The memorial Mass for John H. Stopyro will be held at 10:30am on Friday September 7, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. The visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, September 6th at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home.
Mr. Stopyro, 87, of Rochester died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Stopyro was born February 21, 1925 in Camillus, New York to John and Mary (Dobrwaska) Stopyro. He graduated from Camillus High School in 1943. He served in World War II and Korea receiving a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He married Irene Grindland on August 28, 1950 in Fort Hood, Texas. In 1960 he became a trooper with the Minnesota Highway Patrol retiring in 1985.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, James and Mark of Rochester and Edward of Newport Beach, California; five daughters, Nancy Leon of Brooklyn Park, Elizabeth Lavine of Rochester, Mary McBride of Springfield, VA, Laura Stopyro of Minneapolis and Ann Stopyro of Minnetonka. He has seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Memorials are suggested to St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com