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Edward G. Stopa M.D.

1954 - 2019
Edward G. Stopa M.D. Obituary
Of East Greenwich, RI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 65 years of age after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of Karen E. (Madras) Stopa, M.D for 39 years.
Dr. Stopa was born July 6, 1954 in Newark, NJ. He was the son of the late Peter and Jadwiga (Juchniewicz) Stopa. He is survived by his four daughters: Emily S. Stopa, Eva K. Stopa, Eliza R. Stopa and Arielle M. Stopa; his son-in-law John MacMillan Jr.; his four grandchildren: Olivia and Sophie MacMillan and Ezra and Avielle Stopa; his sisters-in-law, Carol Stopa and Eva Madras; brother-in-law, Mark Madras, and his two nephews: Jonathan and Richard Madras. He is predeceased by his brother, Peter Stopa.
Dr. Stopa has a vast list of accomplishments. Most recently he was Director of Neuropathology at Rhode Island Hospital and a Professor of Pathology and Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He was also a medical advisor to the Alzheimer's Association of Rhode Island and oversaw the Brown Brain Bank, which provides human tissue for neuroscience research, particularly Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Stopa will always be remembered for his vibrant personality, his larger-than-life stories that provided entertainment for countless hours, his eccentric clothing style, and his brilliant mind. We are grateful for the time we had with him.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street, Providence, RI at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, the family invites guests to a reception at The Brown Faculty Club, 1 Bannister Street, Providence, RI. The buildings are on the Brown University campus and are within walking distance of each other. For full obituary and condolences, go to carpenterjenks.com.
Published in The Providence Journal from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22, 2019
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