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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Rodney “Rod” F. Sotka

11/15/1946 — 09/21/2016

A candid photo of Rodney F. Sotka smiling at something in the distance while dressed in a suit and red tie

Rodney “Rod” F. Sotka, age 69 of Chesterland, passed away September 21, 2016 at Hospice of the Western Reserve surrounded by his family. He was born November 15, 1946 in Cleveland.

Rod was a product manager at Sunar Hauserman.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Rod enjoyed playing golf, bowling, watching his grandchildren play sports, and priding himself on the shiniest car in town.

Survivors include his children: Michael (Michelle) Sotka and Beth (John) Hall; grandchildren: Max, Andrew and Ethan Sotka and Brenden Latkovich; cousin: Karen Katona.

Preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Stella Sotka; great grandmother: Caroline Grzemski.

Memorial Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, located on the grounds of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

Visitation 3-7 p.m. Sunday at The Abbey.

Private burial at Highland Cemetery in Highland Hills.

Donation can be made to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH 44119.

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4 Replies to “Rodney “Rod” F. Sotka”

  1. So very sorry for your loss, Mike.


  2. So sorry for your loss Mike and family.


  3. When a loved one dies they live on forever in those around you, in your memories, in your thoughts, in your future and inside of your heart.


  4. Dad,
    These last couple days have been very hard without you here with me. It seems so surreal that you are in heaven when I feel like I should be going to the hospital this week to sit with you at an appointment or bring you some “important” item that you felt you needed. What has helped me each day is knowing that you are no longer in any pain and that you are with your mom and dad. You deserve peace and no pain… you truly do, Dad. I am so proud of how hard you fought the last 6 months, never once complaining and never once giving up hope! Thank you for letting me take care of you when you needed it most. I will treasure that forever.
    I love you,


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