Calvin A. Sotdorus
1931 - 2021
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Calvin A. Sotdorus

Glen Rock - Calvin A. Sotdorus, 89, died Friday, March 5, 2021 at his home. He was the husband of the late Ruby J. (Brillhart) Sotdorus.

Due to the Covid-19 guidelines, the family is choosing to honor Calvin with a public graveside service to be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at St. Paul's (Dub's) Church Cemetery, 1958 Dub's Church Road, Hanover, with military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Masks and social distancing will be required at the cemetery. Officiating at the service will be his pastor the Rev. Sue Fritz. There will be no viewing. The service can be viewed on the Geiple-Predicce Funeral and Cremation Services Facebook page at 11 am Wednesday.

Mr. Sotdorus was born November 2, 1931 in Red Lion and was a son of the late Zebary J. and Lottie J. (Cape) Sotdorus.

He was a 1949 graduate of Glen Rock High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean conflict.

He had owned and operated the former Sotdorus Motor Company in Glen Rock from 1946 to 2007 also was involved with the Sotdorus Land Company for many years.

Calvin was a member of St. Paul's (Dub's) United Church of Christ, Hanover, the York County Garagemen's Association, and was a life member of the Austin L. Grove American Legion Post #403, Glen Rock where he served as a Past Commander and various other offices of the Post over the years. He also was a member of Pennsylvania American Legion District 22, a 40-year member of 40 & 8 Organization, 50-year member of the Vikings Athletic Club, York, Life Member of the Hanover Moose Lodge #227 and Life Member of the West York VFW Post 8951.

He leaves, two daughters, Susan E. Bartell (Doug) of New Freedom and Stacey E. Wueschinski (Ed) of New Oxford; was "Pap" to four grandchildren, Justin Sotdorus, Nick Bartell (Nicki), Joshua Wueschinski (Emily), Jared Wueschinski; three great grandchildren, Chandler, Anna and Fletcher; and by a sister, Geraldine S. Rohrbaugh (Norm) of Glen Rock. He was predeceased by a son, Calvin A. "Junie" Sotdorus, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's (Dub's) UCC Church, 1958 Dub's Church Road, Hanover, Pa 17331 or to the Austin L. Grove American Legion Post #403, 4035 Manchester Street, Glen Rock, Pa. 17327.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the Deanie Taylor King Personalized Home Care, Red Lion for the excellent care that they showed to him.

The Geiple-Predicce Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. 53 Main Street, Glen Rock is in charge of the arrangements. geiple.com.






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Published in York Daily Record from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2021.
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8 entries
March 10, 2021
Calvin was a good neighbor and a great storyteller. He will be greatly missed.
Pete and Julia Engle
March 8, 2021
calvin is one of the best friends anyone could ever have, we never had a problem finding some thing to talk about. he had a vivid memory of every thing . i will retain and cherish all he told me. i am going to miss him terribly, i don't have anyone better to go to carlisle with. we had great times at the garage mans picknick, riding in my olds or his chevelle. i will see you one day and we can catch up again. he is a great person to spend time with. i had hoped to be able to go and do things with him after lock down would be lifted again as we normally did before. god bless you calvin and thank you
timothy c steger jr.
Friend
March 8, 2021
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE. I WAS JUST THERE ON THURSDAY WE HAD A GREAT VISIT WE LAUGH AND HAD TEARS. CALVIN AND RUBY WERE SPECIAL PEOPLE TO PAUL AND ME. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
penny markel
Friend
March 8, 2021
Condolences to the family and friends. A wonderful man who was well liked by anybody who knew him. Rest in peace .
Kimberly Dedrick Bell
March 8, 2021
our thoughts and prayers are with all in the Sotdorus family May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace and strength in the days ahead.
the Rager family
Friend
March 7, 2021
So sad to learn of Calvin's sudden passing! Dad & I enjoyed knowing & talking with Calvin & Ruby. He always seemed ready to chuckle & never acted cross or unhappy! A great friend & fellow old car fan!
Marley & Carolyn Gross
Friend
March 7, 2021
Calvin was always a good guy. The thing I will always remember is that he sold me my very first vehicle. My condolences to the family.
Larry Reever
Friend
March 7, 2021
Deepest symphony to Norm and the extended family of Calvin. It has been many years of coming in contact at the service station or at car shows. Good times and conversations. Keep all your fond memories till you meet again God Bless.
Bud Stewart
Acquaintance
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