Sophia Patricia Powell Hotz, 97, of California, PA, died Monday, January 16, 2023.
She was born Thursday, May 28, 1925, in Coal Center, PA, daughter of the late Cabe and Elizabeth (McGinnis) Powell.
Sophia enjoyed thirty happy retirement years from the Intermediate Unit 1, where she worked as a secretary.
In addition to her parents Sophia was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Paul Hotz in 2017; and six brothers, Todd McLaughlin, Guy, Bert, Cabe, Jerry, and George Powell.
Left to cherish her memory are son & daughter-in-law, Paul and Brenda Hotz of Latrobe, PA; granddaughter, Stephanie Freeman and husband Mark of Latrobe, PA; three great-grandchildren, Everett Paul Freeman, Olivia Claire Freeman, and Madeleine Poppy Freeman. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm when funeral services will begin with Rev. Amory Merriman officiating.
Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Sophie’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Layfayette Manor for the love and care that she received.