La Jollan David Copley to be buried today

David Copley

Former San Diego Union-Tribune publisher and longtime La Jollan David Copley will be buried Monday, Dec. 3, at El Camino Memorial Park in Sorrento Valley in a private ceremony, according to a U-T San Diego obituary.

He will be buried alongside his mother, Helen Copley.

In lieu of flowers, the public is asked to donate to the San Diego Humane Society and the San Diego Public Library Foundation, two of the philanthropist’s favorite charities.

Copley died Nov. 20 of a heart attack while driving home from a board meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on Prospect Street. He was 60 years old.

In the U-T obituary, close friend Judith Harris stated that Copley’s final weekend “was filled with the activities he cared about most: an event (for out-going San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders) outside the iconic, new downtown Central Library; the opening of ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ at the La Jolla Playhouse and an executive committee meeting at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, which he chaired as board president. These were the happiest of days for the 60-year-old former newspaper heir. They were filled with time for his true passions in life — the symphony, the opera, the theater, contemporary art, the decorative arts, movies, Hollywood, classic cars, sailing and entertaining his friends on his yacht ‘Happy Days II.’

“Those on the receiving end knew him as an incredible, creative host,” Harris said. “He loved planning a great party (delighting in the challenge of trying to outdo his last one) and then watching it unfold like a terrific evening of theater.”

According to the U-T, an invitation-only celebration of life will be held at Salk Institute on Dec. 16.

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