Robert T. "Bob" Koplar

October 14, 1963April 10, 2018

Robert T. “Bob” Koplar, 54, of Homosassa, FL, passed away suddenly on Tues., April 10, 2018 at his home. A native of Queens, NY, he was born Oct. 14, 1963 to Ralph and Catherine (Murphy) Koplar, one of six children. Mr. Koplar was a retired corrections officer, having faithfully served the Nassau County Dept. of Corrections in New York. Also affectionately known as “Cadillac Bob”, he had a heart of gold and was widely known to be always helping others. Bob was a diehard New York Yankees fan and also loved fishing, country music, and his Coors Light. He is survived by his daughters Nicole and Emily Koplar, both of Medford, NY; his parents Ralph and Cathy Koplar, Homosassa, FL; sister Diane Vaccariello, Homosassa; brother Ralph M. Koplar, Jr. (wife Cindy), Northbrook, IL; sister Ann Deletto, Massapequa, NY; brother Richard Koplar (wife Debbie), Massapequa Park, NY; nieces Kathleen Beaser (husband John) and Kristin Duke (husband Jud); nieces Mia and Isabella and nephew Rin; nephews Paul and Matthew and niece Jenna; and niece Rachel and nephew Ryan. Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Koplar, on July 15, 2009. Friends will be received on Sunday, April 15, 2015 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa, FL with Fr. Ronald Marecki, Celebrant. Interment will be private.


  • Ralph M. Koplar, Father of Homosassa, FL
  • Catherine L. (Murphy) Koplar, Mother of Homosassa
  • Nicole Koplar, Daughter of Medford, NY
  • Emily Koplar, Daughter of Medford, NY
  • Michael Koplar, Late brother, who passed July 15, 2009
  • Diane Vaccariello, Sister of Homosassa
  • Ralph M. Koplar Jr., Brother of Northbrook, IL
  • Cindy Koplar, Sister-in-law of Northbrook, IL
  • Ann Deletto, Sister of Massapequa, NY
  • Richard Koplar, Brother of Massapequa Park, NY
  • Debbie Koplar, Sister-in-law of Massapequa Park, NY
  • Bob is also survived by nieces Kathleen Beaser (husband John) and Kristin Duke (husband Jud); nieces Mia and Isabella and nephew Rin; nephews Paul and Matthew and niece Jenna; and niece Rachel and nephew Ryan.


  • Friends Will Be Received Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 16, 2018

Robert T. "Bob" Koplar

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Ralph Koplar

October 30, 2018

My Big Brother,

I love you and miss you!!My life is not the same without you. I miss talking to you, drinking with you, more importantly having you in my life. Our Yankeees lost to Boston bud, I missed our conversations during the game. I’ll be with you again one day my best friend!!!I miss you Bob, thank you for everything my buddy..You are the greatest soul I have ever known or will..I love you brother.. I love you more then anyone, you were my everything.😘❤️🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ralph Koplar, Jr

July 3, 2018

My Brother,

The word “Famiglia” is the one word You got better then any of’s been almost 3 months since God took you from us..I miss you and Love you more then ever...I run 2.6 miles and stop, as that’s what you and I used to walk every day..I want to call you every day and tell u the good and bad of my life..God I miss u soo much..Thank you for everything my brother..I’ll never let u go my friend..I see u in my dreams and when I’m awake..I know u r with me..I miss you sooo much my best friend.. I love you Bob..I’ll write to you soon my buddy!!!

Love ,


Linda Martello Firriolo

May 14, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Robbie. It is so hard to loose a son, a brother, a father at any age but his was way too young.
My deepest condolences to each of you: Uncle Ralph, Aunt Cathy, Nicole, Emily, Diane, Ann, Ralph, Richie and your families. I am so sorry.

Linda, Michael, Andrew and Jennette Firriolo

Ell Sosa

April 19, 2018

Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Bob. We hope that many fond memories will lift you during your sad times and comforting words will give you the strength to cope with your thoughts in the days, months, and years to come. During our recent loss, we took to heart encouraging information found at jw .org. There you’ll find answers as to why we lose our dear loved ones and the hope of our reunion soon to come, something we can all look forward too.


April 16, 2018

My sincere condolence to the Koplar Family for your great loss of Robert. Bob live a relatively short life, but live it gallantly and brought joy and fun to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed. Ponder on the words of Jesus "I will not leave you bereaved, I am coming to you". (John 14:18) May all reflect on this promise for comfort, and peace during difficult times, and continue to share treasured memories of Bob, as you let the God of Tender Mercy continue to heal your pain.

Matthew DeLetto

April 14, 2018

There is not enough space to begin to say everything you meant to me. I will always remember the good times at your old house swimming in the pool, jumping on the trampoline, and of course the pina coladas. I will never forget getting snowed in at your house on Christmas and how much fun we all had playing super Nintendo in your basement with our beloved cousins. You were the only person I know who loved the Yankees as much as I did and I will always cherish my memories of you and I screaming at the top of our lungs watching Yankees vs. Redsox playoff games. You will always be loved and missed.

Jorene Rock

April 14, 2018

My dearest Bob you are my best friend my everything my go to guy . I do not know how to face tomorrow with out you .

Ann DeLetto

April 13, 2018

My beloved brother, bestest friend and my hero. I love you so so much, and words cannot express how much I miss you. You were there with me through my toughest time, and there was never any obstacle too big for you to overcome when I or any of our family needed help. My friend, you always found a way. Thank you for the comfort and peace this gave me in my life. You are the only person that I can think of that I have never ever been mad at. It was impossible. You have a heart of pure gold. I thank you for leaving me so many amazing, and eternal memories. Thank you for our holidays, and barbecues. No one through or loved a party more than you. Keep dancing my brother, you had the best moves. You truly were the best of the best. I miss you oh so much. I will never forget you, or stop thinking about you.

Diane Vaccariello

April 13, 2018

Hi Bob,

I miss you more than anything in this world. I love you with all of my heart!!!! You are a great “older brother” even though I am the oldest. Thank you for always being there for me, - day or night! You were like that for everyone. Thank you for letting me be that person for you! I love that we had that special bond, you reminded me of all the time! We were so blessed to have one another! You have such a great memory! You loved sharing the great times we had together growing up, I feel so blessed to have these memories with you, I will never forget! You always put family first, you were our rock and will continue to be! I miss you more than words can explain and I will always love you!

Love, Diane

Mike Adamo

April 12, 2018

I had the great pleasure of working with Bob at the Nassau County Sheriffs Department.
I will always remember Bob to be a guy to always have your back in any situation.
I am proud to call him my Brother of the shield.
Rest Easy My Brother

My deepest condolences
Mike Adamo & Family