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Mabel P. Lopanik, 88

Mabel P. Lopanik, 88

Mabel P. Lopanik, 88, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John Lopanik, and a sister, Edna Jensen.

Mrs. Lopanik lived most of her life in New Jersey until her retirement and then relocated to Hendersonville where she resided for 18 years. She was a devoted wife and loving mother of five children for whom she made a loving and happy home. She served as a Deaconess with the SDA church her entire adult life and also as a Greeter with the Fletcher SDA church. Mrs. Lopanik was a member of the Christian Women's Club both in New Jersey and Hendersonville. She was an EMT for 18 years and also volunteered at Park Ridge Hospital with the Chaplains' office.

Mrs. Lopanik is survived by her daughter, Robyn Iuliano and husband, Tom, of Greeneville, Tenn.; sons, Dr. Robert Lopanik and wife, Linda, of Charleston, S.C.; Bruce Lopanik and wife, Darlene, of Mendham, N.J.; Jon Scott Lopanik of Hendersonville; and Mark Lopanik of Sparta, N.J.; grandchildren, Nicole Tallefeirt and husband, Martial; Lindsey Literati and husband, Brad; Donald Ingram; Christopher Lopanik; Andrew Lopanik; Bethany Iuliano; and Timothy Iuliano; and great-grandchildren, Camille Tallefeirt, Chase Literati, Zachary Literati, Mary Ingram and Michael Ingram.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Leila Patterson Center in Fletcher. Pastor Ivan Blake will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:30 – 3 p.m. at the Leila Patterson Center prior to the service. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover, N.J.

Flowers may be sent to Shuler Funeral Home or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.

An online guest book and sympathy card are available at

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.