Raymond P. Sonoski

August 22, 1923 ~ December 7, 2019 (age 96)


Raymond P. Sonoski, 96, of Estero, FL. and formerly of Oil City

died December 7, 2019 at Lifecare of Estero after an extended illness.

Born August 22, 1923 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Alex & Helen Kolesky Sonoski.

Raymond was a graduate of St. Joseph High School.

Ray was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II where he landed on the beaches of Normandy.

He started his working career at the family grocery store on Spruce Street and later with his brother Eugene ran the Rouseville Quality Market. He then went on to work as a meat cutter for several grocery stores in the Meadville area.

He was married to the former Pauline Crudo and she survives.

Ray and Polly wintered in St. Petersburg, FL for over twenty years, where Ray enjoyed golfing. He was also an avid reader.

A member of St. Stephen's Church, Ray was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother-in-law

Joseph Crudo & his wife Helen of Estero, FL

two sisters-in-law

Joan Sonoski of TX

Barb Crudo of Oil City

and the following nieces and nephews

Randy Sonoski

Joseph Crudo, David Crudo, Lori Kogoy, Chris Cox, Helen Jane Higgins, Cathy Dutko, Frank Crudo and Mary Singletary

He was preceded in death by a brother Eugene E. Sonoski and a brother -in-law Frank Crudo.

Friends will be received from 10:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M.Thursday  before the Mass in St Stephens Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday January 16 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Stephen's Church, Oil City, PA. with Fr. Ian McElrath Presiding.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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January 16, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Stephen's Church
21 State St.
Oil City, PA 16301

Mass of Christian Burial
January 16, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Stephen's Church
21 State St.
Oil City, PA 16301

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