Stephanie T. Lopina
Stephanie T. Lopina, age 44, of North Canton, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008.
She was born in Geneva, Ill. on January 17, 1964. Stephanie was a 1982 graduate of Roncalli High School in Manitowoc, Wis. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in 1986 from Notre Dame, her Master's Degree in 1989 from Lehigh and her Ph.D from M.I.T. in 1995. Stephanie was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in North Canton and was a Chemical Engineering Professor at the University of Akron.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary McHugh. Survivors include her husband, Tom Meadowcroft; son, Thomas Meadowcroft; daughter, Anne Meadowcroft; parents, Thomas and Roma Lopina; six brothers, Tom, Andrew (Elizabeth), Joseph (Colleen), Bartholomew (Annemarie), Philip (Heather), and Matthew; father-in-law and mother-in-law, T. Raymond and Elnora Meadowcroft; brothers-in-law, Chris Meadowcroft and Mike McHugh; and sister-in-law, Cathy Meadowcroft.
In honoring her wishes, Stephanie will be cremated. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church of North Canton, with the Rev. Msgr. James A. Clarke as Celebrant. Vistation will be one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lopina Educational Trust Fund at the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., or to the St. Paul's Catholic Church of North Canton School Endowment Fund. The Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel is handling arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.