Dennis Sokol, 75


STONEHAM, MASS. – Dennis Martin Sokol passed away peacefully on Feb. 23 after a long battle with prostate cancer, under the tender care of hospice nurses. He was the husband of Karen (Gold) Sokol; they were married 49 years.

He was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, to attorney Nathan J. and Irene (Tuck) Sokoletsky. He graduated from BMC Durfee High School, served in the Air Force, and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Suffolk University. Dennis was human resources professional with Raytheon, Gillette, North American Industries, and was a longtime employee at Altron in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

He is survived by his son Jason Sokol; daughter Elizabeth Sokol; sister Samantha (White) Morin; sister-in-law Marcia (Gold) Horowitz and her husband, attorney Edward Horowitz; brother-in-law, Dr. Michael Gold and his wife Jane (Davies) Gold. He was also loved by his nieces and nephews, Gabrielle White, the late Jocelyn White, Catherine (Gold) Weinberg, Sarah Gold, Daniel Gold, Amy (Horowitz) Schweighardt and Aaron Horowitz.

Known for his kindness, winning smile and fantastic sense of humor, Dennis had a joke for every occasion, and he delivered them all with great panache.

He loved golf, fishing, photography, building wooden clocks and, most of all, driving his Topaz Triumph TR6. He will miss driving the winding back roads of New England with his many car club friends.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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