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Sophie Buhay
Sophie (Dudla) Buhay, 93, of Nazareth, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen Buhay, who passed away on Sept. 2, 2005.
Sophie was born on July 25, 1924, in Palmerton, a daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Mar-kovsi) Dudla.
Sophie was a devoted mother, grand-mother and Navy wife. Her children were her life.
Before she was married she and her sisters traveled around the country and worked as waitresses in many cities including, Miami, Atlantic City, Boston and Philadelphia.
While her husband was in the Navy during World War II, Sophie worked at Bethlehem Steel.
She was a member of the Navy Wives Club. She served on the PTA for various schools and altar and rosary societies for various churches. She was a member of Holy Family Church. of Nazareth.
Sophie is survived by daughters Marie Rissmiller of Bushkill Township, Barbara Ames and husband, Larry, of Leesburg, Fla., Catherine Dickinson and companion, Richard Halbfoerster, of Moore Township, Deborah Falcinelli and husband, Anthony, of Summerfield, Fla., and Patricia Buhay of Catasauqua; grandchildren April Maule and husband, Ryan, Katrina Sonnberg and husband, Curt, Amanda Kopeski and husband, Douglas, and Kassandra Lloret; and great-granddaughter, Cora Kopeski.
She was predeceased by sisters, Helen Petrus, Mary Kerscmar, Annie Hronetz, Julie Papay, Margaret Kirchkesner; and brother, Michael Dudla.
Services: will be Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home Inc., 220 Washington Park, Nazareth. Burial will be private in St. Vladimir's Cemetery. of Palmerton. Calling hours are Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 9-10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.jfreichelfuneral
home.com.
Published in Times News on June 12, 2018
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