ALVIN R. COPE, 85, of Dunbar, PA, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 18, 2021, with his beloved wife Betty and their children by his side.
He was born June 21, 1936 in Dunbar, son of Wilbur W. Cope and Nellie Marie Liston Cope.
Alvin was a hard and dedicated worker who retired from Keystone Fireworks after 30 years.
He enjoyed hunting and gardening as well as spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Betty Jean Thomas Cope; children, Jerry (Melissa) Cope, Sondra R. Cope, Berneice Martin, Brenda (Danny) Golden, Edward (Dawn) Cope; grandchildren, Lisa Greenlee, Heath (Brandie) Cope, Jessica (Shawn) Richter, Jamie (Joe) Druciak, Brian (Kristin) Martin, Danielle Golden, Destinee (Michael) Shane, Dusty (Heather) Cope, Eddie Cope Jr.; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marlene Hiles;, brother, Roger (Judy) Cope; many nieces & nephews.
He was predeceased by parents; sons, Alvin 'Dusty' Ray Cope Jr., baby Cope; sister, Betty 'Lorraine' Johnston; grandsons, Brian K. Martin & Edward 'Eddie' W. Cope Jr..
Friends will be received Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, PA.
Services will be held at the funeral home, Thursday at 11:00 am with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.
Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
The family would like to thank hospice nurse, Pam, aide, Sandy, with a special thanks to aide, Stacey.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.burhanscrousefuneralhome.com
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