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Kenneth Dean Kopcho
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Obituary for Kenneth Dean Kopcho

Kenneth Dean Kopcho, 72, of Santa Maria, CA, went to be with our Lord, surrounded by his family, on September 8, 2017. Ken was born in North Tonawanda, New York. He moved with his parents, John & Florence Kopcho, to California while young.

Ken loved Jesus and he loved life. He had a great sense of humor and a very positive outlook. To Ken everyday was an opportunity to do something good. He thoroughly enjoyed his real estate business, as it was the perfect opportunity to improve someone’s life. He put all he had into doing the best he could for people and his community. He worked tirelessly over the years with his churches. He wanted everyone to go to Heaven. He also had a passion for sailing and fishing and always wanted to share that experience with his family and friends.

Ken is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sylvia, also survived by his daughter, Jami Steele and her husband, David and their 2 children, his son, Kris Kopcho and his two children, his son Brent Morgan and his wife, Sara and their son, including 4 more grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Ken is also survived by David Groskopf, his brother, Michael Kuhn, his brother, Mary Littell, his sister, Michele Ambrusko, his sister and Steve Morgan, his brother-in-law.

Ken was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Owen and his son, Jon-Michael Morgan; Also, his brothers, Leroy Groskopf and James Groskopf, his sister, Lynette Urbaniak and his parents, Leroy and Mary Jane Groskopf.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 3:30pm at Christian Family Church, 324 S Suey Rd in Santa Maria.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to suggest donations to Joni & Friends at, they serve the disabled community in Christ’s name.

“The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14

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