Patricia (Pat) Corder Sofranko

Patricia (Pat) Corder Sofranko passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Autumn Lake
Healthcare at Braddock Heights in Frederick, Maryland. Born on July 24, 1935, in Uniontown,
Pennsylvania, she grew up in Smithfield, PA and was the daughter of the late Roy and Florence
Schnatterly Corder. She attended and graduated from Georges Township High School, class of 1953.
Following high school, Pat moved to the Washington, DC metropolitan area where she lived her life. She
held multiple jobs in Washington, DC, including operating one of the “first IBM machines” as a
contractor for the federal government. While raising her son and being a homemaker in Lovettsville,
Virginia, Pat worked for Loudoun Country Day School in Leesburg, VA, and First Virginia Bank in Tysons
Corner VA’s corporate office.
Pat loved to sew, read, paint, play card games, cook and bake – especially decorating Christmas and
Valentine’s Day cookies with her granddaughter, Hailey.
She is survived by her son, John Eric Sofranko, wife, Mary Ann, and granddaughter, Erica Hailey, of
Frederick, MD. She is also survived by her favorite sister-in-law, Mary Evelyn Sofranko Ficara; loving
nieces and nephews – Teresa Ficara, Anthony Ficara, Congetta (Cookie) Ficara, and Lisa Ficara Barney;
and stepchildren – John Bernard Sofranko, Jr. and Cynthia Sofranko.
In addition to her parents, she is proceeded in death by her protector and very special nephew, Vincent
J. Ficara of Uniontown, PA.
The family will receive friends at Ferguson-Brownfield Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Smithfield, PA
from 10AM-12PM, on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Service to immediately follow by Rev. Charles
O’Brien. Internment will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Smithfield, PA.
The family would like to thank the dedicated and special staff at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Braddock
Heights and Frederick Health Hospice for their amazing care of Pat.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Frederick Health Hospice at 1
Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701.

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