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Robert L. Kopelowitz

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Lowell, MA————Robert L. Kopelowitz, 81, formerly of 837 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH died on Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Sunbridge Glenwood Nursing Home in Lowell, MA from complications from pneumonia, heart failure and advance Alzheimer’s. His family is very grateful to the staff of Glenwood for the caring and patient care he received for the past three years.

Born in Portland, Maine December 23, 1920 Robert was well-known in his later years as he would walk frequently from Laconia to Lakeport,NH, and back to his home on North Main Street. He was able to walk completely around Lake Opechee for many years, and loved to stop and talk with folks. He was a familiar face. He will be remembered for the beautiful automobiles he spot-shined daily, and for his humorous ways. He loved to barter prices; it was a game to him. People around Laconia called him KoKo, and he was always interested in visiting. He loved his family, especially his sister, Sally, and brother-in-law, Henry, who were always there for him, helping him in any way needed. He loved classical music, children, good food, and was seen at many of the local eateries, always teasing people and smiling. He worked for many years at Scott & Williams, and served for a time in the armed forces as a shoe repairman and shipfitter’s helper. He was a part of the Jewish Community, ever present at holidays and celebrations. He enjoyedlife, and laughter, and he will be missed.

He is survived by his sister, Sally Clevenson and brother-in-law, Henry Clevenson of 21 Ledges Drive, Laconia, NH; his sister-in-law, Leah Kopel, of Portland, Maine; nephews Philip Kopel and Byron Kopel of Sharon, Mass, and nephew Howard Rodgers-Melnick, and niece, Marilyn Budd of Chestnut Hill, MA and step-niece/guardian Deena Clevenson.

There will be no calling hours.

A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2002, at 1:00 PM at the family lot at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Clevenson Fund of Temple B’nai Israel, 210 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246, which supports the children’s Sunday School activities. Shalom (peace).

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

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