Franz Josef Kopper



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Franz Josef Kopper

Greece:  passed away on Tuesday, October 18th 2022

Franz was born in Germany on November 30th 1934 and grew up there during the war. He overcame many obstacles to move to Canada and eventually the United States for a better life that he worked very hard for. He loved soccer, a good german beer, and any and all food. He especially loved to tell a good story, there was never a time you would see Franz and not hear an old story. He lived through many hard times, was a plethora of knowledge, and always had a lesson of perseverance and determination to share.

Predeceased by his wife of over 40 years, Joan Kopper, his first wife, Elizabeth Kopper, his parents, Maria and Wilhelm Kopper, and sister, Annemarie Klatt.

Survived by his daughter Heidi Luciano, grandchildren Kristen Luciano May (Maurice), Zachary Young and Cameron Colaprete, his beloved great granddaughter Vivian May, his sister Imelda, brother Alfred. As well as many other loved ones including his step children, Robert Young (Marlis), Laurie Colaprete, Steven Neufeglise (Peg) and their daughter Patty Hyman (Mike) .

Services will be held privately.


  1. Patricia on October 22, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Heidi, so sorry for your loss. May your father RIP. Love Patty Brock

  2. Barb Hurley on October 23, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Heidi, So sorry to hear about your dad. Frank was a wonderful neighbor & friend. When you and your brother were very young and living on Laura Dr.– your mom (Lissa) asked me to babysit. I remember many happy memories of your parents. Thoughts and prayers, Barb (Brock) Hurley

  3. John Mertens on October 23, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts . Norbert and Joan Mertens

  4. Debra LaRoche Walls on October 24, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Dear Heidi and family, My Aunt Jayne Yates called me yesterday to share the sad news of the passing of Franz. How blessed we were to call him "family" and we shared so many wonderful times together. He had a heart of gold and yes, he had the best stories. He loved my cousin Joan and we met as often as we could at the casino in later years for lunch visits when I came to visit my Aunt. I always loved being with your Dad and Joanie. What a true "gentleman" your father was. He has left a loving legacy for sure. My heartfelt prayers of my Aunt Jayne, now 93, and me, are with all of you during this sensitive time. I live in Connecticut now but I am from Rochester. Sincerest condolences and love to all, Debra LaRoche Walls

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