Sophie Porzuczek

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Sophie Porzuczek, 91, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away Sunday morning at the home of her daughter.

Born in Wilkes-Barre Township, Oct. 5, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Agetha (Sepula) Stawarz (Stavish) and had attended Marymount School.

Sophie was an active member of the former St. Joseph's Monastery, Wilkes-Barre Township, and most recently a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph, in 1991, and as the last surviving sibling in her family, by her brothers, Walter, Stanley, Joseph, Chester and Raymond, and by a sister, Helen.

Surviving are her children, Joseph, Wilkes-Barre Township; Edward, Wilkes-Barre Township; Thomas, Wilkes-Barre Township; Cathy Welgosh, Wilkes-Barre Township; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish. Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Erwine Home Health and Hospice, 270 Pierce St., Suite 101, Kingston, PA 18704.
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Published in Times Leader on May 14, 2013