Captain Kimberly Schoppa Laid to Rest Following Line-of-Death from Occupational Cancer
Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics – IAFF Local 2068 is deeply saddened to share the line-of-duty death of our sister, Captain Kimberly Schoppa, after a courageous battle with occupational cancer on April 26, 2022.
Captain Schoppa was was hired by Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department in 2004. She served the citizens of Fairfax County for over 18 years. She was assign to station 427 – West Springfield and a member of the Honor Guard at the time of her passing. Kim was only 49 years old.
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 fiancé 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, and 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., as well as extended family, friends, co-workers, and anyone whose life she touched.
Kim was laid to rest on May 10, 2022.