Walter Kopyscianski

Walter Fred

Born 10/25/1938, 74 years old

My soul mate, Ski left for the highway to heaven March 9, 2013, suddenly. Walter F. Kopyscianski, mentor, father, lover and grandfather. Married to Jude Kopyscianski for 51 loving years. He was a proud father to Kevin (Debbie), Jane and Jessica (Tom). He adored his six grandchildren Jessica, Nick, Mike, Amanda, Victoria, and Alana. Ski was in management for Safeway for 26 years. He served with the U .S. Navy 1958-1962. He was born and educated in eastern Pennsylvania and lived in the Bay Area for 51 years.

Ski was a man that silently moved mountains, changing people's lives for the better. He was an avid hunter who hunted all over the United States and the world. He often visited the Pheasant Club with his son-in-law, Tom Blakiston. He will truly be missed.

A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, 4/2/13 at 12 pm at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 31, 2013