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Sophie V. Surowitz

July 21, 2009

Sophie V. Surowitz, 95, of Wyoming, died Tuesday evening at Hospice Care of the VNA, Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Warrior Run, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Alexandria (Staniszewski) Surowitz. Sophie worked as a Nanny and Housekeeper in Brooklyn, N.Y., for 40 years and was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Wilkes-Barre.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Alice I. Gola, Ann Rutkowski and Eleanor Falkinburg; brothers Victor and Paul Surowitz; and a niece, Theresa Szykman.

Surviving are her niece Eleanor Prushko, with whom she resided; nephew Thomas Gola, Wilkes-Barre; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews and a great-great-great-nephew.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice units for their wonderful care and support of Sophie.

Funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call today, from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

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