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Robert L. Soriano, age 71, of Holland, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

Born in San Antoine, TX, Robert moved to Pontiac with his family when he was three. In 1960, he graduated from Pontiac High School and in 1973, he received his teaching certificate from Michigan State University. In 1974, he started teaching 6th grade at Federal Elementary School in Holland, and later Longfellow Elementary School teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grades until his retirement in 2002.

Robert was a past member of the City Advisory Board, CASA Board member through Hope College, volunteer at Evergreen Commons, Holland City Museum and , as well as a coordinator for a tutoring program at Longfellow School partnering with Holland Hospital.

Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol; daughter, Roxanne Soriano Lacy of California; and grandchildren, Allyson Lacy and Ian Lacy. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Sarah Guizar of Big Rapids; and brothers and sisters, Oscar and Jean Taboada of Lansing, Jesse and Barbara Soriano of Salt Lake City, UT, Frank and Nancy Soriano of Harrington, DE, Roger and Joan Soriano of Seabring, FL, Reuben and Sue Soriano of Lake Orion, and Rosalinda Smith of White Lake.

A memorial mass will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 480 152nd Ave., Holland. Friends may greet the family 10–11 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of Holland, or Ottawa County Children Advocacy. The family would like to thank the staff at Holland Community Hospital and the staff at the Critical Care Unit at Spectrum Health.

Please visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on June 6, 2014
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