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Official Obituary of

John L. Sokol Jr.

January 5, 1939 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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John Sokol Jr. Obituary

John L. Sokol, Jr., 85, of Uniontown, passed away on Wednesday March 13, 2024 at Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown, WV

He was born January 5, 1939 in New Kensington, the son of the late John S. Sr. and Louise (Napierkowski) Sokol.

In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his brother Thomas Sokol.

John is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Patricia (Frenchik) Sokol; children Diane Waters (Dale) of Streetsboro OH, Chris Sokol of Uniontown, and Jennifer Brach (Paul) of Pittsburgh; grandchildren who called him “Pop Pop”, Samantha, Mason, Jacob, Courtney, Marilyn, and John Paul; and great-grandson Elliott. Visits from his grandchildren and great-grandson were the joy of his life.

 He was the Executive Director for the PA Turnpike and worked as a PennDOT 12th District Engineer.

John was a member of St John the Evangelist R.C Church, Knights of Columbus, American Society of Civil Engineers, PA Society of Professional Engineers, Board of Directors for the International Bridge, Turnpike and Tunnel Association, and Chairman of the Committee Development of EZ Pass.

He was an avid baseball fan and a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates supporter.

Friends and family will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, HOPWOOD on Sunday March 17 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm and on Monday March 18 from 9:30am when prayers of transfer will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. John’s RC Church. Interment will follow at Mount Macrina Cemetery.

To honor John’s memory please make a donation to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

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March 17, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

March 17, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
March 18, 2024

10:00 AM
St. John Evangelical Roman Catholic Church

Interment following funeral service
March 18, 2024

Mount Macrina Cemetery, HOPWOOD, PA


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