Sophia J Kuzminsky

Sophia J. Kuzminsky was called home to the Lord on August 27, 2022.  “Sophie”, the Dilltown, PA resident, who’s cooking aroma would sweep the small village, was born on January 3, 1929 in Vintondale, PA, the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Shestak.


Sophia had a wide resume of jobs from movie theater concession stand server, to slaughterhouse butcher, to babysitting many kids in Dilltown.  Sophie enjoyed turning ordinary ingredients into mouth watering culinary works of art. Meatballs … Sophie had a secret recipe. Bread … even if the yeast wouldn’t rise, she would find a way to make it so.  Perogies … hundreds of varieties always waiting in her freezer.  Soups … food scraps turned into dishes that restaurant chefs would love to get their hands on. 

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Harry, daughter Adrean Stephenson and son Harry M., Jr. Survived by daughters Karen Gamble and her husband Larry, Jackie Powell and Valerie Cameron and her husband Robert.  Grandchildren Charity Bolt, Joe Stapleton, Nicole Pipitone, Noah Powell, and Hannah Powell.  2 Great-grandchildren.

Sophia was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Seward, PA.  She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, Bible study, shopping and pets.

A gravesite memorial will be held 2 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at S.S. Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.  Arrangements in care of Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, Armagh. 

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Conemaugh Hospice for the loving care they extended to their mother.

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