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Louis T. Kopler

Kopler, Louis T., 78, of Cover Hill.  Died February 10, 2018 at Conemaugh Medical Center. Born January 25, 1940, in Johnstown.  Son of the late Louis F. and Margaret M. (Garshnick) Kopler.  Also proceeded in death by wife Margaret “Peg” (Ahlborn).  Survived by daughter, Colleen (John) Runyon; granddaughter Lindsey A. Runyon; brothers in law Terry (Carolyn) Ahlborn and Daniel Ahlborn. A Graduate of East Conemaugh High School. Formerly employed at U.S. Steel Corporation. Member of Ss Gregory and Barnabas Catholic Church, Daisytown; SNPJ Bon Air Lodge #254; and Daisytown Sportsman Club. Lou’s second love, after his wife and daughter was his passion for music, having played in various bands for over 52 years.  His skills with the saxophone will forever ring in his family and friends’ ears. Friends received 4-7 PM Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass at 10 AM Friday at Ss. Gregory & Barnabas Church, Daisytown. Fr. Robert Ruston, Pastor. Committal at Grandview Cemetery. Family suggests donations to charity of your choice in memory of Lou. Family and friends please meet at church on Friday.  (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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My condolences to the Kopler families on the passing of Louis. Lou was my elementary(Lincoln) and high school(East Conemaugh)classmate. I remember Lou as a kind and considerate person in those years. And in occasional meetings with Lou in recent years he remained the same wonderful guy I knew from those early years. I admire Lous musical skills and career. He will be missed.

Bob Mesaros Feb 16 2018 12:00 AM

Lou was a great sax player! He was also a gentleman! From the band Pay Day!

Marilou Sibert Feb 15 2018 12:00 AM

Lou was a wonderful man. Much love to Colleen and her family.

Michelle (Roberts) Gibson Feb 15 2018 12:00 AM

Always had a great time with Lou. Talented musician who enjoyed life. One of the really good friends from our class of 1960. Prayers are with Lou's family during this difficult time.

Bernie Andrews Feb 14 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you for the kind words.

Colleen Kopler Runyon Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Louis Kopler

Colleen Kopler Runyon Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed being around Lou in high school and then through the years catching up at the 1960 class reunions. Easy to talk to and always the gentleman! He certainly will be missed by his family, friends, classmates and the audience he entertained as a talented musician. Condolences to family and close friends.

Charlie Migyanka Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you for the kind words! Dad enjoyed the class reunions.

Colleen Runyon Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent by Kathy and Tom Scanlon on February 13, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

Lou was one great individual that will be missed by all that knee him. A man of many talents and his favorite being his music. I graduated with Lou from East Conemaugh School in 1960 and never lost total contact with.him RIP.
Bill Gasior

Bill Gasior Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

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