EDWARD SOPKO HEBRON, IN
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Edward Sopko, age 89, of Hebron, passed away Friday, November 18, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and his son, Edward. Mr. Sopko leaves behind his sons: Richard (Donna) Sopko of Munster and William (Judy) Sopko of Hebron; daughter in-law, Janice (late Edward L.) Sopko of Crown Point; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Private services will be held at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road) Highland, IN with Rev. Nathan Whybrew officiating. Interment will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday, November 21, 2011 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Edward retired as a Superintendent for American Bridge. He was in charge of many projects as a proud member of Ironworkers Local #395. Some of his projects included the Picasso in Chicago, the Contemporary and Polynesian Hotels in Walt Disney World and Market Square Arena (home of the Indiana Pacers) in Indianapolis. Mr. Sopko was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, during WWII-Pacific Theatre. Edward enjoyed his grandchildrens sporting events. He was a devoted husband for more than 50 years and a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Please visit: www.kuiperfh.com.
Published in The Times from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2011