In Memory

Jay Cooperider

Jay committed suicide and died November 13, 2006.  Details can be found here:

Jay also inspired an annual 5k to benefit mental health awareness.  You can visit the site here:

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06/17/14 09:21 PM #1    

Chris Becherer

Jay- it's almost our 35th reunion and I'm sad that your one I won't be able to catch up with you..

Im not sure how many Of our classmates got to know you, but those who didn't have no idea what a good guy you were!! You transferred in our junior year(I won't mention why!) and you fit right in with our class. I remember you picking me up for school almost every day our senior year and everyday we were late! It was nice to be eighteen as a senior wouldn't you say buddy? We always arrived stoned, and fashionably late to Our history class. Every time you signed in that you had a flat tire and I always signed that I rode with you. On the last day of school you brought in a tire with you that you had pounded in about a hundred nails and set it right on Mrs. rheas desk!!! I'm not sure we ever laughed as hard as we did that day!!!  Thanks for all the memories Jay- I love you Buddy!!

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