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Gerald R. "Jerry" Copple, Jr.

October 05, 1942 - July 16, 2022


Obituary For Gerald R. "Jerry" Copple, Jr.

Copple, Gerald R., Jr. "Jerry", of Whitehall, formerly of Philadelphia, age 79, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Beloved husband of 57 years to Margaret A. "Marge" (McGarvey) Copple; loving father of Brian Copple, Christine "Chrissy" Copple and Maureen Copple (Mike) Szewczyk; proud Pappy of Alyssa Sandin; son of the late Jerry, Sr. and Josephine Copple; brother of Gary (Sue) Copple of Florida and the late Richard Copple. Also survived by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families. Jerry graduated from West Catholic High School (the Burrs) in 1960, he spent the majority of his career at General Electric in S.W. Philadelphia. In 1979, Jerry was asked to transfer to Texas and relocated the family to Plano, Texas where he would later retire from G.E. Jerry was a simple and quiet man, but everyone knew his love for basketball and his favorite teams the 76'ers, Duke, and Villanova. There will be no visitation. All are welcome to attend his Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102 on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. Jerry suffered from dementia for many years, if desired, donations can be sent to Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 2835 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

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  • 07/22/2022

    We were so honored to have meet Jerry & Marge 57 years ago as honeymooners together. We spent a great week at Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos and we shared many dinners, laughter and memories. May you and your family hold on to your memories and know Jerry will always be with you and watching over his family. Our deepest sympathy, Rich and Sandy Palipchak