Phillip "Lynn" Soper

Phillip "Lynn" Soper, 79, a longtime resident of Limestone, NY, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 23, 2021 after a long illness.

Born on August 17, 1941, in Corning, NY, he was the son of Harold and Helen (Reddish) Soper. He was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School.

On January 24, 1987, Lynn married Patricia A. (Becker) Wilber at St. John's Lutheran Church in Allegany, NY. 

Lynn was a U.S. Army veteran serving his tour of duty in South Korea from 1960 to 1962.

He was employed at UPS for over 30 years of service. He received the Circle of Honor for accident free driving.

Lynn was a member of Grace Lutheran in Bradford and a member of the Church of the Cross in Port Charlotte, Fl. He was a lifetime member of Limestone Volunteer Fire Department and American Legion Post 1560 in Limestone.

Lynn loved to travel. After retiring in 2000, he and Patricia took a trip around the world. He loved driving his motor home, taking trips all over the US. Lynn was proud to say he was fortunate enough to be able to visit every state. His favorite saying was "God created a beautiful world." Lynn lived in FL for 6 months for 20 years, leaving behind very special friends at Lettuce Lake, FL. 

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Patricia, two sons Michael (Debbie) Soper, of Limestone, Eric Wilber, of Taiwan, two daughters Jodi (the late Paul) Regina, of Cary, NC, Michelle (Jason) Pentecost, of Fairview NC, two grandchildren Jessica (Richard) Hofer, of Fredericksburg, VA, Courtney (Christopher) Barone, of Glen Allen, VA, one great grandchild Lilly Hofer, two brothers Ronald (Angie) Soper, of Alden, NY, Robert (Jeanette) Soper, of Springhill, FL., and several nieces and nephews.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, brother Harvey Soper, and son in law Paul Regina.

Friends are invited to a time of visitation on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 4-7PM at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 10am at the Allegany Cemetery, Allegany, NY with military honors presented by the Limestone American Legion Post 1560 and the United States Army. 

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Limestone Fire Department or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Mike, Debbie, and girls, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
— Kevin and Jan Behan

We just found out tonight literally 10 minutes ago We feel your pain in our heart We would have came down to Hollenbeck''s if we knew. Ken and I just wish we had the words to express our deep feelings for you and the family. We are only a door away Love Ken and Deb Welch
— Ken and Deb Welch

Patty, So sorry to hear of Lynn''s passing. What a great guy!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
— LYNN BROWN

Pat, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
— Jimmy and Leona Colosimo

We are so very sorry for your loss
— Leo and Barb

Mike, Jodi and family - I''m so sorry for your loss. Lynn was a good person. He set high standards...and his life shows that he met those goals. A good role model and to be respected.
— Denise Heimbach

Mike and Debbie, So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in prayer.
— Cindy Greek

Pat, Mike, Jodi and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Lynn was a wonderful man and friend. We were blessed to have him in our life. God Bless each of you in the days ahead. Fly high Angel, R.I.P.
— Mike & Sandy Williams

Pat, Mike, Jodi and Family, No words to express how sorry I am. Lynn was the true definition of a gentleman. He was such a good friend to my parents and always so kind every time I saw him. My heart goes out to you. Covering you in prayer.
— Marta

Condolences

  • Mike, Debbie, and girls, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    — Kevin and Jan Behan
  • We just found out tonight literally 10 minutes ago We feel your pain in our heart We would have came down to Hollenbeck''s if we knew. Ken and I just wish we had the words to express our deep feelings for you and the family. We are only a door away Love Ken and Deb Welch

    — Ken and Deb Welch
  • Patty, So sorry to hear of Lynn''s passing. What a great guy!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    — LYNN BROWN
  • Pat, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    — Jimmy and Leona Colosimo
  • We are so very sorry for your loss

    — Leo and Barb