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“My friend for over 40 years...my best friend's husband...a truly beautiful human being. Larry was a wonderful, devoted, loving husband and father. ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Darlene Fafinski-Burhite - Marion, IN

“I first met Larry upon my transfer from Pittsburgh to Chicago for JCP in 1996. He helped in my adjustment to a new city and new surroundings. We both...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Pat & Jerry Smith - Irwin, PA

“I first met Larry upon my transfer from Pittsburgh to Chicago for JCP in 1996. He helped in my adjustment to a new city and new surroundings. We both...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Pat & Jerry Smith - Irwin, PA

“Dear Collette and family I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing! What a great guy! ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ken Olthouse - Mckinney - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family Collette. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Indee Musa - Frisco, TX

“Our condolences. The Oberg family will miss you Larry. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Rosie and Roger Oberg - Austin

“What a great guy! I got to know Larry while working at JCP as an architectural planning consultant. He spoke often of his wonderful wife, his...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kelly Givens - Midlothian, TX

“Sending love, light and healing to your family. May you Rest In Peace Larry. It was an honor to have been in your presence. The Rangers my team, what...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Sophanna Mak - Garland, TX

“Larry was a patient, loving friend (he tolerated Collette's and my crazy friendship), a wonderful husband & father, an avid Cubs fan and a tolerant...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Darlene Fafinski-Burhite - Marion, IN

“Sincere Sympathy ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Brotschul - Schaumburg


Lawrence Joseph Sopczynski, 67, was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 2, 1952 and peacefully passed away on April 12, 2020 in McKinney, Texas.

Larry graduated from Lane Tech High School in 1970 and attended University of Chicago-Illinois for architecture. He was in the Navy Reserves where he specialized in avionics. After his service, Larry embarked on a successful career as a store planner and senior manager at J. C. Penney from 1974-2012.

Larry had two great loves in his life. First was his family, but coming in at a close second was his beloved Chicago Cubs. Even after relocating to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 1998, his love for the Cubbies didn't wane. (What was he gonna do, start rooting for the Rangers? Please). Larry celebrated when the Cubbies finally won the World Series in 2016.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Bernice (Zaprzalka) Sopczynski.

Larry is survived by his wife of 41 years Collette; son Michael Sopczynski (Amanda), granddaughter Mathilda, and daughter Sara Sopczynski (Erik Oberg). Larry is also survived by his siblings Kenneth Sopczynski, Sister Mary Sue Sopczynski, Rosie Twardowski (George), and Donna Criscione (Buz), and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Larry's life will be held at a later date, as soon as it is safe for family and friends to gather together to celebrate the life of this loving man.

Memorials in his name can be made to the American Cancer Society.