Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Cooper James Thompson

Cooper James Thompson passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024. The son of Jaime Foehr and Jacob Thompson, Cooper was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania on August 3, 2010.

Cooper was able to light up a room like no one else in his family with an energy that was sometimes contagious, usually outrageous, but always purely him. Coop had more talent in his body than he knew what to do with … and spread it out amongst a variety of activities. An avid skateboarder, Coop participated in amateur skate competitions, filmed as many of his tricks and lines as he could, and was always down for a skating session, inside or out, no matter the weather.

Music was Cooper’s other passion. He had no real dislikes, having the most eclectic mix of artists and bands that he enjoyed. Coop could be found jamming out to a reggae band, grunge group or a metal act. Both of his parents enjoyed taking Cooper to see live bands. It was always a highlight for him and them.

He also played a variety of instruments at a high level. Cooper’s talents stretched through multiple instruments, with a one-man band mantra always in his head. He played drums, guitar and bass guitar in multiple school and recreational settings over the last several years. He was always learning a new riff or fill and couldn’t wait to put it on display for anyone who would listen.

Celebrating Cooper forever are his mother, Jaime Foehr, and her partner, Stephen Guiliana; father, Jacob Thompson, and his partner, Becky Hall; as well as his siblings, Jackson, Davis, Nora, Michael and Zachary. Also, Cooper was lucky to have a giant extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of family and school friends that he was able to share himself with for 13 amazing years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Blairstown Fire Department, 5 Stillwater Road, Blairstown, on Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please feel free to join the family to talk all things Cooper and celebrate all the smiles that he was able to provide.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Cooper’s name to the Footbridge Skate and Arts Project. A GoFundMe link and more information can be found on the Blairstown Enhancement Committee website blairstownbec.com. This project is an effort from dedicated members of the community to install a skatepark in the Blairstown area. Cooper was extremely excited about the possibility and opportunity to have a place to ride so close to home.