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Marathon Memorial Chapel
Friday October 16th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sallie Ann Soshinsky

Sallie Ann Soshinsky, 60, of McGraw, NY, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY, after a kiss from her husband, with her family at her side.

Sallie was born in Cortland, NY, on January 29, 1960, the daughter of the late Robert and Sally (Falso) Gerrard.  A lifetime resident of the area, she had previously been employed at McGraw Box Company and retired from Cooper Tools.  She was a former member of the B.P.O.E., Cortland.  She loved country music and, in her younger years, enjoyed spending time at the Cortland Country Music Park.  She was an avid bowler and loved going to the Turning Stone Casino where she could be found playing bingo.  Even on days she didn’t win, she always made sure to tell her daughters that she felt like a winner by having them in her life.  A loving companion of 44 years and devoted mother of two beautiful daughters, who was well-known for her apple pie and pumpkin roll, she will be missed dearly by her family and friends.  Sallie was a unique and caring individual who will always be worshiped as a saint by her family and close friends.  She touched the lives of so many people; the legacy she has left behind is like no other.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, John Soshinsky, of McGraw; a daughter, Betsy (Bud Dixson) Soshinsky of McGraw; two precious twin boys, Madox and Mathew; and a daughter, Lisa Marie (Juan De La Rosa) Soshinsky of McGraw.  She also leaves behind a brother, Daniel (Susan) Gerrard of Glen Aubry; a sister, Phoebe (Mark) Piech of Lisle; a half-brother, Steven Soper; a half-sister, Stephanie (Kevin) Dean of Coventry; a sister-in-law, Charlene Seaman of FL; brothers—in-law, Gary Soshinsky of Cortland and Gregory Soshinsky of McGraw; aunts, Sandy Smith and Shirley (James) Burk of Marathon; an uncle, Carmen (Barbara) Falso of McGraw; great aunts, Mary Falso and Marjorie Baldassare; a special cousin Vicky (Ed) Falso; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert Gerrard; grandparents, Dominick and Virginia (Barnes) Falso, and Daniel and Anna Belle Gerrard Merzke; and her mother-in-law, Hazel Soshinsky Berean.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, NY on Friday, October 16, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  NY State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in place.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cortland, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Joseph Zareski, Celebrant.  Burial will be in McGraw Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Sallie may be directed to either McGraw United Methodist Church, McGrawville Baptist Church, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cortland County Music Park after the restrictions of Covid-19 have been lifted.

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My dear friend, I just wished that I had tried to locate you sooner. Your smile and laughter always made the work day at the McGraw box shop more tolerable and full of excitement !
Your yellow bridesmaid dress at my wedding, complimented you. Ohhh what a tissy you made, when you found out you had to wear a dress !! LOLOLOL. God took you home way too soon. May he hold your family in his arms for as long as he is needed.
Rest in peaceful slumber, my dear friend.......

Joyce Stout Apr 7 2022 9:45 AM

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Cindy Macomber Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

Dear John & Family:

I am so very sad to read of the passing of Sallie. Please accept my regrets over your loss.

Steve Littlefield Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

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Chris and Dick Jones Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sallie Soshinsky

Donald & Karen Noble Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sallie Soshinsky

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