Born in Olyphant she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Truhan Horhutz. She was a graduate of Olyphant High School
Lovey was a devout member of the Orthodox Church; she assisted her husband, the Very Rev. Paul Ropitsky with services and helped prepare the church for worship. She was involved in many church activities, she sang in the choir and helped with making pierogies and other specialties for the church festivals; they supported the local organizations in the communities they served.
She loved her family, she took pride in taking care of her home, she enjoyed cooking, baking and decorating for the holidays, making it a warm and happy place.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers
Lovey is survived by her husband the Very Rev. Paul Ropitsky and son Michael Ropitsky, Frakville; a niece and several nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Coaldale, with the Very Rev. James Weremedic, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening with Parastas at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Coaldale. Interment will be in All Saints Orthodox Cemetery, Peckville.
All are asked to follow CDC guidelines with wearing masks and following social distancing when attending visitation and religious services.
In lieu of flowers donations in Matushka Lovey’s name can be made to St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, 217 First St. Coaldale, PA 18218