Steve Charles Cooper
Steve Charles Cooper, 68, of Lake Toxaway and La Quinta, California, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.
His life was filled with devotion to his wife, Carla Cooper, music, and close friends and relatives.
He had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia for 14 years.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he had an innate love and interest in music from his early childhood days, including learning and playing the piano, which he went on to master. His musicality was instrumental in shaping his adult life: first playing guitar in Cincinnati-area rock and roll bands in the 1960s and 1970s, to selling pianos and keyboards for the Baldwin Piano Company early in his career, all the way up through performing and writing music the last year of his life.
He was a caring, passionate and sensitive individual who in a most graceful way expressed loving support to his friends and family. A retired Johnson and Johnson medical sales executive, he most recently worked closely with teaching hospitals at the leading U.S. cancer research hubs to deliver immune cell therapy protocols to lymphoma patients.
In addition to Carla Cooper, his wife of 41 years, he is survived by his sister, Lisa Holmes, and brother, Jay Cooper, both of Cincinnati.
A celebration of his life will be conducted in Lake Toxaway in late spring.