Sophie Finkelstein

September 17, 1919March 5, 2018

Finkelstein, Sophie 98, of Houston, Texas passed away on March 5, 2018. She was born on September 17, 1919 in Houston to Sam and Molly Cook. She graduated from high school and then attended business school. She worked for the WPA during WWII. After her four children were grown, she began her career as a Legal Secretary. She married the love of her life Kaplan Finkelstein on February 18, 1940 and the union lasted 47 years until his passing. Sophie enjoyed playing Mahjong, Scrabble, bingo, and could complete any crossword puzzles in ink. She recited poems she memorized as a young girl and would write poems for family weddings, births, and other happy events. She is preceded by her parents, Sam and Molly; husband, Kaplan; sisters, Daisy, Annie, Rose, Ruth, Minnie, Bella, and Dorothy; brothers, Sol and Joe. Sophie is survived by her sons, Jerry Finkelstein and wife Loraine, Robert Finkelstein, Melvyn Finkelstein and wife Patsy; daughter Sylvia Wacher and husband Warren; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for Sophie will be on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at Emanu El Memorial Park with Rabbi Walter officiating.


  • Graveside Service Friday, March 9, 2018

Sophie Finkelstein

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