USS SENNET SS-408 ETERNAL PATROL
Paul Frederick Popik, 71, of Summerville, husband of Pamela Leasure Popik, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence surrounded by family. Paul is preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Catherine Haransky Popik, a son, Daniel Popik and brother, Michael Popik, Jr. Friends and family will be received at a funeral mass in memory of Paul. The mass will be on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM, at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church, 28 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483. Paul was born on July 20, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Michael P. Popik, Sr. and the late Bernice H. Bruch Popik. He served 27 years in the United States Navy as a Master Chief Machinist Mate (Qualified in Submarines), where he served in many states and countries around the world, elevating him to the position of Chief of the Boat (COB), where he served with distinction. He enjoyed gardening, decorating his home for Christmas, tinkering in his garage, spending time with his family, friends and neighbors. He was a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan. Paul was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3433 and a life member of the Military Order of the Cooties, Pup Tent 10. Surviving in addition to his wife Pamela are: his daughter, Debra Lynn Grant (Anthony) of El Paso, TX; two sons, Mark Popik (Teresa) of Suffolk, VA and David Popik (Ann) of Jacksonville, FL; three stepchildren, Michelle Blackman, Renee Blackman and Michael Blackman of Charleston, SC. Paul is also survived by his sister, Janice Drasler and her husband, Donald; brother, Daniel Popik (Nancy) and sister-in-law, LaDonna Popik. He was blessed with and loved by his grandchildren: Sherree Kayla Skeens, Bryanna Grant, Anthony Grant, Jr., Sean Popik, Brennan Popik, Cullen Popik, Megan Taylor, Patrick Brooks, Matthew White, and Lillie Blackman. Also surviving are three nephews: Steven Popik, Charles Popik and Darren Popik; and two nieces: Pamela Popik and Tamara Popik. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/Charleston. Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Jan. 21, 2015
Paul served aboard Sennet during the year 1962 as a FA and MMFN(SS).