Friday, April 19, 2024

Sophie Czelatko

Sophie Czelatko, 87, recently of Hardwick, passed away on January 18, 2024 at Newton Medical Center.

Born on April 10, 1936 in Paterson to the late Harry and Anastsaia (Kuzmich) Artuhewich, Sophie grew up in and started a family in Paterson until 1969, moving to Oakland and continued to raise her family. In 1998, Sophie and her husband Joseph moved to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where they both enjoyed retirement for over 20 years. A couple of years after her husband passed, she moved to Hardwick to live with her son Joseph and his wife Lyndol.

Sophie loved to read, especially mystery novels. She also enjoyed vacations down the Jersey Shore, especially Wildwood and Seaside. An avid music enthusiast, she enjoyed big band jazz and classic music as well as the polka. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining, especially around the holidays. Sophie was an active member of the Reformed Baptist Church in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her daughters Caroline Riegg (George); Valerie DiBella (Joseph); Alice Dodd (Les); her son Joseph (Lyndol); her grandchildren Annelise, Cassandra, Liam and Irena. She is also survived by her sisters Stasia Sikkema and Ruthie Lis. Sophie was predeceased by her husband Joseph S. Czelatko and her brother Harry Artuhewich.

Services are private and under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, Blairstown.