Join us at FDIC for Stop, Drop, Rock 'n' Roll, FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, and more!
Visit us in Booth #8853.
Search
Close this search box.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Captain
Age: 49
Year of Death: 2022

Kimberly A. Schoppa

Kimberly Ann Schoppa, loving wife of Kimberlyn Ann Klaren, entered her heavenly home on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the age of 49, after bravely battling ovarian cancer for over a year. Her firm belief in God and devotion to her family and friends carried her through her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Kim was born on June 6, 1972, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, to Karl and Jan (Abbott) Schoppa. She graduated from Robinson High School, where she started a lacrosse club team that went to the National Championships within two years. She attended Virginia Tech and George Mason University on lacrosse scholarships. Kim worked for Grainger as a branch manager before joining the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in 2004 as a member of the 111th Recruit School. Her last assignment was captain at the West Springfield Fire and Rescue Station on C-Shift.

Kim was passionate about serving others as a firefighter/EMT as well as in her personal life. She also enjoyed fully living life through activities such as hiking, listening to music and dancing, cross country motorcycle trips, playing rugby, and spending time with her numerous family and friends. She was known for her blue eyes, big smile, high energy level, inner and outer strength, willingness to help others, and a belief that anything is possible.

Kim is survived by her wife, Kimberlyn, who has been by her side for 28 years. She is survived by her parents, Karl and Jan; brother Chris and his partner Paul; brother Brett and his wife Amy, and their three children, Riley and his fiancée Anya, Abigail, and Maura; and aunt, Astid Roberts. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Shirley; brothers-in-law, Robert and his wife Andrea, and their three children, Robert (Bo), Kody and his wife Emily, Tyler and his wife Brittney, and Matthew and his wife Kay, and their three children, Zach and his wife Elyse, Kacie, and Cole; and sister-in-law Kara Martinisko and her husband Michael. She has two godsons, Sam and Eli. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Juliette Abbott; uncle, Louis Roberts; and father-in-law, Robert Klaren Sr.

Memorial Posts

Previous
Next
Previous
Next
Previous
Next
Previous
Next

Memorial Wall

  • (will not be published)

  1. Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth. May God ease the suffering of your loved ones.

    – J Kenny