CHOPIVSKY DR. PETER CHOPIVSKY (Age 57) Of Leesburg, Virginia passed away on April 19, 2010 after a heroic struggle against pancreatic cancer. He died at his home surrounded by his loving wife, Ann and his four children, Katya, Maria, Lesya and Peter, Jr. Dr. Chopivsky was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1952 and he grew up in central Illinois where his father was a local family physician. After completing high school in suburban Chicago he attended Princeton University where he obtained his B.S. degree in biology in 1974. Dr. Chopivsky attended medical school at The George Washington School of Medicine where he graduated in 1978. After completing his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, he was appointed a professor at the UCLA Medical School. He also practiced in a private family practice in Los Angeles. While a student at The George Washington University School of Medicine he frequented Leesburg, attracted to the town by its rich history and its quaintness. He returned to Leesburg in 1990 and started a solo family practice, determined to practice modern medicine delivered the old fashioned way. Dr. Chopivsky was committed to the Leesburg community and volunteered his time at the Loudoun Free Clinic. He was a medical provider at Graydon Manor. Dr. Chopivsky lectured on various artists and how their respective medical conditions affected their works in a series called Medicine and the Arts. He served on the selection committee of the Harrison-Conrad Memorial Trust which offers financial assistance for the medical care of needy children with disabilities in Loudoun County. He was an avid supporter of and coach with the Central Loudoun Youth Basketball League. Dr. Chopivsky was also active in the medical communities of George Washington University and the University of Virginia by hosting and providing clinical rotations for those medical students who had an interest in family practice. In addition to his wife Ann and his children, Dr. Chopivsky is survived by his brother, George, Jr. of Washington, DC, his brother, Andrew of Reston, his sister, Lydia of Washington, DC, three nephews and three nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. George and Sophia Chopivsky. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 22, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20176, 703-777-1414. Services will be held on Friday, April 23 at 12 noon at St. Andrews Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, 281 Main Street, South Bound Brook, New Jersey 08880 and burial will be at the St. Andrews Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Loudoun Free Clinic, 224B Cornwall Street, NW, Leesburg, VA 20176 or to the Chopivsky College Fund at the Middleburg Bank, 102 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175.