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KOPASKIE, Burton Stanley Jr.

KOPASKIE - Burton Stanley Jr. Age 60, formerly of Orchard Park, NY, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. 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. 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 (Diane) of Hernando Beach, FL, Mark Kopaskie (Mary) of Corona Del Mar, CA, Joe Kopaskie (Diane) of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Joann Andradez (Ralph) of Melbourne, FL, Eileen Belanger (Dick) of Chapel Hill, NC, Faith Salchert of Carlsbad, CA, Annie Wesner of Marlboro, NY, Mary Kopaskie-Brown (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. 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.

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