Frederick C. “Rick” Kopishke Jr., 68, of Washington, passed away on Nov. 28 at the Sussman House in Rockport, with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 27, 1949 in Waterbury, Conn. to Frederick C. Kopishke Sr. and Bertha (Schumski) Kopishke.
Rick grew up in Beacon Falls, Conn. and graduated from Naugatuck High School Class of 1967. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Sikorsky Aircraft over 14 years (1967-1981). He left Connecticut in 1981 and moved to Washington where he worked for his father-in-law at Overlock Agway and ran Overlock Agway for a short period of time. Lastly he worked for Union Agway until he retired.
He was a member of the Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile Club in Washington, where he was the trailmaster. He was always willing and ready to help people and local organizations with whatever was needed. He loved fishing, snowmobiling, gardening, and family activities. He helped build his house, remodel the Overlock homestead for his son’s family and establish his daughter in her home. He was a very out-going, generous man. He was also selfless, honest, an animated storyteller, talker, and a kid at heart.
Rick was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Kim Kopishke.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Hazel Kopishke of Washington; son, Matthew and wife B.J. of Liberty; daughter, Heidi Kopishke of Nobleboro; grandtwins, Tanner and Abigail Kopishke of Liberty; sisters, Gail Dube and husband Thomas of Naugatuck, Conn., and Dawn Wisniewski and husband Rick of Beacon Falls, Conn.; niece, Wendy Cello and husband Brian of Meriden, Conn.; and nephews, Jacob Wisniewski and wife Sarah of Southbury, Conn., and Luke Wisniewski of Conn.
Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 p.m., Mon., Dec. 4 at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tues., Dec. 5 also at Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick’s name to The Overlock Family Scholarship, attn: Guidance Department, Mt. View High School, 577 Mt. View Rd., Thorndike, ME 04986.
You are welcome to share condolences with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro.