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Sam Popkin, 93, of Oregon, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Center. He was born on July 7, 1920, in Toledo to Max and Fannie Popkin. Sam was a graduate of Scott High School and served in the U.S. Army, during WWII. He worked for the Jeep Corporation for 39 1/2 years in Inspection/Quality Control, retiring in 1985.
Sam loved to dance, especially ballroom dancing. He was known to dance at any chance he could get. Sam was a member of the UAW Local 12, Maumee Elks and Eagles. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Marilyn and visiting his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Sam is survived by his loving wife of 49 1/2 years, Marilyn; children, Karen (Jedd Wolchok) Popkin, Mark (Rebecca) Popkin and David (Amy) Popkin; his grandchildren, Lukas, Max, Rachel, Sophia and Jamieson and sister-in-law, Phyllis Tucker. He was preceded in death by his parents and half-sister, Yetta Bergman.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Freck Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 2-7 p.m. where military honors will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Freck Funeral Chapel
1155 South Wynn Road
Oregon, OH 43616
Published in Toledo Blade on June 19, 2014