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76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
Fax: (860) 872-8200
Alan Koepke

Alan John Koepke

Tuesday, July 13th, 1943 - Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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Alan J. Koepke, 75, of Coventry, beloved spouse of Barbara, passed away on Saturday, April 13 in Manchester after a lengthy battle against chronic illness. He was born in Willimantic on July 13, 1943, to the late Richard and Mary Rose Koepke. He is a 1961 graduate of Windham High School who became a successful private business owner serving the emergency services community throughout eastern Connecticut for more than 50 years.

From a young age, he was keenly interested in radio, a pursuit that shaped his life. A former volunteer with the Chaplin Fire Department and an avid amateur radio operator, “K1JCL” was an active, lifelong member of the American Radio Relay League and known for his passion for building and operating vintage AM radio equipment.

Through his work, he was responsible for modernizing radio communications for fire, police, and ambulance services. He had a hand in the birth of regional 911 communications centers in most of Eastern CT, including Tolland County; Willimantic Switchboard; Quinebaug Valley; Colchester, and Groton.

Alan was a connoisseur of lobster, vanilla milkshakes, and baked goods--most notably, apple pie. He enjoyed visits to Maine and, as a young man, became quite an accomplished water-skier, a talent he demonstrated each summer on the waters of Lake Messalonskee. Family and his faith were deeply important to him and his sense of humor was his trademark. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Coventry.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by his brother, Thomas Koepke of Westerly, RI; his daughter, Tracey, of Durham, NC; his son, Edward, of Coventry; a large extended family, and many, many friends.

Relatives and friends may join the family on Wednesday, April 17, from 4-8 p.m. at Tolland Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18 at St. Mary’s Church in Coventry (please meet at the church). Burial will take place at Storrs Cemetery on the campus of the University of Connecticut. Donations in his name can be made to St. Mary’s Church or to the Town of Coventry Fire & EMS Department. For online condolences, please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Tolland Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    375 Merrow Road
    TOLLAND, CT 06084
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mary Church, Coventry
    Address
    1600 Main St.
    Coventry 06238
    Please meet directly at church
  • Interment

    Location
    Storrs Cemetery
    Address
    82 N Eagleville Rd,
    Storrs, CT 06268
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John Insalaco

Posted at 03:11pm
Alan was my desperado cousin ,who first showed me how to shoot out the window of the house. His mom was my mother (Aunt Gerry) best phone connection. My wife Row and I have kept connected to the family by our visits to Westerly and visits to Tom. Your family was my Mom's family on many holidays. We are sorry for your loss John and Row Insalaco
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Ron WZ1V

Posted at 11:11pm
I also remember Al from my earliest days in Amateur (Ham) radio. Al hosted both radio repeaters and propagation beacons in our state for many years. I know he will always be remembered kindly for his good deeds and wonderful sense of humor. 73, Ron WZ1V
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John Keating

Posted at 09:59pm
Our condolences to the Koepke family. I'LL miss stopping to see Alan on my next trip to Coventry from North Caroline. John keating kb1kw 73 Alan

Patricia Barclay

Posted at 04:57pm
My condolences to the entire Koepke family. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Pat (Parzych)
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Maureen and Clark Kent

Posted at 06:45am
Deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers our with your family.
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