theresa kopa
Theresa Kopa, 80, of Weirton died Saturday March 15, 2008, in the Inn at Wyngate. Theresa was born on June 2, 1927 in Weirton, WV, a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Ann Zalenski Rogalski. She was also preceded in death by her son Robert Kopa on November 10, 1998, and her three brothers, Stanley, Frank , and Walter Rogalski; her two sisters, Genevieve Rogalski, and Ida Stachelek. Theresa was a homemaker, where she enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, and the PNA Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Kopa, whom she married on September 9, 1950; her three sons, David, Michael and Michele Kopa, William and Diane Kopa; her daughter, Susan and Paul Rafacz all of Weirton; her grandchildren, Philip, Renea, Molly, Ben, Keith and Ron; her great grandchildren, Skyler and Jayna. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, where Parastas services will be held at 8 PM. Blessing services will be held 9:30 AM Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10 AM at the Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ed Lucas will preside. Interment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church 3116 Elm Street Weirton, WV 26062 or to the Valley Hospice 10686 State Route 150 Rayland OH 43943

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  1. Sue, Paul and family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. She was a very nice woman and we know how much she meant to you. Will talk to you soon. Love, JoAnn, Jim, Carisa, Jen and Buddy.

  2. Dear Kopa family, Thank you for your support just a few short weeks ago. We have lost 2 great ladies too quickly. May God guide you through this time of loss. Fondly, Jenny Zatezalo Morris

  3. Dear Kopa Family Members, Our deepest condolences and love to you all during these sad times and remembrances. Sincerely, Steve, Sherry, & Emily Zatezalo

  4. In fond memory of Aunt Theresa… I will always remember her wonderful smile and laugh, and her joyful spirit. Warm condolences to the family, and hugs all around. Thinking of you from the left coast… Love, Kathie

  5. to the Kopa family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Theresa was a lovely friend and neighbor. May God give you comfort and peace. Clarence and Norma Cost

  6. Kopa’s, It has been so many years since I have seen any of you, but I still regard you as friends. During this time, not much helps us, but know that people do care. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May your love and memories of your Mom carry you through this diffiult time. You have a new angel on your side. Your friend, Cindi

  7. On behalf of my mother Mrs. Rose Bronco and the Bronco family we wish to extend our sympathy on the passing of Theresa. Our prayers will be with you today. and we ask God to watch over Pat, the Kopa family and friends. Mrs. Rose Bronco & The Bronco Family

  8. We are so sorry for your lose. You have many precious memories that will keep her with you always. Love, Gary, Mary Beth & Julie Stewart

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