Deborah Ann Kopko, 64, of Wyoming passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 21, 2018, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center surrounded by her loving husband and daughters.
Born in Pittston on November 24, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rosemary Tozzi Murphy. Deborah’s mother passed away when she was four days old and Deborah was raised by her father and aunts Jean Marie Murphy and Catherine Murphy.
Deborah was a graduate of Pittston Area High School Class of 1971 and College Misericordia. She was a school teacher and began her career at NEIU, later working at West Side Tech and also Lake Lehman School District.
She was a former member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Wyoming where she taught CCD for many years and served as Vice President of the Christian Mothers Group. She was a life member of Wyoming Hose Company #1 where she served in several officer positions, and a member of the Polish Women’s Alliance where she served as treasurer. Deborah was a loving wife and mother and will be truly missed. She was a selfless, giving individual exemplified by her cornea donation.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Joseph Kopko; daughters Kristin Kopko and Kathleen Kopko all of Wyoming; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Henry Cancer Center Wilkes Barre and Geisinger Danville for the compassionate care they provided Deborah.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 9:30am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Tuesday morning. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Monday, November 26, 2018, from 4pm-7pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist or the Henry Cancer Center Wilkes Barre.