Sophia Yaracs

January 8, 1927 ~ July 3, 2022 (age 95)


Sophia (Potyka) Yaracs passed away peacefully at Concordia Lutheran Home in Cabot, PA on Sunday, July 3, 2022. She was born at her parents home in Lyndora on January 8, 1927 to Michael Potyka and Sophia (Mondell) Potyka. She was a member of Lyndora Presbyterian Church and was the organist there for 10 years. Sophia graduated from Butler Senior High School in 1945 where she received the DAR Good Citizen Award, Typing Award and a college scholarship. She was a valedictorian speaker at her commencement. On July 3, 1945 she married Andrew Yaracs Jr and they were married for 67 years.

In 1941 Sophia participated in organizing the Lyndora Girls Junior Drum and Bugle Corps with the sponsorship of the Lyndora Volunteer Fire Company. She was always involved in musical activities and was a chaperone for the General Butler Vagabonds for many years as they traveled all over the United States. In addition to being a housewife and mother she was the bookkeeper for her husband’s auto body shop and then managed Yaracs Music Center. She was also employed at Sun Drug in the Greater Butler Mart and then was assistant manager at Point Drug. She loved and enjoyed her family, and sharing Hungarian recipes and heritage.

Sophia Yaracs was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her
brothers Andrew Potyka and Louis Potyka. She is survived by her children Ronald Yaracs and his wife Patricia (Fleming), Andrew M. Yaracs and his wife Gloria (Slater), Barbara (Yaracs) Bailey and her husband Paul, grandchildren Aaron Yaracs, Adam Yaracs, Christopher Yaracs, Bradley Bailey and a number of nieces and nephews. She is a member of All Saints Parish, St. Conrad Roman Catholic Church in Meridian.

A private funeral was held on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler.

Memorial Donations can be made to Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospice of Cabot or Good Samaritan Endowment Fund.



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