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Neil B. Cope, 46, of North Belle Vernon, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home. Born October 11, 1972 in Atwater, CA he was the son of Brian T. Cope of Monessen and Michele Baron Cope of Belle Vernon. A lifelong resident of North Belle Vernon, Mr. Cope was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Cope worked for Belle Vernon Area School District as a School Bus Driver.
Neil was a lifelong friend of our family, Neil's first job was with the Leonard J. Parzynski Funeral home in the 1980's. Neil was always actively involved in public safety, he was an active member of the North Belle Vernon Fire Department, currently serving as Lieutenant, Recording Secretary and Bingo Chairman, past member of Fayette City Fire Department and Monessen Fire Department #1, volunteer and later employed by Rostraver-West Newton EMS and was an EMT for over 17 years, called bingo for numerous fire departments throughout the Valley. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins fan, and was dance Poppy with his granddaughter, Samantha, at Betsy's Dance Center.
He is survived by his wife Kimberly Thomas Cope, to whom he was married to for 23 years, son & daughter in law Ryan & Charlotte Fiem of Washington, daughter & son in law Brittany & John Morrison of Belle Vernon, daughter Caitlin Bean of Texas, brother & sister in law Dan & Nicole Cope of Rostraver Twp., sister Christie Cope Thompson of North Belle Vernon, grandchildren Samantha Morrison, Sean Morrison, Mackenzie Morrison, Izabella Bean, Xavier Bean, Lilliana Bean, paternal grandmother Betty Cope of Ft. Myers, FL, nephew Aiden Thompson, niece Halley Cope, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, And Cousins.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. The North Belle Vernon Fire Department will conduct services Friday evening at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations at 10:00 am with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church officiating. Condolences accepted at the funeral home’s website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com