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Charles Leonard Soter1910 - 1998 (88 years)
Name Charles Leonard Soter Born 15 Aug 1910 Newport News, Virginia, United States Gender Male Died 13 Dec 1998 Newport News, Virginia, United States Person ID I1491 Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Levin Gregor Benedikt Simon Last Modified 7 Jul 2019
Father George Nicholas Soter, b. 24 Sep 1876, Germany , d. Yes, date unknown Mother Agnes Ernst, b. Oct 1877, Helmern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany , d. Yes, date unknown Married Abt 1904 Family ID F467 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Myra Williams, b. 4 Dec 1916, Whitakers, Nash County, North Carolina, United States , d. 25 Apr 2017, Newport News, Virginia, United States (Age 100 years) Married Abt 1940 Children 1. Living 2. Living 3. Living 4. Living 5. Living 6. Charles Leonard "Chuck" Soter, Jr., b. 23 Sep 1941, Newport News, Virginia, United States , d. 22 Apr 1995, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States (Age 53 years) Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 Family ID F468 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 15 Aug 1910 - Newport News, Virginia, United States Died - 13 Dec 1998 - Newport News, Virginia, United States = Link to Google Earth
Year of birth would be 1909, according to age (10 years) in 1920 U.S. Census for Virginia, Warwick County, E.D. 115, Sheet 5B, Line 100. State of birth given as Virginia. Enumerated as Charles L. Soter, with parents George and Agnes Soter.
Year of birth would be 1910-1911, according to age (19 years) in 1930 U.S. Census for Virginia, Warwick County, E.D. 111-21, Sheet 1A, Line 3. State of birth given as Virginia. Enumerated as Charles L. Soter, with parents George and Agnes Soter.
Full date given as 15 August 1910 in Social Security Death Index entry for C.L. Soter. SSN: 226-05-0609, issued in Virginia.
MARRIAGE: Wife named as Myra W. Soter in obituary of George L. Soter, below. Year of marriage estimated as 1940 from statement that they had been married for 58 years, as of the 1998 obituary.
DEATH: Full date given as 13 December 1998 in Social Security Death Index. Place of last residence given as Newport News City, Virginia.
OBITUARY: The following obituary was published in the Newport News Daily Press, 15 December 1998:
"Charles L. Soter
"NEWPORT NEWS -- Charles Leonard Soter, 88, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Charlie was a lifelong resident of Newport News, and a graduate of Newport News High School. He graduated from the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School in 1935, serving his apprenticeship as an electrician.
"Charlie retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1975 after 45 years of service. He was on the superintendents staff of the Hull Outfitting Division from 1948 until his retirement and was the president of the Apprentice Alumni Association in 1944. Charlie was a member of the Propeller Club, The Mariners' Museum, and St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.
"Mr. Soter was preceded in death by his parents, George Nicholas Soter and Agnes Ernst Soter, and his oldest son, Chuck Soter. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Myra W. Soter; two sons, Paul W. Soter and Walter E. Soter, both of Newport News; three daughters, Myra T. Mays, and her husband, Bill, of Warsaw, N.C., Janet Oxley, and her husband, Tom, of Newport News, and Rebecca Tuzzolo, and her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Paul Tuzzolo, of Newport News; a brother, Ernie Soter of Newport News; two sisters, Cynthia Horan and Clara Soter, both of Newport News; and seven grandchildren, Linne and Nicole Oxley, Jennifer and Billy Mays, Zachary Soter and Joseph and Gina Tuzzolo.
"Charlie will be fondly remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He loved to reminisce about the days past and contained a wealth of knowledge he enjoyed sharing with anyone that would listen. The city of Newport News and the Shipyard have lost a great historian.
"The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m., celebrated by the Rev. Lloyd Stephenson. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Peninsula Memorial Park.
"In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 230 33rd St., P.O. Box 258, Newport News, Va. 23607.
"Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home."