Sophia Schiavoni 1922-2020 | Information, Sports activities, Jobs
YOUNGSTOWN — Sophia “Sophie” Schiavoni, 98, handed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, on the Inn at Christine Valley, surrounded by her loving household.
Sophia was born Aug. 4, 1922, to Elek and Cecelia Wojtanowski Smalleck. Her training started within the Campbell Metropolis Faculty System and culminated in her commencement from Campbell Memorial Excessive Faculty in 1940. Upon commencement, Sophia served her nation throughout World Conflict II as a “driller” at Common Fireproofing, the place she labored on the fuselage of struggle planes for the army. After the struggle, she resigned from Common Fireproofing to grow to be a full-time homemaker.
Along with caring for and guiding her three younger daughters, she was additionally one of many authentic founders of the St. John’s Polish Faculty PTO, the place she served as its first secretary. Additional, Sophia was a particularly energetic member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society. She additionally served the Campbell Metropolis Faculty System in a wide range of capabilities together with the PTA and being the cheerleader chaperone. As soon as her daughters got here of age, she accepted the place of order processor for Anchor Cigar Firm.
Enjoying slot machines on the casinos and taking part in bingo have been favourite pastimes for Sophia.
Sophia was preceded in dying by her husband of 19 years, Lawyer Joseph Schiavoni, whom she married Could 2, 1983. She and Joe loved touring, taking part in golf, taking part in playing cards, cooking and socializing with their households and pals.
Additionally previous her in dying have been her dad and mom; her brothers, Mike and Alex Smalleck; her sisters, Ann Evanski, Kay Coss and Julia Gulas; and her grandson, Christopher Michael Kovach.
Surviving Sophia, from her first marriage to George E. Dann, are her three daughters, Loretta M. Quinn of Canfield, Georgia Dann (John) Neel of Speaking Rock, Ga., and Teena (Bob) Kovach of Howland.
Sophia was lovingly known as “Omee” by her three grandchildren, Brian Dann Quinn of Youngstown, DeAnna Christine Kovach of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Stephen Anthony Kovach of Howland; and by her two great-grandchildren, Kiera Alexis and Carson James Quinn, who have been an important supply of affection and delight to “Omee.”
Along with a number of nephews and nieces, Sophia additionally leaves stepson, Lou (Joannie) Schiavoni; two stepdaughters, Mary Jo (Jim Sturm) Schiavoni and Lisa Schiavoni and their youngsters Joe (Margaret), Dan (Megan), Mark (Maria), and Nick (Karli) Schiavoni, Angela Schiavoni, Tony Sturm, Brianna Schiavoni and Gabriel and Max Johnson and their youngsters.
Non-public companies have been held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Our Woman of Mount Carmel Basilica, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio Jr. officiating. Sophia was laid to relaxation in Calvary Cemetery.
The household expresses their honest gratitude to The Inns at Christine Valley and Ironwood, Briarfield Manor and to Hospice of the Valley for his or her great caring for Sophia.
Memorial contributions could also be made in Sophia’s identify to Our Woman of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 By way of Mt. Carmel, Youngstown, OH 44505, or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Funeral preparations have been entrusted to the care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Dwelling.
Because of the present well being situations, household and pals are inspired to go to the funeral residence’s web site at www.rossifunerals.com to share reminiscences and condolences.
“Mother / Omee, you can be tremendously missed and ceaselessly cherished; could you relaxation in peace.”