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.


Visitation: Monday February 22, 2021 11:00 AM - Monday February 22, 2021 01:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: Monday February 22, 2021 01:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Cemetery: Monday February 22, 2021 02:00 PM

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Sophie G. Duchyns 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place Memphis , TN 38105

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  1. she was a sweetheart & remember her fondly, growing up in our neighbor hood where everyone knew everyone & looked after each other. She was motherly to all. My condolences to the family, she was a great woman.

  2. I will always remember Mrs. Duchyns with a smile on her face. Kind of like the picture above. She and Mr. Duchyns had a lot of patience with son Tom & I. I really enjoyed the time I spent on the family farm. I’ll always remember the decorative eggs she used to make. God bless you Sofie.

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