Joseph E. Soychak

Life Story

Joseph E. Soychak, 88 of 12 Smith St. died Sunday night, August 19, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lisbon, Maine May 29, 1924; son of the late John and Mary (Pavelko) Soychak. He worked as an agent for the Central Maine and Canadian National Railroad for 40 years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish until its closing in recent years. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved watching horse racing and sports of all types. Joe was very proud of the duck hunting camp he built (“Huska”) on Merry Meeting Bay. He also spent a lot of time in the Moosehead and Rangeley Lake regions, and had many fond memories of fly fishing and hunting with his brothers. Joe was also proud of his Slovak heritage and enjoyed cooking traditional Slovak foods. He is survived by his two daughters, Anne Schnitzer and her husband Eric of Lewiston; Jean Elie and her husband Dana of Lewiston; three grandchildren, Joseph, Jane and William; three brothers, Anthony, Francis, and Thomas Soychak; and one sister Bernadette Stewart. Family was the most important part of Joe’s life. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Harriette in 1994; his parents; his brother John; and his sister Agnes.

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