Kopack, Harlan John A beloved father and friend to many, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2008. He was born in Buffalo, NY on November 25, 1924 to John and Rose Kopack and graduated from Boys Town in 1943. John was very active at Boys Town. He had a part in one of the Boys Town movies and became head of the photo lab. He started his career at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo and attended University of Buffalo School of Engineering. After his fill of cold weather, he hired in at Douglas Aircraft next to LAX. He ended his career at Garrett AiResearch as a senior design engineer. Due to his outstanding design achievements, John was awarded "Registered Professional Engineer" certification in the state of California. John retired in January 1984. John was very involved with "Parents without Partners" association and was elected to various offices. He will be remembered by all his family and friends for his sense of humor and quick wit. John is preceeded in death by his sister, Louise Husner and his two brothers, Clarence and Robert. He is survived by his son, John Brian who resides in Houston, TX; a nephew Ron Husner, niece, Carolyn Bonnett and long time companion, Julianne Libbea and grand nephew, Scott Husner. Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, 2008 from 4PM until 8PM with Vigil Service at 7:30PM, both at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel, 1998 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA. Funeral Mass will be Friday, February 8, 2008 at 10AM at St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA with committal in Inglewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Boystown Alumni Southern California Chapter, 23585 Kettle Road, Murrieta, CA 92562, Att. Donald J. Burk, Treasurer.

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  1. My prayers and blessings to his family and friends. Especially to you John. For you to have grown up to be the wonderful man that you are your Father had to have been a great man. sharon

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