Richard "Dick" J. Koperski

Born: Wed., Mar. 18, 1942
Died: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018


Visitation

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


Prayer Service

7:00 PM to 7:30 AM, Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Location: Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church


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Richard J. “Dick” Koperski, age 75, of Maumee, passed away on January 18, 2018.  He was born on March 18, 1942 to Edmund “Chuck” and Harriet (Wisniewski) Koperski in Toledo.  Richard served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  
    He joined the Toledo Police Department and served in multiple positions for 25 years, where he retired as Assistant Chief of Police.  Richard was a member of the Maumee Valley Thunderbirds Club and the V.F.W.  He enjoyed classic cars, restoring cars and attending various car shows.  He also was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and enjoyed traveling to North Carolina.
    Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Mary Ann; and son Michael.   He will be dearly missed by his children, Debbie (Todd) Marciniak, Rick (Abby) and David Koperski; daughter-in-law, Danielle Koperski; grandchildren, Patrick and Timothy Marciniak, Jacob, Tony, Michael James and Joe Koperski; brothers, Ken (Rose Ann) and Fred (Claudia) Koperski; nieces and nephews.
    Family and friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-8p.m., with scripture services at 7:00p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 with prayer services in the mortuary at 10:00a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Joan of Arc Church at 10:30a.m.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John Jesuit High School and Academy Scholarship Fund.   The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Flower Hospital ICU, Dr. Ela Gamal, Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Kingston Residence in Sylvania for their compassionate care and support.  Also, Visiting Angel, Crys, for helping us care for Dick at home after his stroke in 2014.

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Ed Pawlowicz
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018
My Deepest Condolences to the family and friends of Dick. He and I were "olde friends", dating back to our times at St Hyacinth Grade School and at the Inverness Club where we caddied together, including the 1957 US Open Championship. Miss ya, good buddy! -Ed Pawlowicz

Spencer Stone
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
This is a message for Ken Koperski.
Dear Ken, Prudy an I read with sadness of the passing of your brother.
Sorry that we did not lnow him but any Koperski has to be a good man.
We remember fondly your presence at Inverness for so many years.
Please accept our cpmdolences and we hope to express them when we
might see you again. Could not find you in the Toledo phone directory.
Spence, Prudy and the Stone family

Rick and Marsha Orlowski
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Our condolences to the entire Koperski Family. Sorry we couldn't make it in but Marsha has pneumonia being unable to travel at all. You and your entire family are in our prayers. God Bless and Keep You Safe.

Frank Stiles
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family of Richard (Dick) Koperski and his many friends.

Dick was the kind of man our country needs many more of. He served his country and community with honor, exceptional leadership and compassion for those who worked for him and with him.

I was a fellow TPD officer and worked many years during the time he and his brother Ken were on the force. I respected both for their service and leadership of men as they rose through the ranks. We each had our assignments but we were all fellow police officers with one thing in mind - serving our community as professionally as we could. Dick did that not only as a police officer but as a soldier during the Vietnam War.

It was a pleasure working with and knowing Dick for many years. For a time we both lived in the Southwyck area and many times while I was out jogging I would see Dick working in his yard. I would stop and chat with him while catching my breath and while he took a break from his yard work. It was a pleasure knowing Dick.

I regret that I am unable to attend the services but send my deepest sympathy and thoughts to the family.

God Bless,

Frank Stiles

Frank Stiles
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family of Richard (Dick) Koperski and his many friends.

Dick was the kind of man our country needs many more of. He served his country and community with honor, exceptional leadership and compassion for those who worked for him and with him.

I was a fellow TPD officer and worked many years during the time he and his brother Ken were on the force. I respected both for their service and leadership of men as they rose through the ranks. We each had our assignments but we were all fellow police officers with one thing in mind - serving our community as professionally as we could. Dick did that not only as a police officer but as a soldier during the Vietnam War.

It was a pleasure working with and knowing Dick for many years. For a time we both lived in the Southwyck area and many times while I was out jogging I would see Dick working in his yard. I would stop and chat with him while catching my breath and while he took a break from his yard work. It was a pleasure knowing Dick.

I regret that I am unable to attend the services but send my deepest sympathy and thoughts to the family.

God Bless,

Frank Stiles

Susan Miko
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Dear Fred and Claudia: Chris and I are so sorry for your loss. Even though he has been ill for a long time, I'm sure the finality of his passing is hard on both of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.

Joe Gospodarek
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Dave,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a very special man.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you take comfort in knowing that Dad is now at rest in the loving arms of God.

Joe & Laura Gospodarek


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