ROPER, Frank "Michael" 56, native of St. Petersburg, went to be with the Lord on April 27. Michael was born Dec. 20, 1955 to Frank and Cynthia (Doran) Roper. He was a 1974 graduate of Gibbs H.S. in St. Petersburg. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 1976 - 1978. He loved his work in the electrical trade and was a member and strong supporter of the I.B.E.W. for 37 years. Michael loved life, he was always happy, loving and kind. He had countless friends and was loved by all. He was an amazing uncle and had a special bond with each of his nieces and nephews. He was a loving stepfather/grandfather. Michael will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cynthia (Doran) Roper. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years Pauline, father, Frank M. Roper, brother Kevin, sister Mary Beth (John) Cautero, sister-in-law Kathi Roper, all of St. Petersburg and sister Nancy (Mark) Sheets of Ft. Myers, FL., 13 nieces and nephews, 2 stepdaughters and 1 step-granddaughter. Memorial services will be Wednesday, May 9th, 11:30 am at Faith Fellowship Church, 6646 1st Ave S., St. Petersburg
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 2, 2012