On October 3, 2017,
William Nicholas Pope, known to friends as “Bill”, passed away surrounded by
his family after a brief and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 61.
Bill will be
forever remembered by his loving mother, Dolores (Glaser) Pope; wife and
best friend of 34 years, Lydia (Novacich) Pope; beloved daughters, Victoria
Pope (Derek Piccola) and Gina (Dame) Tanaskoski; brothers and sisters,
Deborah (Leon) Kummen, Suzanne (Steve) Paulich, Joseph (Marie) Pope, James (Fel)
Pope and John Pope; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear
Bill was preceded
in death by his father, William; and grandparents.
Chicago, Bill graduated from Mendel Catholic High School and spent much of
his young adulthood traveling. After marrying the love of his life, Lydia,
they settled in Farmington, New Mexico, where they had their two daughters
before residing in Chesterton, IN. Bill retired from Boilermakers Local #374
after 33 years. He enjoyed building projects for his family and friends and
took pride in the quality of his work. He loved fishing on Lake Michigan and
enjoyed traveling with his family. Bill’s two daughters were his pride and
joy and will forever be “Daddy’s Little Girls.”
There will be a
Celebration of Life Gathering for family and friends on Sunday, November 12,
2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Spa Special Events Center, 333 North Mineral
Springs Road, Porter, IN 46304.
Donations in memory
of Bill may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com