Life Story / Obituary
Phillip Michael Popchock, age 79, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie, WI. He was born in Portage, PA, May 10, 1944, the 13th of 14 children of the late John and Margaret (Nee:Latzko) Popchock.
Phillip’s family moved to Racine while he was in grade school. He graduated from Wm Horlick High School “Class of 1962”. Phillip proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1966 – 1971 stationed in Europe as a radio operator. On February 21, 1976, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Beth Janecky. Phillip was a retired 30 year – US Postal Service letter carrier.
Phillip was a Ham Radio enthusiast and was a member of the American Radio Relay League. He preferred using Morse Code and was an American History buff. He was an avid Packer Fan who enjoyed gardening, house preservation, Volkswagens, flea markets and antiques. Phil loved holidays especially Christmas where he loved decorating for the season. Above all he treasured the time he spent with his family. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Mary Beth; sisters, Betty Stratton, Jessica (Michael) Michna; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 11 siblings.
A celebration of Phillip’s life and a committal service with full military honors will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monday, June 19, 2023, 10 am. Please meet in the parking lot for procession to the committal shelter.
Memorials to the American Heart Assn have been suggested.