Joseph A. Sokol, 74, of Baden, formerly of Patterson Heights and Beaver Falls, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 in the comfort of his home.
Born on April 29, 1948, in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Raffie R. (Racco) Sokol.
Joe was a fantastic teacher for over 30 years in the New Brighton School District where he mentored numerous children in 4th and 5th grades. As a devout Catholic, Joe attended daily Mass with the “Daily Mass Friends” at St. Monica Roman Catholic Church. He loved his family unconditionally and will be deeply missed by those who loved him. In his free time, Joe loved driving and would often take long rides to nowhere, met friends many mornings for coffee, golfed in a few leagues with terrific friends, and enjoyed the sun and great jazz music.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 32 years, Deborah (Calvin) Sokol; his sister, Mary Ann (John) Darak; his aunt, Evelyn Tribone; his brother-in-law, Phillip “PJ” (Patti) Calvin; his niece and nephews, Diane (Mark) Speicher, Alan Calvin, Cody (Julia Suehr) Calvin, and Jake (Jessica) Calvin; his mother-in-law, Judy Calvin; numerous great nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and friends.
Friends will be received on Monday, October 10th from 3-7PM at the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Chippewa Twp., 117 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls.
Departing prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Monica Roman Catholic Church, 116 Thorndale Dr., Beaver Falls with Fr. John Naugle as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Joe’s family strongly suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. Monica Angel Fund, 609 10th Street, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, or AHN at Home Hospice, 500 Commonwealth Dr., 1st Floor, Warrendale, PA 15086.
Mass of Christian Burial
- Date & Time: October 11, 2022 (10:00 AM)
- Venue: St. Monica's
- Location: 116 Thorndale Drive Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
St. Monica's Angel Fund
- Address: 609 10th Street Beaver Falls PA 15010
AHN Healthcare At Home
- Address: 500 Commonwealth Drive 1st Floor, Warrendale, PA 15086