In Loving Memory

Jerry Michael Kopcho, d. March 2, 2015

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In Loving Memory

March 6, 1951 – March 2, 2015

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Jerry Michael Kopcho, 63, died March 2, 2015.  A current resident of Fairhope, Alabama, Jerry was born in Elyria Ohio to the late Bert and Beverly Kopcho.  He was employed for 37 years with Texas Fuel& Asphalt in Corpus Christi, TX; Mobile, AL and with Valero Refining in Baton Rouge, LA. 
 
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Carolyn Walker Kopcho; daughter, Mary K. (Matt) Denton of Spanish Fort, AL; sister, Jill Kopcho (Gary) Biltz of Gray, GA; brother, John (Christine) Kopcho of Elyria, OH and by other relatives and friends.
 
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8271 Whispering Pines Rd., Daphne, AL 36526.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30pm.  Pastor Matt Denton will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at kidney.org.  Inurnment will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.  Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com.   Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home& Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.

20 Comments

  1. alyce

    Carolyn, You are in my thoughts & prayers. “Being strong isn’t something you choose to do. It’s something you’re forced to do when being weak isn’t an option!” Take one day at a time. Cherish the time you had with Jerry. Love, Alyce

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  2. Del Essig

    Dear Carolyn and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. So many days, I think of all the good times we had working on the road. Jerry was always fun to be around and l learned a lot from him. Even though we haven’t seen each other in a long time, he was never forgotten. God bless you and your family.

    Del

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  3. Diane Piatt

    Dear Jill and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. Haven’t seen him in many years, but we went to school together. He was a great guy. IIt am praying for you and yours as you go through this time of deep grief. God bless you all. Love, Diane

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  4. Toni Davenport

    Dear Carolyn,
    I was so sorry to hear that Jerry had passed away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I miss seeing you. Love, Toni (from Sanford, NC)

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  5. Regina Layton

    Sweet, Sweet Katie,

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

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  6. Leigh Anne & Dale Ryals

    Katie, Matt and Family,
    Lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers and asking for God’s peace and comfort during this time of loss. Much love to all!

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  7. Lana Rollins

    Carolyn I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. God bless.

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  8. Vickie Blair Carrington

    Jerry was a childhood friend of mine in Elyria. We were in the same class from First through 6th grade (I think!) He and his family were/are great people. My brother was a good friend of John’s. Sympathy to the entire family and prayers for strength.

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  9. Jan Chorak Sooy

    My sincere condolences. We knew all the Kopcho’s growing up as we lived on the corner of Cornell & Fairlawn. R I P

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  10. Lisa Ligotky Marconi

    I lived next to Jerry, John and Jill growing up on Harvard Ave. in Elyria. Good memories as our houses were so very close. RIP

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  11. Peggy Renfroe DeWine

    Love you Katie, will talk with you next week. Hugs for now. Just know I’m thinking of you.

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  12. Sonny Rammage

    My sincere condolences.

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  13. Kathryn (Reynolds) Kier

    Mrs. Kopcho, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Katie are in our prayers. Mr. Kopcho was always so kind when Katie and I were younger. I’m here if you need anything.

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  14. Adrian and Leigh

    Carolyn and Katie, you are in our prayers. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

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  15. Steve Rodriguez

    My sincere condolences.

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  16. Linda

    Carolyn, I am so saddened by this news. Jerry was such a great guy and I was so happy you were married to him. You and Katy are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if their is anything I can do. With love, Linda

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  17. Murdhel Butch Lewis

    Carolyn and Mary sorry for the passing of Jerry I just found out. The last time I saw him was in Corpas at your house and I said something to u that I shouldn’t of said and I wanted to apologize to u Jerry and I had a lot of fun and good times together in Ft Lauderdale. Jerry was a hard worker for Trumball Asplalt before going to Texas. I will miss him and sorry for your loss. Take Care and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If u would like to contact me so we can talk about Jerry here is my number 440-322-0334.

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  18. WAYNE & LINDA HALL

    KATIE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR DAD. KNOW WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR AND MATT AT BAY.

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  19. Connie Sinclair

    Our Sincere Comdolences Class of 1971

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  20. Judy Gawlik

    Jill and John, Saddened for your loss of your brother Jerry. Sympathy to all of the family. Judy Gawlik

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