September 26, 1937 - October 9, 2020
Robert William Kopchains 9/26/37-10/9/20 Former New Jersey resident, Robert W. Kopchains died at his Pawleys Island, South Carolina home on October 9, 2020. Robert (Bob) was born on September 26, 1937 in Union City, NJ to Benjamin and Marilla Kopchains. He attended Union Hill High School, earned a B.A. degree at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and an MBA degree from New York University. While an undergraduate at Colby, he met his wife of 60 years, Mary. After graduation in 1959, he joined the United States Navy and was commissioned as an Ensign. He proudly served during the Cuban Missile Crisis and for an additional 6 years in the Naval Reserves. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Following completion of his military service, Bob joined Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company where he worked for more than 20 years and retired as Senior Vice President in charge of Real Estate Investments. After retirement, Bob and Mary travelled extensively throughout the world. His lifetime travels took him to all 50 states and approximately 100 countries. (In his later years, he enjoyed nothing more than planning the next trip!) In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his three children and their spouses (Nancy & Harvey Myer, Robert S. & Susanna Kopchains and Thomas and Carolyn Kopchains) as well as six grandchildren, Aidan & Duncan Myer and Benjamin, Emily, Thomas and Sarah Kopchains. The family intends to hold a memorial service in the Spring of 2021.
Robert William Kopchains 9/26/37-10/9/20 Former New Jersey resident, Robert W. Kopchains died at his Pawleys Island, South Carolina home on October 9, 2020. Robert (Bob) was born on September 26, 1937 in Union City, NJ to Benjamin and... View Obituary & Service Information
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