Sophie Coyle Erickson

Sophie Coyle Erickson, M.D., 92, of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away at 11:39 p.m. Saturday (May 4, 2013) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Clairton, Pa., a daughter of the late Jozef and Johanna Smrkolj.

Sophie was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, C. Leonard Erickson; and her children: Alice Coyle, Sally Coyle and Michael Coyle.

Sophie is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jan Coyle of Colorado, and her grand-sons: Alexander and Andrew Coyle. She is also survived by her stepchildren: Bruce (Joan) Erickson of Lakewood, N.Y., Martha Erickson Israel of Sydney, Pa., and Brian (Carol) Erickson of Ellicottville, N.Y.; six step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private. Visitation will not be observed.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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