Richard Thomas Sorg, 58, of 221 Beacon Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Nov. 5, 1953 in St. Marys, son of the late Thomas B. Sorg and Geraldine Rupprecht Sorg, who survives, of St. Marys. On Feb. 12, 1977, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Tina Mertz, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1971. For 32 years, he was employed by Lewis and Hockenberry. He also owned Richard T. Sorg Logging for 32 years.
Mr. Sorg was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was an avid hunter and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed fishing, snowboarding, farming and gardening. He was a past member of the St. Marys Quarterback Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is also survived by two daughters, Pamela Feldbauer (David) of St. Marys and Carrie Sorg at home; two sons, Jedidiah R. Sorg (Jeannie) of St. Marys and Jake R. Sorg and his partner Laura Hockenberry at home; six grandchildren, James Spuzzillo, Tori Meyer, Toni Sorg, Courtney Sorg, Bella Feldbauer and Andrew Feldbauer; two sisters, Laura Snelick (Edward) of Kersey and Donna Sorg May of St. Marys; three brothers, Thomas Sorg of Colorado, Lyle Sorg of St. Marys and Jerome Sorg (Rose) of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Sorg, who died April 3, 2010.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Thomas Sorg will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at noon, with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.