He­len Sochko, 69, of Sink­ing Spring

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

He­len (Dadey) Sochko 69, of Sink­ing Spring, passed away Septem­ber 13, 2017 in Fox Chase Can­cer Cen­ter.

She was the wife of Michael Sochko.

Born in Read­ing and raised in Birds­boro, PA, she was a daugh­ter of the late Al­bert J. Sr. and Bertha T. (Bahr) Dadey.

He­len was a 1966 grad­u­ate of Daniel Boone High School. He­len was a self-em­ployed cos­me­tol­o­gist for over 50 years. She was a li­censed cos­me­tol­o­gist by the Bry­land Beauty School.

She worked at a num­ber of re­tire­ment homes through the years in­clud­ing The Hawthorne, Elm­croft, and Green Hills Manor. She also worked at sev­eral hair sa­lons; start­ing way back at Boscov’s in 1967, Fayemar­jae, JC Pen­ney Salon and most re­cently Dawn’s Hair Care.

She was an ac­tive mem­ber of West Lawn United Methodist Church. He­len was widely known for her en­er­getic per­son­al­ity and fun hu­mor. She was the epit­ome of strength by rais­ing her three chil­dren as a sin­gle mother. She worked tire­lessly to al­ways pro­vide a fam­ily trip to the beach or a day at the French Creek pool. He­len ac­tively at­tended nu­mer­ous events and sports of all of her grand­chil­dren and chil­dren.

She was an avid Ea­gles and Fly­ers fan. She would of­ten show­case her un­de­ni­able luck dur­ing trips to lo­cal casi­nos: Val­ley Forge, Hol­ly­wood, Sands and the Trop­i­cana in At­lantic City.

In ad­di­tion to her hus­band, Michael, she is sur­vived by two daugh­ters: Brid­gette (Boyer) Le­vanovitch, Shilling­ton, Kristie (Boyer) Moyer, wife of Norm Moyer, Dou­glassville, and one son: Richard Boyer Jr., and wife Emily (Smith) Boyer, King of Prus­sia; four grand­chil­dren: Alex, Alissa, Kay­den and Trin­ity; a fifth grand­child, Richard D. Boyer III is ex­pected on De­cem­ber 1, 2017. He­len is sur­vived by a sis­ter Glo­ria D., widow of Ken­neth Wyville, Hen­der­son, TX; and brother Al­bert J., hus­band of Janie Dadey, Read­ing.

She is pre­de­ceased by her first hus­band, Richard D. Boyer, Sr., who passed away in 1987.

A funeral ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m. on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, in Ed­ward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Read­ing. Burial will fol­low at the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Ceme­tery in Birds­boro. A view­ing will be held on Thurs­day Septem­ber 21, from 6-8 p.m. and on Fri­day from 9-10 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions to her med­i­cal bills may be made to the es­tate of He­len Sochko and sent to: Michael Sochko at P.O. Box 6221, Wy­omiss­ing, PA 19610. Online con­do­lences may be recorded at www.kuh­n­fu­ner­al­homes.com.

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