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Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Dr. Norman Charles Sooy MD

December 23, 1937September 16, 2019
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Sooy, Norman C. M.D.

Born in Middletown, OH, on December 23, 1937, Norm passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 16, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Brainard and Arlene Sooy, daughter Dovie Sooy, sister-in-law Patricia Sooy, daughter-in-law Heidi Sooy, mother and father-in-law Helen and Rudy Berg and brother-in-law Donald Berg.

Norm is survived by Barbara Berg Sooy, his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, as well as his much-loved daughters Monica Sooy, Lisa (Joel) Cary, Melanie (John) Kain, son Norman Sooy, and stepsons Greg (Sheila) Wasmund, Todd (Tracy) Wasmund, and Kirk (Misi) Wasmund. He is also survived and loved by 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brother Robert Sooy, M.D., sisters Janet (Ed) Buras and Diana Sooy Hunter, and sister-in-law, Pam Berg Walker, as well as special nieces and nephews Kathy, Jenny and Michael Sooy, Heather and Ted Buras, and Ryan Berg Walker.

Norm grew up in Middletown, Ohio, graduated from Mt. Vernon Academy, Andrews University, Columbia Union College, and Loma Linda Medical School where he became a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp 1966-68 before beginning his medical practice at Rahn Hills Medical Group in Centerville, Ohio. He was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church and a 50-year member of the Ohio State Medical Association.

His life was devoted to loving his family, treasuring friendships, caring deeply for the health and well-being of his patients, loving all music, sharing his beautiful tenor voice, reading and studying, travel, boating, pets….dogs and cats, tennis and GOLF. Cards, board games and puzzles were never on that list.

The family is forever grateful to the dedicated physicians and care givers for their care and concern the past 5 years, allowing him to continue living life to the fullest.

There will be a celebration of life visitation on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 from 3 to 8:00 p.m. at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. Dayton, OH 45429. The memorial service will be held 10:30 am Saturday September 28, 2019 at Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH 45429. All are welcome.

Norm taught us all how to live and how to love.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairmont Presbyterian Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. On line condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

Memories

Dr. Norman Charles Sooy MD

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Cheryl Cox

September 30, 2019

I thought about norm and you often but lost your address. I did not know you were back in ohio. Diane Patterson left me know about norm. I am so sorry for you barb. You were a perfect match for him. Bernie and I enjoyed your friendship in petoskey. Those were wonderful times.

Tamara Mobley

September 30, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Sooy for the past 13 months. He had the most caring personality! I truly loved him. He took his time and I have never seen him one time that he didn’t remedy and take care of my needs! I will miss Dr Sooy

DAN WILBUR

September 29, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Sooy Family. R.I.P Norman C. Sooy.

Jenna Thiel

September 22, 2019

Dr. Sooy was such a wonderful Physician and cared so deeply about his patients and staff. He gave every single patient 1000% of his knowledge, heart and love. It was a pleasure to stand beside you as a nurse at Far Hills. I will miss your stories of your life, journeys and knowledge of the medical field. You will be deeply missed as work is not the same without your smile but you will always be remembered. I’ll see you in heaven dancing on the streets of gold.

Diana Spencer

September 22, 2019

He was a very special doctor for me and shared the love for our dogs,deepest sympathy to his family.

Fondly,
Diana Spencer
Eaton, Ohiio

Mike & Dian Patterson

September 18, 2019

To Barb and all of their family: Our memories of Norm are many and dear to us. Norm and Barb welcomed us into their circle of life and we enjoyed every time we were together. We depended on Norm for his wisdom medically and the extra kindness they shared with us. Mike always tells everyone that Norm was his "mentor" as he is 6 months older and shared health issues and their love for their service to our country. Only draw-back was Mike didn't play golf. We met up by chance several times while RVing and I know we will all meet up again. May your sorrow be overshadowed with love and good memories of love and joy. Love and Prayers, Mike & Dian Patterson

Pia & Rosalee Kanistros

September 17, 2019

Dear Barbara & all the family of Dr. Norman,

We are truly heartbroken for your loss. He was a wonderful man, physician, neighbor, and touched so many lives. May he be resting in the Arms of God his loving Father, knowing everlasting peace, comfort, and joy. May God be with all of you during this journey of grief and loss. Please know we are here for you anytime day or night. Just call. If there is anything we can do for you....just ask. God Bless Norman and all of you!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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