E. Bernard Cooper, 87, a retired postal clerk, died of cancer Dec. 9 at the Calhoun Street home of his daughter.
A memorial mass was being offered today at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 3121 Walbrook Ave.
Mr. Cooper, who had lived on Mount Street for many years, retired in 1963 after having worked for the Postal Service since 1924. Earlier, he taught elementary school in Baltimore for several years.
Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Douglass High School and from what is now Coppin State College.
At the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, he was a member of the stewardship committee, the St. Andrew Society and the bowling team.
He also belonged to several social clubs: the Couples, the Peepers and Pipers, and the Daytimers bridge club.
His first wife, the former Katherine Brown, died in 1962. His second wife, the former Gertrude Green, died Sept. 15.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Morton; a stepson, Claude D. Urquhart; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.