John S. Copensky, formerly a longtime resident of Raleigh, passed away on Jan 5, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after a short illness. He was 58 yrs old. John graduated from Jefferson High School in NJ and attended Slippery Rock State College, PA. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, he was employed by MRI Int’l, Raleigh, NC for over 25 yrs. He was also a long time member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2546 as well as the Triangle Italian American Heritage Assoc. all in Raleigh.
He was preceded in death by his sister Caroline. He is survived by his parents, Edward and Jennie of Creston, NC; a sister, Lisa Copensky Tucker of Raleigh; and a brother Edward of New Jersey as well as numerous relatives in NJ.
A funeral mass will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Dr., Raleigh, NC.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that all donations be made to the Knights of Columbus Charities, Council 2546, 4301 Columbus Club Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604.