Dr. Alan Popick, of Scranton, passed away on New Year’s Day at Regional hospital after fighting an illness.
Born in 1948, in Brooklyn New York, where he was raised, Alan was the son of the late Harry Popick, and Adele Lesternick-Popick. Educated in the Brooklyn school system, Alan graduated from Erasmus High School where he met his wife, the former Carol Hechtman, of 51 years. He went on to graduate from the New York Institute of Technology and then the College of Osteopathic Medicine and surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Alan Popick was an excellent and extremely caring physician. He always had a special place in his heart for his patients and took great pride in his ability to heal. His rapport with his patients was always beyond reproach. Dr. Popick will be missed not only by his friends and family, but his patients as well. He was known for his kind demeanor, sense of humor, and his willingness to give to anyone in need. He was of the Jewish faith.
Also surviving are his loving daughters: Elizabeth Popick-McPhillips, and her husband Chad, of Roaring Brook Township; Carri Popick-Newcomb, and her husband Charlie, of Scranton; Gennifer Popick-Bakaysa, and her husband John, of Plymouth meeting; and a sister; Donna Popick-Jonas, and her husband, Marc of Utica, New York, and his grandchildren: Dylan, Collin, Paige, Ryan, Alison, Kyah, and Jonah.
An interfaith service will be held Sunday, January 9th at 2pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton with Rev. Fr. William Mentz, offictiating.
Friends may call Sunday from noon until the time of the service.