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Terry W. Copley

Bridgewater, Vt. — Terry W. Copley, born June 9, 1939, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

Terry Copley was born and raised in Salem, Ore. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Oregon State University and was recruited by Bell Laboratories, N.J. Mr. Copley worked in research and development on wireless technology, many government systems such as Safeguard, and was awarded a patent in 1988.

Terry and his wife, Carol, retired to Bridgewater from their home in N.J. They met skiing as members of the Short Hills Ski Club, N.J., which renovated a farmhouse on Rt 100 in Granville, later hiked the Vt. mountains on summer vacations with their daughters, and then made countless trips to Vt. when their daughters attended Middlebury College. So making their second home in Vt. was inevitable. Terry supported the Woodstock Senior Center by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, initiating the language tables, fund raising, and serving on the investment committee before his Parkinson’s disease worsened.He was devoted to his family and loved skiing, field hockey, the stock market, and world traveling.

Terry leaves his mother, 96 years old; his wife; daughters, Amy and Sarah and their husbands; five grand daughters; and two sisters.

Please join us for a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the Woodstock Unitarian Church on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

Arrangement are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt.