John M. Kopec of Wantage, N.J., passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at his residence. He was 67.
Born in New York, N.Y., to the late Frank A. and Catherine M. (Wagner) Kopec, John has lived in Sussex County since he was ten years old. He had been employed as an advertising sales associate for the New Jersey Herald before his retirement.
John was a former Democratic Wantage Township Committeeman in Wantage and a former member of the Sussex County Library Commission. He enjoyed gardening and especially loved to landscape around his home.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Frank M. Kopec. John is survived by his wife and sweetheart since the fifth grade, Patricia (Jones); his son, John C. Kopec and his wife Ashleigh of Connecticut; his brother, Daniel Kopec of Chester; his four grandchildren, Zander, Wyatt, Corbin, and Carmella.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Interment will follow at Clove Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial contribution to Market St. Mission, P.O. Box 1937, Morristown, NJ 07962; or Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill St., Newton, N.J., 07860.