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Obituary for Sophia Kloecker (Florek)

Sophia Marie Kloecker (Florek)
Sophia Marie Florek Kloecker, age 93, of Erie, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at St Mary’s Asbury Ridge surrounded by her loving family after a short illness.  She was born on March 23, 1926 in Edinboro, PA to John and Verona Sumihora Florek and graduated from Edinboro Area High School in 1942.  She worked at the Pennsylvania Telephone Corp in the Traffic Dept from 1946-1954, married the love of her life John Francis Kloecker on October 10, 1953 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Edinboro, PA.   Member of Professional Engineers Wives Society, including serving as past President, active member of Blessed Sacrament Church serving on the Office Staff and the school PTC, member of church choirs at Blessed Sacrament, Saint Peter Cathedral and Saint Joseph area parishes.  She also volunteered at the St Joseph Orphanage, American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels program.  

Beloved mother of Anne Fontaine (Michael), Jerry (Barb), Peter (Ericka), Michael (Christella ‘Fritzi’) & Maria Williams (Thomas).  Grandmother of Monica Huson (Ben), Michelle Sallans (Andrew), Brigitte Huson (Zachary), John Fontaine (Anna), Amanda Latchaw (Ryan), Margaret Morganti, Matthew, Timothy, Stephen, Katherine, Christa & Rachel Kloecker.  Great-grandmother of Maryanne, Patrick and expected baby girl Huson, Andrew, Samuel, Theodore, Elizabeth Sallans & Susan, Julia & Michael Fontaine.

Enjoyed singing, especially with her 6 sisters, gardening, canning, baking and special times at Presque Isle and Cook Forest State Parks.  Most of all she cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by two sisters Agatha Tyzinski, Margaret Zaphiris; preceded in death by husband John Francis on August 27, 2010 & son John Frederick on November 27, 2018, sisters Helen Erdman, Justine Wisniewski, Cecelia Tschannen, Catherine Chamberlain, brothers Ralph, John, Paul, Florian and Louis Florek.  

The family would like to thank the entire Staff of St Mary’s Asbury Ridge for taking such good care of Sophia over the last 5 years as they attended to her & our every need with incredible kindness.  

Friends may call on Wednesday at the Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc from 3 pm to 7 pm and are invited to a service there on Thursday at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Cathedral at 10 am. Send condolences to

Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.