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James Raymond Sohar
06/13/1939 - 09/20/2021
Obituary For James Raymond Sohar
It is very difficult to announce the death of James Raymond Sohar (Jim) who passed away on September 20, 2021. He is survived by his wife Kathleen of 31 years.
Jim was proud to Serve with the U.S. Army over in Korea in the late fifties as a photographer and film maker. He loved his optical career, which lasted over 40 years, as owner and operator of Cranston Optician and Providence Optical. He treasured the friendships with all who walked through his door. Jim built his business on Gansett Avenue in Cranston and later moved to Providence where he established Providence Optical. From there he built a home and retired on Prudence Island for 20 years.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children, Kathleen, James and David Sohar; his step children, Brian Fagan, Kevin Fagan and Elizabeth (Fagan) White. He will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren for whom he provided much entertainment.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 3-6pm in Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Community Preparatory School or Our Lady of Prudence Chapel on Prudence Island.
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