In loving memory of

Patricia Sohasky
December 17, 1934 - May 17, 2020

Patricia Anne Sohasky

December 17, 1934 - May 17, 2020


We are sad and heartbroken to share the news of our mom's passing. Pat Sohasky was 85 years old and lived the last several months in Christian Care Assisted Living under the care of Harbor Hospice in Muskegon. Our mom was a longtime member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She continued being very social, spunky, and spirited until the last couple weeks when she and the Lord decided it was time for a long rest.

Our mom was born in Norwich, New York to Frank and Ruby Wingate. She and our dad were married 57 years before he passed away in 2008. They enjoyed spending time with all of our family and friends, taking their yearly trip to Florida, golfing and socializing with their Manhattan Club friends, and attending as many polka festivals as possible. She retired from JC Penney after working for over 20 years and also loved playing cards and dominos with her friends.

Pat leaves behind 6 daughters, Cathy (John) Vanderlaan, Chris (Johnny) Johnson, Connie Sohasky, Cindy (Bill) Wilhelm, Carolyn (Steve) Kutches, Colleen (Shawn) Butler, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She also will be missed by her brother David (Nancy) Wingate and will surely meet up with her brother Frank, who passed away 4 years ago.

The family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harbor Hospice in Muskegon in memory of our mom. Due to Covid-19, a private family service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the on-line guestbook.

We don't know where we would be without her teaching us how to cook, or how to throw one heck of a party! We know she is with our dad, catching up on the last 12 years, and celebrating being together once again. Mom we love you and will miss you.

CM, CM, CM, CM, CM, and CM


amy Violino wrote on Jun 1, 2020:

"OH how I will miss seeing your Mom at the salon! She was always so funny and always went out of her way to say HI. I will miss her contagious laugh! "

John Strach wrote on May 25, 2020:

"John Strach My deepest sympathy to Pats family. Will miss Pats always warm greetings. So sorry for your family's loss."

Jane Wubbolding Carris wrote on May 25, 2020:

"Cathy and Family, Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers. Jane Wubbolding Carris "

Judy French wrote on May 24, 2020:

"Pat was a very special lady. I worked with her at J.C.Penney's and she always smiling and so much fun to know and work with. I will miss her but Our Lord will take care of her. Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers and love to her family."

Marv & Sue Schaafsma wrote on May 24, 2020:

"We are sad and will miss Pat very much. She was our next door neighbor for 12 years up until last year. Pat left a beautiful family. We spent many hours on the patio discussing the status of things in our world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Take care, Marv & Sue Schaafsma"

Deb Sandin wrote on May 24, 2020:

"My heart goes out to all 6 of you girls & your families. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I worked at J C Penny right out of high school & then I met Anna Bananna at work & your mom was our boss. Your Mother was one of a kind, who took me in under her wings. Especially when I loss my husband Don, she was there for me every step of the way, guiding me & giving me direction, & pushed for me to grow on my own. I was scared but she didn't give up on me & I thanked God for her. She was pushy at times & I would get mad, but she was one of my guarding angel here on earth. May your Mom Pat rest in peace now that she is with your dad, she's probably dancing away. I love her & she will be sadly missed. Peace to all of you. Debbie Sandin"

Debra Klimek Baird wrote on May 23, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of your moms passing Cathy."

Joan Dillon wrote on May 22, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She truly was a wonderful lady. Will always have good memories of all the times when the family lived on Hudson. Once again you have my condolences. "

Joan Dillon wrote on May 22, 2020:

"So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She truly was a wonderful lady. Alot of great memories when you lived on Hudson Street. "

Laurie Sohasky wrote on May 22, 2020:

"One terrific lady! I will miss Aunt Pat and her her joyous spirit! You could always count on her great smile and warm hugs. We will miss her so much, but know that she is in a special place surrounded by loved one. So sorry for your lost family, peace always. Love and healing prayers. Laurie (Dan) Sohasky"

Sue and Don Deuling wrote on May 22, 2020:

"We are so sorry to learn of Aunt Pat?s passing. Such a beautiful person who truly loved life. We will miss seeing her smiling face at St. Michaels when we can return. Praying and thinking of you during this difficult time. Sue and Don Deuling"

MARDI WILLIAMS wrote on May 22, 2020:

"Dear Connie and entire Sohasky Family~ We are sending our love and hugs during this difficult time. A Mother's love will always remain in your heart, so she will still be near. Pat will be one of the best Guardian Angels & probably in charge: Chief Guardian Angel. to always watch over you. With sincere sympathy from all of us: Christine Cannon, Deb Langlois, Janis White, Joli Kordecki, Josie Moran, Joan Monroe, Karen Sander, Kathy Roczycki, Lucia Brubaker, Mardi Monroe, Martha Lemieux & Rose Robinson. (and families)"

Mike and Pam Sohasky wrote on May 21, 2020:

"Dear ?Sohasky Girls? and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Pat. We always loved it when we got a chance to see her when in Muskegon. She never changed. It must of been that Polish heritage. We all should be so lucky. I know she will be missed but will forever be in our hearts. Mike and Pam Sohasky"

Raylene Whitlow wrote on May 21, 2020:

"Carolyn & Family - I'm so very sorry in the passing of your Mom. She is at peace now & you will always have the memories to cherish. Raylene Whitlow"

Jodi Zuber-Smith and Gini Zuber-Belmonte wrote on May 21, 2020:

"My Mom was a Very Good Friend of your Parents and I Loved coming when I was a child to your House when I was Young,she was such a Fun Loving Hostess. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Love Gini-Zuber-Belmonte and Jodi Zuber-Smith"

MaryAnn Scofield wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Sending my sympathy and prayers to the Sohasky Family. Pat was one of a kind and she will be missed. God's Blessings to all of you."

Melissa Harp wrote on May 20, 2020:

"We are sorry to hear of Pats passing! Our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends! Christine Wingate, Yvonne Wingate, and Melissa Harp Muskegon"

Diane Plichta Taylor wrote on May 20, 2020:

"So very sorry to hear that Pat has passed away. She was such a great lady. The last time I saw her was last summer at the Polish Festival in Hackley Park. It was so good to see her. I grew up on Hudson St & always liked her, your Dad & you girls, May your Mom rest in peace now with your Dad. My Mom & Dad were Tony & Beatrice Plichta. I'm sure some of you girls remember them. Diane Plichta Taylor"

John and Gail MacArthur wrote on May 20, 2020:

"We were so sorry to learn of the passing of the woman known to many as simply "Nanny" (nah-knee). She was one-of-a-kind and instilled values in her six daughters rarely seen today. In addition she was one fantastic cook and she sure knew her Polish food. Our friend Danny Nowicki is a true Polish food expert and he proclaimed her "Pigs in a Blanket" (stuffed cabbage) to be the best he ever had except for maybe his own mother's! It was our privilege and pleasure to know her these past twelve years or so and we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her extended family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace."

Patrick & Camille wrote on May 20, 2020:

"What a wonderful obituary. Your mom had a great life. Hugs to all!"

Anna Bartee Hanks wrote on May 19, 2020:

"I am so sad to here this. I met Pat in 1973 when i got a job a job at JCPenney. I had just got divorced and times were tough. Pat took me under her wing and made a huge difference in my life. She was often very blunt in what she said but it was all stuff I needed. She called me Anna-banana. She treated me and my little daughter, April like we were her kids I didn't have a babysitter for a week. She said just bring her to work. My daughter played at the return desk or Pat would take her off to visit everyone or to the Cafeteria for too many sweets. She was a Mom to me those years. Later in life she would call me to get the gossip. LOL. Please accept my condolence and thank you for sharing your Mom. w"

Marce Jo (Stralko) Toll wrote on May 19, 2020:

"I?m sorry for your families loss, especially during this challenging time. Your mom was one in a million. She commanded a room like no other. You knew she was there. You also always knew where you stood with her because she didn?t mince her words. She told it like it was. She was a good friend to both my mom and dad. I enjoyed knowing her as an adult myself. May your faith give you peace and comfort. "

Denise & Ron Crawford wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Cindy, Bill, Lacey and all the CMs and family - We have fond memories of your Mom. Pat also shared her love of entertaining & cooking with us. There aren't many who could boast of having TWO kitchens - I still make her Stuffed Mushrooms and Tortilla Roll-Ups and will always remember her as I do so. She gave great hugs and she had a contagious laugh. May her memory live on in each of you. May she rest in peace although I know she is probably polka dancing with her Eddie. Much love - Denise & Ron Crawford and family"