SLIWA - Sophia Age 90, of Naples, FL, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Avow Hospice in Naples. She spent her 66 years in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, before moving permanently to Naples, FL. Sophia was a homemaker, talented seamstress, avid card player, enjoyed bingo and garage saleing; she also appreciated and collected antiques. She was known as "The Sunshine Lady" in her neighborhood. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, John Sliwa; sons, Thomas (Christine) Sliwa, David Sliwa (Patricia McLaughlin); daughter, Susan Foley; grandson, Aaron (Sharon) Mentkowski and three great-grandsons, Robbie, Jacob and Brady; two step-grandsons, Todd Searles and David (Christine) Searles and their children, Christopher and Jessica. She was predeceased by their youngest son, Michael Sliwa. Donations in Sophia's memory may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. For online condolences, please go to www.hodgesfhatnaplesmg.com.
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Published in the Buffalo News on Dec. 20, 2012