Sylvia E. (Schmidt) Potopenko

Published By: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Category: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Sylvia E. (Schmidt) Potopenko, 82, of Munhall, died peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her daughter's home. Born July 6, 1935, in Munhall, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Ethel (Thompson) Schmidt. A retired telephone operator for AT&T and Bell Telephone, Mrs. Potopenko was a member of St. Gregory Orthodox Church of Homestead. Beloved wife of the late Paul P. Potopenko. She is survived by a daughter, Pamella (Regie) Solomon of Whitaker; a son, Paul (Vicky) Potopenko of Munhall; a brother, David Schmidt; a sister, Marjorie (Carl) Bechtol; brother in law, John Cafaro; five grandchildren, Paul (Andie), Justin, and Katey Potopenko, Seth Solomon, and Bradley (Nikki) Kester; two great grandchildren, Brody and Braxton Kester; and nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband Sylvia was also preceded in death by a sister, Esther Cafaro.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday August 1, 2017, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., Richford & Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne. Funeral Services will be conducted in the Memorial Home on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 10 A.M. by Rev. Evgeni Peykov. Burial will follow in St. Gregory Cemetery, West Mifflin. Panachida services will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. in the Memorial Home.


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Originally published July 31, 2017.

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