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Phil Cooper great citizen

Published 8:57am Friday, November 16, 2012

Phil Cooper was a dear friend, not just to me, but to anyone who ever met him. He was gifted in so many and varied ways that he could make a meaningful contribution to almost any pursuit – and he always did. His winning and warm personality made working with him a joy. His work with the Tryon Concert Association for more than two decades was legendary; he enriched the quality of life beyond measure, not only for concert-goers, but for the concert association organization as well.  Phil Cooper was clearly a singular Class Act!

- Bill Wuehrmann, Tryon

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