Sophie K. Nessel, 94, passed away on May 4, 2013, the daughter of Max and Minnie Kaplan. She was born in 1918 in Columbus, Ohio. Sophie grew up in New York City and moved to Gloversville when she was 20 years old with her parents. In June of 1944, she married Chester Nessel. They shared a wonderful life together and raised three daughters. Charity was an important part of their lives as were family, education, golf, bridge, square dancing and travel. She lived by the words initiative, empathy and follow through.