Bert “Harry” Sorber, 97, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Oakley Place in Topeka.
He was born June 14, 1922, in Nashville, Kansas, the son of Bert Henry and Helen Belle (Hart) Sorber. He lived in Topeka since 1937. He was a graduate of Topeka High School. Mr. Sorber was an Army veteran of WW II, serving in Italy and received the Purple Heart. Following the service he completed his college education and received a Business Degree from Washburn University in 1948.
Harry was employed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas as a Hospital Relations Representative and Rate Review Analyst, retiring in 1983.
He was married to Geneva Pauline “Gene” Evers on December 31, 1946. She preceded him in death on November 17, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Sorber in 1997.
Survivors include his daughter, Annette Louise (David) Jackson of Topeka; his son, Gregory Bert Sorber, Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren, Chad (Valerie) Jackson, Traci (David) Podlena and Sarah (Jonathan) Bearce; and nine great-grandchildren, Tyler Jackson, Shayla Podlena, Trevor Jackson, Dawson Podlena, Dray Podlena, Savannah and Sydnee Jackson, Dylana Bearce and Ayden Bearce.
Harry was a charter member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, passing out Tootsie Rolls to his grandchildren. He also enjoyed collecting and refinishing antique furniture and watching golf.
A private family service will be held at Parker Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions in Topeka. A recording of the service will be posted below. Please check back for availability.
Private interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church Learning Center, 4211 NW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66617.
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