TOPSHAM — Wilber Alvin Cooper, 90, died at a Topsham nursing home Monday, Jan. 16, 2006.
He was born June 29, 1915, a son of Alton and Enza Green Cooper. On April 20, 1946, he married A. Louise Smith.
He graduated from Farmington State Teachers College in 1938 and attended the University of Maine. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and received several ribbons.
He was a bridge painter, taught math and science at Colburn Classical Institute and retired in 1978 from the Maine Highway Commission.
He was active in the Richmond Historical Society, Richmond Days, Richmond Alumni Association, Richmond Sewer District, and the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, where he was a speaker, usher and Sunday School teacher and superintendent. He was a member of the Richmond American Legion and the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay. He received the 1986 Sally Hoyt award for outstanding community service.
He enjoyed the Richmond Players and writing and performing skits.
Survivors include a son, Alvin Cooper of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; a daughter, Carolyn Cooper Case of Brunswick; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services have been arranged by the family. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant ST. Richmond, Me 04357