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Mary Kopin

Saturday, June 28, 1924Friday, May 3, 2019

Mary Kopin, 94, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday morning, May 03, 2019, at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Her beloved husband was the late Michael Kopin Jr., who fell asleep in the Lord on January 16, 1964. Mary and Michael shared nearly 20 beautiful years of marriage.

Born on June 28, 1924, in Swoyersville, Mary was the daughter of the late Andrew Havrilla and Mary (Gorda) Havrilla Yurchak.

For many years, Mary resided in Clifton, New Jersey, where she was employed by the Shulton Company. Upon her retirement, Mary returned to her hometown of Swoyersville where she resided until moving to the Valley View Terrace Apartments, Wilkes-Barre.

A woman of great faith, Mary was a member of Saint Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, Swoyersville, where she held membership with the church’s Altar and Rosary Society.

Mary was a member of the Swoyersville Senior Citizens and the Red Hat Society. Along with her fellow members of the Red Hat Society, Mary greatly enjoyed singing carols and Polish songs at special events during the holidays.

In addition to her parents, Andrew and Mary, and her husband, Michael, Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Andrew Havrilla Jr.; and her step-father, John Yurchak.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Emily Kopin, New York City; her sister, Emily Williams, Wilkes-Barre; her sister-in-law, Theresa Havrilla, New Jersey; her nieces, Christine Horstmann and Christine Inga; her nephews, Andrew Havrilla and Thomas Havrilla; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her companion of many years, Melvin Baker, Honesdale.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by an Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 271 Tripp Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Gary Mensinger, her Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 07, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home. Parastas Services will be celebrated on Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM, with the Reverend Gary Mensinger, officiating.

For additional information or to send Mary’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s web-site, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, C/O Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania 18702.

 

Service Date
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for Mary will be held on Tuesday, May 07, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. Parastas Services will be celebrated at 7:30 PM by the Reverend Gary Mensinger.

The funeral service will begin on Wednesday, May 08, 2019, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 9:00 and 9:15 AM on Wednesday morning.

An Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 271 Tripp Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Gary Mensinger, Pastor, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church | View Map

Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.