Richard (Dick) D. Coppernoll|
August 24, 1929
February 14, 2013
Resident of Sunnyvale
Richard was a native of Jackson County, Mi. Resident of Sunnyvale, Ca over 50 years. After serving in the US Navy, Richard started his plumber's apprenticeship with Local 333 in Jackson, Mi. After 39 years, Richard retired from Plumbers Local 393 in San Jose, Ca. He remained a member for more than 50 years.
Richard leaves behind his wife of almost 58 years; Mary Ann (Miller), his four children, Theresa (Cole) Benson, Stephen, Jeffrey (Lori) Maureen (David) Watts. Ten Grandchildren, Wyatt, Dustin, and Cody (Natalie),
Nathan, Clayton, and Tanner, Jacob and Claire Benson,
Austin and Gabriel Watts. Two Great-Grandchildren, Wyatt Jr., and Hunter.
The second oldest of eleven, Richard leaves behind his brothers, Gerald (Eleanor), Robert (Mary Sue), Ronald (Dorothy) Roger; Sisters, Barbara (Don) Pierce and Betty; all residing in Mi.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Irene (Schlee) of Concord, Mi. and sisters, Marilyn, Joan (Herb) Chambers and brothers, Charles (Katherine) and Darrell (Catherine).
We will miss his jokes the most. Richard will rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, Ca.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Heart and
or donate to maintain the upkeep of his beloved Rancho San Antonio Park in Los Altos, Ca.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 16, 2013