Sophie Koshinski, 92, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully on Friday evening at the Highland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Exeter, where she had been a guest for the past year.
Her beloved husband was the late Walter Koshinski, who passed away on Oct. 24, 1971. Together, Walter and Sophie shared 33 years of marriage.
Born on April 1, 1921, in Swoyersville, Sophie was the daughter of the late Vincent (Veytovich) Wojtowicz and Anna (Leonard) Wojtowicz.
Sophie was raised in Swoyersville and had resided there most of her life. For 12 years, she and her husband lived in New Jersey, returning to the local area in 1969.
Prior to her retirement in 1993, Sophie was employed in the housekeeping department of the former Nesbitt Hospital, Kingston, taking care of their executive offices. In her earlier years, she worked in the local garment industry.
Sophie was a lifelong member of the former Holy Name/St. Mary's Parish Community, Swoyersville.
A dedicated homemaker, Sophie greatly enjoyed cooking for her family and was known for keeping an immaculate home.
Sophie's late husband was a talented musician and she loved listening to his music. She had a lively personality and always enjoyed dancing.
Family was the most important thing to Sophie and she always enjoyed spending time with her loved ones. Her beautiful presence will be missed, but her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Vincent and Anna Wojtowicz, and her husband, Walter, Sophie was preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Koshinski; her brothers, John Wojtowicz, William Veytovich and George Veytovich; her sisters Mary Schultz, Helen Mullish, Violet Golumbeski, Stella Kovalchik, Florence DiOrio, Vera Yagloski and Nellie Bebey.
Sophie is survived by her children, Gene Koshinski and his wife, Sara, of Fort Worth, Texas; Eddie Koshinski and his wife, Aline, of Spring Brook; Beverly Monahan and her husband, Larry, of Wyoming; Cindy Bernstein and her husband, Bill, of Midlothian, Va.; Debra Faldowski and her husband, Charles, of Swoyersville; and Lisa Zdancewicz and her husband, Jeff, of Swoyersville; her 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; her sisters Dorothy Bozinko of Wyoming and Dolores Chieco of New York; her many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Blessing Service which will be celebrated on at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville, officiating.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
For additional information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Times Leader on June 11, 2013