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Dennis W. Copp

August 25, 1976 ~ March 26, 2019 (age 42)


Dennis W. Copp            “beloved husband, father, brother and friend”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---God called Dennis W. Copp, 42, a longtime resident of Coudersport and  formerly of Ulysses, home on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in UPMC Susquehanna of Williamsport, after a sudden illness.

Born on Wednesday, August 25, 1976 in Coudersport, he was a son of Ronald L. and Rose M. Brown Copp.  On June 13, 1998 in Coudersport, he married Donna G. James, who survives.

Dennis was a graduate of Northern Potter School, Class of 1994, in Ulysses.  At the time of his death, Dennis was a water truck driver for GTown Properties in Coudersport.  Prior to that, he worked for Phoenix Drilling #5, Chattanooga Labeling in Galeton, and Campbell Trucking in Galeton.

Dennis was a member of the Roulette Fish and Game Club.   He enjoyed hunting and fishing.   His biggest passion was spending time with family and friends.  Dennis always had stories to tell, a smile to share, and a big heart to give.

Surviving besides his wife are their two sons, Cody W. (Dylan Williams) Copp of Coudersport and Cory J. (Aunnie Osborne) of Genesee; four sisters, Debbie (Paul) Williams of Florida, Darlene Presha of New York, Collene (Tim) Flory of Pennsylvania, and Malinda “Kay” (Ernie) Caldwell of Pennsylvania; a brother, Kris (Julie) Copp of Pennsylvania; and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by his grandparents, Clair and Ann Brown; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Vivian James.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Dennis’ life at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Coudersport American Legion, with Pastor Preston L. Hutchins, Jr., of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, officiating.  A gathering for a time of remembrance and fellowship will follow.

In honor of Dennis and his passion for truck driving, he will be honored by his fellow truck drivers in a convoy from Goodwin’s Quarry to the Coudersport American Legion via Route 6 prior to the service.  “This will be Dennis’ last run”.

Condolences may be sent to Donna Copp, 22 Liberty Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Dennis’ family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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Celebration of Life
March 31, 2019

3:00 PM
Coudersport American Legion Post 192
Rte 872
Coudersport, PA 16915

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