Mike was a loving husband to his wife Kitty, married in 1958, they celebrated 61 years together. He was always a happy person; a kind father to his three sons, a loving presence to his three grandchildren and a very gentle man that will be missed by many. He enjoyed gardening all his life and enjoyed traveling with his wife to many FTD Flower Shows throughout the country; they also enjoyed traveling on many bus trips with the Frackville Senior Citizens.
Born in Frackville, November 19, 1924, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Warianka Kopey.
He was a graduate of the former Frackville High School, and was Treasurer of the Class of 1942; he received an Accounting Degree from the former McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City.
Mike loved his church, the Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Frackville; he served as past Trustee and was active with many Church functions.
Active in the community, he was a past treasurer of the ASUR Club of Schuylkill County; a life-member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #384, Ashland; member of the former Fountain Springs County Club, the Happy 20 Investment Club and the Frackville Senior Citizens.
He was a former manager at Cleveland Brothers Caterpillar Equipment Company, Frackville, for 40 years. He was also actively involved in the family business, the Kitty and Dotty Flower Shops in Ashland and Frackville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Olga Christopher.
Mike is survived by his wife Kitty Kopey; three sons; Michael; Bill and his wife, Paul and his wife Annmarie; three grandchildren; two sisters; Pauline Searles Zimmerman, Frackville; and Ann Ackerly, Tennessee; nieces and nephews.
Religious Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, at the Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Frackville, with the Very Rev. James Jadick, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with Parastas at 7:30 p.m. at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville; and again Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Ascension Orthodox Cemetery, Englewood /Frackville.