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“George will truly be missed by the legal community and especially by those of us who have been involved in addiction services. He was a selfless...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Judge Gene Donofrio - Youngstown, OH

“To the family, I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. I was a classmate of his and we graduated together from Western Reserve. Although I had...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Baytos - Ellsworth, OH

“The Sofranko Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: The Akron MDA Family - Akron, OH

“George was a remarkable man and an inspirational friend. The Mahoning County Bar Association and the community as a whole will miss him greatly. ...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Morley - Youngstown, OH

“Somehow the sweetest memories always shine through the sadness. George brought many gifts to life and we will never forget him. (We will...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Angela Testa - Boardman, OH

“I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I WILL MISS GEORGE VERY MUCH. I ALWAYS ENJOYED TALKING TO HIM. HE WAS A VERY SMART MAN. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: BRENDA MINNITI - POLAND, OH

“Sofranko Family, I am truly sorry for your great loss; George was a wonderful man. I will especially miss talking with him about the Browns, Indians...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Robin Santiago - North Lima, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss, George was a great man. George will always have a special place in my heart. I will miss him. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Maria Meek - OH

“To The Sofranko Family, My condolences to your entire family, with George's passing. George was a good friend of my brother, Gary Gilmartin. ...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Christo - PA

“Sofranko Family, Sorry to hear about George's passing. I got to know him as both a co-employee and lawyer. I just pray that the good Lord will...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Margaret Micco - Youngstown, OH

“Mrs. Sofranko, Pat, Don and Darlene: I grieve for us, but see George in his restored body being embraced by Christ and it makes me smile. I think...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Amy Klumpp - Youngstown, OH

“Dear Pat and Family, This is a very sad day for all of us. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that you did everything possible to make his...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Doris Primm - Poland, OH

“Dear Sofranko Family, We wish to send our deepest condolences at this time. George will be missed, as he was well liked and showed great courage...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. A.E. Vea - OH

“You don't know me but I am Paul Pagac's sister. I live in Arizona but was reading the Vindicator on line. I knew George and liked him very much. I...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Paulette Reid - OH

“Pat, Want you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, at this very difficult time. Even though your brother is forever out of pain and...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sandee Timmerman - Austintown, OH

“Pat, please allow me to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. He forever will be in your hearts and by your side! God bless Maria ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: maria sliwinski - poland, OH


ELLSWORTH-A Mass of Christian Burial will offered at 10AM Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in St. Michael Catholic Church preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 9:40AM in the Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel for Atty. George B. Sofranko Jr., 54, who passed away at 1:54PM Friday, August 14, 2009 in Select Specialty Hospital in Boardman. George was born July 12, 1955 in Warren the son of George B. and Anne (Reno) Dunstan Sofranko Sr. George was a 1973 graduate of Western Reserve High School and attended Kent State University and graduated from Youngstown State University. George received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Capital Law in Columbus and held licenses in Ohio and Florida. George was an active attorney in Mahoning County and fought for the welfare of the disabled. A member of the Ohio and Florida Bar Associations, George was a deputy sheriff with Mahoning County; was Clerk of Courts for Mahoning County Court #5 in Canfield and was the Drug Court Coordinator for Mahoning County Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board. George was a member of MENSA, was the first man elected to the Quota Club International; member of the Girl Scouts of Lake to River; Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. A man of the Catholic Faith, George was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Canfield and as a kid growing-up; George would often be found at St. Paul�s Monastery in Canfield. George was an avid fan and lover of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians and enjoyed going to Rock Concerts; especially a great fan of Bruce Springstein; and enjoyed attending the Scrappers games. George is survived by his mother, Anne Dunstan Sofranko of the home; a sister Patricia Sofranko of the home and a brother Don (Darlene) Dunstan of Georgetown, KY. George was preceded in death by his father, George B. Sofranko, Sr. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 from 9AM until 9:40AM in the funeral home prior to leaving for church. The family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to St. Paul�s Monastery, Rt. 224 in Canfield.