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Edward M. Sioma

Obituary for Edward M. Sioma

May 7, 1930 - June 15, 2021
Newtown, Pennsylvania | Age 91

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Edward M. Sioma passed away on June 15 at the age of 91. A long-time resident of Levittown, he grew up in Rochester, NY, and obtained a B.S. in physics at the University of Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and spent 41 years working as a senior research scientist for Rohm & Haas in Springhouse, PA. His specialty was electronic measurements, and he continued to remain active in inventing, designing, and building electronic projects during his retirement. As a retiree, he obtained five U.S. patents, and the final one was published when he was 90 years of age.
Ed and his late wife, Eileen Perry Sioma, were founding members of the congregation at First Baptist Church of Levittown-Fairless Hills, where he remained an active and devoted member all his life. He sang in the church choir and enjoyed classical music, opera, fishing, traveling, and ballroom dancing. Ed was preceded in death by his daughter Laura Jean Sioma. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law James and Nancy Sioma of York, PA, Lawrence and Elizabeth Sioma of Clarksville, MD; and daughter Nadine Sioma of Florida. His grandchildren include John and Allison Hopkins of Mt. Joy, PA, Tianna and Kenneth Miller Jr. of Boiling Springs, S.C., David and Leah Sioma of King of Prussia, PA, and Helen Sioma of Clarksville, MD. He also leaves behind two great-grandchildren and many dear friends, including Sarah Davis of Newtown, PA.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Levittown-Fairless Hills on Saturday, July 17th at 11 am. All are welcome. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution to the church, which is located at 6131 Bristol-Emilie Rd, Levittown, PA, 19057.

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