Lee Cooperman, 85, of Avon, Connecticut died Saturday morning, July 7, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital. The son of the late Sarah and Louis Cooperman, Lee was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Lee is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Weinstein) Cooperman, his best friend and partner of 64 years. He is also survived by his son, Peter Cooperman, and Peter?s wife, Helen Carlton-Cooperman, of Avon as well as his daughter, Cathy Cooperman Dusza, and his beloved granddaughter, Molly Dusza, both also of Avon. Lee?s late sister, Beatrice Cooperman Jaffe, lived in Boca Raton, Florida, where her husband, Sy Jaffee, still resides. Lee?s brother-in-law, Colonel Kenneth Weinstein, and his wife, Norma Weinstein, live in Bay Harbor Island, Florida. Colonel Sandy Weinstein, another brother-in-law to Lee, and his wife, Arlene, live in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Lee graduated from Weaver High and went on to attend Pratt Institute in New York, where he studied graphic design and advertising. A First Lieutenant in the Army, he was a veteran of World War II. He served in the South Pacific Theater, Leyte Gulf, Luzon Campaign, Manila. From 1977-1997 Lee was President of Lee Cooperman Associates, Inc., an advertising and graphic design company. He was Executive Vice-President of The Fox Press, a printing company, from 1947 -1977. Of all his accomplishments he was most proud of his work with Big Brothers of Greater Hartford, where he served on the Board of Directors. In addition, he served two terms on the Advertising Club of The Greater Hartford Board of Directors. He did volunteer work for Junior Achievement of Hartford, The Greater Hartford United Way and The Greater Hartford Easter Seal Corporate Gifts Program. In his latter years, he gave liberally of his time to various committees at the Farmington Woods Condominium Association, where he lived for thirty years. Lee was a man of great spirit and energy. In addition to a full and satisfying professional life, Lee dedicated himself to countless civic and community projects; however, absolutely nothing was more important to him than his family and friends. Loyalty, integrity and compassion were the values by which he steered his course in life. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and countless friends. A special thanks to the wonderful staff of St. Francis Hospital, who did all that they could for Lee and did so with respect and compassion. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 9, 2007 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein?s Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with interment in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, East Granby. A memorial period will be observed at Lee?s home, 80 Byron Drive, Avon, Monday, following the funeral. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden 06450 or to a charity of the donor?s choice. For further information, directions or to share memories of Lee with his family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortury.com.