Richard Thomas Sorg

Richard Thomas Sorg, 58, of 221 Beacon Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.

He was born November 5, 1953 in St. Marys, son of the late Thomas B. Sorg and Geraldine Rupprecht Sorg who survives of St. Marys.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1971.  For 32 years he was employed by Lewis and Hockenberry.  He also owned Richard T. Sorg Logging for 32 years.

On February 12, 1977, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Tina Mertz, who survives.  He is also survived by two daughters, Pamela Feldbauer (David) of St. Marys, Carrie Sorg at home; two sons, Jedidiah R. Sorg (Jeannie) of St. Marys, Jake R. Sorg and his partner Laura Hockenberry at home; six grandchildren, James Spuzzillo, Tori Meyer, Toni Sorg, Courtney Sorg, Bella Feldbauer, Andrew Feldbauer; two  sisters, Laura Snelick (Edward) of Kersey, Donna Sorg May of St. Marys; three brothers, Thomas Sorg of Colorado, Lyle Sorg of St. Marys, Jerome Sorg (Rose) of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Sorg, who passed away April 3, 2010.

Mr. Sorg was a member of the Queen of the World Church, was an avid hunter and Nascar fan.  He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, farming and gardening.  He was a past member of the St. Marys Quarterback Club.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Margie Shaffer Fritz November 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Tom, Toni, Tina, and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on your brother and husbands untimely and unexpected passing. So young and he loved and enjoyed so many things. What joy to have had him here on earth to enjoy all of those things with him. My prayers are with you and your families.
With prayer and sincerest sympathy, a class mate and friend.
Margie Shaffer Fritz

win trayer November 18, 2011 at 12:34 am

dear sorg family,
i can’t express all my feelings about how i feel on here but you all know i am so saddened by Dick’s passing especially what i see how it is affecting everyone. and the grand children are going to be so lost because they wont have a papa to grow old with, and toni and courtney will miss having m&m’s with papa . tori is old enough to understand what happened but still she is terribly upset. i pray you all can find peace with his passing especially how he didn’t have to suffer but suddenly is such a shock. love win

Michael A. Gabor November 18, 2011 at 3:50 am

I’m sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Dave&Sandra Schutz November 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

You have our deepest sympathy.

Carol (Wickett) Parisi November 20, 2011 at 6:57 am

Dear Tina n’ All The Familys ,
Many prayers n’ thoughts come to you and am So VERY Sorry to hear
of your loss.
May God Bless each and every one and hold you all ever so
gently and help with your healing in your loss !
God Bless

Lynn, Jason & Jenn Young November 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

My deepest sympathy to you and your family on Dick’s unexpected passing. Our prayers are with you and your families.

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