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In Memory: John Sohmer, Age 59

Obituary - John SohmerJohn Robert Hugo Sohmer, 59, of Duxbury, MA died peacefully on September 30, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. John was born and raised in Rye, NY, where early on he distinguished himself as an excellent tennis and paddle tennis player. After graduating from Iona College, John pursued a career in finance, starting at Coopers and Lybrand before moving to Pepsi Bottling Group, First Wind Energy, and JM Huber Corporation.

John’s greatest joy in life was his family, both immediate and extended. He cherished spending time with Jesse and his children on playgrounds, in the backyard having nerf wars, on the sidelines of numerous sports events, or just snuggling on the couch watching a movie. He thoroughly enjoyed time on the beach and courts at American Yacht club, on the boat in Duxbury Bay, and at The Pink House in Woodstock Vermont. He was passionate about his racquet sports. He spent many hours with buddies, having fierce and fun matches with all sorts of banter, usually ending with a beer in their hands at the local pub. John was the assistant coach for the Duxbury High School girls tennis team and he had a wonderful rapport with the players.

Later in life, John was confronted with many health challenges. He approached them all with extraordinary grace, bravery, and humor, leaving those closest to him often unaware of the severity of his illness. He was forever grateful for the expert care of his team of doctors at Tufts Medical Center, with whom he also had a great relationship.

A consummate joker, John was universally loved by those who knew him. He is survived by Jesse, and his children Harry, Ellie, Lila, Adam, his sister Nina, and numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored.

A memorial service was held October 7, 2021 at Island Creek Oysters, Duxbury, MA. Reverend Emily J. Kellar officiated. In memory of John, contributions may be made to The Heart Brothers Foundation and The Pat Roche Hospice Home.

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