Sophie R. Martin

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 15, 2019

Sophie R. Martin, 92, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She was born November 12, 1926 in Corry and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Slensky Romanosky.  She was the wife of of  Samuel A. Martin, who passed away January 24, 2003. She  was an active member of First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, she loved her church family and was involved with their White Cross Committee and other committees there.

Sophie was the proprietor of the former Ann's Salon in Squirrel Hill and also worked as a Keypunch for IBM.  She is survived by nephews, Walter Shields of Corry, John Hosfelt of Elizabeth and Wilbert (Connie) Phar of Port Vue, nieces, Loretta (Bruce) Rotharmel of Liberty, Debbie (Dick) Winters of McKeesport, Louise (Glenn) Marrow of McKeesport, Kim (Ted) Kohrs of Monroeville, Deanna (Bill) Potts of Liberty, Lisa (Bill) Phar of McKeesport, Karrie Phar of McKeesport and Carol Sjoberg of White Oak, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.  Friends are welcome on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director.  Services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 pm with the Rev. Alex Ielase, officiating. Entombment will follow at the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport. Condolences may be made at

Originally published August 15, 2019.

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