Elma J. Baughman Sokol, 77, of Perryopolis, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at Penn Highlands - Mon Valley, Carroll Twp. Born March 12, 1946 in McKeesport, PA she was the daughter of the late Rupert H. and Dorothy Weaver Baughman. A resident of Perryopolis for the past 51 years, Mrs. Sokol was a member of St. John The Baptist RC Church, Perryopolis where she was a religious education teacher for over 45 years, served on Pastoral Council and as a Eucharistic minister.
Mrs. Sokol was a graduate of West Newton High School later earning her RN and BSN and was previously employed at Westmoreland Hospital and later at Abby Home health Care, Uniontown. She served as President of the Perry Flower Club, was a member of the Parks and Recreation Board in Perryopolis and organized the Scaryopolis in the fall. Elma enjoyed biking, boating and fishing with her grandchildren, friends and members of the family. She loved spending time at their summer home at Yough lake with Kaci, Kelly, Kara and Kyli swimming and jumping off the boat. She also enjoyed family vacations at Myrtle Beach for over 18 years along with several Disney vacations.
She is survived by her loving husband James Sokol to whom she was married 57 years; a precious son and daughter in law who were much loved James Sokol Jr. and wife Nancy of Sutersville; four grandchildren Kaci Sokol, Kelly Sokol, Kara Sokol, Kyli Sokol; brothers in law Leo Gniefkowski of Fellsburg, Frank & Barbara Sokol of Bradenton, FL; sister in law Jackie Sokol of Fellsburg and many cousins, nieces and nephews to whom she was very close. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister in law Patty Gniefkowski and brothers in law Robert Sokol and Michael Sokol & wife JoAnn.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515 followed by funeral services at 8:15 PM in the funeral home with the Rev. Rodolfo Mejia of St. John The Baptist RC Church officiating.
Members of St. John's parish will pray the rosary for the departed soul of Elma Friday at 3 PM in the funeral home.
Due to Holy Week a memorial mass will be held at St. John the Baptist RC Church on Wednesday April 19, 2023 at 11 AM followed by interment at Cochran Cemetery.
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