Ashton Funeral Home


Joseph R. Copeland

December 6, 2017

Joseph R. Copeland, 73, of Forks Township, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Born December 1, 1944 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late John and Irene (Martin) Horbelt.

Surviving are his wife, Ann (Chell) Copeland; children, Chris Copeland and Candace Schwarz; sister, Lisa Mandaglio; and five grandchildren.

Services will be private.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.

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  1. Richard R Martin

    December 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Ann and family, I was truly sorry when I heard of Joe`s passing. It is a great loss for you and your children and also for those of us who were also part of his family. .


  2. Bob and Gloria Meyers

    December 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    My best friend is gone and I am heartbroken for Ann, Candace, Chris, Lisa, and family! Gloria and I offer our heartfelt condolences to you all on your great loss!

    Friendship for over sixty years from our days as kids growing up in Jersey City. Mutual best men at our weddings, travel companions with Ann and Gloria, visiting wineries, sharing dinners together, enjoying movies together, celebrating New Year’s Eve, etc..Just having fun and so many, many laughs and good times. There is a hole in my heart, as I have lost an irreplaceable friend; but I have so many fond memories, which I will always cherish. What a great and charismatic man Joe was – he has left us so much. His legacy continues through his children and grand children.

    Let us celebrate Joe’a life on his passing – he was truly a unique individual and one in a million!

  3. Janet Abbott

    December 9, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Annie I’ve been trying to find the words to send my condolences for the loss of Joe. My heart is broken, I loved him so much. I have so many good memories of us growing up from the past to the present. Im happy I got the chance to talk to him recently . I’m sending all my love and prayers to you, your children and grandchildren at this most difficult time.