Albert J Soothcage, 74, passed away on Feb. 16, 1998.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1923 in Whitehall, N.Y.
He graduated from Whitehall Central School and joined the Marines to fight for his country in WW11. When he returned home, he married Anne C. Marcino. Albert and his brothers began The Soothcage Brothers Construction and Arctic Cat Sales and Service. Albert was a master craftsman whose work was second to none. Having a house built by Soothcage Brothers was a mark of distinction.
Albert was an avid sportsman. If you were fortunate enough to hunt with him, it was a bit of a spiritual experience. Albert would regale us with amazing stories of his hunting in both local areas and adventurous hunts in Canada, and especially his final fishing trip with both grandsons to Alaska. David and Jonathan were the light of his life. He took great pain to teach them the exact ways things should be done, whether it was work or play. He only accepted “Perfection” in anything he did, and made sure others did the same! If you were fortunate enough to spend time with Albert you realized he was an extraordinary, ordinary man! To be loved by him was to be totally loved!
His loving wife, Anne, passed away on October 2, 2020 and he also predeceased his brother Lester Soothcage.
He is survived by his devoted daughter, Angela Abodeely – Mills (Michael), his loving grandsons, David, Jonathan (Kelly), Charles Mills (Sarah), great grandchildren, Evan, Rory, Alex, Lakey Anne and Roxy May, his brother Timothy Soothcage (Janice) and his many “special nieces and nephews”.
In his retirement years, his daughter was so fortuante to have him close to her each and every day, remodeling her home and the camp. He was the Walt Disney of her life.
Services will be private.
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