Beverly Copes

He believed in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay: Beverly always worked at least two jobs, working until he was 82.  He retired from Hess Oil and later years found him busy as a bus driver and aid in Riverside.  In the days of his youth he worked at the Mt. Ephraim movie theatre: he’d have a lifelong love of film; a room in his home dedicated to movies.  He’d yell at the T.V. when the Phils and Eagles were on, but Beverly was a softie as a dad: “Go ask your mother”, he’d say.  He fought for our freedoms in Korea.

Of course, work earned him more than a paycheck; he was behind the counter at a gas station when a young Norma Nesbitt walked in.  They’d share a 61-year marriage blessed by children, Carol Strawbridge (Mark), Donna Wilson, Robin Comas, Kathleen Gaissert and Robert; and later by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Family will celebrate 86 great years privately.  In Beverly’s memory, please give generously to  American Diabetes Assoc. (diabetes.org).