Published in www.delcotimes.com
on February 24, 2013
Louis Soscia Louis
Soscia of Brookhaven, PA died February 20, 2013 at Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital. He was 85.
Born in Cranston, R.I., he was raised in Chester, PA and graduated from
St. James High School and West Chester State. He furthered his education
at the Univ. of Delaware and Montclair State with a Masters Degrees in
both Education and Math. Lou taught math at Upper Darby High School for
35 years, retiring in 1985.
He was also the Head Coach of the Upper Darby Baseball team for many years
and later the Assistant baseball coach at Villanova University for 16
Lou served in the U.S. Navy toward the end of WW II as a Seaman first
class. He later enlisted in the US Army during the Korean conflict and
received the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal
upon his discharge.
Lou was a faithful member of Our Lady of Charity Church and was an Altar
Server and a member of the Charitians and the Sierra Club. He loved baseball
and at one time played minor league ball for the Boston Braves. He now
turned his attention to playing baseball with his grandchildren, giving
clinics and tracking the stock market.
Lou was pre-deceased by sons John (Joan) Hersker and Bob (Joanne) Hersker,
his brothers Frank, Sal and Tony Soscia and his first wife Shirlee (nee
Savage) Soscia who died in 1968.
Survivors: His beloved wife of 43 years Jan (nee Rasinti) Soscia, Devoted
children Janet (Dave) Welkie, Lisa (nee Soscia) (Edward) Kardon, Suzanne
(nee Soscia) (Gary) Clark, and Louis (Kimberly) Soscia.
Also survived by sisters Anna Ciurlino, Theresa Poce and Lucy Palermo
and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, 11 AM, Our Lady of Charity Church, 231 Upland
Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015, here family and friends may visit, 9 - 10:45
Interment: will be private.
In lieu of flowers: Contributions to Our Lady of Charity Church Memorial
Fund would be greatly appreciated.