Theresa J. Sokaski

November 01, 1931 ‒ August 19, 2018

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Jefferson, Ohio

Theresa J. Sokaski, lovingly known as “Monga” by her great-grandchildren, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Marion Manor surrounded by family. Theresa lived most of her life in Jefferson moving to Marion 12 years ago to be close to family.

Theresa was born November 1, 1931, to the late Anthony and Angela (Bochentin) Okray in Cleveland, here she attended school graduating in 1950.

Theresa married Joseph Sokaski in 1951; together they raised two children, and tended to their farm in Jefferson. While living in Jefferson, Theresa also worked as a clerk at the local U.S. Post Office, retiring in the 1970’s.   After Joseph’s death in 2004, Theresa moved to Marion to be closer to her daughter, grandchildren, and, the pride of her life, her great-grandchildren, who were known simply as the “little ones”.

She will be missed for her feisty and well-spoken personality by her children, Laurie (John) Shore of Marion and Thomas (Barb) Sokaski; grandchildren, Jennifer and Justin Sokaski, Courtney (Dan) Cook, Paul (Jill) Shore, David (Ashley) Shore, along with her 6 little ones, and her sister, Beatrice Okray.

Per Theresa’s request there will be no calling hours. A private family gathering will be held at a later time.

Memorial donations may be made in Theresa’s honor to Ohio Health Hospice of Marion, 278 Barks Road West, Marion, OH 43302, or Honor Flight of Columbus, P.O. Box 12036, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Theresa’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Justin and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to call if you are in need of anything.

    Heath and Kristy McKenzie

  • My heart is breaking. Know that my deepest sympathy and love are sent to all of you. I am so glad we had a chance to visit in March. Will keep you in my prayers. 😘❤️

  • Count me among the many who enjoyed a friendship with Theresa and Bea at the senior center. What a delightful lady she was! Her sense of humor will be missed. RIP Theresa.

  • Theresa will be missed by all, especially by all of the gals at our monthly lunches. I loved her humor and wit. Theresa was a special lady! Much love and lots of prayers sent to all of you in her family.

  • I surely have missed our luncheons, Bea. You two have been on my prayer list for a long time. May God be with you and Laurie’s family. Much love, Lillian Yard

  • So sorry for your loss. I was happy to get to know her better before she moved. She was an amzing lady! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We’ll away remember and charish all the fun times we had with Theresa and Joe on the farm in Jefferson. We have many memories of all the crazy jokes we played on each other.
    She will truly be missed by all her family – she was one of a kind! All our love.

  • Bea,Laurie, and all of you have my deepest sympathy. I just read this today. I saw your mom and Bea in June and I wanted to go visit again, but I haven’t been down for awhile. I truly was blessed to have your mom, sis, grandmother, etc in my life. We always laughed and cried a lot!! I will miss her so much. God bless you all.
    God has one heck of a pinnacle game up there!!!!
    Love to you all,

  • Bea, Laurie, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved sister and mother.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Gerry and Rosi Lysaght

  • My deepest sympathy Laurie and John. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.
    Karen (Mericka) Quirke

  • So sorry to hear of Theresa passing. The only comforting thoughts I can think of are her pain is now over and she is united again with my wife and her work partner and friend . God bless all of her family who she cherished.