Myron Koplin, 89, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 29, 2015. Graveside funeral services were March 30 at Congregation Sha’arey Israel Cemetery in the old section of Rose Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the family took place after the funeral at Carlyle Place.
He was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Macon, son of the late Sarah and Henry Koplin. During World War II, he served in 7th Army ordnance in France and Germany. After Army service, he graduated from Georgia Tech in industrial engineering. He was a Mason and a Shriner, was a member of the Macon Civitan Club, and was on the advisory board of the Salvation Army. Mr. Koplin was also a charter member of the Macon Shield Club and treasurer of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. He also served as president of Congregation Sha’arey Israel and the Macon Federation of Jewish Charities. He was former co-owner of Macon Iron and Paper Stock Co. Mr. Koplin was an active member in Employer Support for the National Guard and Reserves, encouraging midstate employers to support their employees’ participation in guard and reserve duty.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ethel; daughter Rhonda; sons Henry, Evan and wife Marty, and Chip; and grandchildren Amanda, Rachael, Jessica, Alex and Sarah. He was predeceased by his brother, Alvin Koplin, and sister, Norma K. Oliner.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers, especially Mrs. Ruthie Bentley, and staff at Carlyle Place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Sha’arey Israel, 611 Plum St., Macon, GA 31201.
The memorial register is online at www.hartsmort.com. Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street, Macon, has charge of arrangements.