The Copley family has been a part of the Howard family's lives since the late 1940's when we all moved into our little after war neighborhood in Miami - the Copleys' from the South, the Howards' from the North. Then both families moved to what is now called Pinecrest, was then called "the sticks".
Our father, John, and "Cop", as the adults called him, were cut from the same cloth and remained the dearest of friends until John passed away in 1996. Mr. Copley came to upstate NY for John's funeral and gave our family the comfort that only he could provide. Mom stayed in touch with Mr. Copley until she passed away in 2011 at the lovely age of 98.
Now, with Mr. Copley's passing, we all feel that a golden age has passed, and we have our many memories and stories to sustain us in our "golden years". One of the most fun memories is of the Christmas that John & Mr. Copley called the president of NBC (how did they get the number?) and sang over the phone - as their audition to get on the hit show "Hootenanny". I wish I could remember what song it was! Our deepest sympathy to Cathy, Brad and all of their children and grandchildren and friends. And rest in peace you dear, dear friend. Love always, Susan Howard (Eldest remaining Howard sibling who is the same, almost exact age as Cathy.)