Sophie (Pilch) Niemi Obituary

July 1, 2017 Obituary

Sophie (Pilch) Niemi, Hermitage, Pennsylvania - obit

HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania – Sophie P. Niemi, formerly of Wells Road in Hermitage, passed away on Saturday evening, July 1, 2017 at the Melbourne Terrace Care Center in Melbourne, Florida, as a result of a stroke several days earlier. She was 96 years old.

Born in New Castle, on June 22, 1921, she was the youngest daughter of the late George and Josephine (Jaskula) Pilch.

A devoted mom, grandma and great-grandma to her family, Sophie enjoyed sewing and cleaning and was well known for having all areas of her home impeccably clean at all times.

Sophie leaves behind her children, Richard A. Niemi of Clearwater, Florida, Sandy DeVincentis of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Beverly Biggin and her husband, John of West Melbourne, Florida; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her son-in-law, Harry W. Crook of Hermitage, Pennsylvania as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Niemi, whom she married on September 17, 1938 and passed away on October 7, 1976; her daughter, Patricia L. Crook; grandson, Brian Biggin; her son-in-law, Richard DeVincentis as well as her two sisters and five brothers.

Private funeral services will be held for her family on Saturday, July 7 at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home 555 East State Street Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146.

Interment will be next to her husband at Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends and family may send online condolences to the Niemi family at

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