Daryn Paul Sopinski

Daryn Paul Sopinski

Feb 21, 1967 – Feb 11, 2017

Preceded in death by grandparents, George and Jenny Mathews, Paul and Helen Sopinski.  Survived by children, Brittany and Dylan Sopinski; parents, Donna Mathews, Paul and Cathy Sopinski; brothers: Bryan Sopinski (Tami), Kevyn Sopinski (Martha), and Josh LaValley; loving nieces, Piper and Cameron Sopinski; many aunts and uncles, cousins, and good friends from South Omaha.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 16th from 6pm to 8pm at the Bel Air Chapel. SERVICES Friday, Feb. 17th at 11am, Bel Air Chapel. Memorials will be directed by the family.


Daryn Paul Sopinski was an accomplished welder, incredible artist, mechanic, and talented with everything construction related—he could do it all!  Daryn was a handyman who could fix anything with his hands, determination, and warm smile. More than once, Daryn would fix a mower or car that others had long ago given up on.

Daryn loved his grandparents and family and was proud of his Polish heritage.  St. Stan’s festival, Grandpa Paul’s garden, Grandma Jenny’s cooking, and pierogis were part of his soul.  Our family “experts” called his pierogis the best!

Yamaha dirt bikes, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, trucks, fast cars, pet snakes, and fun were also part of his life.  Creeks, bonfires, forts and fireworks were his childhood.  Daryn also cherished his time in Colorado and Florida with his lifelong friend Bebo, racing across the terrain on dirt bikes.  He loved the mountains, but not the cold.

Daryn was a free spirit whose infectious laugh is something all of us will remember him by.  Humor and a smile were always present, as were his hundreds of friends from South Omaha.  We will hear his laugh forever.

Dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, he meant so much to us all.  May God provide him peace and comfort.




  • Joy Posted February 14, 2017 8:39 am

    Dale and I are Heartbroken. We love and will miss you til we meet again.. ???

  • Jaymes Salestrom Posted February 14, 2017 10:06 am

    Our prayers are with you

  • Tim and Staci Geis Posted February 14, 2017 11:38 am

    Kevin and Family,

    You and your family are in our prayers…So Sorry

  • Cyndie Loftus-Miles Posted February 14, 2017 12:04 pm

    I’m so Heartbroken to hear your gone, My condolences go out to your family gonna so miss talking to you !!

  • Amanda Peterson Posted February 14, 2017 1:12 pm

    Such a great, dear friend to me, with such a huge heart and a roaring laugh that I’ll forever miss. My thoughts and prayers to Daryn’s family and friends. Rejoicing he knew the Lord and know he is smiling in peace. <3

  • Dawn Prue (Staskiewicz) Posted February 14, 2017 1:38 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Daryn. I used to hang around him when we lived behind Bryan Sr High. He was sweet,funny and caring. He will be dearly missed .My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • Diana Barela Chowning Posted February 14, 2017 1:41 pm

    You will always remain in my heart and Your spirit will shine bright for always. I will miss laughing with you and I thank God for you and our memories of friendship..Go in peace my sweet friend ..My condolences and prayers go out to your Family .. God Bless You .

  • Jenny Spung Posted February 14, 2017 8:48 pm

    May God rest your soul and may peace be with you

  • Rick Pallat Posted February 15, 2017 8:52 am

    My sincere condolences for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • Mike Fisher Posted February 15, 2017 9:57 am

    So daryn it’s been awhile since we’ve spoken was telling my mother of your death and come to find out we were related we are cousins my mother ann filipowicz and your grandmother or sisters so your grandmother would have been my mother’s aunt which makes you my second or third cousin I am totally blown away by this all these years I had no idea but yet we still remain friends even on Facebook after I’ve moved away it is sad to know that you are gone we’ll meet again someday Fairwinds ride free brother.

  • Melanie Reida Posted February 15, 2017 12:35 pm

    Selfishly missing you and your crazy laugh and infectious smile. You were truly one of a kind. Heaven is a brighter and happier place with you there. Missing you today and always.

  • Cari Buskevicius (Thomas) Posted February 16, 2017 12:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I grew up in the house behind Daryn and hung around him in the neighborhood. He was funny, nice and would help anybody at any time Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • Jami Ham Posted February 16, 2017 5:57 pm

    There are no words still so in shock . Until we meet again ……..

  • Sam Crawford Posted February 18, 2017 11:40 am

    Our thoughts are with you during this time of bereavement. Sam and Rhoda Crawford

  • david Posted February 27, 2017 8:44 am

    ill always remember your spirit filled laughter and the wisdom of life you shared, you always befriended those of us that felt unwanted and unloved, thank you for your presence in our world

  • Lori Crawford (Gyhra) Posted May 25, 2017 9:13 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Daryn’s passing. I grew up across the street from him and will always remember his infectious smile and laugh! He was quite the flirt! You will be missed by your family and friends. Rest In Peace.

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