The Life of Michael Kopczyk



BOARDMAN - Michael Kopczyk, 94, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 12, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, following a brief illness.

Michael was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Senkova, Western Ukraine, one of 13 children born to the late John and Maria Sliwiak Kopczyk, and came to America and Youngstown in May of 1951.

Mr. Kopczyk worked as a laborer and track inspector for P&LE Railroad for 32 years, retiring in 1982.

He was an active member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown. He was a church councilman in his younger years, and volunteered for the parish’s pirohy project and for many other church projects and activities throughout his life.

An accomplished handyman, Mike was always able to repair anything that was broken. He enjoyed projects of making things that were functional around the house. He also enjoyed his vegetable garden very much.

Mike leaves his beloved wife of 59 years, Teodora Wasylyszyn Kopczyk, whom he married July 28, 1955; his son, Michael Kopczyk of Boardman; his daughter, Mary (Ben) Morucci of Poland, Ohio; two grandsons, Anthony (Nicole) Morucci and Gary (Karyn) Morucci, both of Poland, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren, Amanda, Jason, Anthony Jr., Alyssa, Benjamin, and Jared Morucci.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a prayer service will take place at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will begin on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, and continue at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Interment will be at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s name to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 526 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502.

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