NORTH FORT MYERS, FLA. – John W. Soich, 84, passed away Dec. 8, 2009, at his home in North Fort Myers, Florida.
He was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio. He resided in Poland, Ohio and Canfield, Ohio (Mahoning County) until moving to Fort Myers in 1986.
He retired in February of 1980, after 40 years of service as a foreman-welder at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo (Allard) Soich; daughter, Sheila Soich (Medina); and parents, William and Dorothy (Shaffron).
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Joann (Boston) Soich; daughters, Linda ( Joseph) Carbon and Sharyn (William) Larson, both of Poland, OHIO; Laurie (Kenneth) Armstrong of Zionville, Pa.; two stepsons, David (Jody) Beight of Boardman and Rick Beight of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 West Main St. in Canfield, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hope Hospice, 4470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908, in memory of John Soich.