William D. Copeland

February 26, 1931 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 90)


William D. Copeland, 90, of Fair Haven, NJ passed away on Thursday, April 1st, 2021. He was born in Manhattan, NY to the late William Copeland and Caroline Jurman.

After serving his country as a member of the U.S. Navy, William earned an associate degree from Monmouth College and Worked for Verizon for 35 years before retiring. William was a man of great faith, having ushered at St. Michaels in Long Branch, Holy Cross Church in Rumson and Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven. William valued community and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Long Branch and he also volunteered with Lunch Break in Red Bank, Rumson Fire Police and Fair Haven Fire Police.

William is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Diane M. Copeland. Also surviving is his loving son, William M. Copeland, his cherished daughters, Patricia Mieth (James), Diane Campione (Joseph), Margaret Walton (William), and Barbara Hendrickson (Roy). He is also survived by his four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

All services are private and under the direction of John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, NJ 07701.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in William’s memory to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers of Maryknoll, NY.

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