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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Kenneth Angelo Popio, M.D., 70, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, after a long struggle with poor health.

Dr. Popio was born June 8, 1941, to the late Leonard and Doris (Fronius) Pupio of Youngstown.

He graduated from Chaney High School in 1958. After graduating from Youngstown State University, he continued his studies in medicine at Columbia University, specializing in Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

He was commissioned as a Captain in the Navy Medical Corps, serving in the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. He later practiced in several locales concentrating his efforts on research in Cardiology before making his home in North Carolina.

He is survived by his three sons, Christopher (Heather) of Chicago, Nicholas of Cary, N.C., and Andrew of Raleigh, N.C.; as well as one grandson, Alec; two brothers, Larry (Linda) and Lee Pupio; and his sister, Valerie Pupio.

A memorial service will be held on June the 9, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, 517 S. Belle Vista. His family welcomes his friends to please attend.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book, or send condolences to the Ken’s family.

The family requests that those wishing to honor Kenneth make a contribution in his name to his lifelong philanthropy, The Sierra Club at

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“...another old friend from chaney high and YSU has left this place. bless you, man.”

 » gerald pavalko on June 9, 2012

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