Jason W. Cope Hebron/Hobart Jason W. Cope, age 39, of Hebron, formerly of Hobart, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2004. He is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Alice J. (nee Hunt) Cope of Hebron; parents, Bill and Sally Cope of Hebron; two sisters: Kim Ciesielski of Crown Point and Tami (Don) Kepshire of Hobart; mother-in-law, Peggy Hunt of Hobart; beloved nieces and nephews: Danielle, Andy, A.J. and Michael and all of his four-footed furry friends. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Wayne and Kathern Brewer; paternal grandparents, Leo and Fern Cope; uncle, Carl Cope and father-in- law, Joseph H. Hunt. A private funeral service will be followed by a visitation for all who knew and loved Jason from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at the Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th Street, Hobart. Contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the Hobart Humane Society. Jason was a graduate of Hobart High School Class of 1983. He received his Associate of Arts Criminal Justice Degree from Indiana University Northwest, his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University and his Master's Degree in English from Purdue University Calumet. He was a former Hobart Police Officer. Jason taught English at Portage High School since 1990. He was known for his love and knowledge of the Medieval Era. He was an animal lover and was very active in dog rescue.
Published in The Times from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2004