Jason Richard Cooper, 52, died unexpectedly at home in Darien, on Saturday, July 7. Jason was born January 16, 1966, in Nyack, N.Y., to Kay and Thomas Cooper of Oxford, England. Jason was raised in New Canaan and attended West School, Saxe Junior High and graduated from New Canaan High School with the Class of 1984. He graduated from Duke University in 1988. Jason, better known as “Coop” to friends, was one of New Canaan’s most decorated athletes in both football and lacrosse.