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Former Perry Hall High School teacher, coach dies at 76

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A former teacher and coach at Perry Hall High School has passed away.

J. Patrick Sokoloski passed away peacefully in his home, with his family by his side, following complications from Glioblastoma on August 27th.

He was born in Baltimore on June 7, 1945, son of the late Frank and Marge (Dempsey) Sokoloski. Patrick taught and coached at Perry Hall High School for 40 years. In his retirement, he continued to work with special needs students in Delaware. He was an avid marathoner and athlete. Patrick was a music lover who enjoyed the outdoors and daily walks with his dog, Joey.

He is survived by his best friend Agatha Sokoloski (Klym) and was a devoted husband during their 53 years of marriage. He was the proud father of two children; Ian Sokoloski (Shari) and Timothy Sokoloski (Jodie); cherished grandfather to Skyler, Grayson, Connor, and Ewan. He will be dearly missed by longtime friend and Brother-in-law Rody Jaeger and his wife, Eunice. He leaves behind a sister, brothers-in-law David and Bill, as well as many nieces and a nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Overlea on Friday, September 10th at 11 a.m., 10 Willow Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21206. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Shenandoah National Park Trust., 1750 Allied Street, Suite C, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

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