December 23, 1937 – September 16, 2019
Norman C. Sooy ’64 was born Dec. 23, 1937, in Middletown, Ohio, and died Sept. 16, 2019.
Dr. Sooy graduated from Mt. Vernon Academy, Andrews University, Columbia Union College, and Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He proudly served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp (1966-68) before beginning his medical practice at Rahn Hills Medical Group in Centerville, Ohio. He was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church and a 50-year member of the Ohio State Medical Association.
Dr. Sooy’s life was devoted to loving his family, treasuring friendships, caring deeply for the health and well-being of his patients, loving all music, sharing his beautiful tenor voice, reading and studying, traveling, boating, pets, tennis, and golf.
The family is forever grateful to the dedicated physicians and care givers for their care and concern during the past five years, allowing Dr. Sooy to continue living life to the fullest.
Dr. Sooy is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara; daughters, Monica, Lisa (Joel) Cary, and Melanie (John) Kain; son, Norman; stepsons, Greg (Sheila) Wasmund, Todd (Tracy) Wasmund, and Kirk (Misi) Wasmund; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Robert Sooy, MD; sisters, Janet (Ed) Buras and Diana Sooy Hunter; sister-in-law, Pam Berg Walker; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brainard and Arlene; daughter, Dovie; and several extended family members.