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William Popichak


1938 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
William R. Popichak

Lexington, MS

William Roger Popichak passed away on December 27, 2013. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA., on July 10, 1938. He graduated from McKees Rock High School in 1956, then attended the University of Pittsburgh. After finishing his studies, he moved to Rochester, NY, where he was plant manager. An opportunity arose in 1978 moving the family to New Orleans, LA, starting his life as a southerner. In 1980 he moved his family to Dallas, TX, to become a plant manager of Simmons and to pursue his education in hospital administration. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and then his Masters from the Texas Woman's University.

In 1990, he moved his family to Jackson, MS, where he became a hospital administrator with Methodist Rehab. He then transitioned into administration in Home Health until his retirement in 1998. He spent the last fifteen years enjoying his retirement between his two homes in Lexington, MS and Clearwater, FL.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Ann Popichak; his parents John and Anna Popichak, a son Dale Roger Popichak and a nephew Kenneth Graves.

He is survived by three sons: Gary (Kimberly), Brad, and Neal (Amy) Popichak; a sister Alice (Walt) Graves; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his grandchildren John Popichak, Anna Popichak, Mary Popichak, Nathan Popichak, Emma Popichak and Lucy Popichak.

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Dec. 29, 2013
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