Irene Sorber

Died: February 10, 2019
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Irene C. Sorber, 95, of Vestal, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at her home while surrounded by her adoring family. Irene married the love of her life, Ralph Sorber, more than 76 years ago. Irene worked as an executive secretary at the Ansco corporation and served as secretary to the Dean at Broome Tech while Ralph served in World War II and then earned a BS in Chemistry from Syracuse University. In 1950, Irene became a full-time homemaker and managed her family with love, compassion, and great skill. In “retirement” Irene worked side-by-side with Ralph to establish and manage Sorber Affiliate, their real estate brokerage firm. Irene loved to cook and fuss over the people around her. All who knew her were warmed by her love and sweet spirit. She was looking forward to a great celebration and singing “I’ll Fly Away!” with her loved ones. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Sorber; her son, Thomas Sorber; her mother and father, Lula and Jeremiah Reynolds; her brothers, Ralph Reynolds, Norris Reynolds, Harold Reynolds; her sisters, Ada Bender, Elva DeGarmo. Irene is survived by her two sons and three daughters-in-law, Brian and Joanne Sorber, Linda Sorber, Scott and Jenny Sorber; her grandchildren, Holly (Sorber) and Troy Fisher, Adam and Tiffany Sorber, Wendy (Sorber) and Dan Seck, Emily Sorber, Ben Sorber, Haley Sorber, Amy (Sorber) and Cal Michaels, Tommy Sorber; her great grandchildren, Harrison Fisher, Sullivan Fisher, Wilson Fisher, Calvin Fisher, Dylan Seck, Corey Seck, Collette Brooks, Henry Michaels; her sister Gloria Arnold; her two sisters in law, Audrey Sorber, Beverly Spencer; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joanne and Don Doolittle; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Irene’s life will be held at Vestal Center Methodist Church, 478 West Hill Road, Vestal, NY on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The family will receive visitors from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and the celebration service will begin at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shepherds Camp (serving adults with developmental disabilities since 1962) at Arrowhead Bible Camp, 122 Arrowhead Cottage Road, Brackney, PA 18812 http://www.arrowheadbiblecamp.org/shepherds-camp

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Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vestal Center United Methodist Church


478 West Hill Road, Vestal, NY, 13850

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Vestal Center United Methodist Church


478 West Hill Road, Vestal, NY, 13850

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Died: February 10, 2019

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Jane Putman posted on 2/16/19

Aunt Irene was always kind and encouraged me to get my college degree, when my parents were discouraging me. I got the degree and it inspired me to support our children to get their degrees. May she rest in peace, in a very special place in Heaven. Our sincere sympathy,to her dear family, and how wonderful they had her in their lives. Jane and Donald Putman and Family


Veda Williams posted on 2/15/19

Such a remarkable woman. I'm lucky to have met her. Her presence will be missed by so many. Sweet rest, Irene.


Fred Lawrenson posted on 2/12/19

Dear Scott, Jen and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful person and we know how close you all were with her. What a void she will leave in your lives, but what rejoicing there is in heaven right now as she is received. love, Fred and Holly