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Wednesday December 6th, 2017
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Wednesday December 6th, 2017

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Kenneth E. Sorber

Kenneth E. Sorber, age 86 of Bloomsburg, passed away  at 11:20 p. m. Thursday, November 29, 2017 at the Grandview Health & Rehabilitation in Danville where was a guest since September, 2017.

Born in North Centre Township on September 30, 1931, he was a son of the late Dayton E. and Emeline A.  (Savage) Sorber.

Ken graduated from the former Scott Township High School in 1950. Following high school, he served in the U. S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954, including a one year assignment to Sondrestrom  Air Base in Greenland.

He was employed by the former Magee Carpet Co., Bloomsburg, for 25 years and then at Bloomsburg University for 20 years, retiring in 1995.  He then continued part time work for a number of years with a U.S. Postal Service contractor delivering mail to Post Offices, including Bloomsburg, Orangeville, Stillwater, Benton and Millville.

Ken was an active member of the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ for 55 years, serving on various committees, the consistory and as the church sexton for many years. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of almost 41 years, the former Evelyn J. Wintersteen, on April 4, 1996 and by a sister, Esther Steinruck.

Surviving are three sons: Timothy E. Sorber, and his wife Jayne, Gettysburg; Thomas W. Sorber, and his wife Lori, Rush, New York; Todd A. Sorber, and his wife Lisa, Covington Township; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his longtime companion, Beverly Lee, Bloomsburg; two brothers: Donald Sorber, and his wife Joan and Dean Sorber, Orangeville; a brother in law, James Wintersteen, and his wife Patricia, Bloomsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 10:30 aa. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Steven C. Hummel officiating. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge, where military honors will be performed by the combined veteran group. Friends and family may call at the funeral home beginning at 9:30 a. m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 E. Seventh Street, Bloomsburg, Pa 17815.

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A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Sorber

Dunkin Donut friend. Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

Mr. Sorber was one of my favorite clients (Neighborhood Advisors) He came in monthly to pay his premium and always had a smile and a warm greeting for me. I am so sorry for the family's loss.

Linda Shultz Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your 'll. Lost when I opened newspaper and read it didn't know he was ill he is in a better place and we will all see him again he is happy with aunt Evelyn he was always smiling and never heard him say mean things god bless to all and uncle ken rest in peace

James (randy) and family Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Sorber

Wade and Molly Gottstein and Sons Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to you all. Hold the memories close to your heart and find comfort knowing his pain is gone. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Wade Gottstein and Family Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Sorber

John Reel, nephew Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of one of the best "uncles," a guy could ever ask for.
The thoughts and prayers of me and my family (Anne, Tressie, Emme, Jack) are with you, Uncle Kenny, and Tim, Tom, and Todd and your families.

John Reel Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Sorber

Raymond Webb & Family Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God's Blessings to you all.

Raymond Webb & Family Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM