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Robert S. Kopec CPA

Saturday, August 4, 1945Saturday, October 20, 2018

Robert S. Kopec CPA, 73, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His loving wife is Helen (Baron) Kopec. Together, Robert and Helen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 25th.

Born on August 04, 1945, in Wilkes-Barre, Robert was one of two sons born to the late Steven and Jennie (Gonglefski) Kopec.

Raised in Swoyersville, Robert was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1963. He went on to further his education at Wilkes College, now Wilkes University, where in 1969, he received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business. He received his certification to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in 1976.

Robert began his career working for Casimer Sieminski CPA. After some time, he was given the opportunity to buy the business from Mr. Sieminski, and after assuming control of the business, he changed the name of the firm to Robert S. Kopec CPA, operating his business on Pierce Street, Kingston.  Robert retired on January 01, 2017, and the business now operates under the name of Kopec Associates.

An avid golfer, Robert was a member of Fox Hill Country Club, Exeter and a former member of Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas, and he was fortunate to have two holes-in-one throughout his life.

In addition to his parents, Steven and Jennie Kopec, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Richard J. Kopec.

In addition to his wife, Helen, Robert is survived by his son, Mark Kopec and his wife, Meredith Kreczmer-Kopec, Wilmington, North Carolina; as well as his in-laws, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Visitation which will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

Private Interment will be in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.

For additional information or to send the Kopec Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

The family had kindly requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to one of the following: the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, Virginia 22215; the Alzheimer’s Association, National Headquarters, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Service Date
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
Services

A Memorial Visitation for Robert will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., Forty Fort.

Following the visitation, everyone in attendance will be invited to a luncheon. Details will be announced at the funeral home.

Cemetery

Mount Olivet R.C. Cemetery | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Condolences

God bless you all during your time of loss and remembrance. Bob was truly one of the greats, and I am hearing so many stories of his kindness for the first time in 33 years. What a wonderful man and I am so glad he was a part of my life. I cannot thank him enough for his faith in me, and for all of his support over the years. Sending our love and prayers to you all! Michele and Mark Witkowski
I was truly saddened to read of Roberts passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You have no idea who I am, but I was the nurse that stayed with his father, Steve, when he came home for Roberts high school graduation in 1963. I took care of Steve at the Wilkes Barre General Hospital. My name then was Betty Lou Ide. I now live in Toledo, Oh. and was looking someone up when I saw Robert's picture, and knew right away who he was. I still have the newspaper clipping of that date, 55 years ago. Again I am so sorry for the loss you are now going through. May God bring you the strength and peace to carry you these difficult times. Betty Lou Graham-Mohr
Dear Kopec Family - Our deepest condolences on Bob’s passing. I met “Mr. Kopec” when I was working at Irem Temple, while at the same time attending Wilkes University as an accounting major. After getting to know Bob at the club and on the golf course, he offered me my first internship in accounting. I worked at the office for almost one year with Michelle and Mary Anne. After graduating from Wilkes and getting a full time job with Ernst & Young, my then girlfriend (now my wife), Cheryl Smith, took over my internship responsibilities as she was finishing up her own accounting degree at Wilkes. She then also started working at Ernst & Young. That experience at Bob’s office was instrumental in Cheryl and I securing employment and becoming CPAs. We have so many wonderful memories of Bob in the office - and myself in particular - of him at Irem. I vividly remember all of his friends, Don Stein, Ray Cecconi, Ronnie Pieczynski, etc. What fun they all had playing golf through the years and how much they all loved Bob!! So our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to your entire family on the loss of this generous, kind and great man. Please know that he impacted our lives in an immeasurably positive way. We loved him and are very sad that the world lost another all time great person. We can never completely repay him for what he provided to Cheryl and myself. We offer our prayers that he now rests in eternal peace in heaven and that the entire Kopec family is surrounded by hope, love and friendship at this time. Sincerely, Gary and Cheryl Quinn. Belleair, FL
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