It is with indescribable sadness and our deepest regret that we share with you the death of our beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend.
Scott Jon Popovich, 50, died at 6:47 a.m., Sunday, February 3, 2019, from a sudden and silent heart attack.
Scott was born February 7, 1968, in Chicago and was a 44-year resident of Arizona. He worked as an IT Manager at Nationwide Insurance Company, was a volunteer youth football coach for children throughout Anthem, Arizona, and was the Chicago Bears’ most dedicated and passionate fan.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle, of twenty-five years; and three beautiful children, Brandon Popovich (24), Kellen Popovich (20) and Caitlyn Popovich (19); his mother, Carol Popovich; brother, James Meck; father and mother-in-law, Daniel and Mary Ann Martin; sister-in-law, Jessica Martin; two nephews, Maximilian and Lukas Fuss; aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Darko Popovich; sister and brother-in-law, Fritz and Lisa Fuss; nephew, Nikolaus Fuss; and grandparents.
Services will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary located at 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Eulogy(s) and memories will be shared beginning at 7:00 p.m., followed by an open invitation for all who wish to speak in honor of Scott. All are welcome.
Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne located at 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem, AZ 85086. A formal procession will follow to the burial located at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, 200 W. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to an organization that represents causes that were highly valued and loved by Scott. In addition, our family would be grateful for recognition of those who not only responded to but fought tirelessly for him in his final hours.
Lazin Animal Foundation
c/o Keith Miller
14555 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 330
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Daisy Mountain Veterans
Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities Association
On behalf of Scott’s family, especially his wife and children, we cannot begin to express our heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of support and love from all of our family and friends. You are the strength we have needed; you are the encouragement we will continue to need. We are eternally grateful.
“Tell him that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.”Print Obituary & Condolences