Crossifixio "Cross" Rhodes Socha, 17 months, beloved infant son of Stephen E. Socha and Sharmaine Harvey Socha of 1480 Race Hill Road, Wyalusing, Terry Township, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. "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, God parents, 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 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.
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 and 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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