Robert "Bob" J. SorokachMay 10, 1930 ~ June 9, 2017 (age 87)
WARREN-Robert J. Sorokach Sr, passed away on Friday evening June 9, 2017 at his home. He was eighty-seven years old.
Bob was born in Sharon, PA on May 10, 1930 the son of John and Elizabeth (Schnur) Sorokach.
He was a 1948 graduate of Sharon High School and served our county as a corporal in the Army at Fort Benning, Georgia before his honorable discharge. Upon his return from the service, he found work at the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he began as a Draftsman and worked his way to become a Design Engineer. In 1961, he became a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Youngstown State University, a position in which he served until 1968. He then became the Chairman of Industrial Engineering Department and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1996.
He was an avid golfer and was nicknamed “Scratch” because his handicap was zero when he competed in amateur tournaments. He was proud of his six holes-in-one and taught both his children and grandchildren to love the game. He also coached his granddaughter and traveled to watch her play in junior, college, and amateur golf tournaments.
His memories will be cherished and carried on by his wife of thirty-nine years the former Nona A. Dorus; his children Lisa (Jeff Rogner) Sorokach of Hartford, OH, Kimberly Sorokach of Columbus, OH, Robert (Nina) Sorokach Jr. of Salem, OH, John (Heather) Sorokach of Hubbard, OH, and Elizabeth Sorokach of Warren, OH; his beloved grandchildren William, Harris, and Kathryn Rogner, Alaura, Ava, and Aria Sorokach, Madisyn and Landon Sorokach; his great-grandson David Blommer III; his sisters Norma J. Arner, and Carol (Daniel) Sebastian both of Hermitage, PA.
Mr. Sorokach was preceded in death by parents and his wife Phyllis (Jones) Sorokach.
Friends may call on Monday evening June 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:00PM at the Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home at 555 East State Street in Sharon, PA 16146.
Funeral services for Bob will be held on Tuesday morning beginning at 11:00AM at St. Johns Orthodox Cemetery Chapel 3180 Morefield Rd, Hermitage, PA with Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Burial will take place at St. John’s Orthodox Cemetery.
In remembrance of Bob, please consider making a contribution to the American Heart Association or MVI Hospice.