BRIDGEWATER — A memorial service for Terry W. Copley, who died Dec. 26, will be held Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in the Woodstock Unitarian Church.
Terry Copley was born June 9, 1939 and raised in Salem, Oregon.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Oregon State University and was recruited by Bell Laboratories, New Jersey. Mr. Copley worked in research and development on wireless technology, many government systems such as Safeguard, and was awarded a patent in 1988.
Terry and his wife, Carol, retired to Bridgewater from their home in N.J. They met skiing as members of the Short Hills Ski Club, N.J., which renovated a farmhouse on Route 100 in Granville, later hiked the Vermont Mountains on summer vacations with their daughters, and then made countless trips to Vermont when their daughters attended Middlebury College. So making their second home in Vermont was inevitable.
Terry supported the Woodstock Senior Center by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, initiating the language tables, fund raising, and serving on the investment committee before his Parkinson’s disease worsened. He was devoted to his family and loved skiing, field hockey, the stock market, and world traveling.
Terry leaves his mother, 96 years old; his wife; two daughters, Amy and Sarah and their husbands; five granddaughters; and two sisters,
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.
This obituary first appeared in the January 17, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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