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Funeral service for Eugene were held;

Hanlin Funeral Home
Thursday October 29th, 2015

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Burial and Commital Services for Eugene followed at the;

Tuscola Township Cemetery
Thursday October 29th, 2015

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Charleroi Location
Wednesday December 9th, 2020
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Charleroi Location
Wednesday December 9th, 2020

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Funeral Service

Charleroi Location
Thursday December 10th, 2020

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Sophie Onufer

Sophie Onufer 90 of N. Charleroi passed away on Saturday December 5, 2020 at her home. Born in Monessen on August 24, 1930, a daughter of John and Mary Cibera Gulya.

Sophie was retired from the former Corning Glass in Charleroi. She was Orthodox by faith. Sophie had a reputation for her excellent baking and well known for her halupki. Sophie was a fun loving person who enjoyed cooking, gardening and polkas, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Survivng are 4 daughters and sons-in-law; Sandra (John) Timko of Rostraver Twp., Gloria (Rick) Bizick of Canonsburg, Karen (Joe) Niro of Rostraver Twp., and Bonnie (Paul) Brand of Carroll Twp., 11 grandchildren; Sophia Brand, Amelia Brand, Joelle (Dale) Fisher, Jocelyn Niro (fiancé Chris Nelson), Jillian Niro (fiancé Brendan DelBianco) Richard Bizick, Brendan Bizick (fiancé Krystina Litton), Briana (Chris) Fontana, John A. (Jessica) Timko, Jordan (Becky) Timko, Jessalyn Timko (fiancé Luke Ecimovic), 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters; Irene Hora of Rostraver and Wilma Koday of Donora and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers; Andrew Gulya, John (Jay) Gulya, George (Giggie) Gulya and Charles Gulya and 4 sisters; Mary (Marie) Harley, Ann Dimonde, Catherine Gulya (her twin sister who died at birth),  an infant sister Margaret Gulya and her former husband John Onufer Jr..

Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 9 from 2pm-6pm with Parastas at 4pm in Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi where funeral services will be held on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 10:00am with Rev. Gregory Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. 

Memorials in Sophie’s name may be made to Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 1000 Lookout Ave.,Charleroi, PA 15022.

Due to Covid-19 state mandate face masks are required with social distancing in the funeral home. Please be mindful to keep your visiting time limited.

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So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Surround yourself with family, friends and may the sharing of memories and lots of hugs help you through this difficult time. Lean on Paul.
Family, let all the lives she touched remind you what a wonderful lady she was to all that knew her. Remember all those memories and life lessons that she created and instilled in you that will help you now get through this sad time.

Tim Cunningham

Tim Cunningham Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

Karen & family,
We're so sorry to hear about your mother. We'll keep all of you in our prayers.
Dwain & Nancy Johnson

Dwain & Nancy Johnson Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

Gloria, Rick and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. She was such a beautiful soul but know in my heart that she has found peace. May the beautiful memories that you and your family have shared with her over the years sustain you through this most difficult time.
Memory Eternal
Darcie and Doug Burkholder

Darcie and Doug Burkholder Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

Gloria and family, We want you to know our whole family extends our sympathy to you. It is hard to say goodbye, no matter how long your loved one lives. May your memories of her warm your hearts now and in the future. Also, my brother, Dale Veres, sends you his sympathies as well. Beth and Larry.

Beth Veres Pansino Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sophie Onufer

Michael & Tammy Fendya Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Every time I saw her she had such a warm smile for everyone. So very vibrant and warm, with a loving and kind soul. Rest In Peace

Nicolene Marotto Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Thank You Nicolene for your kind words! My mother was a bright spot in our lives and she will be missed. She looked forward and enjoyed the company of your family.

Gloria Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM