Sophie Andrejko

Obituary of Sophie A. Andrejko

Sophie A. Andrejko, 95, of Mayfield died Wednesday, April 29 at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility in Scranton. Her husband was Charles Andrejko who passed away on April 26, 2018. They had been married almost 70 years. Born in Blakely, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette Wojcikiewicz Nowak. She attended Blakely Schools and was employed as a seamstress in the local garment industry until her retirement. Sophie was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church in Dickson City, where she spent many years demonstrating her devotion by attendance at daily mass and numerous services and novenas. A kind, generous, and unapologetic food-pusher, Sophie loved to cook, and her Golumpki (pigs in the blanket) and pierogi were in high demand by friends and family. Along with the food, Sophie liked to celebrate her Polish heritage through her love of music and dance, especially the Polka. Surviving are her children: Charles Andrejko and wife Mila, Azle, TX, Mary Ann Colarusso, Mayfield, and Kitty Fedarko and husband Frank, Lorton, VA; her grandchildren, Chaz Andrejko and wife, Chalea, North Richland Hills, TX, Mary Grace Andrejko, Fort Worth, TX, Teresa Colarusso Rybnick and husband Robert, Jessup, Michael Colarusso and wife Stefanie, Jermyn and Charles V. Colarusso, Mayfield and companion Kim Evanchick, Brian Fedarko, Springfield, VA and Laura Pape and husband David, Christiansburg, VA; nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The last of her generation, she was preceded in death by eight brothers, Jan, Frank, Jacob (Jimmy), Michael, Joseph, Louis, John, and Peter Nowak, two sisters, Mary Manick Nowak and Agatha Voorhees Trusherska, and a son in-law, Charles J. Colarusso. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Allied SNF, the 3rd Floor North and Allied Hospice for the exceptional care given throughout her stay. They treated Sophie as if she were their own family, and for that, we will be forever grateful. The family would also like to thank Dr. Susan Biancarelli and her staff for the many years of care provided to Sophie prior to her admission at Allied. Due to the pandemic and concern for community health the funeral will be private. A memorial mass and celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of James M. Margotta Funeral Home. For online condolences, visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com In honor of her memory, please consider a donation to your local food bank or St. Francis Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. There are so many in need, she would want to feed them.
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