Robert J. Soisson

Dec. 17, 1926 - March 2, 2018


Robert J. Soisson, 91, Cresson, went home to be with the Lord on Friday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Cresson, son of the late Gilbert and Viola (Biller) Soisson.

Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Lucinda R. (Ivory); three children: Gail Andrews and husband, James, of Pittsburgh, Randy Soisson and wife, Roberta, and Robert Soisson, both of Cresson; two grandchildren: Christopher and Rachel Soisson, both of Cresson; a sister, Edna Martin; and his twin sister, Doris Murray.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Mildred Lenhart, Ruth Plisinski and Betty Blair.

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during WWII. He retired as an installer for Bell Atlantic after 30 years of service.

He was the past president of the Cresson Joint School Board, Cresson Industrial Development and Cresson Borough Council. He was a member of the Cresson American Legion and St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson, and he was a former member of Cresson Summit Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing.

He enjoyed supervising his neighbors’ projects and volunteering at the Cresson Food Pantry.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at Kennedy-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cresson. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson, the Very Rev. Father John D. Byrnes celebrant. After Mass, military honors will be conducted by the Cresson and Loretto American Legions, Sankertown VFW and other local veterans organizations. Entombment will be at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Cresson Food Pantry, 115 Ashcroft Ave., Cresson, PA 16630, or to Cambria Alliance EMS, 725 Second St., Cresson, PA 16630.