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Daniel Lee Kopec, Sr.  

Daniel Lee Kopec, Sr.

June 23, 1947 – June 10, 2018

 Daniel Lee Kopec, Sr., age 70, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 23, 1947, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Pasquino) Kopec.  Daniel proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  After his service, he worked in construction most of his life as a bridge contractor.

Daniel enjoyed traveling, clamming, fishing and crabbing.  He loved visiting Delaware Park and watching the horse races.  Above all, he will be remembered as a loving father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his wife, Madelyn Kopec; brother, William; and sister, Deborah.  He is survived by his children, Rosemarie Brierley (Ralph Shelby), Daniel Lee Kopec, Jr. (Susan Tompkins), Wanda Fisher (Dana Justice), Mae Johnson and Ralph Fisher; brothers, Joseph and Terrence; sister, Angela; grandchildren, Joseph Kopec and Ashlee Brierley; 5 step grandchildren; and 7 step great grandchildren.

Services and interment will be held privately at Daniel’s request.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel’s name to the The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.

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  1. Wanda Fisher, June 12, 2018

    This is the man I always thought of as my Dad! You weren’t perfect but you were always there and I hold you forever in my heart! You’re with mom now and I know you are somewhere in Heaven sitting in the car talking and looking at the water! I knew, if you two weren’t in the house I could find you downtown parked and talking down by the water! I went with you everywhere and you even let me go when it was just the boys! You taught me how to drive when I couldn’t even see over the dash! You would just laugh and sit in the back and say ok Sybil, its all yours and I would drive fast and throw up dust! You taught me to shoot and fish and cuss! But Rose says, I knew how to do that already! I always went with you and mom and the kids to get the Christmas tree at Coleman’s! Mom had to have the one all the way out in the field never close! But we would walk for miles so she could have her tree! I have so many memories of you and mom together! Mom once told me you were her soul mate and I do think you were and she was yours! Yeah, we had arguments but who don’t! You were right I am nuts and I will always be your crazy daughter Sybil and you will always be my Daddy Dearest! Tell mom I miss her and. One day I know I will see you both again sitting by the wate,r talking in the car! Send me some horse bets Daddy Dearest! Love you, Wanda AKA Sybil

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  2. Brenda, June 13, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He has been a friend of our family all my life. My condolences to the family, especially his children. He will be missed.

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  3. Daniel Lee Kopec, June 13, 2018

    To my father and my best friend any man especially a son could ever have or asked for you’ve always been my biggest fan and I always tried to be the best son I possibly could for you POP you instilled everything inside me to make me the man I am today by showing me the value of hard work and to never give up on my dreams you stayed on me when I wanted to call it quits and made me press on and move forward with my life and for that I’ll be forever grateful to you POP you taught me to love and respect nature and the water you taught me to hunt and fish and fight 3 very important things for me but most of all you taught me to be a Man and to cherish your family and friends you’ve always been my hero and when you started having health problems that led up to you having ALS you showed me and the entire world what kind of a tough fearless man you really were you met your disease head on and kicked it’s ass for the longest time like only you could do POP you made us all so incredibly proud of you with your refuse to lose attitude towards your disease that just goes to show your might and your heart of gold you loved us all and we all loved you dearly as well POP and we all know you and mom are together again forevermore as well as all the rest of your family we’re all going to miss you DAD Rose and Me especially we know you and MOM are going to be watching over us and keeping us safe and being our voice of reason make sure you GIVE mom a gigantic hug and a kiss from me and tell her I miss her and love her dearly as well as I do you DAD try to keep it down up there sneaking up behind mom goosing her and making that damned bed dance across the floor REST IN PEACE POP YOU SURELY DESERVE IT I’LL DO MY BEST TO HONOR YOUR NAME AND MAKE YOU PROUD YOUR FOREVER MY HERO AND MY BEST FRIEND AND MY FATHER I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY POP YOUR SON J.R.

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  4. Tony Gary, June 13, 2018

    Danny,
    David and I will miss our morning discussions at the Post Office. We hope you and Woody continue the tradition in heaven. We’ll catch up with the two later. Tony

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  5. Angie Mangan, June 13, 2018

    Danny-you were a great brother and always looked out for Deb, Terry and me. Although I
    am filled with sadness, when I remember the good old days as kids growing up, I can’t help but smile remembering your wonderful sense of humor and how you made me laugh even when I was not happy with you. I am sorry that life dealt you such a tough illness but like everything else in your life, you faced it unafraid. Your bravery was an inspiration to us all. Rosie-what can I say except we are forever grateful for the care you gave Danny. We believe your Dad would never have had the quality of life he had without you putting your life on hold to care for him. When you look at the stars tonight you will see one that sparkles a little brighter and that is your Dad saying “job well done”. I pray that Danny’s children and grandchildren know how much they were loved! Angie

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    • Terry, June 14, 2018

      Amen

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  6. Richard King, June 13, 2018

    Fond Memories I will remember all days we spent together on the water Crabbing and Fishing. And of course the Drinks we had afterwards. I think of you every time I go to the end of Delaware City turn around.
    RIP POPS. Kingy

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  7. Ashlee, June 14, 2018

    I miss you so much Poppop you where the best poppop any grand daughter could ask for even if you did give me a hard about stuff i love you and miss you.

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  8. Sherry Weleski, June 21, 2018

    Blessings to Daniel’s entire family. He was surely a great man because he raised a wonderful daughter, Wanda Fisher, who spoke highly of him. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

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