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John Soma

July 26, 1926 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 94)


John Soma, 94, of Canonsburg, died Thursday, February 4, 2021.
He was born July 26, 1926, in Smock, a son of Peter and Anna Gaydoshak Soma.
Mr. Soma was a member of the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed gardening, bird feeding, and tinkering with things. He proudly served his country with the United States Marines. He was a member of the VFW, post 191, and the Muse Italian Club.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as an Electrical Tester at Cooper.
Surviving are his sons, Richard Soma, of Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Soma, of Spartanburg, South Carolina; his daughter, Carol (Gary) Schlieper, of Finleyville; his brother, Charles Soma; his grandchildren, Jason (Chandley) Soma, Kristofer (Sally) Soma, Carrie (Kevin) Keefe, Jonathan Soma, David (Paige) Soma, Shea Soma, Caitlin (Andrew) O'Fee; great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Violet, Charlotte, Sophia, Scarlett, Franchesca, Tate and Maxwell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Gloria Soma, who died July 14, 2012; his brothers, Michael, Peter, and Andrew Soma; his sisters, Mary Freeland, Anne Soma, Helen Soma, Elizabeth Soma, and Nellie Soma.
There will be no public visitation and services are private. Arrangements entrusted to Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, 724-746-1000.

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