It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Life Member Stephen Cope Sr. The Officers and Members of the Westville Fire Department offer our sincerest condolences to the entire Cope Family.
Obituary for Mr. Stephen E. Cope, Sr.
Stephen E. Cope, Sr. of Williamstown, NJ, formerly of Westville, NJ. passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 76.
An easy going, fun loving man, Stephen loved to make his family laugh. He enjoyed watching all of the Philadelphia sports teams, horse races and going to the casinos to play the slots. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye and he cherished time spent with them, especially their trips to North Wildwood.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Stephen was a resident of Williamstown for the last 15 years and prior to that, a longtime resident of Westville. He was an active member of the community being a life member of the Westville Fire Department and a coach, manager and umpire in Westville Little League. Prior to retiring in 2003, Stephen was a groundskeeper for Gateway High School for 35 years and was inducted into their Sport Hall of Fame.
He is the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (nee Kirschner); devoted father of Stephen E. (Nichole) Cope, Jr. and Brian R. (Lori) Cope; cherished grandfather of Dylan, Nick, Devin, Dana, Dominae, Nicky, Talia and Ava; loving brother of John (Lonnie) Cope, Regina (the late, William) Canale and predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters; dear brother in law of James (Kathleen) Kirschner, Robert (Maryann) Kirschner, Dorothy (the late, Victor) Baker, Michael (Susan) Kirschner, Terrence (Joyce) Kirschner, Honora (Robert) Alacci, Matthew Kirschner and Debra Kirschner. Stephen is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday, 8:30 – 10:15 AM at St. Joachim Parish at St. Anne’s RC Church, 220 Highland Avenue, Westville, NJ, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM. Interment will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Westville Fire Department, 23 W Olive St, Westville, NJ 08093.