Carole A. Kopicki

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Nov. 22, 2012

Carole Ann Kopicki joined her Heavenly father and her Earthly parents and sister on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, while surrounded by her family and friends.

Carole was born a coal miner's daughter to parents Henry and Catherine Lukus Pasquali in Pittston, Pennsylvania, on April 12, 1941. She was raised in a modest house with no plumbing.

Carole was her high school Valedictorian, graduated from Wilkes-Barre Business College, worked as a Secretary and was even awarded the Pennsylvania Secretary of the year. She worked as a copywriter for NBC, which led to her entry into acting and modeling when she made a milk carton commercial.

Carole was working as a Stewardess for TransWorld Airlines before marrying Robert J. Kopicki on May 25, 1963. Their marriage produced a daughter and a son, Susan and Robert, two grandchildren, Timothy and Emily, a step-grandson, Matthew, and two step-great grandchildren, Audrey and Hailey.

Carole and Robert lived in Texas, Pennsylvania, London, England, California, Louisiana and back to Texas again. During these travels, Carole always served her community by directing Welcome Wagon, serving on the PTA, leading a Girl Scout and Cub Scout troop, and working with the 4-H and her Church.

These travels brought her into contact with many people with whom her kind heart and selfless soul was so recognized and earned her the love of countless lifelong friends.

In recent years, Carole's joy was traveling with her husband and family in "R Moon River," their motor home.

In addition to the above mentioned family, Carole is survived by her Aunt Delores Korzeniewski.

Words cannot describe, nor is there room in this entire newspaper, to describe the love contained in our matriarch. Those who were blessed by her presence in their lives know this to be true. Her absence leaves a void in our lives and the world that cannot be filled.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Monica's Parish in West Wyoming, Pa.

Carole will be laid to rest in St. Catherine's cemetery in Moscow, Pa. Friends may call Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Carole requests a gift be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at: at 877-832-6997.

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 28, 2012