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Sophie (Kuzian) Vanderbeck

January 17, 1915 ~ September 21, 2017 (age 102)

Sophie Vanderbeck (nee: Porawski) entered into eternal rest peacefully at her residence on Thursday, September 21, 2017, after living a nice fulfilling life.

Mrs. Vanderbeck was born January 17, 1915 in Bayonne, to the late John and Stella (Kuzian) Porawski.  She lived in Aiken, S.C. for the past 10 and half years, having lived in Bayonne for 92 years.  She retired in 1984 after 39 years of service as a wire repair technician for the Western Electric Company in Kearny, NJ. 

In addition to her parents, Sophie was predeceased in death by her sister, Jean Porawski; and brothers, Henry and Thaddeus Porawski.  Left to cherish her wonderful legacy are her daughter Arlene Hunter and her husband James; her sister-in-law Helen Porawski; and many nieces and nephews and extended family.

A visitation was held at the George Funeral Home in Aiken, South Carolina on Sunday, September 24, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  A funeral mass in Sophie’s honor was offered on Monday, September 25, at St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church, Aiken, South Carolina.

A graveside service under the direction of the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home will be held on Friday, September 29, at 12:00 noon at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.  Everyone is asked to meet at the front gates of the cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Regency Hospice, 105 Summerwood Way, Aiken, S.C.  29803 or St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church Fund. P.O. Box 438, Aiken, 29802. 


 Service Information

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ

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