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William Leonard Collopy


1927 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
William Leonard Collopy Obituary
WILLIAM LEONARD COLLOPY William "Bill" Leonard Collopy, 85, of Riverside, CA, peacefully passed away on August 11, 2013 surrounded by family. Bill was born on August 23, 1927 in Hawarden, IA. He married the love of his life, Kaye, on August 25, 1947. They lived with their four children in Sioux City, IA before moving to Riverside in 1959. Bill was an athlete and enjoyed the outdoors. He shared these passions with his family and his students as a dedicated math teacher for 28 years with the Riverside Unified School District and Riverside Community College. He retired from J.W. North High School in 1987. He is remembered by his family as a quiet and witty man who loved camping, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Katherine. Bill's family is comforted in knowing that he is now reunited with the love of his life. Left to cherish Bill's memories are his children, Michael (Kathy) Collopy, Jeff (Norma) Collopy, Nancy Collopy, and Thomas (Barbara) Collopy. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. The family would like to thank his devoted caregivers, RB and Antonio, for their kindness and love. Memorial services for Bill will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at Pierce Brothers-Crestlawn Mortuary at 11500 Arlington Avenue in Riverside.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 22, 2013
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