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November 1, 1938 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Joan Soda, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born on November 1, 1938, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Steve and Helen Laboda.
Joan graduated as one of the top students in her class from Niles McKinley High School in 1956.
Joan dedicated her life to being a homemaker and worked at Hills and Ames department stores briefly.
On August 18, 1958, Joan married the love of her life, Joseph J. Soda, Sr. Together, they raised four children.
She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cherishing every moment spent with them. Her passions included family, Hungarian cuisine, sewing, manicures and hosting holiday parties. Joan was known for her exceptional skills in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family and friends. She poured her heart into every stitch of fabric, crafting special outfits or accessories for her loved ones, including costumes and special occasion attire.
Joan will be remembered for her kindhearted nature, clever wit and unwavering generosity. She instilled the magic of tradition in her family, especially during the holidays. She orchestrated countless celebrations, including birthday parties, Easter egg hunts, among many other meaningful family gatherings. Her love, integrity and wisdom were evident in every aspect of her life, leaving a legacy of love and nurturing.
Joan will be deeply missed by her four children, Mark Soda of Niles, Joseph (Mary) Soda, Jr. of Niles, David Soda of Niles and Sherri Soda Long of Niles; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, sister and brothers-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Helen Laboda; her dear husband, Joseph Soda, Sr.; two sisters, Margaret Isoldi and Helen Laboda; her brother, Steve Laboda and a grandson, Joseph V. Long, Jr.
As per Joan’s wishes, a private family service will be held.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Holloway-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 611 Robbins Avenue, Niles, Ohio 330-652-2422.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the family to be divided up between Joan’s favorite charities.
Visit www.hollowaywilliamsfuneralhome.com to send condolences to the Soda family.