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Sophia Ivko

Sophia Ivko

Oct 28, 1930 - Apr 23, 2022

Sophia Ivko - Obituary


ophia Ivko, age 91 fell asleep in the Lord peacefully on Saturday April 23,2022 at the Compass Regional Hospice Center in Centreville, Maryland surrounded by family. Born in Morgantown, West Virginia on October 28, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas Kavrakis and Vasiliki Papadakis; both immigrants from Crete, Greece. Though she was born in West Virginia, her family moved after the death of her father to New York when she was very young and where she attended public school, ultimately graduating from high school. In 1949 she married her late husband Nicholas Ivko. They were inseparable for 51 years when he succumbed to cancer in 1999. During their marriage they were blessed with three children; James, Christine, and Terri. Sophia raised their family in Riverdale, Maryland and later retired in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. During her years in Riverdale not only was she a dedicated mother and grandmother but she also enjoyed her career as a Correspondent Secretary at the US Senate for Senator Alan Cranston of California and Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina. However, her greatest and most successful accomplishment was raising her children and helping to raise her grandchildren. She spent the majority of her life taking care of others, taking care of us. She was an inspiration to many and touched the lives of everyone she met. Sophia was vibrant, spunky, generous, caring, kind and let us not forget, strong willed. She was the ultimate devoted wife, mother, grandparent, exceptional relative, neighbor, and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Ivko, her son, James Ivko, her parents Nicholas & Vasiliki Kavrakis as well as her siblings, Mary Aspras, Amelia Zammetti and James Kavros. She is survived by her daughters Christine O'meara, Terri Wright, son-in-law Chris Wright, and daughter-in-law Linda Ivko. Also survived by grandchildren Christopher Wright, Camille Simonds, Erin O'meara, Michael Wright, Nicholas Wright, Alexander Wright and her 12 great grandchildren. All of which loved her dearly and will keep her in their hearts forever. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 11 am at Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD. Interment will follow at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Annapolis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Compass Regional Hospice, 160 Coursevall Dr., Centreville, MD 21617 or the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org). Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.