Albert C. Soder, age 75, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Greene Township. He was born in Erie on April 1, 1937, son of the late Robert C. and Frances V. Bulishak Soder. He had lived in the Erie area all of his life. Albert was a graduate of Harbor Creek High School, Class of 1955, and was employed by General Electric Co. for over 25 years, until his retirement. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Albert was a life member of the Siebenbuerger Club, and enjoyed traveling across the country, wintering in Florida, Texas and Arizona. He also enjoyed bicycling, working out at the YMCA, and having coffee with his friends. Albert was an avid Penn State football fan, especially enjoyed motorcycling, and was constantly engaged in helping family and friends. He was loved by all. Besides his parents, Albert was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter James and Ronald John Soder. He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Wiggington, of Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, Chester A. Soder and James R. Soder (Joyce) all of Charlotte, N.C. and Joseph R. Soder of Erie; five sisters, Sally A. Gradler (Ben) of Waterford, Victoria F. Artise (Sam) and Florence J. Brower, all of Harborcreek Twp., Linda Lee Smith (Mark) of Columbus, Ohio, and Shirley Ann Smith (Craig) of Waukesha, Wis.; two brothers, Robert C. Soder and Blythe A. Soder (Marianna), all of Greene Twp.; two grandchildren, Alex Wiggington, Nicole J. Drzewiecki (Shawn); and two great-grandchildren, Jaron May and Bayle J. Drzewiecki . Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 8 p.m. A full Military Service will be conducted by American Legion Carl Neff Post #571 at the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 11, 2012