Sophia E. (Bialon) Churley

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 05, 2019

Sophia E. (Bialon) Churley, age 96, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born May 11, 1923 in Bovard, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Bialon. She was a long-time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. During World War II she worked as a mechanist at the Chicago Latrobe Plant in Chicago, Illinois. Later in life she helped with the Mercy Sisters of Pittsburgh at St. Xavier in Latrobe. She always enjoyed playing cards and bingo with the Senior Citizens group in North Versailles. She is survived by her children Scilene Niki (Sam) Mraz of Latrobe and Bernard Churley of Squirrel Hill; Grandchildren Carolyn and David (Alexis); sister Elizabeth (James) Annavella; and nieces and nephews especially Trish Porchiron and Daniel Pushic because of the time spent together.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years Nicholas Churley; brothers John, Stanley, Joseph, George and Anthony; and sisters Mary, Rose, Victoria, Cecilia, and Katherine.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Everyone will gather at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday for a blessing service. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon Twp. Memorial contributions can be made to Laurel Faith in Action, 428 Main Street, Latrobe, PA 15650. For online condolences please visit

Originally published July 05, 2019.

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