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KOPMAN, Lynn Johnson

KOPMAN, Lynn Johnson

KOPMAN - Lynn Johnson The family, numerous friends and so many others mourn the passing of our beloved Lynn Johnson Kopman on December 7, 2015. To say Lynn and all she meant to each of us and all she did in life was somehow bigger than life could never be overstated. Always full of great humor, great cheer and great optimism, Lynn was one of those rare people who always "lit up the room" wherever she was. Lynn was born on April 27, 1936 in Binghamton, NY to Hugh Albert Johnson and Alyce Murther Johnson as Roberta Lynn Johnson. Lynn did not like the name "Roberta" and later dropped it and, as she would say, never looked back. Lynn spent most of her early years growing up in Buffalo, NY. She attended School District 22 in Buffalo and School District 18 in Snyder, NY, then Amherst Central High School, before moving on to the Buffalo Seminary graduating from "Sem" in June 1955. After Buffalo Seminary, she spent one year at Wheelock College in Boston, MA, before moving on to Vassar in her sophomore year. At Vassar, Lynn was honored by her classmates as a member of the Daisy Chain which was awarded on the basis of "beauty and class spirit." Lynn's first marriage was to William Nelson Andrews of Cincinnati, OH and St. Louis, MO. Bill and Lynn had two fine children in Laura Pogue Andrews, who currently resides in Bolton, MA and William Stuart Andrews, who currently lives in Sarasota, FL. Lynn's second marriage was to William H. Kopman of St. Louis with whom she raised two daughters Holly A. Kopman of Mill Valley, CA and Megan E. Kopman of Boston, MA. Lynn has six amazing grandchildren; Adrian, Matthew, Connor, Caity, Alexei and Caroline. During her life, Lynn resided in Cincinnati, St. Louis, Boston and Sarasota. Lynn worked throughout her life at Southwestern Bell and later as a real estate broker in Boston and Sarasota. More recently, Lynn could be found walking her many dog friends in Sarasota and, as her sister says, armed with leashes and pooper scoopers. And let's never forget her favorite dogs...Spook, Sambo, Gypsy, Molly, and Maggie and her favorite cats Puddy, Sadie and Minka. They each meant so much to Lynn, gave her company and friendship when times were tough and good cheer (purrs and sloppy licks) when times were good. Lynn is survived by her sister Anne Kenefick of Seattle, WA and brothers Hugh of Albany, NY and Dorset, VT and Stuart of Strafford, VT. In addition, she is survived by nieces and nephews galore. Her sister and two brothers remember so well Lynn's early years in Buffalo and Sea Island, GA, and in Cincinnati and St. Louis. She was a truly wonderful sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to have and we all will miss her dearly. Thank you Lynn for lighting up each of our lives for such a long period of time. A private memorial service is planned for the family. Donations in Lynn's memory can be made by visiting the following link: http://www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org/donate/lynnkopman/

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