Gilbert A. Sorg, 97, of 160 Wehler Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
He was born January 3, 1914 in St. Marys, a son of the late Michael and Mary Dendorfer Sorg.
On March 2, 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, he married the late Mary Bon Sorg, who preceded him in death on January 15, 1994.
Mr. Sorg was a member of Queen of the World Church. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII in France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe and received a service medal with four Bronze stars. He retired from Industrial Pipe and Steel Company after many years of service. Many years ago, he also worked in the coal mines. He was a building contractor, having built his own home as well as several other homes in the area. He was a very skilled handyman and artist with creek stone.
He was a regular at the farmer's market, which he enjoyed for many years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Campowners Association.
He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
He is survived by one daughter Marilyn, Mrs. Blaze Bauer of St. Marys; one son, Anthony Sorg and his wife Joyce of St. Marys; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Clara Turcotte Sorg; five sisters, Caroline and Celine Sorg, Gertrude McCarren, Alice Haberberger, and Ethel Spangler; three brothers, Charles, Robert and Wilfred Sorg; and two stepbrothers, Clarence and Earl Turcotte.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gilbert A. Sorg will be celebrated on Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at Queen Of The World Church, with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, as celebrant.
A military service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .