WARREN - Earl J. Kopnisky, 89, of Warren, passed away at 6:46 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home.
Earl was born on Oct. 11, 1923, in Maxwell, Pa., the son of the late John and Anna Bednar Kopnisky.
A graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Earl continued his education with a bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University, and retired after 32 years of service on Oct. 31, 1983, from the sales department of Packard Electric. He was known and recognized for never missing a day of work.
A U.S. Army veteran, Earl served his country during World War II in the European Theater.
Earl was a charter member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-SS. Cyril and Methodius Church in Warren, where he was an adult altar server, eucharistic minister, a member of its 50+ club and a volunteer at the pierogi sale. He also was a member of SCOPE and Knights of Columbus.
Earl enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards. He also was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
Earl is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Elizabeth A. "Betty" Ulishney, whom he married on April 19, 1947; two daughters, Marian Kopnisky of Warren and Germaine (Sam) Curry of Columbus; a sister, Betty Falatic of Warren; four grandchildren, Kristen (Ray) Schmoll, Jamie, Beth and Tim Curry; two great-grandsons, Roman and Logan; and his beloved pets, Molly and Harry.
Calling hours will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-SS. Cyril and Methodius Church with a Mass of Christian burial to follow.
Burial will take place in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505, or to the Heritage Fund of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, 185 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home in Warren. Condolences may be made online at www.sinchak-andsons.com.