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Sophie Turko, 79, Yonkers Resident

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Lifelong Yonkers resident Sophie Turko died Sunday, Dec. 20. She was 79.

Turko worked at Abbott House in Dobbs Ferry for many years.

She was mother to Ted Turko; sister of Patricia Ruszbatzky; and grandmother to Eva Turko and Savannah Williams.

Turko was predeceased by her parents, John and Eva (Kanisczak) Turko.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Panahyda Service at 8 p.m. at Duchynski-Cherko Funeral Home , 111 Yonkers Ave.

A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.

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