Sonja Karamitrov

December 29, 2022

ASHEVILLE – Sonja Karamitrov, 57, of Asheville, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Sonja grew up in Yugoslavia (North Macedonia) and lived an adventurous life.  After working as a pediatric nurse early in her career, she and her husband moved to South Africa, where she spent 13 years raising their two children and exploring their adopted country.  She continued the adventure by moving to the United States with her family, making their home in Asheville, where Sonja worked in medical administration for 14 years.

Sonja enjoyed family road trips exploring the American Southeast.  When at home in Asheville, Sonja liked to knit, crochet, and create intricate cross-stitched works of art.  As a talented cook, she enjoyed experimenting with family recipes passed down for generations, as well as creating new recipes of her own, which she delighted in sharing with family and friends.  

A beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend, Sonja will be dearly remembered for her selflessness, unconditional love, and care of those around her.

Sonja is survived by her husband of 31 years, Vladimir; her children, Monica and Daniel; her sister, Violeta; and her mother, Slavka.  She was predeceased by her father, Koce.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Sonja to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or

May Her Memory Be Eternal.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Susan Corpening

    Day by day we let go of a little bit of pain, cry fewer tears, feel less pain but we will never let go of the love. I was a part of Sonja's journey from South Africa with her family here to the United States. I brought the family to the Social Security office to get their SS cards. Sonja was scared and anxious, she was worried about this big step but thought only of the kids & how this was their opportunity. She was so selfless and vulnerable, i could see that. And what a success she and the rest of the family have made by joining us in America. She leaves a strong legacy in her children and a big hole in her devoted husband, Vlad's life. May her imprint on all of us strengthen our resolve to succeed; to love and be happy where we are today and in our futures. Bless you Vlad, Monika and Daniel in your life ahead without your loving mother by your side. She prepared you well for your life going forward. Big hug! -Susan

  • Thomas Miley

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Mark McQuaide

    Monica, deepest condolences from your colleagues at Resilience.

  • Dany Hanna

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom seemed like a lovely woman. She did a great job raising you to be very successful and independent. I'm sure she was very proud of you.
    I'm here for you my friend.

    Dany Hanna

  • Philip Florig

    Sincere condolences to you and family.
    Glad to have had all the great times together and will stay with me forever. Thoughts and prayers always.

  • Mark Burrow

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of need. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Chad Eldreth

    Vlad and family,
    Sending my deepest condolences. Sonja will be missed greatly. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.