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Long-time COPE member Peggy Steinhouse passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2008 after returning home from an operation at Loyola.  Her passing was a great loss to everyone, especially the many animals in her life.

Peggy was very involved with COPE and participated in all of our activities as well as taking care of the cats at PetCo.  She rescued and fostered many cats for COPE, provided a home for FIV+ cats, and socialized feral cats prior to adoption.  Peggy was a docent for 20 years at the Brookfield Zoo where she brought many items for the gorillas and other animals to play with.  She volunteered at the Will County Humane Society, and was also involved Bluebirds at the Morton Arboretum.  She fostered a turkey from Farm Sanctuary in California.

Not only did she foster cats, but she also had cats of her own who were very special in her life.  She was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery after a moving service.  We will miss you, Peggy.  Thank you for being you.
In memory of Myriah
5/16/81 - 5/18/99
You were my little girl for 18 wonderful years.

In honor of Malachi
You're the love of my life and my best friend.

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IN MEMORY OF Ken Okolowitz
Long time COPE Member passed away August 13, 2009 at the age of 81 years.  Ken's wife, Pat, has been our Coordinator of Bake Sales since the beginning and  Ken was always there to help.  Ken and Pat have been dedicated members of COPE.    Ken retired from Argonne National Laboratory as Director of Personnel after 42 years.  He had many interests and helped with Daybreak Shelter, their Church, and COPE  Animal Rescue.  Ken and Pat have three cats that are close members of their family.  A devoted man to the end, Ken will be remembered for his warm heart and big smile and he will be missed by all whoever had the pleasure of meeting him.
April 25, 2001 - April 19, 2010

Our Missy was an angel from heaven above, with sandpaper kisses and a heart full of love. Always loved - never forgotten.

Rich and Lynn
April 2, 2011

"She will be missed"  
May 2013

In Memory of Janice Binder who passed away suddenly  May 6th in her home.  Jan was involved with COPE and participated in all of our activities.  Her passing was a great loss to everyone. We will miss her.
April 2013

IN MEMORY OF LORETTA ELLEN MCkEE WHO PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 9, 2013.  She loved her COPE Cats Oreo and Otis who bought her companionship and comfort as she bravely fought cancer.  Her days were much brighter and more fun because of Oreo and Otis.   Janet A. Joy.