Judith A. Coupe
James J. Coupe, Jr. is remembered as an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and neighbor. He was a positive role model and an outstanding member of the community. He was filled with life and love and it showed in his actions. Jim was always happy and it took very little to make him laugh.
Jim was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on April 7th, 2006 and, after a very courageous battle, succumbed to the dreadful disease 32 days later. To honor his memory, his wife Judy, family, and friends have established an endowed scholarship for members of the Shippensburg University field hockey team.
An athlete himself, Jim played football at St. Matthew's High School in Conshohocken, PA. He graduated from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana in 1971. Jim loved all sports. He coached his son and daughter on their community softball and basketball teams. He also coached his son’s football team. His daughter played travel soccer for 10 years and Jim was a major part of the spirit of that team. She went on to played field hockey at Shippensburg University. Jim was a truly devoted fan who rarely missed a game.
Jim was one of a group of highly spirited parents who started tailgating for field hockey at Ship. He also announced at the home field hockey games. Jim returned to see many games, even after his daughter graduated.
Scholarships associated with Judith A. Coupe