Sophia Vilkoski Cahill

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Sophia Vilkoski Cahill, 98 of Fort Thomas, passed away on April 14, 2014, at Carmel Manor, in Fort Thomas.

Sophia retired as office manager of the Martin branch of the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals. She lived for many years at Drift and was very active with the Altar Society of St. Juliana's parish. She served as president for the Drift Women's Club (GFWC) and the Mountain Deanery of DCCW. She opened her home as a residence for VISTA Volunteers. After retirement she moved to Ft. Thomas and was active at St. Catherine's parish, especially in the Sienna Seniors and the Altar Society. She was an avid bridge player and quilt maker.

Born April 18, 1915, in Murray City, Ohio, to the late William Vilkoski and Stella Chichucki Vilkoski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Joseph Cahill, and daughter, Mary Clare Gray.

Sophia is survived by a daughter, Rita Lee (Ray) Henschen, of Fort Thomas; two sons, Michael J. (Jeanne) Cahill, of Cypress, Calif., and Rev. John W. Cahill, of Villa Hills; a sister, Violet Carpenter, of Powhatan Point, Ohio; a brother, John Vilkoski, of Hamilton, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation services will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, at 1803 North Fort Thomas Ave., in Fort Thomas, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 6:30 p.m., with Rev. Stef Bankemper, officiating. Burial will take place in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Memorials are suggested to the Wood Hudson Cancer Research, 931 Isabella Street, Newport, KY 41071 or to Crayons to Computers, 1350 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.

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Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home serving the family.

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Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home
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Fort Thomas, KY 41075
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Published in The Floyd County Times from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2014
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