Terry Max Copenheaver

Copenheaver YORK Terry Max Copenheaver, 72, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at York Hospital after several months of illness. He was the loving husband of Donna R. (Bailey) Copenheaver. They were married on February 1, 1963, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February 2013. Max was born in Hanover, on August 4, 1940, and was a son of the late Charles W.O. and Geraldine M. (Leader) Copenheaver. He graduated from William Penn High School in 1959 and was a veteran of United States Air Force, having served during Vietnam as a radar/doppler specialist with the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 7th Bomb Wing. A Master Plumber, he began his plumbing career in 1959 and since 1985 had owned and operated R.D. Heller, Inc., York, with his wife and sons. He was a member of the Mercedes Benz Club of America, the National Train Collectors Association, the York Economic Alliance, and the York Heritage Trust. His many interests and hobbies included slot cars, scale model building of rockets, model trains for his garden railroad, radio-controlled toys of all kinds, latest high-tech gadgets, scuba diving, and traveling with his wife. His latest passion for the last 10 years was building from scratch a replica model of a steam engine, which his son Bart will finish in honor of his Dad. Our family was so very blessed to have him in our lives as husband, father, grandfather, and friend. In addition to his wife, he leaves three sons, Baron M. Copenheaver and his wife, Libby of York, Barton W. Copenheaver of York New Salem, and Royce T. Copenheaver and his fiancee, Trinell Hartranft; two grandchildren, Hannah E. Copenheaver, a recent honors graduate of York College, and Maxwell B. Copenheaver, a Junior at Spring Grove High School; a granddaughter, Violet, due to be born in July 2013; two brothers, Barry Copenheaver and his wife, Linda of York, and Timothy Copenheaver and his wife, Peggy of Winterstown; two sisters, Christine Ziegler and her husband, Ted of Wellsville, and Trudy Parthree and her husband, Steve of Dover; 12 nephews; seven nieces; sisters-in-law, Patricia Copenheaver, Louise Copenheaver, and Christine Goodling and her husband, Kenny; and brother-in-law, Jere Walker and his wife, Marsha. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles "Sonny" Copenheaver and Zane Copenheaver. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Geiple Funeral Home, Inc., 53 Main St., Glen Rock. Burial will in Trinity (Reformed) U.C.C. Cemetery, Glen Rock. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Baron, Bart, Royce, Barry, Tim, and Maxwell Copenheaver, and Russ Goodling. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Help Fund, Suite 194, 25 Monument Road, York, PA 17403. The Copenheaver Family wish to thank the Doctors and Staff on 7 South at York Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care, and a very special thanks to Chaplain Amy for her concern and caring. Condolences may be shared at geiple.com

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Geiple Funeral Home
53 Main Street Glen Rock, PA 17327
(717) 235-6822

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 23, 2013