In Memoriam: Barry Berlin

In Memoriam: Barry Berlin


On July 19, 2019, Barry Berlin passed away unexpectedly at the age of 79.  On that day, the world lost a kind soul and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  His generosity and selflessness were demonstrated through the inception of Coop’s Hoops, which has been instrumental in changing the lives of many children. 

He was a constant supporter of everything done to honor Cooper’s legacy. And like Cooper, Barry was a huge fan of Clyde Frasier’s from way back. Perhaps even Clyde’s number one fan. 

Barry, his wife Barbara, and Walter “Clyde” Frazier in 2019.

Barry is truly missed by the many people who dearly loved him, but he lives on through his family and through Cooper’s legacy, which is now bonded together with his.  As Coop’s Hoops continues to grow, we will remember Barry and his wonderful contributions.


Cooper’s mom, Dana Lerner advocates for safer streets in NYC on Pix11 – December 10, 2019

Cooper’s mom, Dana Lerner, was on Pix11 in December 2019 to talk about traffic safety in NYC.

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Dana Lerner talks about her son, Cooper, and the human cost of reckless driving in NYC: Families for Safe Streets, July 2019

Dana Lerner, Member of Families For Safe Streets, pleads with the Board of 25 Central Park West to drop their lawsuit against a protected bike lane in front of their building, in favor of parking their private cars.