December 24, 2003 Joseph A. Kopechne, 90, of Swiftwater, died Dec. 24 in Stroud Manor Nursing Home, East Stroudsburg.
Born April 25, 1913, in Forty Fort, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Leitinger) Kopetchny. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He worked at the shipyards in New Jersey during World War II and was employed by the Washington National Life Insurance Co. He attended Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, Tannersville, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his only child, MaryJo.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of more than 60 years, the former Gwen L. Jennings, are his brother, Raymond; many nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent's de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Church Street, Plymouth, with the Rev. Donald Williams officiating.
Funeral arrangements are by Kielty-Moran Funeral Home, 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth.