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Friday, November 29, 2013

Henry W. “Hank” Somogyi, 89, a lifelong resident of Ulysses, PA

WW II Veteran
Henry W. Somogyi
“lifelong Ulysses resident”

Henry W. “Hank” Somogyi, 89, a lifelong resident of Ulysses, PA, passed away in his home with his loving family at his side on Thursday, November 28, 2013 after a long illness.

Born January 13, 1924 in Himlerville, Kentucky, he was a son of Stephen M. and Clara Kruser Somogyi. On July 24, 1948 in Scio, NY, he married Dorothea A. “Dot” Steadman, who survives.

He was a graduate of Ulysses High School, Class of 1943. Mr. Somogyi was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the occupied services in Germany for 12 months during World War II.

He was employed by the former Worthington Industries which later became Turbodyne Corporation (now Dresser-Rand) in Wellsville, NY for 37 years. 

Hank was a life member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post 963 in Ulysses and a life member of Raymond Richar VFW Post 6611 in Galeton. He was a proud member of the Potter County Honor Guard and also was a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge. 

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, his animals, and was an avid bowler. Hank was a gentleman farmer, being the owner of Somogyi Run Farm.

Surviving besides his wife of 65 years are a daughter, Yolonda J. “Lonnie” (Kari “Finn”) Karhio of Ulysses; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, Hank was predeceased by three sisters, Clara Somogyi, Matilda Buckley, and Elizabeth Biggs; and a brother Stephen Somogy.

At Hank’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potter County Honor Guard, 503 Ross Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post 963, PO Box 236, Ulysses PA 16948.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

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Anonymous said...

Our hearts are heavy as we think of your loss. He was a great man and will be missed. ~The Mike Daniels Family

ken said...

So sorry for your loss Dot-you have all our sympathy.

Ken & Diane