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His Excellency Ambassador and Ret. Major General Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Sr.
January 28, 1930 - February 21, 2014

A Soldier-Diplomat and Son of Jekwikpo, Sasstown, has passed on to Glory in his 84th Year!

Precious in the sight of God is the death of his saints. The Soldier returns to his maker with the banner of victory in his hand. To God be the Glory!

His Excellency Ambassador Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Sr., - Liberia’s Ambassador to the Far East (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore) – 1982 to 1994

Career Military Officer – Armed Forces of Liberia – 1954 to 1980. Retired Major General and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) – Republic of Liberia.  

Undergraduate Military Training - United States Army Infantry School - Fort Benning, Georgia U.S.A. (1960)

Graduate Military Training - United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.A. (1964)

A Soldier-Diplomat with 38 years of combined Civil and Military service to the Republic of Liberia (RL).

The passing of his soul on to glory occurred on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Youngsville, North Carolina.

His legacy lives on through his wife of 54 Years, Margaret Mona Karpeh Koffa

His Children:
Vivian P. Anderson, Emmanuel Koffa*,Beatrice Tanneh Koffa *,Sanadeh Eugenia Koffa, Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Jr., Jonathan Fonati & Dama Koffa, Stephenetta Koffa Benjamin, Lawrence Dekonti & Sheronda Koffa, Dave & Juliana Dixon(Sienynekon), Nathaniel & Penny Clarke

His Grandchildren:
Prince Lorenzo Anderson, Jr.(daughter Faith Seyonah), Jamaar Boima Anderson, Lord Omar Cooper*, Mhabhushah Jamaal Koffa, Brandon Corneh Kesselly, Lawren Michelle Koffa, Marjan Mona Koffa, Nicholas  Braxton Dennis, Jonda Janet Koffa, Sabrina Nathaniah Clarke, James Etienne Benjamin, Jared Edward Benjamin, McCanzey Bade Koffa, Zybdyl Yekeson Koffa, Adrien Malachi Dixon, Jaiden Elisha Dixon

His favorite nephew in Liberia, James Togba Sarkor, Sr., his nephew David Tumu Koffa and a host of relatives and friends in Liberia, the United States and the Far East.

* Predeceased him

Mrs. Margaret Mona Karpeh Koffa will be receiving sympathizers and well-wishers at her residence:

10013 Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City Maryland 21042

Please visit The Koffa Family website to share memories and well wishes


Services Celebrating the Life of His Excellency
Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church
3175 Paulskirk Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

Vigil / Wake Keeping Service
Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 8:30p.m.    PROMPT

Service of Remembrance / Funeral
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time: 10:00a.m.  PROMPT

Please Note:
All Tributes will be done at the Wake except for the following tributes which will be done at the Funeral: The Children, Grandchildren, “Special” Tributes, and The Government of The Republic of Liberia.

All Souls Catholic Cemetery
11401 Brink Road, Germantown, Maryland 20876

Hotels in Maryland (Columbia / Ellicott City and Gaithersburg / Germantown)

Group Rate Name for all Hotels – “The Koffa Family”

Extended Stay America 8870 Columbia 100 Parkway Columbia, Maryland Phone - (410) 772-8800  Group Rates - King Bed - $84.99 and 2 Double Beds - $94.99.

Hampton Inn Columbia 8880 Columbia 100 Pkwy Columbia, MD 21045 Phone - (410) 997-8555 Group Rate - $99 – King/Queen

Courtyard By Marriott Columbia 8910 Stanford Boulevard                                                                                                     Columbia, MD 21045 410-290-0002  Group Rate - $92 – King/Queen

Residence Inn by Marriott 4950 Beaver Run CourtEllicott City, MD 21043 Phone - (410) 997-7200 Group Rate - $115 – Studio

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Germantown / Gaithersburg  20260 Goldenrod Lane  Germantown, MD 20876 Phone - 301-428-1300  Group Rate - $80 - King/Queen /Double

Contact Information:
Vivian P. Anderson – 281.236.5656
Sanadeh Eugenia Koffa – 919.569.7501
Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Jr. – 301.526.8705
Jonathan Fonati & Dama Koffa – 011231777111119/443.942.1983/443.694.8960
Stephenetta Koffa Benjamin – 240.848.0375
Lawrence Dekonti & Sheronda Koffa – 919.395.4778 / 919.522.3478
Dave & Juliana Dixon (Sienynekon) – 703.973.1345 /703.867.3216
Nathaniel & Penny Clarke – 301.332.8295/301.332.8192
James Togba Sarkor, Sr. –