Sophia M. Rynkiewicz, 92, of River Street, Nanticoke, was lifted by the angels of God into eternal life and reunited with her loving husband, Walter J. (Butch) Rynkiewicz, on Monday morning, July 28, 2014, at The Meadows Nursing Facility in Dallas.
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She was born in Nanticoke on April 14, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Valentine and Mary Ann Yulia Pieklo.
Sophia lived her entire life in the Honey Pot section of Nanticoke and was educated in the Nanticoke schools.
She was a faithful member of the former St. Stanislaus Church, now St. Faustina Kowalska Parish.
During World War II, she was employed by the Liberty Silk Mill and later on by the Mara Sewing Factory.
Sophia's greatest joy was spending time with her family and sharing her love and hospitality with her cooking skills and favorite recipes.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband of 50 years, Walter J. (Butch) Rynkiewicz, who passed away April 6, 2001; a sister, Agnes Shippl and brothers, Bruce, John, Joseph and Ben Pekot.
Sophia will be sadly missed and is presently survived by her daughter, Ann Marie and husband, James Kline, Nanticoke; son, Richard and wife, Theda, Nanticoke; granddaughter, Sophia and husband, Jesse Hoppe, and Angela Doss; nieces, nephews and friends, and Felix, her cat.
Sophia's family would like to thank Dr. John Carey, who helped every step of the way; also the doctors and nurses at The Meadows Nursing Facility for their care and compassion.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish Church, Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash officiating.
Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Nanticoke.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
"The greatest gift we ever had came from Our Lord, Our Mom. She made our house a 'happy home' filled with love and we will miss her smile, laugh, words of encouragement and kindness but will treasure the memories forever."
Grontkowski Funeral Home Pc
51-53 W Green St Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 31, 2014