Veonor M. Sotak ’49

Veonor M. Sotak ’49 died April 27, 2014, in Monterey, Calif. He was born in Butler, Pa., on May 20, 1920, and graduated from Nesquehoning High School. After two years of service as a ship’s cook in the Coast Guard, he attended Bowdoin, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He went on to attend Harvard Divinity School. He parlayed his military experience into several food service businesses, including a bar in Rocky Flats, Colo., but worked in the real estate business for most of his career. He was also a writer who focused on the philosophy of life; he self-published a short work of essays and poetry, The Road We Travel. During the last decades of his life, he collected a second series of occasional writings, The Road We Travel II. He is survived by sons Stephen, Daniel, Matthew and Max; daughters Anna and Cynthia and 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by son Christopher.

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