Ida M. Sorg

Ida M. Sorg, 97, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Center Street and Elco Glen, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Elk Haven.

She was born December 23, 1919, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Peter and Mary Zoschg Hillebrand. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School.  Ida was a former employee of Sylvania and Sears, and she retired from Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Extended Care.

On April 22, 1946, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Vincent J. Sorg, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1991.

Ida is survived by four daughters, Mary (Mrs. Jef) Fritz of Kersey, Sarah “Sally” (Mrs. Richard) Gabler of St. Marys, Jeanne (Mrs. Kenneth) Coppolo of St. Marys, and Nancy (Mrs. Nicholas) Budd of State College; 10 grandchildren, Anne Sorg, Carol Sarnoski, Jake Fritz, Mary Pat Luchini, Rick Gabler, Brandon Gabler, Carisa Matlak, Julie Lapiska, Tim Herzing, and Erik Herzing; 20 great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; two brothers, William “Bill” Hillebrand of Kersey and Anthony “Tony” Hillebrand and his wife Patty of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Hillebrand and Patty Hillebrand, both of St. Marys; and by nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Mike and Andy Fritz; a sister, Marie Hillebrand; and by five brothers, Peter, Rudolph, Louis, Joseph, and Otto Hillebrand.

Ida was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. She was a master Scrabble player and she enjoyed reading, baking pies, cooking, playing cards, and she especially enjoyed being with her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Monday, January 9, 2017, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, January 8, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to a favorite charity.

Joan Smith January 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm

A true friend.

Ruthie Sorg January 7, 2017 at 2:46 pm

“My condolences to all of Aunt Ida’s family. I will miss her beautiful smile, that Aunt Ida laugh and her warm…”
-Ruthie Sorg

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