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Edward R. Cope

December 23, 1938 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

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Edward R. Cope, 83, of Deer Lake, passed away Friday, June 3rd, at Geisinger St. Luke's Orwigsburg surrounded by his family.

Edward was born on December 23, 1938, a son of the late Floy (Evans) and Edward Stewart Cope.

Education was very important to him.  He graduated from Frackville High School, Class of 1956.  He went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kutztown University, Lehigh University and Bucknell University.  His entire career was spent within the Blue Mountain School District as a teacher, Elementary East school principal and School Board Member.  Following his retirement, he spent the next 14 years volunteering at the school district.  No matter where he went he would always run into his former students and enjoyed catching up with them.He lived in Frackville during the time he was married to his first wife, Jane (Kellett) Cope, who passed away in 1989.  Later, when he then married his second wife, Cynthia (Hunt) Cope he moved to Deer Lake.  North of the mountain he was known as Bob Cope, while south of the mountain he was Ed Cope.Ed was also the Judge of Elections in Deer Lake for a period of time.  He was also a past President of the Hillside SPCA.
He loved the Blue Mountain School District, cooking, gardening, bird watching, spending time at his summer home in Honesdale, his pets, nature and being outdoors. He had fond memories of spending his summers in Gilberton, PA on Quality Hill.  He will also be remembered for his wit and sarcasm, as well as a few cuss words.In addition to Cindy, his wife of 31 years, Ed is survived by his daughter, Debi, wife of Jim Swantek; his son, Robert Cope, husband of Ruth. Edward is also survived by his Grandchildren Josh, James, David, Leslie, Jennifer, Kevin, Chelsey, Steven, Caitlain and Jason. His great grandchildren are Leland, Ellias, Orion, Maverick, Lyra and Idalia. He was also expecting his seventh great grandchild. He is also survived by his cousins.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at  7:00 PM on Thursday, June 23rd at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA PO Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901. 

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Thursday
June 23, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Celebration of Life
Thursday
June 23, 2022

7:00 PM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Donations

Hillside SPCA
PO Box 233, Pottsville PA 17901

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