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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 years. 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 AM. Interment: will be private. In lieu of flowers: contributions to Our Lady of Charity Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated. www.doylestonelake.com

Published in www.delcotimes.com on Feb. 24, 2013
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