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Dana Lynn (Delmatoff) Cop, former Alhambra Chamber Board of Directors member, died on April 12 in Valencia at the age of 43.
Dana was the Director of External Affairs for AT&T, with Alhambra as one of her regions. She had been an Alhambra Chamber Board of Directors member since 2008 and was the membership chairman. Being passionate about government affairs, she was also a member of the Legislative Board. “She supported all of the Chamber’s activities 100%,” said Executive Director Sharon Gibbs.
The YMCA West San Gabriel Valley was another organization Dana supported. She was honored at the Y’s second annual Heart of the Community dinner for her dedication to the YMCA. “She was an exceptional person,” said YMCA CEO Valarie Gomez. “She cared so much about the community she lived in as well as the communities in which she worked. She believed in new businesses and in the support of them. Dana worked hard, but she always made the time to put her family first.”
Dana was born on Feb. 3, 1972, in Bellflower to parents Donald and Marilynn Delmatoff. Dana moved to Valencia in 1977, where she excelled academically and athletically at Meadows Elementary School, Placerita Junior High, and Wm. S. Hart High School. She was an all-SCV volleyball player and played in college at the University of Utah, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1994.
Upon graduating with high school boyfriend and fellow Ute, Peter Cop, she returned to Valencia to begin her 20-year career with Pacific Bell, now known as AT&T. Dana married Peter on Sept. 23, 1995, at the Sherwood Country Club in Westlake. They settled in Valencia and had three children, Davis, 14 years old, and twins Kyle and Avery, 12 years old. While maintaining an active family life, she continued a successful career with AT&T.
Dana has contributed to the community by serving as SCV Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board in 2011, on the board of the YMCA, on the Executive Board for the Boys and Girls Club, and as a member of the Santa Clarita Educational Foundation to name just a few. Dana’s bright smile, optimism, and commitment to her hometown will be greatly missed.
Dana is survived by her husband and three children; her parents; brother Davis Delmatoff; in-laws John and Sheila Cop, John Cop, Molly Cop, Katie Cop Houlahan; and nieces and nephews Alexa Zipperman, Jack Houlahan, Grace Houlahan, Ava Houlahan, Chase Cop, Ethan Cop, and Jackson Delmatoff.
Services took place at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 17. Burial followed at Eternal Valley Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation at