Dennis Martin Sokol
August 1, 1942 – February 23, 2018
SOKOL, DENNIS MARTIN, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018 after a long battle with prostate cancer, under the tender care of hospice nurses. He was the husband of Karen (Gold) Sokol; they were married 49 years.
He was born in Fall River, MA to attorney Nathan J. and Irene (Tuck) Sokoletsky. Graduated from BMC Durfee High School, served in the Air Force, and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Suffolk University. Dennis was human resources professional with Raytheon, Gillette, North American Industries, and was a long-time employee at Altron in Wilminton, MA. He is survived by his son Jason Sokol; daughter Elizabeth Sokol; sister Samantha (White) Morin; sister-in-law Marcia (Gold) Horowitz and her husband, attorney Edward Horowitz; brother-in-law, Dr. Michael Gold and his wife Jane (Davies) Gold. He was also loved by his nieces and nephews, Gabrielle White, the late Jocelyn White, Catherine (Gold) Weinberg, Sarah Gold, Daniel Gold, Amy (Horowitz) Schweighardt and Aaron Horowitz.
Known for his kindness, winning smile and fantastic sense of humor, Dennis had a joke for every occasion, and he delivered them all with great panache.
He loved golf, fishing, photography, building wooden clocks and, most of all, driving his Topaz Triumph TR6. He will miss driving the winding back roads of New England with his many car club friends.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 28th at 11:00 AM in Hebrew Cemetery, 73 McMahon St, Fall River, MA. The Meal of Consolation will be following services at McGovern’s Restaurant, 310 Shove St, Fall River. Shiva will be held at his late residence Wednesday and Thursday 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Geoffrey and Patricia Mondello
March 5, 2018
Patricia and I grieved upon hearing of Dennis's passing. He was a kind and gentle man and a good neighbor. He and Karen were wonderful people. Beth and Jason, we truly grieve with you. Beth was a dear little girl who welcomed us into our first house standing on the steps with a flower for us. I have never forgotten that. Nor will we ever forget Dennis.
March 5, 2018
What will we do on Friday evenings without our good friend, Dennis? Bamboo House, watching Jeopardy, or just hanging out with him and Karen. Dennis was our go-to guy for a good story, and, for that matter, advice on everything from employee relations to fixing something. Some of our best times were walking the shore at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester in later afternoon. Occasionally we went to the beach earlier in the day, when the sun was hot, and while the three of us would be trying out the surf, he'd be enjoying the shade of his umbrella. Dennis loved planning excursions and trips, and going to a new, or favorite restaurant--or a new country. He was generous with everything he had. He was a brother to Becky and me.
David & Diane Podradchik
February 26, 2018
Dennis was such a wonderful, funny and faithful friend. We all will miss him so much. He fought a tough battle with dignity.