Sophie L. Pieloch

Pieloch, Sophie L., age 94, a longtime resident of Yonkers passed away at her brother-in-law's home in Pinehurst NC.  Born in Manhattan on February 22, 1920 to Bronislaw and Rozalia (Lazarezyk) Pieloch, she grew up in St. Adalbert’s Parish in the South Bronx.  A graduate of Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing in Brooklyn, she obtained her BS in Clinical Teaching and Supervision and her MS in Nursing Service Administration from St. John’s University.  During WWII Miss Pieloch served in Europe with the Army Nurse Corps.  She was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the Battle of the Bulge.  She spent over 30 years of her nursing career with the Veterans Administration Nursing Service.  She held clinical and administrative positions at the VA Medical Centers in the Bronx, Manhattan, West Haven, Ct, Hines IL, and Philadelphia, PA.  In 1976 , she retired as Chief , Nursing Service, VA Medical Center, Philadelphia.  From 1976-1979, she was a Field Representative with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. In her retirement, Miss Pieloch indulged in her love of reading, music, opera, theatre and travel.  A communicant at St. Margaret of Cortona Church  in the Bronx, she served in various offices of it’s Leisure Club, including President.  Miss Pieloch was preceded in death by her sisters Blanche, Helen Roan, Ceslava Wernet and her nieces Rose Marion Schultz and Theresa Smith.  She is survived by her niece Mildred (Kenneth)  Boyd, nephew Stephen (Sandra) Wernet,  and brother-in-law William Wernet.  She was a loving great aunt to 5 and a great-great aunt to 8.  Reposing on Monday January 19th 2-5 pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bx.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday January 20th at 9:45 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Church.  Interment St. Raymond’s Cemetery.    In lieu of flowers donations to the Franciscan Friars , 165 East Pulaski Street, Pulaski WI 54162 or the Pregnancy Care Center, Inc. 86 Mayflower Ave. New Rochelle , NY 10801 would be greatly appreciated.