OBITUARY

Theodore Sokoloff

May 25, 1930September 24, 2020

Theodore Sokoloff was born on May 25, 1930 and passed away on September 24, 2020 and is under the care of Parkside Memorial Chapels.

Funeral Service will be held on September 27, 2020 at 11:00 am at Parkside Memorial Chapels, 114-03 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY. Committal Service will be held on September 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm at Mount Ararat Cemetery, 1165 NY-109, Lindenhurst, NY.

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Services

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Sunday, September 27, 2020

Memories

Theodore Sokoloff

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Victoria Vahedy

October 19, 2020

When my father got sick, and had to move from his house in New York into an assisted living in New Jersey, there was a need to call and talk to many of his former doctors, nurses and their office support staff, some of whom dad had known for several decades. There was not one person in that group who did not have something nice to say about Ted. I heard comments like, “Oh my gosh, your father is so sweet.” “We all love your dad and are really going to miss seeing him.” “Your father is the nicest man. He always brought us candy.” Even though he was only at the assisted living facility for a very short time, he endeared himself to the staff and residents there as well. The owner told me many times how sweet dad was to her.

Dad had a kind of old fashioned, formal way of saying thanks. Anytime someone did something for him, whether it was serving him lunch, giving him his meds, or just wishing him a good day, he would say, “I thank you.”

Speaking of thank you’s, I would like to publicly thank my sisters, Nadine and Naomi. While I was far away in Ohio, they were both with our father every step of the way. From being severely ill in the hospital, to recovering in rehab, and helping him adjust to life in assisted living. Taking him to every doctors appointment, and making sure he had everything he needed. And finally, they were both by his side as he took his last breath. In daddy’s style, I’d like to say, “I thank you.” I know how grateful he was to have you both there for him.

Poppy, we love you, we miss you. But we know you’re at peace now. May God bless you.

Carmine Scarpa

September 25, 2020

I knew “Poppy” for more than 35 years. On the surface, he wasn’t always the easiest man to understand, but you could always feel what was below the surface. He cared and he loved. For years, he would cut things out of newspapers that he thought would interest me. Each time I saw him I would get an envelope full of such things. He was also fond of corny jokes. Once he showed me a music cassette that he said were songs by his favorite cantors. He put it in the player and said this one was by his favorite cantor. It was a song by Eddie Cantor, the famous vaudevillian. There are a lot of things I remember and most I will miss. May his memory be a blessing to family, friends, all who knew him, and well beyond.

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