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JOHN MICHAEL KOPERWAS


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JOHN MICHAEL KOPERWAS Obituary
JOHN MICHAEL KOPERWAS PHARR - John Michael Koperwas, age 92, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at McAllen Medical Center. He was born on Feb 19, 1922 to Nicholas & Nelly Koperwas in Alpena, Michigan. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He retired in 1984 after 27 years of employment from the Abitibi Corp of Alpena, MI and then moved to Texas. He was a devoted catholic and served for over 10 years as an alter server at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Pharr. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #12776 in Pharr and had been a resident of the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home in McAllen. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Elizabeth, Wanda, Victoria & Florence and by 2 brothers, Florain & Carl. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pilar Pandal Koperwas of Pharr, sister in law, Elnorene Koperwas and numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held today, Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Skinner Silva Funeral Chapel on West Sam Houston in Pharr with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm in the evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Monday, June 9, 2014 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Pharr. Interment with military honors officiated by the VFW, Post 8788 of McAllen will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in McAllen. Funeral services are entrusted to the care of Skinner-Silva Funeral Home of Pharr. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on June 8, 2014
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