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Francis R. "Butch" Popko

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WILKES-BARRE — Francis R. Popko passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at home, after his courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Wayne, Detroit, he was a son of Mrs. Barbara (Popko) Pelchar.

Butch was an avid outdoor sportsman, hunting and fishing with his faithful dog, "Brandy." He will be missed most for the good-hearted person he was, always there for family and friends whenever someone needed a hand.

He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Vivian Popko.

Surviving are his mother, Barbara Pelchar; sister Carol Morris and her husband, Jack; brother, Mike Popko; sister Marie Morgan and her husband, Dave; sister Patricia Merges and her husband, Kevin; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-niece and great-nephew.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. Friends and family may call 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Published in Times Leader from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2014