John R. Kolpien

John R. Kolpien

May 29, 1949 - January 15, 2022

John R. Kolpien

May 29, 1949 - January 15, 2022


John R. Kolpien, 72, of Chesterfield, VA, died suddenly in the early morning hours of January 15, 2022. Born May 29, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifford and Dorothy Kolpien. He is preceded in death by his sister Karen Stucker. John is survived by Carolyn, his wife and best friend of almost 37 years, and daughters, Jennifer Kolpien and Laura Bruno (Brandon), and son Doug (Allyson), and granddaughter, Charlotte. John is also survived by his brothers Michael and Dennis (Luann). Many nieces and nephews also survive him.

John had a great sense of humor and was liked by all who met him. He served in the US Army after high school and then completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Toledo and his MBA at Findlay University. He was a banker for the first part of his career and worked at Huntington Bank in Toledo, Ohio as well as at Key Bank, also in Toledo, Ohio. He worked several years at Comfort Keepers of America. He started his own company to provide financial consulting services and helped numerous small and medium sized businesses achieve their goals.

John was an active man and played racquetball for many years. He and Carolyn transitioned to pickleball after moving to Blue Bell, PA. John loved baseball and his team of choice was always the Cleveland Indians.

John and Carolyn moved to Chesterfield, VA in 2018 and built their retirement home. John spoke often of the beauty of their property and the serenity of the creek behind their home. John will be profoundly missed by his family and friends.

The family requests that any donations be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

A private service was held at 11:00 am at the Morrissett Funeral Home in Chesterfield, VA on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

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3 responses to John R. Kolpien

  1. Neda McGuire says:

    To John’s family: I met John when I was a CK owner. It was my outmost pleasure to know him and work with him. He helped me understand my financials in a way I never had been taught. He was an incredible human being and so kind and patient. May he be wrapped in light and May you find peace in your hearts.

  2. Leslie Moore says:

    Just read through John’s obit again. Love that smile and his wit. He will be truly missed on the Pickleball courts.

  3. I was saddened this morning when I read John’s obituary. I was one of his teacher’s at Start High School – Toledo, Ohio. Interestingly he has been on my mind of late as I sometimes go by his house not far from where my daughter and her five kids live.

    He was such a fine person back then, and I was wondering what had become of him over the years. As an educator , many students pass through your classes. Some you barely know, while some leave footprints on your heart. John is one that cared deeply. I also had the pleasure to work with him in The Forum Literary Society which I advised.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Richard A St John

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