December 23, 1922 ~ February 17, 2021
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY
Rochester: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at age 98. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Duchyns; twin sister, Mary Cymbalisty; sisters, Olga Naviry, Katherine Andrews; brother, John Gerwatz; son-in-law, Edward Weidenkeller. Survived by her children, Bonnie Weidenkeller, Paul (Sherry) Duchyns, Charlene (Richard) Picioli, Thomas (Debbie) Duchyns; 9 grandchildren, Joseph (Amanda) Picioli, Michael (Monique) Picioli, Jason Weidenkeller, Katie Weidenkeller (Matt), Jarett Duchyns, Lauren Duchyns, Kari (Todd) Lapa, Tara Duchyns, Trisha Duchyns; 7 great-grandchildren, Anthony, Aria and Alexander Picioli, Levi, Harli, Miles Lapa, Adelynn Rose Weidenkeller Sumrow; many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. Sophie was a Master Quilter, enjoyed knitting and crocheting; she was a gardener extraordinaire and enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables.
Friends may call Monday (Feb 22nd) 11-1:00 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Panakhyda Service will follow calling at 1:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her memory.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Sophie G. Duchyns 's name.