Joseph Richard "Joey" Szopo, 27, died Friday, October 14, 2016, in Gulf Breeze Hospital, Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Fla., following a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis for the last 27 years. He was born June 17, 1989, in Gulfport, Miss., a son of Joseph William and Vicki Jo Mohr Szopo of St. Paris, Ohio. Mr. Szopo was a graduate of Graham High School in St. Paris. He enjoyed gaming and was an avid sports fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers. He enjoyed hockey and baseball as a child. He was known by his family and friends as "the kid with the biggest heart." Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Samantha Lynne (Ryan Rittenhouse) Szopo of St. Paris; maternal grandmother Patty Mohr of Hilliard, Ohio; maternal grandfather Richard Mohr of Washington; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Deceased are paternal grandparents Joseph and Mary Szopo; paternal grandmother Lillian Reihner; paternal stepgrandfather Jack Reihner; and maternal stepgrandmother Margaret Mohr. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, October 22, in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., corner of Wilson and East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director, with the Rev. Linda Mankey officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 810 River Avenue, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com .
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