Edward A Kopelson (1944 - 2019)

  • "Rest well Ed and, enjoy your rewards for a job well done...."
    - Gene Terkelsen
  • "Rest well Ed, and enjoy your rewards for a job well done...."
    - Gene Terkelsen
  • "Rest well Ed and enjoy the rewards for a job well done. ..."
    - Gene Terkelsen
  • "It is time for you to rest and, get your reward Ed, for a..."
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Unitarian Church Of Montclair
67 Church St
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-0463
Celebration of Life
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019
3:00 PM
Unitarian Congregation
67 Church St
Montclair, NJ
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1944 - 2019
EDWARD KOPELSON, age 74 passed on October 26th 2019. Ed, who grew up in Union, NJ, was a resident of Montclair, NJ. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and Rutgers Law School.

As an attorney in private practice, Ed worked passionately defending the rights and interests of those who hold less power in our social structure. Among other achievements he had a significant impact on laws governing accessibility.

As a result of a bus accident, Ed used a wheelchair the last 38 years of his life. Prior to the accident, he was an active outdoorsman with a particular love of marathon running, cycling and mountain climbing. Subsequent to his accident, he took great joy in watching movies, Yankee baseball and thought provoking conversation.

Ed was the son of Jack and Frieda Kopelson and is survived by brother Allen and sister in law Robin, brother George, stepson Bob and wife Joanne, grandchildren Alec and Betsy. Ed married twice to Tertia Moore and Catherine Bergart.

A celebration of Ed's life will be held on November 17th at 3pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montclair. Memorial donations in the memory of Ed Kopelson can be made to the Community Health Law Project, South Orange, NJ and Access Exchange International, San Francisco.
Published on NYTimes.com from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2019
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