Harriet K. Socha

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Harriet K. Socha

July 28, 1929 - August 02, 2018

Harriet K. Socha (nee Muck), a lifelong Royalton resident, passed away at Elderwood of Lockport on August 2, 2018, age 89. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Alice (Van Horn) Muck and was predeceased by brothers, Philip and Timothy Muck.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Theodore D. Socha. They were married August 12, 1950 at the former Royalton Baptist Church. For many years Ted and Harriet operated a family-run apple orchard, sharing their harvest with customers from throughout western New York. Harriet was a graduate of Lockport High School. She was a long-time bookkeeper in the firm of Lobee Pump in Gasport. She was an avid reader and a consummate homemaker. An accomplished and generous cook, no one ever left her table in want of food.
Harriet is also survived by daughters, Deborah (Chuck Dragoo) Estabrook and Mary (Paul) Pichey; and sons, Stephen (Marie) and Timothy (Robert Carlson); grandchildren, Bradley (Leslie) Rosenthal and Stephanie (Gary) Cooper; great-grandchildren, Meadow Rosenthal, Cole Cooper and Knox Cooper; sister-in-law, Elenore Muck; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be private at the request of the family. Arrangements will be made by Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport. Burial will be in Royalton Union Cemetery, located on Bunker Hill Road, next to the home where Harriet was born.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Food Bank of WNY, 91 Holt Street, Buffalo, New York 14206.
Please go to sherriebreamfuneralhome.com and leave a condolence for the family.
Published on August 5, 2018
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Becky Peters
Aug 07, 2018
I am blessed to have such precious memories with Harriett and Ted. They were always so warm and welcoming when we would visit Those family reunions really were a special part of what were the Good Old Days . I am sorry to hear of Harriett’s passing, but what a comfort to know without a doubt that she is at home with the Lord. Ted- please know I will be lifting you and your family up in prayers.
Vicky Socha
Aug 06, 2018
So sorry to hear of Aunt Harriet's passing. I have many memories of visiting the farm and enjoying her hospitality and love. Will miss her.
Rhonda and Dick Berner,
Aug 06, 2018
Dear Socha family - Our sincere condolences in the passing Ted of your wife Harriet; and to Debbie, Tim, Mary and Steve, you sweet mom. Growing up in just a short distance from the Socha farm - many memories of always going to get apples from them. Harriet was such a kind woman with such a sweet smile. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Kathy Darroch
Aug 06, 2018
Mrs. Socha was always so pleasant and kind when I came to visit during my high school years. She had the warmest smile and raised a lovely son Tim who is a true tribute to her generous and loving spirit. My prayers to all the family for God's loving comfort.