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Donald J. Soisson

January 25, 1930 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 91)


SOISSON, DONALD JUDE, 91, Richmond, VA, native of Nicktown, passed away August 31, 2021.  Born January 25, 1930, in Cresson, son of Cletus B. and Marie C. (Lieb) Soisson.  Preceded in death by parents; first wife, Maureen Frances (Eckart), who died in 1986; and second wife, Mary Eileen (McCormick) who died in 2011; siblings, Edith (Gard) MacAlarney, John Soisson, Margaret (Joseph) Cooney, Mary Louise (Joseph) Shimko, James Soisson and brother-law’s John Eckart and Mike Howard of Ontario, Canada.  Survived by sons, Patrick (Mary Laura) Soisson, Angleton, TX; Scott J. (Denise) Soisson, and Craig J. Soisson, both of Richmond, VA; stepchildren, Stephen Wackowski, John Wackowski, Mary Beth Wittenauer, and Melanie Shaw; grandchildren, Katherine and Elizabeth Soisson, both of Angleton, TX; ten step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.  Don is also survived by sister-in-law and brother-in-law to Maureen and Gerald Brauen, and sister-in-law’s Sheila Eckart and Joan Howard of Ontario, Canada, along with many nieces and nephews. Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Miami. Retired Editor of 30 plus years for the American Chemical Society.  In retirement Don loved traveling the world, visiting and spending time with his large extended family and friends and watching his beloved Washington Nationals win the World Series.  Friends and family are invited to a funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16th at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Nicktown.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Don’s name to: Carmelite Community of the Word, 394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641 or

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Funeral Mass
September 16, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church (Nicktown)

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