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John W. "Jack" Soberick

June 29, 1931 ~ April 17, 2018 (age 86)

John W. "Jack" Soberick, 86, of Millville and formerly of Berwick, died early Tuesday morning, April 17th, 2018 at the Gardens of Millville where he had been a resident since July.

Born June 29, 1931 in Berwick, he was a son of the late John and Faye (Keller) Soberick.  He and his wife, Jayne (Waltman) Soberick, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 3rd.

Mr. Soberick was a 1949 graduate of Berwick High School and then earned his B. S. and Master's degrees from Bloomsburg State Teacher's College, now known as Bloomsburg University.

He faithfully served his country in the U. S. Army.

He and his wife ran the Riverview Restaurant, gas station and Soberick's Ice Cream stand from the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's, after which he began his teaching career.  Mr. Soberick was a business education teacher at Berwick Area High School for 35 years, retiring in 1993.

He had been an active member of Bower Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and on the finance committee.  Years ago, he was a Cub Scout Leader and coached the basketball team.

Mr. Soberick enjoyed bowling and was a member on the teacher's team.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, loved to fish and enjoyed playing cards.  But most of all, he was dedicated to spending time with his family, including his many nieces and nephews. 

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Jane, are a son, Timothy J. Soberick and his wife, Heidi, of Cotati, California; a daughter, Aimee J. Diehl and her husband, Lance, of Millville; two granddaughters:  Alexandra M. Mitchell and Allison G. Diehl; a sister, Ferne Krothe and her husband, Dale, of Berwick and a brother, William "Bill" Soberick, of Berwick.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 11 AM at the Bower Memorial United Methodist Church, 140 East Second Street, Berwick, with the Rev. Ralph Hartenbach and Rev. Robert Strozyk, officiating.  Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.  A viewing will be held Saturday from 10 AM until the time of the Service at the Church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL   33131.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:

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Parkinson’s Foundation
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