Former business owner and civic leader David Sopscak, a life-long resident of Roscommon, died Sept. 10, 2020, at his home after a long illness, surrounded by his family, at the age of 82.
The son of Stephen and Thelma Sopscak, he was born in Roscommon in 1938. He graduated from Gerrish-Higgins High School (now Roscommon High School) in 1956 and attended Ferris Institute (now Ferris State University) where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1961.
He and Arlene Boeckler were married in 1962 and returned to Roscommon, where he partnered with his father in operating the 5¢ to $1 Store.
Mr. Sopscak was active in local government in the 1970s and 1980s. He served on the Roscommon Village Council, was elected to a term as village president and chaired the County Tax Allocation Board. An avid outdoorsman, he hunted deer and small game and enjoyed nature photography. He also loved to read and was particularly fond of science fiction.
Surviving are his wife, Arlene; son, Skip (Julie); daughter, Autumn Casebolt; grandchildren, Joshua Hope and Amber Morse; brother, Lawrence (Kathy); brother-in-law, Bruce Moir; sister-in-law, Norma Boeckler; and many nieces and nephews.
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