KOPLIN, Philip S. 63, passed away peacefully on Nov. 30, 2012, surrounded by family & friends under the care of Hospice Brookside in Palm Harbor. Phil was born in Newark, NJ. Phil graduated from the University of Miami after being awarded a music scholarship. His passions were cooking and traveling. Family and friends meant the world to Phil. He was loved by many and will live forever in their hearts. Phil is survived by his wife, Karen Koplin (nee Ahlquist); daughters, Kaitlin and Hayley; and his sister, Bonnie Novik of Westfield, NJ. In memory, the family requests that contributions be made to Suncoast Hospice.