Obituary Details

Augustus Lewis Kasopsky

April 6, 1929 - April 15, 2019

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mass

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Service Time:
11:00 AM

Cemetery

Location:
St Raphael Church Columbarium
Date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Augustus L. “Gus” Kasopsky longtime resident of Raleigh passed away at the age of 90 April 15, 2019 at Transitions Life Care.

Gus was born in Cold Point, PA. to the late Lewis & Stella Kasopsky. He is also preceded in death by brother, John and sisters, Ann & Marie.
After serving 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean War he married and eventually moved his family to Raleigh in 1959. Gus was a gentle soul and called many customers his friend while working and finally retiring with the US Postal Service. After retirement he found enjoyment working another 13 years with the News & Observer until the age of 76. He was an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Cathedral and then St Raphael Catholic for 60 plus years serving on many committees, dedicated usher and member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Gus cherished his high school days playing sports and encouraged his son and grandson to do the same. He also liked keeping up with local teams but was always proud and true to “his Philadelphia Eagles”.

Though the last 10 years his health caused much pain, his will to live and continued support for his family proved to be mighty.

In addition to his wife Terry Kasopsky of 64 years he is survived by son Mike Kasopsky (Sue) of Apex, grandson Brooks Kasopsky (Jaimie) of Holly Springs and great grandson Emerson.

Visitation will be held Tuesday April 23 10:00 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00. A private interment at the church’s Memorial Garden will take place a later date.

The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at Duke Raleigh Hospital and Transitions Life Care for their excellent skills and compassion.

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, or Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements for the family are under the care of Renaissance Funeral Home
Posted by:
Rob Waters
Posted on:
April 21, 2019
Gus helped make the News & Observer a pleasant place to work (back in the day). He was wise and kind. He and I had both grown up outside Philadelphia, so we could chat at length about the Phillies and the Eagles. He was the only person I knew in Raleigh who had seen the Phils play at (the long ago demolished) Connie Mack Stadium -- except he was 20 years older than I, so he remembered when the place was called Shibe Park. RIP Gus, one of the good guys.
Posted by:
JESSE fred McKaig
Posted on:
April 21, 2019
Gus and my family were good friends and neighbors for a long time great family to Terry and Mike God be with you during this time.Fred and Edith
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Visitation

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Mass

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Cemetery

St Raphael Church Columbarium
5801 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609