In Memory

Michael Kopcak


Beloved husband of Teresa (nee Gourley); loving father of Scott (Mariah) Andrews, Michael (Lindsay), Darice (Mike) Granito and Christopher (Julie); cherished son of Jean (nee Donnalley) and the late William Kopcak; dearest grandfather of Brady, Olivia, Colton and Michael; brother of Denise (Edward) Lesniewski, James (Lee) and David (Mary Ann). Graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1969. Friends received at the ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 923 BROADWAY AVE., BEDFORD( ONE MILE WEST OF THE FORBES-BROADWAY EXIT OF I-271) MONDAY 2 – 4 AND 6 - 8 P.M. where services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 10 A.M. followed by burial at Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg Township.

Published in The Plain Dealer from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, 2016

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08/22/17 05:44 PM #1    

Louise Hocevar (Vanek)

Ah, sad we are to have lost you!  One of the guys in the 'hood and a fellow passenger on the school bus for years!   You were always a cut up in school, always harrassing the girls, tryng for your best shot at love!  You were easy to heckle back and forth with.   

But  even closer to my heart was the friendship that formed long after the halls of BHS were abandoned by the Cl of 69.......the friendship formed when working as a teammate in organizing and pulling off all the (I think!) very successful class reunions, Annual Golf Outings and Christmas gatherings.  We could ALWAYS count on you to deliver what you promised and more!  From gorgeous 50/50 raffle gift baskets, to building centerpieces for tables, from set up to tear down....we could always count on you.  

I will miss you every single 1st Monday of the month at Balogny Night at Sirna's and of course at every gathering as we pick up your slack.  But we will raise a glass of cheer to you (with the cherry included, of course) and continue to keep Teresa as 'honorary member of  the Cl of 69, as we've grown to love her as much as we loved you.

It's true, we weren't particulary best  friends in school, but you are the true meaning of a great friend, loyal and true blue!  RIP my friend!

08/22/17 09:50 PM #2    

Sandra Geraci (Geraci)

8/22/2017  so sad to hear of this passing.  Wow!!  RIP.


08/23/17 03:06 PM #3    

Jeanne Kovich (Pankratz)

So sad to hear. Blessings to your family..God Bless

08/24/17 12:29 AM #4    

Sandy Shaia (Shimshock)

gosh Mike!  i was so upset and lost when you left us, it never entered my mind to come in here.  Im still pinching myself as i know others are also, as you were so GIANT in our lives.  YOU kept a mental list of what we needed, what to do, where to go..........all of that and you were always ready to help whatever we asked of you!

it was a terrible day when our friend Denise called me with this horrible news, she couldnt really talk and then i could barely listen.  Shocked as ppl say, for sure. 

so in ending let me say, we try, we try like hell to enjoy "Balogna Nite"  but without you, its just not the same and it wont be,,,,,,,,,so save me some Cherries in Heaven cuz i really dont feel like having them anymore at Sirna's

See you on the flip side     BTW, we include Teresa as much as we can, she is loved.....we want to make her smile........RIP my friend ♥

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