Alumni and Friends of Saucon Valley / Hellertown High School

Saucon Valley Alumni Association

Sophie Pasternak

Class of 1940

Army/Civilian Nursing  

  • Sophie Pasternak was born on December 25, 1922, in Bethlehem, PA
  • She was a 1940 graduate of Hellertown High School.
  • In 1944, she graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Nursing in Philadelphia.
  • During World War II, Sophie was a Women’s Army Corps nurse in, and she was recognized for her work during that period.
  • Sophie received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University, NY.  
  • She was the Assistant Director of the Orthopedic Department of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY, for 32 years, retiring in 1982.
  • Sophie was on the Board of Directors of the Hellertown Historical Society.

2017 Inductee Sophie Pasternak, Class of 1940