MR. HENRY POPKO
After earning his teaching degree from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, in 1953, Henry came to Los Angeles with his wife, Pauline, and their 2 sons. The family moved to Inglewood and he began teaching at Monroe Junior High, eventually becoming Principal at Warren Lane Elementary. After retiring, he remained active in the Inglewood community until 2003, when he moved to Fallbrook, California to be closer to his family. He died on February, 20, 2009 at the age of 94. Several Mariners/Monarchs attended his memorial service, including Becky Escobedo Coffey (’67), Rene Escobedo Blyleven (’72), Mike Campagna and Vincent Migliazzo (Faculty).