Obituary of Lyle Sokoll
Lyle G. Sokoll, 90, lifelong Windham resident, passed away January 4, 2018. He was born in Lexington, a son of the late Michael and Louise Truesdell Sokoll. A Windham High School graduate, Lyle served in the US Navy during WWII. He married Margaret Austin September 14, 1946.
Over the years Lyle owned and operated Sokoll's Garage & Sons (Ford agency and wrecker service), a taxi and limo service, a Texaco Gas Station and was the original owner of the Old Coach Inn, all of Windham. He also sponsored Pump, Pass & Kick through Ford. Lyle owned dirt track racecars and had 1957 and 1958 Fords that raced on the old beach track in Daytona.
Lyle belonged to the Teamsters, Catskill Elks Lodge, American Legion in Florida and New York, Windham Bowling League, Nescot Assoc. (old time stock car club). He served as Commissioner of the Windham Fire Department.
Husband of 71 years to Margaret Sokoll, father of Melinda Sokoll of Windham and the late Lynn Sokoll who died in 2014; brother of the late Amelia Baker and Mary Becker; grandfather of Macee Lynn Soule and the late Austin Dana Sokoll; uncle of Donna Falker, Barbara Bois, Mike Becker and the late Reggie Becker.
A memorial service will be held on
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