Pet care specialist, loved dogs

A memorial service will take place Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Aurora for Mary Susan "Sue" Cooper, 48, of Stow, who died Feb. 2, 2013 at Hospice Care Center in Copley.

The Rev. James M. Daprile will officiate. Friends will be received at the church one-half hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 27, 1964 in Erie, Pa., to Richard Joseph and Anne Marie (Aleksandrowicz) Lipinski. She was a pet care specialist for more than 20 years.

She volunteered endless hours working with Urgent Ohio Dogs, a community project to network dogs in need of new homes.She also had a passion for gardening, caring for more than 200 daylily varieties. She created her own varieties through hybridization.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, David K. Cooper; son Tyler Alexander Cooper of Stow; mother Anne Lipinski of Summerville, S.C.; brothers, Tim (Natthanicha) Lipinski of Hat Yai, Thailand and Christopher Lipinski of Myrtle Beach, S/C.; sisters Cathy (Elmer) Cabotage of Columbus, Judy (Gregg) Lozanoff of Aurora and Lauren (Richard) Eisen of Denver, CO; and sister-in-law Laure Lipinski of Stow.

She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Richard "Rick" Lipinski.

Contributions in her honor to help dogs in need can be made to Urgent Ohio, Box 26162, Akron 44319. Any checks should be made out to Urgent Ohio.

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.