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.