Mary J. Sotak

December 30, 1927 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 92)

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Mary J. “Sis” Sotak, 93, of Niles passed away at 5:30AM Friday December 11, 2020 at Shepherd of The Valley Howland.
She was born December 30, 1927 in Niles the daughter of Dominic and Jeannette Bianco Basciano.
Mary was a 1946 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and retired from S.S. Kresge  Company in 1973 and began working for Macali’s. She retired from Giant Eagle in 2007. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles and enjoyed bowling, bingo, and lived a full life.
Her husband Joseph P. Sotak whom she married April 19, 1952 died August 5, 2020.
She will be deeply missed by a son Joseph Sotak and his wife Janet of Niles, a daughter Janet Sotak of Niles, three grandchildren, Scott Sotak( Darla), Tricia St. Clair( Brian), and Aaron Sotak(Cara Johnson), nine great grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter and Frank Basciano, and a great-great-grandson Oliver Saunders.
Friends may call Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Due to the current health situation, social distancing measures are expected to be observed and friends coming to pay respects to the family are kindly asked to promptly depart the funeral home after doing so. Facial coverings are mandatory also
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11AM Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles where social distancing and facials coverings are mandatory. 

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Material contributions can be made to The Project 20/20 Campaign at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 381 Robbins Ave, Niles, Ohio 44446.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

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December 15, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home
457 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

Mass of Christian Burial
December 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
381 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

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