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posted 10.07.2013 at 9.22 a.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Wife of Air Force Coach Killed in Car Accident

updated 10.15.2013 at 4.31 p.m.

Below is funeral and burial information for Sonia Seremet, wife of Air Force men's lacrosse coach Eric Seremet:

Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m.
St. Titus Church
513 West Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354

There will be a luncheon following the burial at:

St. James Episcopal Church
112 E. Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354

Please call Terri Ann Wig (814) 564-0390 for information about the area if needed.


The services for Sonia Seremet will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 6455 Brook Park Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo, 80918. Flowers can also be sent to this address care of Seremet.

In lieu of flowers and for those that would like to make a contribution to the Seremet Family Fund the details are as follows:

Seremet Family Fund

Make Checks payable to: Seremet Family Fund
Send to: Seremet Family Fund
c/o Peoples Bank
13725 Struthers Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Additional option to wire funds directly. Please contact:

Peoples Bank
Doug Rottinghaus, Branch Manager

Please note, there are no tax deductions available for your contribution to the Seremet Family Fund. Those wanting tax deductions need to go through their tax advisor.

Cards of sympathy

Send to: Eric Seremet
c/o USAFA Lacrosse Parents and Booster Club
4967 Montvale Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Make a Meal website

Acting deputy athletic director at the Air Force Academy, George Nelson, lives a few houses down from Eric and volunteered to deliver the meals from his house to Eric's every day.

For those who would like to help via "Take a Meal" please go to:
Recipient Last Name: Seremet
Password: AFLAX

Sign in with the above information and sign up for a meal to provide for the Seremet family.

Original story is below.


A tragic car accident Saturday in Colorado claimed the life of Sonia Seremet, the wife of Air Force men's lacrosse coach Eric Seremet, according to local media reports.

Eric Seremet was driving the car on Highway 9 near Hartsel, Colo., when it spun out of control around 4:40 p.m. Saturday. The Colorado State Patrol said Seremet overcorrected as the vehicle drifted off the right side of the northbound lane.

Sonia Seremet, 37, was ejected from the vehicle. She passed away after being flown to the hospital. Two children were in the backseat and were also flown to the hospital.

A team spokesperson said Eric Seremet was still in the hospital mid-day Monday in "good condition." The couple's two daughters were out of the hospital.

The State Patrol said that when they arrived minutes after the call came in, one of the victims was already receiving CPR, according to KKTV, the local CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs, where the family lives.

Sonia Seremet was a former first-grade teacher who had recently decided to be a full-time, stay-at-home mother for the two children.

"Sonia was outgoing, always smiling. She loved her kids and was so supportive of Eric," George Nelson, acting deputy athletic director at the Air Force Academy, told the Gazette (Colo.). "It's tragic how this hit so close to home for the Air Force family. Everybody in the department either has tears in their eyes, or they're shocked."

Seremet is entering his sixth season as Air Force head coach. He was a seven-year assistant for the Falcons prior to taking over following the retirement of Fred Acee. Air Force went 7-7 last year.

The team has been going through fall ball practice, and was scheduled to play in the annual Play for Parkinson's event in Alexandria, Va., on Saturday, when the accident happened. Air Force couldn't travel to the event because of the government shutdown.

According to his bio on Air Force's website, he married the former Sonia Skiba in August 2008.

Sonia Seremet's sister and Eric Seremet's brother were at St. Anthony's Hospital for support and to help him care for his young daughters, Nelson told the Gazette.

"The girls are all right. I know that he wanted to tell them about their mom's passing himself, but they're so young I don't know if they have completely understood," Nelson said. "Like anybody in that situation, he's very emotional and going through the grieving progress."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Here are more reports on this tragic news. We'll update the story on as more information becomes available.

* Denver Post