Ronald Wayne Socha

October 30, 1946April 9, 2013
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Ronald Wayne Socha, 66, of San Angelo passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Rosary will be at 7 p.m., April 11th at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Funeral mass to be held Friday, April 12, 10 a.m. also at Holy Angels Catholic church. Internment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Ron was born October 30, 1946 in San Angelo, TX to Laddie and Bea Socha. Ron attended Sacred Heart, graduated from Central High School in 1964 and Texas Tech University in 1969. He held a bachelor of electrical engineering, masters in business administration and masters in interdisciplinary studies. Ron began his service with the U.S. Army in March of 1970. He served in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star. He was relieved of active duty in November 1971 as a First Lieutenant. Ron married Ann Schertz at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Brownfield, TX on June 3,1972. After service he began his professional engineering career at Rockwell/Collins Radio, Richardson, TX. In 1981 Ron moved his family to San Angelo to start a career as a electrical contractor, then forming Socha Electric in 1988. Ron passed on his electrical knowledge to his three sons creating a third generation of electricians. Ron was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Home Builders Association and a thirty-two year member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. During his devoted membership he served as Eucharistic Minister, President of the Parish Council and usher. Ronnie loved watching football with family and was a season ticket holder at Texas Tech. He loved spending time with grandchildren, playing tennis, working in the yard and taking pictures. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ann, their five children and spouses and eight grandchildren. Mike and Charlotte Socha of Midland, Julie and Jimmy Crooks, Scott and Renee Socha, Sarah and Danny Waters, all of San Angelo, TX, and John Socha of Lubbock, TX. Grandchildren: Spencer Bounds, Abby Burcham, Jacob Burcham, Zach Burcham, Maddie Burcham, Ava Kate Socha, Jaydon Waters and Garrett Waters; his father and mother-in-law Vince and Leona Schertz; his brother Larry and Stephanie Socha; his sisters Beverly and Craig Lennefelt and Mary Anne Socha; his sister –in-law Lois and Donnie Howard; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: John David Stickney, Scott Creecy, Stephen Freatman, Kevin Dusek, Russell Socha, Matt Socha, Spencer Bounds, Warren Socha, Jeff Socha and Chris Howard. Ron will be remembered as a loving husband, dedicated servant of the Lord, outstanding father, son, brother and friend. He was a man who lived his life with a hard work ethic and great knowledge.


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Rosary Service Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Wink Hennessy

April 21, 2013

Ann and family, I am so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. He was always friendly, smiling, and a joy to play tennis. I know he will be missed by all who knew him. You are all in my prayers. May God bless you all always and all ways.
Wink Hennessy

Dwain Lovell

April 21, 2013

Ann, I just recently heard about Ron. I am so sorry and saddened about his passing. I enjoyed having lunch and conversing with him so much when I came to San Angelo. You and your family are in my prayers. His old Graybar salesman.

Dwain Lovell

Diane Pelzel

April 16, 2013

Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!!

Don and Betty Ford

April 16, 2013

Ann, we were so sorry to hear about Ron. Don and I were remembering when we played tennis with you and Ron at College Hills. It seems like yesterday. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeanne Mitchell

April 15, 2013

I just don't have words to tell you how sorry and saddened I am for your family. Ron will be remembered for that big smile and his wonderful nature. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Davidson

April 14, 2013

Ann, we were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Linda and Bill Davidson

Susan Solomon

April 13, 2013

Ann, Sarah and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Daniel Lui

April 13, 2013

Ann, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
Your neighbors, Daniel and Lori Lui.

April 13, 2013

My old friend and classmate. God be with you and your family. Ben Jr.

Shannon Yant

April 12, 2013

You are in my thoughts and prayers.