The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

October 1, 2013

James C. Sobecki, PhD

James C. Sobecki, 81, Washington, died Sept. 28, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born March 16, 1932 to Connie and Jeanette (Pleszewski) Sobecki in Dunkirk, N.Y. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Gerald Sobecki, and sister, JoAnn Smyers. He is survived by his wife and best friend Arlene (Jozwiak) Sobecki, brother Ron Sobecki of New York, sister Margaret Workoff of New York, children Duane (Jennie) Sobecki of Fishers, Dean (Brenda) Sobecki of Washington, Dawn Fritschle of Washington, and Daniel Sobecki of Washington. He is also suvived by his grandchildren Taylor and Tanner Fritschle, Allison and Gregory Sobecki, Gregory Bohnert and Katie Daily.

Jim was a 1949 graduate of Dunkirk High School in New York. A pipe fitter by trade, he was a decorated Army combat veteran of the Korean War. He married Arlene on May 2, 1953. Jim received a BS from Fredonia State University, an MA from Loyola University in Chicago, an EdS from Southern Illinois University and a PhD from the University of Michigan.

He began his long and dedicated career in public education as a teacher and president of the Teachers Union in Evanston, Ill. He was superintendent of schools in McLeansboro and Sesser Ill. and Washigton and Greene County, Ind.

After retirement, Jim served as president of the Washington Housing Authority. Jim was known for innovation in educational programming and a deep and continuing interest in his students. His prefessional career as well as his volunteer work benefited greatly from his business acumen.

Jim was an avid outdoors man and a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Washington. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Hope with Father James Koressel as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Hope with an exchange of remembrances with friends and family at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Piorist School Highway (Highway 80 Box 870, Martin, Ky. 41649) or the Washington High School NJROTC program. Contributions can also be sent to the public or private school of choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com .

 

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Thursday's Funeral Notices HELEN GAITHER — The funeral for Helen C. Gaither was at noon Wednesday at Gill Funeral Home, with Rev. Ken Wells officiating. Burial was in Wheatland Cemetery.Pallbearers were Duane Gaither, Keith Gaither, Brandon Gaither, Daniel Gaither, Grant Ketch

    August 21, 2014

  • OBT - WT082114 - PattersonMug - NBS Joyce Patterson CANNELBURG — Joyce (Cobb) Patterson, 81, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in Indianapolis.Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Lee and Hazel (McKibben) Cobb. She was a graduate of Shoals High School. She lived most of her life in Cannelbur

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Funerals RALPH MELTON — A Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph Melton was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Chapel in Loogootee, with Rev. J. Kenneth Walker as celebrant. Burial was in St. John Catholic Cemetery.Pallbearers were John Mattingly,

    August 20, 2014

  • Joseph Jerger Joseph E. Jerger, 87, died at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Eastgate Manor Nursing. Born Dec. 12, 1926, in Washington, he was the son of Roman and Estella (Henninger) Jerger. He was retired as a steel foundry lab technician and was a U.S. Army veteran of World W

    August 19, 2014

  • Patricia Burks Patricia A. Burks, 80, of Washington, died at 7:05 a.m. Monday at Daviess Community Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Washington Chapel. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Visitation is after 9 a

    August 19, 2014

  • Funerals LARRY NASH — The funeral for Larry Nash was at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, with Pastor John Simmons officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Todd Bragg, Alex Nash, Jacob Nash, Trenton Clark, Jim Nicholson, Tim

    August 19, 2014

  • Mary Asdell ODON — Mary Lucille Asdell, 92, died at 4:05 p.m. Friday at her residence. Born Sept. 25, 1921, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Eddie and Hulda (Rusher) Kranning. She was a homemaker and had worked at Sarkes Tarzian for four years and Dear

    August 18, 2014

  • shoultz Maurice Shoultz LOOGOOTEE — Maurice E. Shoultz, 86, passed away peacefully at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at his residence. Born Dec. 21, 1927, in Gleason, he was the son of Nathan and Esther (Fox) Shoultz. He married Mary Margaret Street on May 8, 1948, and she preceded him i

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • gaither Helen Gaither Helen C. Gaither, 93, of Washington, died at 5:48 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Meadows. Born July 31, 1921, in Wheatland, she was the daughter of Allison C. and Clara (Corcoran) Newman. A 1939 graduate of Wheatland High School, she was a homemaker. She

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Funerals HELEN THOMPSON — The funeral for Helen Mae Thompson was Saturday at Gill Funeral Home, with Bro. Alfred Helms officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.Pallbearers were John Hart, Eric Graber, Troy Graber, Tracy Wencel, John Pat Hart, Josh Graber,

    August 15, 2014