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Deborah Ann Sohaney

Deborah Ann “Debbie” Archer Sohaney, 66, passed away June 2, 2021. A memorial to celebrate her life with her family and close friends will follow in the coming months. Debbie was born June 16th, 1954, in Philadelphia the daughter of Virginia and Thomas Archer Jr. After moving to Florida, Debbie married David Sohaney of Springfield, PA. in 1981. Debbie and David had two beautiful daughters during their 39 years of marriage. She was a loving wife and mother to her husband and two daughters. She had many pets over the years and adored each one as if they were her children also. She had a “green thumb” and loved to work in the yard on her many plants. She had a natural artistic talent helping her girls on many school projects and even took college courses for graphic design. For those that knew her well, knew she was easily approachable, welcoming and had a true gift for offering guidance through her own personal experiences. Later in life, with her children grown and with grandchildren in the picture she became known as “Dee-Dee”. Dee- Dee loved her granddaughter Olivia dearly and was able to help with her early care as a baby. Over the last five years as her health diminished, she did her best to spend time with her as best she could. Her youngest granddaughter Violet also had the privilege of meeting her Dee-Dee on several occasions and will enjoy her in memories from her sister and family.

Debbie was an extraordinary woman who although small in stature, was mighty in personality and strong-willed up until her last days.

Debbie is survived by her husband David Sohaney; daughters Nicole Sohaney; Ashley (Fernando Ritchie) Sohaney; grandchildren Olivia Ritchie; Violet Ritchie; her brother Thomas (Terese) Archer III; sister Jeanne Roseman; sister Kathleen (Chris Zagorski) Rudolph; Brother in-law Gary Rudolph and many nieces and nephews.

Debbie was preceded in death by her father Thomas Archer Jr.; stepfather Joseph Gallo; Brother in law Neil Roseman; and her Mother Virginia Gallo.

All condolences and flowers for the family can be sent directly to the Sohaney Residence: 535 Whitecap Cove Ct. Debary, FL 32713.

“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again”