His mentor and partner, the renowned surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, felt betrayed.
For decades, Mr. Cooley was a prominent figure in West Coast banking, helping to turn Wells Fargo into a major regional bank.
Mr. Cooley was one of the last links to the beginnings of a firefighting program famed for both efficiency and audacity.
COOLEY--Miss Sara R. 99, died in Lewisburg, PA, July 8, 2004. Burial is in Fairmount cemetery.
COOLEY-E. Mason. Friends, colleagues and family mourn the loss on July 25 of Mason Cooley, noted teacher (College of Staten Island, Columbia University), author, aphorist, member of the Society of Senior Scholars at Columbia University, and great friend. Survived by his cousin, Ann Cooley Sangine of Reston, Virginia. Donations in Mason's name can be made to the College of Staten Island Library, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10314. A memorial is planned for the fall.
COOLEY-Le Roy., age 84, of Toms River, NJ. Husband of Patricia M. Cooley. Father of Barbara Zar and Nancy Cornblatt. Grandfather of Meghan and Kathleen O'Donnell and Jennifer and Suzanne Zar. Formerly employed as Casualty Insurance Manager with M.W. Kellogg Co., NYC. Graduate of Dartmouth College, Class of 1937. Also a Captain in the Army during WW2. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 9AM at QuinnHopping, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River. Visiting on Thursday, 7-9 PM and Friday, 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.
MONTGOMERY-Maxine Cooley. On July 29 at Silver Spring, MD. Wife of Royal M. Montgomery, M.D. Fifty years resident of Forest Hills, NY. Also survived by three children, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
COOLEY-George W. Died suddenly on 3/8/97. Burial to be in Ontario, NY on 3/15/97. For information contact Murphy Funeral Home, Ontario, NY, 1-315-524-4621.
George R. Cooley, an Albany securities broker who established one of the country's first professorships in peace studies at Colgate University in 1972, died Saturday at his home in Rensselaerville, N.Y. He was 90 years old. The Colgate professorship was designated as the Dag Hammarskjold Chair, in honor of the Secretary General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961. Mr. Cooley had been briefly a student at Colgate in 1917 when he left to go into military service.
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