Edward H. Sobeck12 Comments
Edward Henry Sobeck passed away peacefully on February 22, 2020 after a long battle with kidney disease. He was surrounded by his three sons at the time of his passing.
The youngest of eight children, Ed was born to the late Leo and Aurelia Sobeck in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the spring of 1937. Due to his mother’s ailing health, at the age of 14 months, Ed and his siblings were taken into care by the sisters of the Holy Family Institute (HFI), a Catholic orphanage on the northside of Pittsburgh. Thanks to the loving care of Ed’s surrogate mother, Sister Videntia, and the heavenly sisters of HFI, Ed went onto graduate from St Francis de Salle High School—and soon thereafter enlisted in the United States Air Force. Towards the end of his time in uniform, Ed met his wife Maureen and settled down in Lemont, IL, where they had four sons together, however, lost one (Michael Jude) shortly after childbirth. After 47 loving years of marriage, Ed lost his beloved wife Maureen to Alzheimer’s disease in 2007.
A compulsive giver, Ed will forever be remembered for his selflessness, tireless work ethic, and quirky catchphrases. He touched more lives than he will ever know and his presence will be forever missed.
Ed is survived by his loving sisters Dorothy Miller and Rita (Paul) Hathaway, devoted sons Eddie (Carol), Greg (Debbie), and Denny, treasured grandchildren Zachary (Alexa), Nathan, Katie, Victoria, Shannon, Natalie, and Lindsey, along with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, February 28 at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont from 4:30 to 8:30 PM. A Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, February 29 at 10:30 AM at St. Alphonsus Church in Lemont
In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, or the American Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave, Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
For further Info 630-257-2123 or gerharzfuneralhome.com