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Burton Stanley Kopaskie, Jr.

Posted By Hall-Wynne On September 28, 2016 @ 2:18 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 29 Comments

Chapel Hill, NC – Mr. Burton Stanley Kopaskie, Jr, 60, formerly of Orchard Park, NY, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Burt was born in Newburgh, NY the son of the late Burton Stanley Kopaskie, Sr., and Grace Delores Carfizzi Kopaskie of Walden, NY. He was a graduate of Syracuse University. He was employed in the construction industry, he worked for many years with L & L Painting, Co. Inc. and Safespan Scaffolding and Platform Systems. Prior to that, he was employed with Birdair, where he traveled the world, involved in roof construction for many sports and entertainment venues, including the Millennium Dome in London.
Burt was a loving husband and father who enjoyed cooking for his family, his fried chicken was a family favorite. He was passionate about his NY Giants, Rangers and Mets. He enjoyed working with his hands, always in the midst of a project. He enjoyed gardening, constantly having battles with the deer who were always eating his tomatoes. Spending time with his family was always his first priority.
Burt is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia A. (Sherry) Kopaskie of the home; his two children, Karyl S. Kopaskie of Chicago, IL, and Burton S. Kopaskie, III, of Tonawanda, NY; brothers, Stan Kopaskie, and his wife, Diane, of Hernando Beach, FL, Mark Kopaskie, and his wife, Mary, of Corona Del Mar, CA, Joe Kopaskie, and his wife, Diane, of Charlotte, NC, sisters, Joann Andradez, and her husband, Ralph, of Melbourne, FL, Eileen Belanger, and her husband, Dick, of Chapel Hill, NC, Faith Salchert of Carlsbad, CA, Annie Wesner of Marlboro, NY, Mary Kopaskie-Brown, and her husband, Will Brown, of San Diego, CA; brother-in-law, Bill Lennon of Marlboro, NY; 22 nieces and nephews; and 11 great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Burt was preceded in death by his sisters, Rose Adele Kopaskie and Diane Carol Lennon.
A mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:30 am at Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark Drive, Durham, NC 27713. Officiating will be Rev. Robert M. Rutledge, OSFS.
The family will receive visitors Friday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. www.stjude.org.
The Kopaskie family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be submitted at www.hallwynne.com, select obituaries.


Condolences for the family of “Burton Stanley Kopaskie, Jr.”

Condolence from Jin & Don Belanger on September 29th, 2016 6:36 am

Our condolences to Patty and family, Burton has had a long hard battle and is now at rest.

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 6:59 pm

Thank You Mr & Mrs Belanger. It has been a long hard road, he is greatly missed but we are glad he is finally at peace.

Condolence from Andrew Totten on September 29th, 2016 8:17 am

I’m very sorry to hear the passing of Burt. I know he battled for years. I worked with Burt while he was with Safespan. I miss him and his sense of humor.

Condolence from Kopaskie Family on October 6th, 2016 6:56 am

Dear Andrew,
We deeply appreciate your expression of sympathy at this difficult time.

Condolence from Gail Evans Zuchowski on September 29th, 2016 8:53 am

Patty, I am so sorry for your loss…my prayers and thoughts are with you…
Blessings…
Gail Evans Zuchowski
OMGC

Condolence from Kopaskie Family on October 6th, 2016 6:27 am

Dear Gail,
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Condolence from Diane Harlach on September 29th, 2016 10:24 am

Dear Patti,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m sending you a hug (wish I could give it in person). I know Burton was a very lucky man to have had you by his side.
If you need a shoulder I am there.
I think of you often and will remember you and your family in my prayers.
Love,
Diane

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:04 pm

Dear Diane,
Thank you for your kind words of sympathy. I think I was also a very lucky woman. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers!

Condolence from Linda Hunt on September 29th, 2016 11:13 am

Hi, I am a friend of Nan and Katya’s, and just want you to know I am very sorry for your loss, and am praying for all of you during this time.

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:06 pm

Dear Linda,
Thank you for your expression of sympathy. Your support and prayers are truly appreciated.

Condolence from .TERRY WOODS JR. on September 29th, 2016 12:13 pm

PATTY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF BURT. HE WAS A ONE OF A KIND NEIGHBOR.

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:11 pm

Dear Terry,
Thank you for your expression of sympathy. Burt was a one of a kind guy .

Condolence from Patrice and Bob on September 29th, 2016 9:18 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Burt’s passing. He fought a tough battle but he can now rest. Please know our thoughts are prayers are with all of you and may all your wonderful memories bring you comfort. He is only a whisper away.

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:15 pm

Dear Patrice & Bob,
There are so many wonderful memories of ours years in Pinebush. Thank you for your support and prayers.

Condolence from Charmaine Terregino on September 30th, 2016 8:16 am

We are so sorry for your loss. May you have peace and comfort in the coming days.

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:28 pm

Dear Charmaine,

Thank you for your expression f sympathy during this difficult time.

Condolence from Anita Pettine Wynkoop on September 30th, 2016 8:57 am

My heart is so very very sad to hear about Burton . I have so many wonderful memories from our life on Second Street…My prayers are with you all for God to grant you some peace. Love you “kids”. Bless you, Nita

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:19 pm

Dear Anita,
Thank you so much for your kind words. You(and your family) were included in many of conversations about growing up and Second Street. We love you too!

Condolence from David A. Rood on September 30th, 2016 3:57 pm

Patty,
We were so saddened to hear of Burton’s passing. We wish to offer our condolences to you, Karol and Burton and the rest of your family. We miss you and you will all be in our prayers.

David, Judy and Benjamin Rood

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:24 pm

Dear Dave, Judy & Ben,
Thank you for your expression of sympathy. OP holds many many wonderful memories for us.

Condolence from Lee and Eileen Noworyta on September 30th, 2016 11:21 pm

Patty and family,
We are so sorry to hear this news. You are fondly remembered in Orchard Park and dearly missed. We send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:25 pm

Dear Lee & Eileen,
Thank you for your expression of sympathy. OP holds many many wonderful memories for us.

Condolence from Jim Sabuda on October 1st, 2016 10:10 am

Patty, Karyl, Burt….So sorry for your loss. I had MUCH fun working with Burt when we helped coach the kids in OM at South Davis. His wry sense of humor, creativity and sensitivity working with kids was not lost on any of us. Burt “told it like it was”….which I’m sure YOU guys new all too well. Your loss is Heaven’s gain. All those touched by Burt were all the better for it!

Condolences from the entire Sabuda family…Jim, Jackie, Matt and Nicole

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:26 pm

Dear Jim, Jackie, Matt & Nicole,

Thank you for your expression of sympathy. OP holds many many wonderful memories for us.

Condolence from Jennifer O’Connor on October 1st, 2016 2:42 pm

Karyl we are thinking of you and your family and sending you thoughts and prayers. Best, Your Sg2 Family

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:43 pm

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy at this difficult time.

Condolence from Kristi Crowe on October 3rd, 2016 10:10 pm

Karyl and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that your Sg2 family is thinking of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kristi

Condolence from Patty Kopaskie on October 7th, 2016 7:41 pm

Dear Kristi,
Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy at this difficult time.

Condolence from Lisa Andradez on October 12th, 2016 8:53 am

Dear Kopaskie Family,
Many fond memories of ALL! Lots of picnics and gatherings when all of the kids were young and just starting families. What a beautiful- much loved bunch! My heartfelt sympathy to Patty, Burton and Karyl.
Lisa Andradez

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