Dermot Lionel Cooper, Sr., a staff commodore of the Pacific Mariners Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, passed away September 29th in Pasadena. He was 70.

Cooper was born September 4th, 1937 in Dublin, Ireland. He attended Christian Brothers Schools and came to the United States in 1963.

Cooper worked in the composition room at the Los Angeles Times for 18 years and also owned Cooper Graphics in Pasadena. He retired in 2003.

A lifelong sailor, Cooper learned his skills as a child, sailing on Dublin Bay and the Liffey River.

He was an active member of the Pacific Mariners Yacht Club and served as commodore in 1997. At the yacht club, Cooper annually hosted the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, and was also a member of the Blue Gavel.

Cooper is survived by his children, Dermot Jr., Darren and Fiona; eight grandchildren; two brothers; nieces and nephews; and friends and loved ones, including Mike and Candy Blumenthal and Jack Barrish.

Memorial services for Cooper are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13th, at the Pacific Mariners Yacht Club, 13915 Panay Way, Marina del Rey.

Rosary is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, October 12th, at Cabot and Sons, 300 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena.

Memorial gifts in his name may be sent to the City of Hope, Attn. Central Processing, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte 91010.