Robert Stephen "Seeds" Popovic

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 13, 2021

Robert Stephen “Seeds” Popovic, age 83, of Port Vue died on Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was born in Port Vue on May 10, 1938 and is the son of the late Stephen who died in 1983 and Helen (Tutko) Popovic, in April 2021 at the age of 102. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene (McConeghy) Popovic.

He served in the Army post Korean War and was employed by Copperweld and later retired from the Port Authority of Allegheny County. He was a member of the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Port Vue Fire Department, the Port Vue Legion, Liberty Borough Vets Club, Hecla Sportsman Club and S. Connellsville Rod & Gun Club . Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was their #1 fan at all of their school and sporting events.

He is survived by his son, Robert Popovic of Port Vue; his daughter, Michelle (James) Colecchi of Glassport; grandchildren, Clayton and Cameran of Glassport; brothers, David (Caroline) Popovic of Port Vue and Thomas (Virginia) Popovic of Belle Vernon; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Popovic, Adele Popovic, and Jill (Joel) Salaske.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent in Robert’s memory to the Smithton Sportsmen’s Club, PO Box 272, Smithton PA 15479.

Family and friends will be meeting on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 for a 12:00 pm service at Holy Family Polish National Church, 1921 Eden Park Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 with Fr. Bruce Sleczkowski officiating. Military Honors service will follow. Arrangements by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).

Originally published August 13, 2021.

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