Sgt. Michael Dy­lan Lopez, USMC, of West Ch­ester

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Sgt. Michael Dy­lan Lopez, USMC, 26, of West Ch­ester, PA passed away Mon­day, Novem­ber 14th, 2016.

Born in West Ch­ester, PA, he was the son of Sue Quack­en­bush of West Ch­ester, PA and Guy Lopez of Hamil­ton, NJ.

Michael at­tended WCASD be­fore join­ing the United States Marine Corps in 2009.

Michael was pas­sion­ate about his fam­ily, Marine Corps and friends al­ways giv­ing more than 100% of his heart. Michael was a com­bat correspondent for the Marine Corps., serv­ing in Ok­i­nawa, Ja­pan, Afghanistan and most re­cently as the Mar­ket­ing and Pub­lic Af­fairs rep­re­sen­ta­tive for all Marine Corps recruiting in South­ern Florida, Puerto Rico and US Vir­gin Is­lands. He re­ceived the Com­bat Ac­tion Rib­bon Afghanistan Cam­paign Medal, and Good Con­duct Medal, among oth­ers, for his ser­vice to the na­tion.

Michael’s laugh­ter and kind spirit touched so many, will be greatly missed.

He was pre­de­ceased by his ma­ter­nal grand­fa­thers, Ge­orge M. Quack­en­bush and Ma­jor Roger Berry; pa­ter­nal grand­mother, Eve­lyn Lopez; and brother, Eric J. Quack­en­bush.

He is sur­vived by his par­ents; Sue Quack­en­bush and Guy Lopez, Jen­nie Rinko, his sis­ter, Danielle Lopez; niece, Ce­cily Quack­en­bush; nephew, Kyle Quack­en­bush; grand­fa­ther, Fred Lopez; grand­moth­ers, Bar­bara Quack­en­bush, Marie Quack­en­bush; and many aunts, un­cles, and cousins.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at Noon, Satur­day, Novem­ber 26th, 2016, at Grove Methodist Church, 490 W. Boot Rd., West Ch­ester, PA, 19380. Visi­ta­tion from 9 am – Noon.

In­ter­ment with full mil­i­tary hon­ors will be at Oak­lands Ceme­tery, West Ch­ester, PA.

Friends and fam­ily are wel­come to join us in the cel­e­bra­tion of Michael’s life at the VFW Post 106, 837 Lin­coln Ave., West Ch­ester fol­low­ing in­tern­ment.

Ar­range­ments by Ed­ward L. Collins, Jr. Fu­neral Home, Inc. Ox­ford, www.el­collins­fu­ner­al­

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