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Joseph F. Kopec Obituary
Joseph F. Kopec ROBBINSVILLE- Joseph Francis Kopec, 85, of Robbinsville, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Born in Robbinsville, Joe was a lifelong resident of the Trenton/Robbinsville area serving as a USPS Rural carrier in Robbinsville for 32 years before retiring in 1992. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the United States Army earning 2 Bronze Service Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge. "Pop" as he was lovingly known, was a kind and simple man who loved spending time outdoors. He had an incredible spirit for life, and an endless focus of energy and love for his family and friends; he will be greatly missed by all the lives that he touched. Joe was the son of the late Blazej and Eva Hajder Kopec, husband to the late Elizabeth "Betty" Columbus Kopec, brother of the late Agnes Johnson, John Kopec, Rose Mount, Stanley Kopec, Mary Goliszewski and Anna Piontek. He is survived by his three children, Stephen J. Kopec of Robbinsville, Kathryn E. Kopec Kniesler of Cream Ridge, and Ronald J. Kopec of Yardville, two sisters, Julie Odorczyk of Robbinsville, and Sophie Winiarski of Trenton. Two Daughters-in-law, Mary Lynn Lengyen Kopec, Suzanne Hawley Kopec, one Son-in-law Chris Kniesler, several nieces and nephews, and six grandchildren who knew him as "Pop Pop Joe", Elizabeth C., Stephanie L., Christina M., Alexandra N., Nolan G., and Erin J. Kopec. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:30am Monday, May 19th in the St. Gregory the Great Church, Nottingham Way, Hamilton, NJ. Burial will be in the Veteran section of the Princeton Memorial Cemetery, Robbinsville, NJ. Calling hours will be on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 - 6:00pm at the Winowicz Funeral Home, corner of Adeline and Beatty Streets, South Trenton. The rosary will be recited Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. There will be no calling hours Monday morning at the funeral home. Forever a selfless man, Pop would encourage you to celebrate his life however you saw fit, therefore, Mass Cards, Spiritual Bouquets OR donations may be made to an organization of the donor's choice in Pops' memory.
Published in The Trentonian on May 17, 2014
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