Sophia Matukaitis, 91, of Allentown, PA, passed away on Wednesday August 21, 2013 in Phoebe Health Care Center. Born in Ashland, PA on July 1, 1922 to the late Charles Beckno and The late Mary (Hegadush) Beckno, Sophia is a retired Beautician. She had worked for over 50 years in Mt. Carmel and Allentown before her retirement. She was a 1941 graduate of Ashland High School. Sophia was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena Church in Allentown, former member of Holy Cross Church in Mt. Carmel, and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 2110 ladies auxiliary in Mt. Carmel. Survivors:
Son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Alice Matukaitis of Elysburg; daughter and son-in-law-Debra and Andrew Roeding of Center Valley, PA. Six grandchildren, Michael Matukaitis and his wife Amy of Lewisburg, PA, Lisa Matukaitis and Ross Walker of Camp Hill, Jennifer Othmer and her husband Philipp of Lititz, Jason Matukaitis of Pittsburgh, Angela Roeding and Greg Law of Conshohocken, PA, and Michael Roeding and his wife Amira of Toronto, Canada. Eight great-grandchildren-Jackson and Lydia Matukaitis, Ethan and Bennett Cohen, Brooks Walker, Ava and Alice Othmer and Lillian Law; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers Steve, John, Charles and Michael Beckno. Services:
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., Church of Our Lady, with Rev. Francis Karwacki as celebrant. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery in Mt. Carmel Township. Visitation will be held Saturday from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mt. Carmel. Guest book can be signed at www.stutzfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Phoebe Health Care Center, 1925 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104.