John M. & Marcia E. (Eschleman) Kopteros, of Spring Township, died as they lived; together.
Both died in Tower Health / Reading Hospital from complications of Covid-19.
John Michael "Sammy" Kopteros, 73, was a son of the late Frank J. and Henrietta (Venezia) Kopteros.
Marcia Ellen "Boom" (Eschleman) Kopteros, 71, was a daughter of the late Herbert L. and Emily S. (Van Sciver) Eschleman.
John and Marcia were both graduates of Reading High School.
John was a Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient of the Vietnam Conflict.
He was employed as a supervisor for over 20 years with Willson Safety Products , Reading; later as a delivery driver for over 10 years with ATV Bakery, Reading, and last worked in shipping and receiving for a number of years with Brentag Chemical, Ontelaunee Township, before retiring in 2013.
She was a graduate of Empire Beauty School and was the former owner of Marcia Kopteros Hair Design, Lincoln Park from 1978-1987 and Reflections Hair Design, Robeson Township from 2005-2009. She also ran a beauty shop out of her Spring Township home, last working three weeks ago.
They loved to cook and bake together.
John also enjoyed his daily trips to Kmart and the grocery store.
Marcia enjoyed traveling with her family. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially stopping along "The Highway" to buy candy, produce, and anything else they needed.
They are survived by three children: Desiree A., wife of Ronald L. Lewars; Marlo L. Coldren; and Michael J. Kopteros, all of Spring Township.
Other survivors include four grandchildren: Kylie M. (Lewars), wife of Kyle Dalton; Nicholas A. Lewars; Jaclynn C. Coldren; and Tarynn B. Coldren and their dog, Winston.
Also surviving are their siblings: Carole A. (Kopteros), wife of Spencer Wertz; Christine (Kopteros), wife of Michael Batastini; Samuel H., husband of Deborah (Boone) Eschleman; Keith J. "Sarge", husband of Sharon (Haines) Eschleman; and Denise A. (Eschleman), wife of Brian Levengood.
Marcia was predeceased by a sister, Linda S. Kantner, who died March 5, 2019.
Viewings will be held Monday, January 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and Tuesday, January 4th from 9:00 - 10:00 AM in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, with services beginning at 10:00 AM.
Entombment will be in Charles Evans Cemetery Mausoleum, Reading.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or the Children's Home of Reading, 1010 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601.
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