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Kenneth F. Sohmer

Kenneth F. Sohmer

Kenneth F. Sohmer, 85, of Heritage Village, Gerry, N.Y., formerly of Lincoln Street in Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Kenneth was born in Lock Haven, Pa., on Jan. 10, 1936. He was the son of Paul Kenneth Sohmer and Frances Seybold Sohmer. Kenneth attended St. Agnes Elementary School, and he was a 1953 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School.

Ken graduated from Lock Haven State Teachers College in January of 1957. In addition to his degree from Lock Haven, he earned a Masters Degree in Education with a major in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters Degree in Supervision and Administration from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

From January of 1957 until June of 1964, Ken was an employee of the Curwensville Joint School System in Curwensville, Pa., where he taught mathematics for grades nine through 12. It was at Curwensville High School that he met his wife, Teresa P. Sohmer.

In September of 1964, Ken and Teresa moved to Jamestown, N.Y., and Ken began his employment with Jamestown Public Schools as a mathematics teacher at Jamestown High School. In 1984, he was appointed the Mathematics Supervisor. He remained in that position until his retirement in July of 1994.

Two daughters survive Ken, Mary Cook (Randall) of Jamestown, N.Y., and Kendra Salem (Mike Eckam) of Lehigh Acres, Fla. Two grandsons, Zachary S. Stahlsmith (Carson) of Holly Springs, N.C., and Adam R. Stahlsmith of Stow, N.Y. also survive him.

His wife, Teresa Pajonk Sohmer, preceded Ken in death in January 2021. They were married July 25, 1964 in Saint Timothy Catholic Church, Curwensville, Pa. He was also predeceased by his father Paul Kenneth Sohmer in 1986, his mother Frances Seybold Sohmer in 2002 and his son-in-law Richard Scott Stahlsmith in 2003. No viewing will be observed. There will be a graveside service at Crown Crest Memorial Park, Clearfield, Pa., at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area, P.O. Box 56, Jamestown, N.Y. 14702 or The Jamestown Schools Promise Fund, where donations may be made by check, payable to the Community Foundation and mailed to: Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.

To leave a remembrance or to post condolences to the family, please visit www.lindfuneralhome.com.