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John Sopiak, Jr.

March 3, 1934 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 86)


John Sopiak, Jr., 86, of Canonsburg, died Monday, January 4, 2021.
He was born March 3, 1934 in Canonsburg, a son of John and Julia Sedletsky Sopiak. 
Mr. Sopiak was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church. He was a member of the Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh, and the Jaguar Club of North America.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as a maintenance foreman for Consol Energy. John also held a private pilot license and was an airframe and powerplant mechanic. John loved working on cars and was frequently spotted driving around the community in his red Jaguar.
On June 1, 1968, he married his wife of over 52 years, Betty Clark Sopiak, who survives. Also surviving are his sons, John (Nanette) Sopiak, of Houston, Gregory (Linda) Sopiak, of Eighty-Four; his daughters, Sandra Castelli, of Canonsburg, Hilary (Larry) Gunn, of Maryland, Tammy (Richard) Bailey, of Ohio, Sheila (Brian) Podobnik, of Canonsburg, Jennifer Sopiak, of Canonsburg, one sister, Patty Delfine, of Canonsburg; 15 grandchildren, Stacey (Michael) Bonus, John (Arianna) Sopiak, Jason (Misty) Sopiak, Jacquelyn (Michael) Khanolaar, Kacie Hollenbach, Chelsie Bedillion, Kristyn (Al) Dean, Gregory (Leigha) Sopiak, Kate (Katie) Sopiak, Justin Gunn, Chad McIntosh, Zachary Bailey, Rachael Bailey, Brian (Allison) Podobnik, and Steven Podobnik; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Anna Louise Clendaniel, and Mary Jane Guidas.
Arrangements are private and entrusted to Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, 724-746-1000.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, in John Sopiak's name.
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