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October 30, 1949 to March 12, 2022- Longtime Gresham resident, James Coppola Jr, passed away peacefully in Salem from complications of covid, with his family by his side.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - James Coppola Jr.SUBMITTED PHOTO - James Coppola Jr.Longtime Gresham resident, James Coppola Jr, passed away peacefully in Salem from complications of covid, with his family by his side. Jim was born in Inglewood Ca, moved to Gresham in 6th grade and graduated from Gresham High in 1967. He worked for local and national beverage companies as regional sales manager. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Janis Blanc, June 1969, they have three sons. Jim served in Oregon Army National Guard from 1968 - 1974. Jim enjoyed boating and camping. They spent summers on Detroit Lake for 20+ years, making lifelong friends on "D Dock". Country tunes, Bloody Marys at Norms and cruising the lake - this was Jim's "Happy Place". He and the family also enjoyed time

at their beach house. Jim retired in 2015; he and Janis settled in Salem. One of the biggest joys in Jim's life were his yellow labs - Riley, Reggie, Auggie and Jackson. In 2013 he was diagnosed with Parkinsons. Covid was too much for his immune-compromised body to fight. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Griffin, sister, Pamela Coppola. He is survived by his wife Janis, sons, Cameron, Bradley, Kevin, and foster

grandson, Michael Sarver all of Oregon and Sister, Theresa Kilmer, Az. as well as many nieces and nephews. Services will be on Friday, March 25th, at 11:00am at St Henry's Catholic Church in Gresham with reception following.

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