Paul A. Kopicki

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Paul A. Kopicki, 79, of Kingston died peacefully at home Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

He was born in Swoyersville, son of the late Aloysius J. and Vera V. Griffin Kopicki. He was a graduate of Kingston High School, attended King's College, and graduated from Eckels Institute of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia.

He worked as a funeral director for 55 years at the funeral home that his grandfather founded in 1917. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors' Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors' Association and the Luzerne County Funerals Directors' Asociation.

Paul will always be remembered for his activities in church and civic organizations. He was a 50-year member of the Independent Fire Company No. 1, Kingston, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Assumpta Council 3987, Luzerne, and a fourth-degree member of Our Lady Of Czestochowa Assembly, Luzerne, and a member and past president of the former St. Hedwig's Youth Committee and Holy Name Society.

He was an avid bowler, a member of Brussocks and Chacko Bar leagues. He participated in the USBC National Bowling Tournament for more than 30 consecutive years, and innumerable state bowling tournaments. Paul was a dedicated Penn State fan. He and his wife, Clare, were season ticket holders for more than 25 years, having only missed one home game due to a death in the family.

Paul is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, the former Clare Mullin; and his children, Paula Baur, Dallas; Mark Kopicki, Kingston; Alan Kopicki, Kingston; Paul Kopicki Jr., Alexandria, Va.; and Matthew Kopicki, Pittsfield, Vt. He was lovingly known as Herbie to his 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, John Kopicki, Harveys Lake; sister, Gail Ferguson, LaQuinta, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerby Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church.

Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Dallas.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday, the Independent Fire Company No. 1 will meet for a service at 6:45 p.m., the Luzerne County Funeral Directors will meet at 7:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m. the Knights of Columbus and members of the former St. Hedwig's Youth Committee will recite the rosary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Medical Oncology Associates' Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.
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(570) 287-3398
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Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2014
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