George Leonard Popko

On June 17, 2020 George “PAP” Popko; of Denver NC passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving wife of 47 years and his children.

George was born on March 12, 1949 to the late Goldie and George W. “Popeye” Popko.  He dedicated his life to teaching young children and retired 17 years ago after devoting 30 years in Montgomery County Public Schools, MD. helping young kids be successful.

George will forever be remembered as a Steeler fan, an exotic car buff, and most of all a dedicated family man with an incredible sense of humor.

George was a fighter and an inspiration to many.  He survived 16 years after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer which is unheard of. 

George’s survivors include his wife Patricia, his children- Kevin, Christopher, Jennifer; Daughter in-laws Gini and Jeannine, Son in-law Keith, his grandchildren Addison, Kobie, Kate, Xander, Anthony, Andrew, Riley and his beloved Golden Retriever Abbey.

Additionally, George was the oldest brother of four siblings; David, Gerald, Brian and his baby sister Jackie who will miss him dearly.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Popko Family.

20 Responses to George Leonard Popko

  1. Deborah potts June 19, 2020 at 11:29 am #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you and I am only a call away. Wishing you and your family peace during this difficult time.


    • Patricia Popko June 30, 2020 at 7:31 am #

      Thanks Deb, I appreciate all that you do for me.

  2. Skip Stafford June 19, 2020 at 11:55 am #

    Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Lynda Heron June 20, 2020 at 7:08 am #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It has been a long journey for Georgie (I always called him that) I know he is at peace now and in God’s care.

  4. Jennifer Popko June 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

    Happy Fathers Day Dad miss u and love u!!

  5. Jon Kennedy June 25, 2020 at 10:52 am #

    To the Popko family,
    Betsy and I are saddened by your loss and pray that someday we will see him in heaven.
    Please know that we are here if you need anything.
    The Kennedy Family

  6. Dave Glascock June 25, 2020 at 11:03 am #

    Our hearts go out to the Popko family. George “The Enforcer” Popko was like my second dad. He will be missed and never forgotten.

  7. Jeff Glascock June 25, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

    We are sorry for your loss. I remember George in MD and often times was afraid of him. Over the years, I got to know him and was glad to have known him. I enjoyed being his IT guy and kidding around with him under the deck at the pool in NC. His sense of humor was stellar. He will be missed and our family is praying for you in this difficult time. Hope to see you all soon.

  8. Jamie Strand June 25, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

    When the Popko’s trailblazer to the west/best part of the lake I was sure to follow. They have always been my 2nd family with George steadily at the helm.
    I enjoyed sharing cigars and talking cars with George. I’m sure he was as good of a teacher as he was a father and friend. The true measure of a good person is when you can say that everyone who knew him was better off because of it.
    You will be missed, George, but not forgotten.
    Go Steelers!

  9. Linda Stafford June 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

    Jennifer, my heart goes out to you and your family. Wishing you much love and support.

  10. Pam Reed June 27, 2020 at 7:18 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kindest regards.

  11. Trudy Hunicke June 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm #

    Pat and family…I’m so sorry to learn of your loss!

  12. marsha silver June 28, 2020 at 10:34 am #

    Pat, I am so sorry to hear about your Husband’s passing. It was truly a blessing he was able to be with you so long after the diagnosis. My thoughts are with you.

  13. Pat Burton June 28, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

    Pat, so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  14. Heather Jasinski June 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm #

    My heart goes out to you Jennifer and your family at this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

  15. Connie Andrews June 28, 2020 at 10:10 pm #

    Pat, I am so sad to hear about the death of your husband. This has to be a difficult time for you after so many years together. He must have been a strong and courageous man. Prayers for your peace. Connie Andrews

  16. Gail and Gary Budd June 29, 2020 at 6:49 am #

    Pat and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss.

  17. Sue Nikodem June 29, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    So sorry for you and your family, Pat. I remember the variety of cars he had and how much he enjoyed them. Sending you love and hugs.

  18. The Popko Family June 30, 2020 at 9:43 am #

    A heartfelt thank you to all of you for posting such kind words.
    Greatly appreciated!

  19. Nina July 2, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

    R.I.P George popko you will very missed but never

    forgotten love Nina Glascock Kevin Popco
    sorry for your loss.

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