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Paul W. "Buck" Copen

August 13, 1949 — March 23, 2023

New Philadelphia, Ohio

Paul W. "Buck" Copen


Paul W. “Buck” Copen, 73, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at his home.


Born August 13, 1949 to Bertie and Flossie Belle (Menefee) Copen. In his 20’s and 30’s, Paul worked on oil rigs in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He was a longtime member of the Laborer’s Union at Newcomerstown  and had retired from Gordon Foods at Canton where he had worked as a truck driver.


Paul loved being at home, tending to his cows and his horse and tinkering around the house. He always had a project that he was working on.


Surviving are his daughter, Peggy (Jimmy) Hitchcock of Dover; his grandson and his companion, Dakota DeMattio and Kelsey Brown; his great granddaughter, Davina DeMattio; two brothers and a sister, Jesse Copen of New Philadelphia, Pete Copen of Cleveland and Peggy (Stan) Hendrickson of Fairbanks, Alaska.


In addition to his parents, two brothers and three sisters also precede him in death.


In keeping with his wishes, Paul is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Friends may call Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10 to 11 AM in the funeral home.


The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association.


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Saturday, April 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Linn-Hert Geib Funeral Home & Crematory - New Philadelphia

116 2nd St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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