Sophia A. Morak, 90, Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, NY – Sophia A. “Sophie” Morak, 90, of Whitaker Road, Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, 2018, at Lewis County General Hospital.

In keeping with Sophie’s wishes, there will be a graveside service in the spring in Martinsburg Cemetery with Rev. Jay Seymour, Pastor of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, officiating. There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Born Dec. 23, 1927, in the town of Harrisburg, NY, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Stonskowna Sweredoski, she graduated in 1945 from Lowville Academy.

Together with her former husband, Edward Morak, they owned and operated a dairy farm on Rt. 26 in Martinsburg from 1947 to 1975. She owned and operated Zoshia’s Sub Shop in Lowville for several years and later owned and operated Hilltop Diner in Martinsburg from 1982 to 1994 upon retirement.

She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville.

She was a member of Singing Waters Senior Citizens, Lowville and a member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Ladies Auxiliary, Lowville. She was also a member of the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary.

Sophie enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, and refurnishing furniture.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great- great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her four children, Paul E. Morak of Lowville, Daniel J. (Colleen) Morak of Lowville, Randy D. (Roxanne) Morak of Martinsburg, Joann (Jerry) Gorczyca of Glenfield; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; a sister-in-law, Winifred Sweredoski of Watertown and DelRay Beach, FL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by a great grandson, Tanner J. Marra; eight brothers, Stanley, Joseph, Thomas, Theodore, Alfred, John, Walter, and Mitchell Sweredoski.

Contributions may be made to the Martinsburg Fire Department P.O. Box 143 Martinsburg, NY 13404.


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