Paul William Kopsky, Sr.,
Passed away with the Sacraments on May 6, 2021 at the age of 82. Loving husband of Alice J. Kopsky (Swekosky); devoted father of Paul Kopsky, Jr. (Nancy), Dr. Christine Kopsky-Samuel (Gordon), and Matt Kopsky (Mary); cherished grandfather of Claire, MaryKate, Caroline Kopsky; Ellen, Livia and William Samuel; Colin, Cady, Cameron and Chloe Kopsky; dear brother of the late John P. Kopsky, Jr., beloved son of the late Ellen and John P. Kopsky; proud uncle, and dear friend to many.
Paul graduated from CBC High School in St. Louis in 1957. He received a degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in 1960 and a J.D. from Washington University School of law in 1963. He then served his country as an Army Intelligence officer.
Paul practiced law for 55 years with the majority of those years in Chesterfield. Paul’s love for the legal profession was only exceeded by his love for family. Paul was an active member of the Chesterfield community and served on various boards.
Paul was a dedicated father, brother, and son. Without a doubt, he would list his proudest accomplishments to be his family, children, and grandchildren. Paul loved to laugh, tell a joke, smile and share a story. Paul loved coaching, teaching his children and was eager to offer his guidance. He was always in the audience shedding a tear of pride for his children and grandchildren. Paul was deeply private, yet thoroughly enjoyed a party. Paul became an avid reader of the Bible and routinely participated in Bible study groups.
Services: The family will be hosting a celebration of life Mass at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church (2001 Shepard Road, Wildwood, Mo) on Saturday June 5, 2021 at 10:30am with visitation starting at 9:30am. Paul’s body was donated to Washington University’s School of Medicine and Research. In lieu of flowers, please donate to his alma maters of CBC High School or Creighton University (Omaha, NE).
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