Frank Albert Kopas

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Frank Albert Kopas, age 86, of Harrison City, formerly of Brockway, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born July 27, 1930 in Uniontown, a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Terify) Kopas. He was a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Harrison City, The Knights of Columbus and was a former member of the VFW. He was an Army veteran and went on to work as a soil scientist for the U.S. Government for over 25 years before retiring. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter Susan Lippincott; sister Anna; and brothers Vince, Andrew and John. He is survived by his wife of over 58 years Elizabeth “Betty” (Churey) Kopas; children Frank Andrew Kopas of Harrison City and Beth Ann (Kirk) Patterson of Irwin; son-in-law Rich Lippincott of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandchildren Olivia Lippincott, Ryan Patterson, Niki Patterson, Alex Lippincott and Rachel Patterson; sister Catherine Sampey of Fairchance; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Everyone is invited at 10 a.m. Saturday to the mausoleum chapel at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in North Versailles for a committal service. Memorial contributions can be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association at or the American Cancer Society at Arrangements handled by the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. For online condolences please visit

Originally published May 19, 2017.

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