Services:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 11 AM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 300 W. Babbitt Avenue, Pen Argyl.  There will be a viewing beginning at 9:30 until 10:45 AM, Saturday at the church.  Interment will be in Wind Gap Cemetery, Plainfield Township. The Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, Pen Argyl is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to St. Luke’s Hospice, Development, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

 


Arlene A. Kopko
 
Born: October 24, 1930
Died: July 11, 2017

Arlene A. Kopko, 86, formerly of Wind Gap, passed away, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coopersburg.  She was the wife of the late Joseph R. “Chubby” Kopko, who passed away, March 19, 2006.

Born in Pen Argyl, October 24, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Repsher) Smith.

Arlene was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Pen Argyl, and the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wind Gap.

She was a 1948 graduate of Pen Argyl High School.

Prior to retiring, she was employed as a seamstress for the former Blue Valley Sportswear, Pen Argyl. 

She was an avid football fan and a master seamstress.

She is survived by two daughters, Kristine Frace and her husband Michael of Nazareth and Patti Kopko of West Chester, two sons, Stephen J. Kopko and his wife Joyce of Bomoseen, VT, and Joseph R. Kopko, Jr. and his wife Jamie of Pheonixville, PA, eight grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kevin, Casey, Stephanie, Sophia and Clay Kopko and Kelly and Katie Frace, two great grandchildren, Kyla and Alexa Kopko, a brother Doyle Smith of Pen Argyl and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Kemmerer and May Mack, and three brothers, George, Earl and Clarence Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 11 AM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 300 W. Babbitt Avenue, Pen Argyl.  There will be a viewing beginning at 9:30 until 10:45 AM, Saturday at the church.  Interment will be in Wind Gap Cemetery, Plainfield Township. The Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, Pen Argyl is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to St. Luke’s Hospice, Development, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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