Sophia Ann Risko, 86

Sophia Ann Dukovich Risko, 86, of Martin Ave., Ellport passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born November 2, 1926 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Sophia Zalesnak Dukovich. She has been married to Nicholas Risko for 66 years, he survives.

Sophia was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. She was a member and past two year president of the St. Agatha Christian Mothers. She was also secretary of the St Agatha and Holy Redeemer Social Club’s for 15 years. Sophia graduated from Wampum High School in 1944 and was a member of the Do and Save Homemaker’s Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, gardening, and crocheting.

In addition to her husband, Nick, survivors include three daughters, Tracey Risko of Ellport, Judith Thom and Cheryl (John) Pratt, both of Ellwood City; two sons, Larry Risko and Robert Risko, both of New York City; two sisters, Helen Tita of Koppel, Mildred Doutt of Wampum; and one grandchild, Cherie Pratt.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Vinko, Robert, and Joseph Dukovich; sister, Barbara Benn; and three siblings in infancy, Mikie, Johnie, and Annie Dukovich,

There will be no visiting hours. A private blessing service will be held on Wednesday, September 11 at 10 am at the Marshall Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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10 thoughts on “Sophia Ann Risko, 86

  1. Dear Cheryl, John and Cherie

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your lovely Mom and Grandmother. She may be gone but will always live in your hearts. Take care. Love Debbie Haney

  2. Bobby,
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Jacki Cortes Powell

  3. Dear Bob,

    We were deeply sorry to hear of the death of your mother. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring her memory.

    Peace and friendship to you and your family,
    Rodger and Brooke Rossman

  4. Dear Robert, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to make it any easier to lose your mother but you are in my heart and prayers. God bless and keep you and your family as you go thru this difficult time.
    Lois Buchanan

  5. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! (Revelation 21:3,4) Yes, we have a hope of a resurrection soon to come. (John 5:28,29) May this promise be comforting as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. (Philippians 4:13)

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