Mack, Sophia L. (Pat), Saginaw Township, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Loving mother and grandmother passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family. Age 91 years. Daughter of the late William and Mary (Bowsky) Genshaw, Sophia was born February 22, 1919 in Elmer Twp., Michigan. She was married to Richard Henschell on January 16, 1937. He was missing in action during WWII. Sophia was then married to John Nalepa on February 26, 1956. He predeceased her April 22, 1974. She was then married to Stanley C. Mack on February 11, 1995. He predeceased her May 21, 2008. Sophia had been employed at Micromatic Hone Corp. in Detroit, Michigan. In 1961, Sophia came to Saginaw. She was employed by Saginaw Twp. Schools in 1967 until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of Brothers of Kosciuszko Pulaski Club and the Pulaski Club Women’s Auxiliary. Surviving are one daughter, Cathy Alloway and her special friend, Martin E. Frollo, Hemlock; two step-sons, Stanley Mack III, Alan and Judy Mack, all of Saginaw; one grandson, Jonathan Alloway, one granddaughter, Jennifer Alloway both of Hemlock; two step-granddaughters, Carrie and Angela Mack, Saginaw; three step great-granddaughters, Grace and Ella Drykus and Makenna Mack; an aunt, Kay Bowsky, Brown City; several nieces and nephews including two special nephews, Richard and Jan Nash, Dryden, Michigan; Robert Bowsky, Texas. Sophia was preceded in death by one son and daughter, Richard and Mary Lou Henschell. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate. Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Hyslop Cemetery in Elmer Twp., Michigan. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.