Socha, Crossifixio "Cross" Rhodes
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Crossifixio "Cross" Rhodes Socha, 17 month beloved infant son of Stephen E. Socha and Sharmaine Harvey Socha, of 1480 Race Hill Road, Wyalusing, Terry Township, PA, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. "Cross" was born at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira on June 7, 2011. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Gatlin R. Socha and sister, Lillianna R. Bride; maternal grandmother, Charlene Fellows of Elmira; paternal grandfather, Frank Socha of Towanda; maternal great-grandmother, Nancy Belanger of Horseheads; Godparents, Marlena and Thomas Giammichele of Elmira; and several aunts uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Rachel Socha in 2011 and maternal great-great-grandmother, Rita "Meme" Belanger. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda, PA. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA. The family suggests contributions be directed to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620 in Crossifixio Rhodes Socha's memory. Mommy & Daddy's Little Angel.
I held him for a little while, made plans to watch him grow. We played each waking moment so he'd know I loved him so. I cherish all the tiny things that went unnoticed then. A special bond between us grew my little one, my friend. A place of honor he will have in my heart and in my home. It gives me strength and peace to know that he is not alone. I know that Jesus holds him close and tends his every need. Our child is safe in heaven; he holds a noble place indeed.
- Author Unknown
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Published in Star-Gazette on Nov. 26, 2012