Robert James Sopha, 77, of Lapeer since 1990 formerly of Livonia, died Saturday April 4, 2020. He was born March 6, 1943 in Redford to parents Edgar and Josephine (Hull) Sopha. Bob married Mary Louise Vader on July 25, 1964 at St. Valentine Church of Redford.
Mr. Sopha was a devout catholic, a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer and formerly St. Michaels of Livonia. He was a member of the ODD Fellows, Knights of Columbus and Moose Lodge in Livonia. Bob enjoyed playing cards, video casino and camping with family. As a very sentimental man; he saved letters and card from everyone. He was just there for you when you needed anything, Bob had such a kind heart. The family recalls, he took such good care of his terminally ill wife. He will be missed.
Mr. Sopha is survived by his children: Catherine (Gregory) Ranney, Judy Wallace, Kevin Sopha, grandchildren: Stacey, Cesily (& Daniel), Ashley, Austin, Gregory, Lillian and Lucas, grandchildren: Tyler, Eric, Madison, Zoey, sister: Carolyn (Bruce) LaFrance of Florida as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Louise Sopha and his parents.
In these trying times, the family has scheduled a private graveside service, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife. That burial will be in Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. The family is considering memorial services in the future.