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Our Sympathies

Dear Master Gardeners,

Two of our Master Gardeners lost loved ones over the past week.  Laurie Westra’s mother Laura Lukas, passed away on Sept 21 and Cindy Coppa’s husband Sal passed away on Wednesday September 25.  I am sorry I was not able to post this information sooner as we had some trouble posting information on the website last week.

Sal Coppa:  Sal volunteered with the County Parks Adopt a Trail program and spent many hours working with Cindy in the demonstration garden and other Master Gardener events.  Sal Coppa’s obituary can be found at:

Services for Sal were held at Petrucelli funeral home in Elizabeth, on Friday September 27.

Laura Lukas, Laurie Westra’s Mother

A memorial service for Laura Lukas, Laurie Westra’s mother, will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Cranford Alliance Church, 7 Cherry Street, Cranford, NJ.  You may greet the family starting at 10:30 am, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am followed by a light reception.  A tribute to Laurie’s mother can be found at:

Our sympathies to Cindy and Laurie.