April 14, 1913 - April 8, 1996
West County Times (Richmond, CA) - Sunday, April 21, 1996
Martin J. Cooney, a retired professional photographer, died of pneumonia and emphysema on April 8 at his home in Loveland, Colo. He was 83.
The Decatur, Ill., native was a 46-year resident of El Cerrito before moving to Colorado in 1992. Locally, he worked as a photographer for the Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Berkeley Gazette. In 1963, he opened his own commercial studio at Jack London Square in Oakland. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Millikin Alumni Association and the National Press Photographer Association.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cooney of Loveland; daughters, Patricia J. Estergard of Loveland, Nancy J. Cooney of Oakland and Martha J. Cooney of New York City; brother, Harry G. Cooney of Decatur; and three grandchildren.
Services: Were held in Loveland, Colo.