This page is sponsored by the family
of John Chopick.
His memory will live on forever in our hearts.
US Army (ETO)
Born: Courtdale, PA June 1, 1918
Died: April 22, 1999
Chopick was a broad-shouldered, right-hander who played for Edwardsville High
School and Edwardsville Royals semi-pro team in Pennsylvania before the war.
military service in December 1941, Chopick served with the 29th Infantry
Division in England at the 10th Replacement Depot in Lichfield. It was during
this time that Chopick had the opportunity to play plenty of baseball. Playing
in the Midland League, which consisted primarily of British teams representing
manufacturing plants involved in essential war work, the 10th RD clinched the
championship in 1944 and 1945.
Chopick met his wife, Margaret, when the 10th RD team traveled to Clifton
College in Bristol as part of a UK tour. They were married at St Bonaventure
Church and their first son, Robert, was born in Bristol in August 1945.
10th Replacement Depot baseball team
at Lichfield, England in 1944.
(Chopick is front row, second from
the war Chopick worked as a motorman in the mines and as a machinist in various
Thanks to Margaret (Peggy) Chopick, Bob Chopick and Robert Chopick for information contained in this biography.
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