FULTON, NY – Sophie Pinko, 97, passed away on Monday January 23, 2017, at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.
She was born February 28, 1919, in Fulton, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Drozda) Frank.
Sophie attended Fulton schools and was employed by Nestles for 15 years before becoming a homemaker.
She was a member of the former St. Michael’s Church and the Alter Rosary Society, and a member of the Fulton Polish Home Ladies Auxiliary.
In her day, she loved to polka dance and could be found in the kitchen with polka music blaring, singing along in Polish while making her pierogies, golabki, kapusta and other Polish and Ukrainian foods.
She was still sharing her ethnic recipes into her 90s.
Sophie also enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, trips to Wildwood, NJ, and other polka-related excursions, helping others, and the years she and her husband, Michael, spent in Safety Harbor, Fla.
Sophie was predeceased by her husband, Michael Pinko, in July 2013; infant daughter, Debbie, in 1958; sisters, Katherine Spazk, Mary Solowy, Olga Dexter and Anna Fadden; and brothers, John and Harry Frank.
She is survived by daughters, Sandra Ford (Bruce Gagne) and Sharon (John) McFadden; grandson, Michael Ford; granddaughter, Lindsay Demling; great-grandchildren, Brandon Demling, Caitlin Whitney and Tanner Demling; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Bishop Commons and St. Luke Health Services for the wonderful care given to her.
Per Sophie’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.
Private burial will be held for both Sophie and Michael Pinko in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home.