Born in Portland, Oregon, Terry Michael McCoy J.D. ’78 was a 1970 graduate of Washington High School in Fremont, where he met his future wife, Sharon (Satterlee Bumala). He earned his B.A. in political science at UC Santa Barbara in 1974 and his J.D. from SCU in 1978, becoming a licensed attorney in California and Nevada. He retired from law in 2003. In his youth, he was an all-round athlete and high school tri-aptain who treasured his lifelong friendships from his Glenmoor neighborhood, little league baseball, and high school sports. In retirement, he returned to the roots established by his grandmother and cultivated a community vegetable garden, to which he walked three miles to tend. He was a voracious reader, checking out grocery bags full of books, and freely quoted classic movies and song lyrics. Terry was also active in politics as a campaign manager in a Nevada regional race and as campaign advisor in Washington congressional and legislative races. He was a lifelong blood donor to the Red Cross, his blood carrying a rare factor beneficial to preemies. In the last few years, he drove for Uber, adding to his repertoire of lively storytelling. Terry passed away on Dec. 5, 2016, from a coronary embolism at his home in Vancouver, Washington. He was a devoted husband and a mainstay in the many lives that counted on him. He is survived by his wife Sharon, son Logan of Menlo Park, mother Betty of Fremont, sister Judy of Meadow Vista, stepchildren Luke Bumala (Gwen) of Skamania, Washington, Calista Uriarte (Dave) of University Place, Washington, Julianna Roth (Steve) of Ridgefield, Washington, and Matthew Bumala (Jamie) of Vancouver, Washington; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded to heaven by his son, Matthew, brother Randy, and father Wesley, now together playing a divine game of baseball.

08 Nov 2018