Sondra E. Coppa

COPPA, Sondra Elizabeth, 76, of Toronto, OH, peacefully passed away at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital on the evening of Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Sondra was born April 16, 1937, in Steubenville, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Kathryne (Gavin) Johnson.

Sondra was a sweet lady who loved her family. After battling a long and difficult road of cancer, she remained strong and joyful about having a full life. She was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Toronto. She loved her animals, decorating her Christmas trees with Victorian ornaments, loved handbags, and was always dressed to the nines (usually in the color peach). She also loved angels, and is undoubtedly among the best of them as she rests in peace.

She leaves behind her husband of 54 years, John Coppa; her five children, Kathryne “Kitten” Geddis (John), James Coppa (Terri), Karen Coppa, Karol Murtland (Keith) all of Toronto, Ohio, and Kelly Tucker (Bob) of Weirton, WV; grandchildren, Mandy, Johnny, Nathan, Aubrey, Karley, Jake, Hillary, and Brielle, and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Sondra will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto, Ohio. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Toronto where family and friends will gather in the rear of the church for additional visitation from 9:15 until time of Mass. Fr. Thomas Vennitti will officiate and burial will follow in Toronto Union Cemetery. Vigil service Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in Sondra’s memory to Tony Teramana Cancer Center 3204 Johnson Rd. Steubenville, OH 43952. Condolences may be offered on our website