Grover Lloyd Sorber, Jr.
Died: November 11, 2012
Grover Lloyd Sorber, Jr., of Johnson City went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 11, 2012 at 86 years old. He was surrounded by his family as His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ welcomed him home. Lloyd was originally from Shickshinny, PA but has lived in Johnson City since coming to the area after WWII. He was predeceased by his parents, Grover and Mary Ellen Sorber; siblings, Vernon Sorber, Vera Taylor, Mildred Benscotter, Marshall Sorber, and Grace Louise Moody; and son-in-law, Thomas Griffiths. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Wilhelmina (Berkhoudt) Sorber; his 6 children, Rev. Marshall and Sheila Sorber of Vestal, Bonnie (Sorber) Griffiths of Johnson City, Laurel Sorber of Johnson city, Daniel and Gwen Sorber of Syracuse, Jonathan and Denea Sorber of Johnson City, and Rev Paul and Brenda Sorber of Florida; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; as well as his sister, Doris and Bill Cope of Binghamton, numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was employed by IBM and retired as a Department Technician after 31 years of service. He served in the United States Navy during WWII as a 1st class Fireman. He was a committed servant of His Lord and served in many capacities at The First Baptist Church in Johnson City. He began the Bus Ministry, served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendant, Teacher, and Youth Leader for over 65. He also was active in the community and coached Little League Baseball in the Johnson City Little League and in the IBM Youth Leagues. He most of all enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and skiing. He loved to entertain his family by telling stories of the days gone by.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 16th from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St., Johnson City. There will also be a time of visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am on Saturday, November 17th at the CrossPoint Community Church, 1 Grand Blvd., Binghamton with a Celebration Service honoring his life at 11:00am at the church, with his son, Rev. Marshall L. Sorber, officiating. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to the Missions Fund of the CrossPoint Community Church in Binghamton, NY, or the West Pines Baptist Church of Lake Worth, Florida. He was very committed to world missions and to the missionaries who serve the Lord around the world.