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Rudolph C. Soppi

January 30, 1937 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 80)

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Memorial Mass
September 27, 2017

11:30 AM
St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church
4019 Manchester Rd
Akron, Ohio 44319


Rudy Soppi, 80, of Portage Lakes passed away September 22, 2017.  He was born January 30, 1937 in Akron to the late Anton and Sophie Soppi.  Rudy graduated from St. Mary’s in 1955, proudly served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Goodyear Aircraft Braking.   


Rudy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Jane; sisters, Rosie and Julie; brother, Eddie; and sons-in-law, Larry Susa and Jerry Kujath.  He is survived by his loving children, Lori Susa, Julie (Paul) Robinson, Denise Kujath, and Paul (Cindy) Soppi and Jane (David) Hutchings; grandchildren, Stephanie Turner, Melissa (Ben) West, Amanda (Andrew) Winkelblech, John Kujath, Mary Jane Kujath, Kayla Robinson, Sarah Soppi, Adam Hutchings, Nicole Soppi, Lauren Kujath, Hope Hutchings, Faith Hutchings, Olivia Lutsy and Allison Soppi; great-grandchildren, Vincenzo Capotosto, Nolan Martin and Anthony Winkelblech (arriving in November); as well as many other loving family and friends.


The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and staff of the Cooper Cancer Center and Summa Hospice.


A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 4019 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Fr. Jacob Bearer officiating.  A private inurnment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Rudy’s name to Summa Health Foundation, PO Box 2090, Akron, OH 44398 - on the memo line write "Cooper Cancer Center".  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at

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Charitable donations may be made to:

Summa Health Foundation
P O Box 2090, Akron OH 44398-6153

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