Barbara Cooper, age 71, of Binghamton went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2013. She was predeceased by her father, Frances Bendert. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Cooper, Binghamton; her mother Helen Bendert, Binghamton; her sister, Kathleen Metcalf, Oldsmar, Florida; her two daughters, Laura Taylor, Binghamton and Karen Cooper of Arlington, Virginia; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Christina Cooper, Binghamton and John and Alice Cooper of Kirkwood; three grandchildren, Kasey Lasky, Gabriella Cooper and Christopher Cooper, all of Binghamton. Barbara was a member of St. Paul's Church, a retired employee of the Research Foundation for SUNY, and a former employee of Singer-Link. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the Fischer-Scholder Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Chenango Street and 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.