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Helen Sogan

Helen Sogan, (nee Taggart), 83, of Lorain , passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Specialty Hospital of Lorain. She was born in Lorain on March 7, 1929 and remained a life-long resident of the city.

Helen was employed as a machinist at the Nelson Stud Welding Division of TRW for 38 ½ years. She had previously worked as a waitress at Heilman’s Restaurant. Mrs. Sogan was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and in her free time, she enjoyed travel.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Martin; a son, Michael of Lorain; and stepdaughters, Lorraine Danley of Cambridge, Ohio and Donna (Steve) Hanni of Stone Creek, Ohio. She also leaves five step grandchildren; numerous great step grandchildren; two great great step grandchildren; along with her niece, Sandy (Faustino) Barrientosdelacruz, residing in Bradenton , Florida .

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hessi (nee Mcquate) Taggart; brothers, John, William, Alan, and Robert Taggart; and sisters, Hessi Thomas, Dorothy Moore, Mary Treadway, and Margaret Barns.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 9:30 A.M., until the time of closing prayers at 10:30 A.M., in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 A.M., in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41285 North Ridge Road. Reverend Donald Dunson, Pastor of the parish, will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township .

The family encourages memorial contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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