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William Koppel, Sr.

August 31, 1927 — December 1, 2016

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William John Koppel, Sr, 89, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2016, at WMHS Regional Medical Center.

Born on August 31, 1927, in Hays, Kansas, he was the son of the late John and Theresa (Gaschler) Koppel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by ten sisters and two brothers.  He was the last remaining member of his immediate family.

Bill was an Army veteran having served in WWII.  He was a member of Farrady Post #24 American Legion, was a volunteer for 35 years at Frostburg Village, delivered Meals on Wheels for 15 years, was a member of the Sherwood Bowling League and was a loyal member of the Morning McDonalds Crew.  Mr. Koppel attended Trinity Assembly of God in Midlothian.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Alvenia “Beanie” (Dudley) Koppel; children, Bill Koppel, Jr. and wife Diana, Theresa (Koppel) Espina and husband Ray; grandson, William “John” Koppel II; great grandchild, Camryn Koppel; brother-in-law, George Dudley; two special nephews, George and John Dudley; two special nieces, Jackie Gisriel and husband Jim and Shirley Nuss; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, MD on Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, December 5, 2016, at 11 am with Rev. Rob Culler officiating, assisted by Deacon Harold Bradley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Cutter, Billy Williams, Ray Raley and Stanley Raley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations, in Bill’s name, be made to Trinity Assembly of God, Old Midlothian Rd SW, Midlothian, MD 21543 or a charity of your choice.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Trinity Assembly of God
P.O. Box 607, Midlothian MD 21543
Tel: 1-301-689-3100
Web: http://www.3ag.org/



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