Robert Thomas Cooney

Robert Thomas Cooney

Robert Thomas “Bob” Cooney, 93, of Midland and formerly of Warren, MI, died early Monday morning, June 1, 2020 at his home surround by his loving family. He was born June 24, 1926 in Detroit, son of the late John and Irene (Louzon) Cooney. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army with the 775th Tank battalion stationed in the Philippines. He had also served as radio operator helping planes find their way home. After the war Bob owned his own television repair shop and worked for Chrysler in the automation department. On February 19, 1966 he married the former Theresa Frys in Detroit. She survives him. He was also employed by Airco Welding in Detroit for many years and went on to be co-owner of Baker’s Gas and Welding in Lincoln Park until his retirement in 1988. Shortly after retirement he and Theresa moved to Midland and started to develop their property which he referred to as paradise. Bob was always building something, whether it was toys for the kids, furniture for the family or projects around the house. He was funny and enjoyed hassling people in a playful manner. He always made time for his family and often could be found out playing with his children after work. Surviving besides his wife Theresa of over 54 years, are his four children, grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his three brothers and six sisters. A private family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed through waresmithwoolever.com.
June 24, 1926 - June 1, 202006/24/192606/01/2020
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Karen Carnright
June 26
Where do you begin to reflect on a lifetime of an uncle who was always so sweet, kind and funny. From my early years I remember him terrifying you by "stealing" your nose off your face then tickling you until you laughed so hard you nearly wet your pants. The years of ma... Continue Reading
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Tina Forest
June 4
US Flag was posted for Robert Thomas Cooney.
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Phil Pertner
June 2
My favorite great uncle Bob may you rest in peace and say hello to my Joe and my dad in heaven, Bob, John and Dick were my dad’s heroes that he always idolized because of all their accomplishments in life. I’ll never forget all the great times at ma’s house getting put i... Continue Reading