Niagara Gazette


June 28, 2013

Sophie E. Preisch

RANSOMVILLE — Sophie E. Preisch, age 81, of Ransomville, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 in her home, under the loving care of her family and Niagara Hospice.

Sophie was born November 4, 1931 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Gwoudz) Bank. She married Mervin C. Preisch on July 30, 1955, and they have lived in Ransomville the past 50 years. Sophie had worked as a Nurse's Aide, employed by Mt. View Health Facility in Lockport for 20 years, retiring in 1992. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Mervin; her children, Irene (Dale) Myers and Stephen J. Preisch, both of Ransomville; her granddaughters, Madeline Myers (A.J. Zaepfel) and Michelle Myers; a great-granddaughter, Natalie Zaepfel; a sister, Stella Adamczyk of the Town of Niagara; a brother, Edward (Genevieve) Bank of Lewiston; a sister-in-law, Althea Conklin of Fitchburg, MA, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Davis and Genevieve Nasiadaka; and three brothers, Matthew, William and Joseph Bank.

Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Monday, July 1, from 2 - 6 PM. A memorial service will begin at 6:00 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Moran officiating. Burial in North Ridge Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.

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