Sophie H. Schwed
AGE: 92 • Fair Haven
Sophie H. Schwed, 92, beloved wife of the late Stephen Schwed, of Fair Haven, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. Sophie was born in Ansonia, CT to Theodore and Eugenia Trush Herchakowski. She was a longtime communicant of the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven. Sophie retired from Fort Monmouth in 1983 after many years of service.
Sophie's interests included sewing, knitting, Ukrainian embroidery and counted cross stitch. She enjoyed photography and loved the beauty of nature including the birds and animals. She took pleasure in times spent with family and friends.
Sophie was predeceased in 2004 by her husband of 59 years, Stephen Schwed, as well as her brother, Andrew Herchakowski and sisters, Anna Colowitch and Mary Stecyk. She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven. Entombment will follow at Holmdel Mausoleum. Please visit Sophie's memorial webside available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com