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Sophie Konkiewicz: Owner of John's Bar

Super moon over Johns Bar/Patch blog Hastings Lens!
Super moon over Johns Bar/Patch blog Hastings Lens!

SOPHIE KONKIEWICZ of Hastings-on-Hudson NY passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at age 93.

Sophie was born in Galicia to the late Michael and Anna (Korvatch) Beck and came to the U.S., from England, in 1949. She worked as a seamstress and at The Halstead School until purchasing John's Bar in Hastings, with her husband, John Konkiewicz, in 1972. Sophie continued to run the business after her husband John's death in 1987 until just 6 weeks ago, when she fell ill.

Sophie was the devoted mother of Janet Pinto, dear sister-in-law of Larissa Beck, loving aunt of Larissa Oprysk, Sandra Lemekha, Lydia Beck and Walter Beck Jr., and great-aunt of Larissa M. Oprysk, Alexandra and Nicholas Lemekha. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Ukraine. Sophie was predeceased by her son-in-law, Louis Pinto and 3 brothers, Anton, Michael and Walter Beck.

Visitation at DUCHYNSKI-CHERKO Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 3-5PM and 7-9PM with Panahyda Service at 7:30PM. Funeral Service will be at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10AM. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.


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