Michael G. Coppola, 72, Lake Ariel, died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Camille Gabriel Coppola.
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Mr. Coppola was born in Bronx, N.Y., lived in Staten Island for 14 years, and Bridgewater, N.J., and Lake Ariel, for the past 12 years. Michael was a Vietnam veteran in the Army and a 1988 graduate of California Pacific University. Before his retirement in 1992, he was a credit manager for 25 years for Brother International in Bridgewater. Michael was the past commander of the American Legion Post 807 of Hamlin; past president of the Hideout Sportsman Association of Hamlin; and a life member of the NRA.
He was an avid gun enthusiast and enjoyed boating. Mr. Coppola was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be missed by all.
Mr. Coppola is also survived by a daughter, Linda and husband, Frank Bianco; a brother, Dr. F. Joshua Barnett; two grandchildren, Joanna and Christie; and his faithful companion, Taz.
Funeral services will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Vanderhoven Chapel at Hazelwood Cemetery, Clark, N.J.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home, 275 W. Milton Ave., Rahway, N.J.; and Wednesday from 10 to 11 at the chapel before the service.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 4, 2013