Sophie Doyle, of Minersville, passed away on Friday, October 1, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill — East.
Born in Buck Run, she was a daughter of the late Stiney and Tekla Pudach Kruel. She attended Cass Township schools; and was employed in the local garment industry until retiring.
She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church of Holy Family Parish, Minersville. She was also a member of both garment unions, ILGWU and ACWA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Doyle, Sr., in 2007; a brother, John Kruel; four sisters, Helen Kruel, Julia Kruel, Anna Malusky and Mary Schimkaitis; a niece, Sharon Melefsky and a nephew, Gregory Kruel.
Sophie is survived by Patricia Chapman (spouse, Joseph), Bethlehem, and Goerge W. Doyle, Jr., Minersville; four sisters, Theresa Oakill, Forestville, Nancy Melefsky, Frackville, Irene Davidovich, Newport, Rhode Island, and Kathryn Kolody, San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Stiney Kruel (spouse, Rita), Pottsville; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge.