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James Stephen Soich

March 10, 1947September 10, 2020

James Stephen Soich Beloved husband, father, son, and friend, passed away surrounded by loved ones on September 10, 2020. Jim is survived by his wife, Linda, children Alex (Erin) and Madeleine, mother Margaret Soich (103), brother Bill Soich (Mary), sister Peggy DeNormandie (Allen), nieces Natalie and Michelle, nephews David and Brandon, and his three grandchildren Derek, William, and Hannah, who lit up his life every time they walked into the room. Jim was born in Chicago on March 10, 1947. He graduated from Brother Rice High School and went onto the University of Detroit majoring in Business. He had a long career in the recycled paperboard industry, and upon retirement, he enjoyed volunteering and working with the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, playing golf, and reading. He loved his family with all his heart and placed the needs of his family above his own. Jim's hallmark was his kindness and thoughtfulness to his friends and colleagues. In order to keep family and friends safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will celebrate a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in his memory.


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Ellen Elbaor

September 18, 2020

Linda, Alex and Madeline,
Jim was the light of every Jesuit event that I attended....always an easy, welcoming and sincere smile when we worked together and when we just casually met. He was a gem. I will remember him always as a generous and gentle soul. You have been blessed to have had him in your life for as long as you did..... I wish longer.
Ellen Elbaor

Glenna Hecht

September 15, 2020

I met Jim at ATTPAC and was thrilled each time I worked with him. I am also a Chicagoan born on March 10. we had that in common. What I remember most was that Jim had our back and was so appreciative of our volunteering. He made a point to look at each of us and individually thank us for our participation. If anything occurred he would handle it and did not want us to experience those challenges. Jim was calm and full of grace, what a blessed man. My prayers to you.

Bob Forner

September 15, 2020

It was always a pleasure to volunteer at the Performing Arts Center with Jim. The times were even more fun when we discovered that we were both from Chicago and close to the same age. There were many laughs swapping stories of our Chicago adventures from the late 60's.

Rest in peace,I will miss you.

Hayley Burkhardt

September 15, 2020

I was heart broken hearing this news today. I moved to Dallas to start my first big job after college at AT&T Performing Arts Center and Jim was incredibly welcoming. He would always make me laugh over the radio, tell me “you’re doing a great job kiddo,” and would check on how well I was adjusting to Dallas. I’m from IL too so Jim and I shared many stories. I loved when I got to work with Jim and I knew I could count on him if I needed additional help on another floor and he was always willing to jump right in. What an amazing man. When I look back on my time in Dallas, Jim always plays a big role. I will look back fondly on all of those memories I was fortunate enough to share with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.

Margaret Shouse

September 15, 2020

Linda, Clint and I are so sorry to hear about Jim. He was always a smiling, friendly face at all Jesuit functions. We will miss him.

Jacqueline Issler

September 15, 2020

I was very saddened in only learning of this today and my condolences to the family. I worked with Jim at TNG, and have only fond memories of him. I am every happy he came to see me, when I was a tradeshow, in Dallas, a few years ago. We were able to enjoy dinner together as he was always great company, a good man, and just fun to be around. He will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in Peace, Old friend.

Ralph Sykes

September 15, 2020

To Ms. Linda et al,

Jim, a very kind man, is a friend of mine.. Thank you for sharing him with me. My prayers towards you and the family at this time. Ralph Sykes

Dalynn Montgomery

September 14, 2020

I'm saddened to hear about Jim's passing but my heart is full of wonderful memories of Jim. I met Jim in 2011 when I started volunteering at ATT Performing Art Center. He was welcoming and informative and it was obvious he genuinely cared about people: volunteers, staff and visitors. When I became a supervisor he was happy for me and helpful. He always had a ready smile and said, "You're doing great kiddo!"....which I found sweet and endearing considering I'm old enough to have grown children! He talked often of his family and I saw the love in his face and heard it in his voice. We will surely miss him at the Center. My prayers are with and for his friends and family.

Janet Bogdanski

September 14, 2020

I will always have fond memories of Jim. We both shared the same birth date ( he was 6 years older than me) and we were both from Chicago. It was always enjoyable to talk with him. He would tell me about his mother and how she still lived in Tinley Park. We talk about Chicago and really good hot dog/beef places to eat. He would show me pictures of his grandkids, like a proud grandfather with a smile on his face! He talked to me about his wife, Linda, his son and daughter. I felt like I knew them! These conversations would start in the usher suite. If I was lucky enough to work on dress circle and Jim on grand tier he would come down to see if I needed help with filling program boxes. Always wanted to help! He was amazingly kind man who never knew a stranger. Rest in Peace, Jim! For the family, I know it will never be the same without him! With that, my prayers are with you during your loss and healing.

A.M. Stimpson

September 14, 2020

May the love you’ve shared and memories you’ve made with one so dear be a source of healing at this difficult time, with Prayers and sympathy,
from an usher who will be forever grateful to have known Jim,
Ann Marie


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