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Joseph Edouard Kopacko | Herald-Standard Obituaries

New Salem

Joseph Edward Kopacko, 91 of New Salem, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Uniontown Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 18, 1930, the son of George Sr. and Helen Kupets Kopacko.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy; and his brothers: George Jr., Thomas, Andrew, Edward and Robert.

Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He worked for the Norfolk Southern Railroad and was Secretary/Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Union. He was an avid deer hunter and had a passion for bear hunting in northern Pennsylvania.

Joe is survived by his son, Kenneth J. Kopacko and his wife, Leah of East Liberty, Ohio; daughter, Lu Ann Prah of McClellandtown; grandchildren: Mark Prah, Jr. and his wife Bethany of New Salem, Tiffany Prah of McClellandtown; great-grandchildren: Penelope, Violet and Sawyer Prah; sister, Helen Stiner and her husband George of the Republic; special friends: Sam, Kim and Kevin Sickles, Brad Martin.

Joe’s family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2022 at KISH-FABRY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday, with Pastor Michael Lyons officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Republic, with full military rites and honors bestowed by the George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.

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