Sophie (Rykaceski) Carter, 94, of Fawn Township, passed away, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot. Sophie was a resident of Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot for the past 8 years. She was born August 26, 1925, in Natrona to the late Adam and Mary Nitosky Rykaceski. Sophie worked at the former Liberty Mirror in Brackenridge, worked in food service for both Oakmont Country Club and Brackenridge Heights Country Club, was a cook at the former Sunlight Inn in Natrona Heights and finished her working career in food service at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights, T.O.P.S. in Natrona Heights and Weight Watchers in Tarentum. Sophie enjoyed bowling, ceramics, bingo and spending time with her grandchildren. . She is survived by her four sons, Fred (Rose) Carter, of Lower Burrell, Dale (Kim) Carter, of Lexington KY., Jerry (Cindy) Carter, of Apollo and Dennis (Anita) Carter, of Valencia; grandchildren, Jim (Colette) Carter, Eric (Tina) Carter, Chad Carter, Doug Carter, Katie Carter, Emily (John) Gureckis, Christy (Jim) Borch, Daniel (Jessica) Carter and Randy Carter; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren; sisters, Stella Uleski, of Freeport and Jenny Meyers, of West Deer Township; and by her sister-in-law, Marge Rykaceski, of Lower Burrell. In addition to her parents, Sophie was preceded in death by her husband, Fred V. Carter on December 19, 2005, and by her brothers, Steve, Joseph and John Rykaceski.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. A Parish Vigil Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 1:45 p.m. To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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