Sidney Katherine Kuropchak

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Sidney Katherine Kuropchak
previously of Dover, Ohio passed away Aug. 23, 2013 at her home in Stockton Springs, Maine. She was born Aug. 9, 1952 in Fargo, N.D., the second child of the late Edward and Lois Staszko. Sidney graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Kent State University in Ohio with a Master's Degree in Sociology. Professionally, Sid was a co-founder of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, and had served as Executive Director, Board Member, and President. Her leadership and pleasant management style was responsible for the rapid growth and extensive membership of the LEVA. The LEVA promotes and supports the industry of electric powered two wheelers such as electric bicycles, electric motor scooters, etc. Today the LEVA has more than 250 members in 29 countries. Sid also acted as the coordinator for eCycleElectric Consulting, a working relationship that lasted more than 15 years. During this time she held key posts at WaveCrest Labs, Ultra Motor USA, and Stone Industrial. While a resident of Ohio she was employed at Lauren Manufacturing in New Philadelphia serving as manager of human resources, vice president of sales and president.
Sid is survived by her husband of 37 years, John Kuropchak. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Greving of Fargo, N.D. and two brothers, Gregory Staszko of San Jose, Calif. and Chris Staszko of Moorehead, Minn. In addition she is survived by five nieces, two nephews and scores of friends.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 81 Court St. Street, Belfast. A luncheon will follow the service at the church social hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the United Way of Eastern Maine, 24 Springer Dr., Bangor, ME 04401 or Waldo County Hospice, c/o Waldo County General Hospital, PO Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, Maine. Online condolences may be offered to the family at
www.ripostafh.com
Riposta, 207-338-9191

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Riposta Funeral Home
182 Waldo Ave Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-9191
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Published in The Times Reporter on Aug. 27, 2013
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