Julian Sohon
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


10:00 am
Friday, November 9, 2018
St. Anthony Of Padua Church
149 South Pine Creek Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Julian Arell Sohon

Julian Arell Sohon, Jr., age 95, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Nancy Cotter Sohon, passed away peacefully at home while in the company of his loving family on November 3, 2018.

In addition to Nancy, his devoted wife of 67 years, many wonderful memories of Julian will be embraced by his children, Michael Sohon, of Monroe, Lisa Grauer and her husband Rick, of Fairfield, Sandy Shilling and her husband Warren, of Trumbull, Tucker Sohon, and his wife Jill, of Southington, Libby Nelson and her husband Brent, of San Francisco, CA, Carol Hayward and John Copley, of Orleans, MA, Martha Hellman and her husband Todd, of Fairfax, VA, Pat Tobin and her husband Tim, of Newton, MA; 19 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren, all of whom he cherished. He was predeceased by daughter, Sallie Sohon.

Born in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, to the late Julian Arell Sohon, Sr. and Miriam Van der Zee Sohon, Julian was raised in Bridgeport where he attended Bassick High School. He proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Army during World War II. A graduate of UCONN (1948) and Fordham Law (1961), Julian was a well-respected attorney at Cotter, Cotter and Sohon, happily retiring in 1988. Julian was a man of many passions. None more so than his devotion to God, love for his wife and family, and loyalty to friends. He and Nancy traveled frequently, enjoyed gardening together, and going for long car rides. He loved woodworking, making cork trivets for hundreds of friends and family, savoring Canadian Whiskey, and watching the Giants, win or lose. An avid follower of UCONN Girls Basketball, he never missed a game. Service to his local community included Eucharistic Ministry, ESL Literacy volunteer, and Mill River Wetlands volunteer. Julian had a tremendous sense of humor that brought joy to all who knew him.

The Sohon family would like to express their gratitude and love to Lavern Chavez, Carmen Lopez, and Karen Ziabo for their continued care and devotion.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM in Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Fairfield. Interment with military honor will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Padua Fund For Outreach c/o St. Anthony Parish 149 South Pine Creek Road Fairfield, CT 06824. For travel directions or to sign his online guest register please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

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