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Funeral services are Friday,January 15, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Kubina-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 5925 Market St. in Boardman, Ohio and at 10 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Youngstown, Ohio for Sophie H. Granchie, 90, who passed away early the morning of Jan. 11, 2010 at the Beeghly Oaks Skilled Nursing and Rehab facility in Boardman, Ohio.
Sophie was born May 8, 1919, in Youngstown, (Mahoning County) Ohio a daughter of Valent and Anna Mamrak Granchie.
She was employed by the G.M. McKelvey Company, later, the Higbee Company, where she earned membership in both the 20 and 25 Year clubs. She retired in 1981 with 32 years of service.
An active member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, Sophie participated in the church Choir, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild, the Ladies Guild, and Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seniors. She was also a member of St. Ludmila Lodge Branch 325, the American Slovak Culture Association and the Slovak Catholic Federation.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, the Rev. Method Granchie of the Benedictine Order of Cleveland and William, John and Joseph Granchie and by her sisters, Anna Pavlik, Mary Hutira, Dorothy Tevis, Catherine Nivert, and Sue Bohla.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Mary (Art) Ivan of Boardman, Ohio.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., where a combined prayer service will be held at 3:45 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Sophie’s name to the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church Repair Fund.
Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
Youngstown Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio
13 Jan 2010
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