Thomas Ralph Sorber, 63, of Owego went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, while surrounded by his family, following a brave battle with brain cancer. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph R. Sorber, and is survived by his mother, Irene Sorber. He also leaves behind his best friend and loving wife of 41 years, Linda Sorber. He will be missed by his daughter Wendy and her husband Dan and their sons Corey and Dylan and also his daughter Emily and her daughter Collette. Tom also leaves behind his brother Brian, his wife Joanne and their children Holly and Adam, and brother Scott, his wife Jennifer, and their children Ben, Haley, Amy and Tommy. Saying sad goodbyes are also many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many loyal friends. Tom was employed by IBM Endicott for 30 years, and at Lockheed Martin for 8 years. He was an admired and respected musician who offered his talents through singing, songwriting, and keyboard in bands such as Jacobs Ladder, No Compromise, Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns, and the Terry Walker project, just to name a few. Tom loved the outdoors, especially being around water; whether at Lake Arrowhead in his red canoe, or on Cayuga Lake in his boat with his family. Tom will be missed for his warm, generous, and loving nature as well as his quick, sharp wit! Above all, his love and loyalty to family was unmatched and he leaves behind a most beautiful legacy.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 11 am from Owego Church of the Nazarene, 3732 Waverly Road, Owego, with Reverend Dennis King, Pastor of his church officiating. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Harris and his staff at Broome Oncology, Dr. Haq and his staff at UHS Radiation Oncology, and Lourdes hospice for their tenderness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850.