Clarence Sorber, 77, of Shavertown died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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Born in Lehman Township, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Emily Gunton Sorber.
He attended Kingston High School and was a proud member of the Pennsylvania National Guard for 34 years.
Clarence was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church of Wilkes-Barre.
He was formerly employed as a technician by Glen Carbonic.
A man of simple means but rich in great humility and kindness, patience and heroic suffering, he was beloved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Kerpovich; grandson, Nicolas Constantin; brothers, Bob, Willard and Edward; and sister, Audrey.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Irene (Ethel) Seman Sorber; sons, Ronald and wife, Rita, Loganville, Ga.; Greg and wife, Kim, Harveys Lake; and Christopher and wife, Terri, Staunton, Va.; daughters, Susan Constantin and husband, Pierre, Ferndale, Wash.; and Lori Panzetta and husband, Mike, Dallas; sisters, Judy Hodakowski and husband, Bill, Dallas; and Dorothy Rineheimer, Fairless Hills; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township, with Office of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Parastas will be at 4 p.m. with the Rev. James Hayer officiating.
Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012