April 30, 1942 ~ April 28, 2013

Born in: Milwaukee, WI,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Roger Kopac of Asheville, NC, passed on Sunday, April 28th 2013 after a courageous fight with urachal adenocarcinoma. Born in Milwaukee, WI, April 30th, 1942, to Veronica and Stanley Kopac, Roger proudly served his country as a medic in the Army Special Forces in Vietnam. He loved to dance, spend time with friends, and work. Most of all, he loved his wife and family. Roger is survived his wife Mary, his daughter Theresa (Chris Tuschen); his son Matthew (Sarah Cottingham); his grandson Evan; his brother John and sister Anne Marie; and many other loving family and friends. The funeral service will be held at 2pm May 2nd 2013 at the VA Cemetery of Black Mountain. A reception will follow at Pack's Tavern in Asheville from 3:30-6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice (www.FourSeasonsCFL.org) or Strap In For Life (strapinforlife.org).

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  1. Our family knew Roger as a kind and generous neighbor, loving father and husband. We remember him with fondness and send Mary, Matt and Theresa our condolences.

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  2. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. It was a pleasure knowing him. He will be missed by a lot of people.

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  3. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. It was a pleasure knowing him. He will be missed by a lot of people.

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  4. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. It was a pleasure knowing him. He will be missed by a lot of people.

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  5. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. It was a pleasure knowing him. He will be missed by a lot of people.

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  6. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. It was a pleasure knowing him. He will be missed by a lot of people.

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  7. Mary, I’m Barbara Trombatore’s daughter; met you when you were volunteering at the Welcome Table. Just wanted you to know my heart goes out to you in your loss. Will be sure to keep you in my prayers. I know your husband(and you)fought a long, hard battle. Just know that your friends love you and are here to support you in anyway we can.

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  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Very sorry for your loss. May God comfort each of you daily. God Bless!

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  9. Dear Mary and Family,

    Connie K has told me about your loss.
    I’m so very sorry about Roger’s passing. May you and your family find strength for the days ahead.
    Iris Bulson

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  10. We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of your family when we were all in WFB. We will always remember your generosity, kindness, and fun when Roger took the girls to see The Backstreet Boys!
    Sympathy to all of you.
    The Liebers

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