anthony j.sofia, jr.
Sebastian, FL: Thursday, February 21, 2008. Predeceased by his wife, Josephine(Pecora) Sofia; his daughter, Patricia M. Sofia and son-in-law, Rick Horning. Survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Lisa, Steven and Sharon Sofia; his daughters and son-in-law, Terry Horning and JoAn and Cal Miller; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his sister, Josephine(Sam)Romano; his brother-in-law, Dr. Joseph(Marion)Pecora; his special nephew, Joseph Romano; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews Friends may call Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:30 in St. Mark's Church (Kuhn Rd). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends wishing may make contributions to VNA Hospice, 901 37th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 in his memory.

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  1. Dear Tony ,Steve and Family; Sorry to hear about the passing of your father;please accept my condolences and sympathy at this time. Dick

  2. I felt strongly about signing this. What I will treasure forever is the joy, the partying, the food and laughter associated with him and Aunt Jo. They always entertained – their homes were filled with unexpected guests and they partied at a drop of a hat … as if they were expecting you for days. (They probably bit_ _ed about it later – but we never knew).

    They truly enriched my childhood by sharing their toys, snowmobiles, boats, waterski’s, vacation properties with our family. The numerous comedy stories of their fishing adventures and vacations will remain with me now and forever. So much so, the legacy has already been passed on to my children.

    When I think of him aroma’s of home cooking and warmth fill my senses. BA will live forever in my heart.

  3. I have many great memories of hanging around with the Sofia boys at St. Francis school. Your dad was a great guy. Remember when you took his car at 5:00 am?

  4. I was very sorry to hear about your father passing, he is in God’s hands now.
    I will keep all of his family in my prayers.
    God Bless, cousin Angela Masciangelo

  5. I’m gonna miss you Uncle Tony. I am glad I got to spend some time with you when you were here. Say hello to grandma for me!

    Sammy Ferreri

  6. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Sofia for 40 plus years and will always remember him fondly. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of him. We are greatly sorry for your loss.

    Richard Trovato and the Auto Finishers Family

  7. MY DEAR NIECES & NEPHEWS:

    I WRITE THIS NOTE WITH A HEAVY HEART BECAUSE, I CAN NOT BE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME.

    MY PRAYERS AND MY LOVE ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.

    HE TOLD ME HE WAS VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL CHILDREN HE HAD.

    YOU ALL DID WHAT YOU WERE ABLE TO DO TO SEE HIM THROUGH THIS.

    TERRY YOU GAVE YOUR ALL.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE.

    UNCLE SAM MISSES HIM AS HE WAS A BROTHER TO HIM NOT AN IN-LAW.

    I LOVE YOU ALL AND PRAY YOU WILL NOT FORGET ME.

    LOVE AUNT JO & UNCLE SAM

  8. My deepest sympathy of the loss of your dad. Words can not express what he, and your mom meant to me during our younger years. Steve, Tony, Terry, Joann. May God bless you and you entire family.

  9. Sorry for your loss. He was a nice man and will surely be missed on and off the golf course.

    Your friend at the Sisters Of Mercy

    Gary De

  10. TO: THE SOFIA FAMILY:

    WHERE DOES ONE BEGIN TO DISCRIBE THE JOY, LAUGHTER AND LIVES WE LIVED IN THE PAST 60 YEARS.
    LET ME ASSURE YOU ALL, THAT HE LOVED EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU DEEPLY.
    HE WAS ESPECIALLY PLEASED WITH THE WORK & EFFORTS HIS FAMILY MEMBERS PUT INTO THE BUSINESS.
    TONY LEAD A FULL LIFE AND ALWAYS FOUND A WAY TO MAKE TOUGH TIMES BAREABLE.
    A GREAT MAN WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

    SEE YOU LATER B.A.

  11. Tony & Lisa, Steve & Sharon (and family):
    We were so sorry to hear of the death of your father. Please know that Ruth & I, along with our family are saddened by your loss and know that we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow.

  12. Tony, Steve & family ~ may the many memories held deep within your hearts help to soothe you.
    You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Dan & Patti Lennox

  13. Tony, Steve, Terry – It has never been the same since you left us at Lakeside. The beefroasts, Friday nights on the deck, all day fishing trips with Joey R, wondering if they would ever come in. We miss all of you and especially Captain Tony. He will be in our prayers but we know is happy with your mom.

  14. We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You have so many memories to treasure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. WHO WILL WE CALL UNCLE NOW?
    YOU WERE OUR LAST FAVORITE ONE.

    I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FUN WE HAD TOGETHER.
    ESPECIALLY OUR TRIP TO ORLANDO, WHEN I WENT AS YOUR CALL GIRL.
    AND AT THE THEATRE IN FORT PIERCE WHEN I TRIED TO GET YOU A DATE WITH A 6 FOOT BLONDE.
    THE LOOK ON YOUR FACE WAS SO FUNNY.

    WE HOPE YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH AUNT JOSIE AND PATTY IN HEAVEN.
    WE WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH.

    WE LOVE YOU UNK.

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