Mrs. Pop was born on March 1, 1928 in New Castle to the late John and Anna Govojdean. She had graduated High School and Mid-Wife School in Romania. Sophie had worked as a Nurses Aid at the Macaloso Nursing Home in New Castle for several years, and then the Ellwood City Hospital for over 20 years. She reitered in 1988. She is a member of the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church in Ellwood City. Sophie enjoyed being with her family and friends, and doing crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Pop is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorena (David P.) McIltrot of Shenango Twp., her grandchildren, Monica (Adam Dean) McIltrot, and David D. McIltrot, and her brother, John Govojdean of West Pittsburgh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dimitri Pop in 1956, and her sister, Aurelia “Goldie” Siriantu.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Wednesday in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Chuch from 9-10 am. A Saracusta Service will be held on Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the funeral home.
Services for Mrs. pop will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church with Father John Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Vitus Cemetery.
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