Sister Lucy Copeck is
the daughter of Steve and Ludwina (Marsowicz) Copeck of Conneaut, Ohio. Sister Lucy is one of nine children. Her brothers, Charles, Frank, Leonard and
Raymond, and her sisters, Mary, Helen and Theodozia, are deceased. Her brother John and his wife, Virginia, live
In high school, Lucy was active in the Glee Club
and the Library Club. She credits
Physical Education teacher Joann David Styles, (also a member of the Herald Hall
of Fame) with instilling her with good sportsmanship which was recognized when
she received the “Good Sportsmanship Award”.
Upon graduation from St. John, Lucy entered
the Sisters of Humility of Mary and
has been a member of the religious congregation for 53 years. Sister earned her BSE from St. John College
and undertook post graduate studies at Edinboro State College.
Sister has taught in
various Catholic schools in Warren, Salem, Hubbard, Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and
also in New Jersey. Sister interrupted her teaching career for
three years to care for her elderly mother. Returning to the classroom, Sister’s entire teaching career spanned more
than 40 years. Sister is now enjoying her first year of retirement.
Retirement has allowed more time to visit with her
brother in Conneaut as well as her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and
grandnephews. She also spends time with
the elderly Sisters at Villa Maria,
PA, taking her cat, Joey, to visit them.
Sister Lucy’s humility is evident in that she
considers her career rather ordinary. “I
was just a woman who loved kids and loved to teach them, especially
reading.” That ordinary career touched
the lives of many young people and her ability to inspire young children to
love reading has made a difference in the lives of many.