Robert" Bob" Cope
1947 - 2021
BORN
1947
DIED
2021
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3767 W Liberty Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Cope, Robert" Bob" 11/17/1947 - 6/12/2021 Robert "Bob" Cope, age 73, of Ann Arbor, passed away from Alzheimer's on June 12th, 2021 in his home surrounded by loved ones. Bob was born on November 17th, 1947 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Ben and Sally (Arold) Cope. He had many fond memories growing up on Hoover St. with his family. He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied physical education and art. Bob was a teacher and coach in the Ann Arbor Public Schools for 32 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed painting Michigan lighthouses and doing abstract art. He loved watching Michigan football, golfing, playing cards with friends, and fishing with his brother. Bob is survived by his wife, Lisa Cope, as well as his twin brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Judy Cope. He was a loving father to his six children, Dana, Max, Julie (Aaron), Scott, Sean and Alli, and a grandfather to 12 grandchildren, Darius, Aliya, Kai, Isaiah, Eli, Ben, Chloe, Maggie, Titus, Lily, Zane and Sloane. Bob was known by many for his "Cope Humor", a dry wit that he got from his father and passed along to all of his children. He was incredibly proud of all of his children and grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, June 21 from 4-8pm at Nie Family Funeral Home, 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. A private burial will be held for the immediate family at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, MI.

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Published by Ann Arbor News from Jun. 15 to Jun. 16, 2021.
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Coach cope from clague. I only knew Dana. Your family is in my prayers.
LaMont Newton.
June 29, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Bob´s passing. He was a kind and gentle teacher with my special education students. He was also a friend to many. I´ve thought of him many times over the years. I hope your memories will bring you peace now and in the times to come.
Lynn Wolf, retired teacher
June 23, 2021
Dick, Judy & Family. Our sincerest condolences for the loss of Robert. We know you enjoyed spending time with him, fishing on the Lake. If there is anything we can do, please reach out.
Rob & Lori Connin
June 21, 2021
Dear Lisa and family,
Bob was so kind to me when I was a new teacher at Clague. He had a terrific combination of intelligence, athleticism and creativity. On top of that, he was just a good, caring person. I hold many fond memories of him.
Diane Cupps
DIANE CUPPS
Coworker
June 21, 2021
My sincere condolences to the entire family. So sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful person, teacher and colleague.

Barb Newell
Friend
June 20, 2021
I remember Coach Cope, he was a good teacher and a great human being. RIP good sir
Leslie Ohanian
Acquaintance
June 19, 2021
Lisa
I am sad to learn about Bob's passing. He was such a wonderful kind man a great coworker and friend. Gone much too soon. Thinking of you during this difficult time friend.
Judy Gagalis
Coworker
June 17, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing❣ I knew him and Dick since kindergarten!
I will be praying for the family for peace and comfort from the Lord.
Sincerely,
Rita Mulholland Yeager
Friend
June 17, 2021

Dear Lisa and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have fond memories of teaching together and retiring at the same time. He did several lighthouse pictures for me as well as a group of 3 sculpture paintings that I cherish and still have up in my home. I know you all have many many fond memories to cherish. My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Marcia Dresch
Friend
June 16, 2021
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