Sophia Sankovitch

Born: Fri., Mar. 29, 1929
Died: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
Location: Robert F. Mulcahy Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
Location: Our Lady Queen of Angels Chapel

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Sankovitch, Sophia, 88, Central City, died February 24, 2018 at home. Born March 29, 1929, the daughter of Stanley and Mary Pasierb. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Robert; infant sister, Bronoslawa; brothers, Stanley, Stephen, Joseph and sister Helen Knapp. Survived by children, Robert M. (Elaine); William T.; Jeffrey (Elizabeth); Suzanne (Gregory) Wilk; Philip (Jody); grandchildren, Jill, Benjamin, Nathan, Joseph, Laura, Melinda, Sarah, Katherine, and Margaret; great-grandchildren, Marcston, Michael, Lily, Cole, Jade, Colton, and Eric. Sister of Edward, Genevieve Harwood, and Agnes Lorenzen. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including special niece Joanne Knapp. Sophie served as a catechism teacher and sacristan at her church for over 50 years. She was a member of the Ladies Guild and choir. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and preparing polish dishes. Sophie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and a caring friend to many others. Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Mulcahy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady Queen of Angels (St. John’s), Fr. Aron Maghsoudi and Fr. Brian Warchola. Committal St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

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Dorothy Bihun
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Sankovitch family, May God give you comfort knowing she is now in his arms. She will always be remembered for her smile and kind ways. God Bless you all with peace & Love.

Richard Sankovich
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
I will never forget her enthusiastic smile and welcoming disposition when we showed up unannounced to visit. A true servant to her Church, her beliefs and family ties. Will always remember her cheerfulness each time we dropped by over the years, the picnics at her home, her love of blueberries, deer jerky I brought her which she shared sparingly and always a house full of cassocks and vestments that she lovingly laundered & ironed for her church. She was one of a kind and will be missed by myself and family. Nephew - Richard Sankovich - Winchester, Va.

Michael Sankovich
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
Aunt Sophie always greeted us with a smile. Dad would sometimes stop with Rich and I while hunting game or mushrooms in the area. Often she would make sandwiches for us, which were welcome after tramping around field and stream. I spent a week at the house one summer and to be with my cousins. It was the first time I was ever away from home as a kid. Aunt Sophie treated me just like I was one of the kids. After moving out of the area, seeing her was reserved to occasions such as this one. God bless you Aunt Sophie, Rest in peace.

Joseph Sankovich
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
My Aunt Sophie was so familiar to me in our early years when my older sister and I spent summers at Grandma Sankovich's home. We would walk over to the pool and spend hours there; she would typically show up in the later afternoons and join Uncle Bob and all the Sankovich/Michinock kids. Her parents were also familiar to us as they lived at the bottom of Grandma's street and the front of their home had been a small store; we used to play there. Sophie & Bob, Helen & Joe Michinock, Mike & Anna Sankovich are all part of the fabric of Central City in our lives. Each of them contributed to our growing up, our values, our fun, our sense of family. It was Uncle Bob who would walk down to Grandma's house early on Sunday mornings so that he could take the car from her garage (a 4-door Pontiac) and drive us to church for 8:00 AM Mass with Father Choby. From there we were off to St. John the Baptist Cemetery, up on the hill to visit Grandpa's grave where Grandma taught us how to pray for him. Sophie now takes her rightful place among the Sankovitch and Pasierb families at St. John the Baptist where she rests in peace, in her sure and certain Faith and Hope that she is now united with Jesus the Christ, her parents, her siblings, Uncle Bob and the rest of the Sankovich/Sankovitch - Pasierb families. For sure, we know that during these few days she is in the good and gracious hands of our constant friend Bobby Mulcahy. Eternal rest grant to her. May everlasting light shine on her.

Jerry and Judy Yock
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
Dear Susie, Greg, and Family, and Sankovitch Families, Sending you our sincere sympathy.

Ginger (Saylor) Evanchesky
   Posted Sun March 11, 2018
I remember when growing up on Wheeler Street and playing with Susie, sometimes going to her house and her Mom was one of the nicest and most welcoming ladies I have ever known. Heaven has certainly gained an Angel and she will surely be missed by anyone that knew her and cared for her. My sincerest sympathy to the Sankovitch family.

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