Shairmaine Socha

November 28, 1941
December 7, 2021

Shairmaine K. (Babiash) Socha, 80, passed away at home wrapped in the loving arms of her husband Tuesday evening, December 7, 2021.  She was born November 28, 1941, to Lawrence and Edna (Morrison) Babiash, one of 14 children. Shairmaine met her future husband, Donald Socha when she was 16 years old.  The two married April 17, 1959, this year celebrating their 62th anniversary.  Don worked at the papermill and served in the Reserves while Shairmaine raised their three sons.  She was also instrumental in running the family rental properties.  Don says that she was the fun part of the marriage, and he was the work part of the marriage. 

Shairmaine loved to shop, and QVC was her favorite channel.  She enjoyed dressing to the nines for parties and having beautiful gold jewelry sparkle on her fingers, neck and ears.  She also loved spoiling her grandchildren and preparing for any and all holidays.  The entire Jackson Grade School neighborhood will remember her Halloween decorations.  They even were featured in the newspaper. Her home reflected her wonderful taste, also beautifully decorated.

She is survived by her loving husband, Don; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kevin and Jenny, Ricky, and Scott and Sara Socha; three grandchildren, Blake (Angela), Miranda, and Logan (special friend, Maddy) Socha; two great-grandsons, Colt and Henry; brothers and sisters along with sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, David and Mary Babiash, Wayne “Butch” and Debbie Babiash, Steve and Julie Babiash, Phyllis Ciranni, Evelyn Babiash, Tom Donovan, Linda Babiash, Bonnie Babiash, Randy Socha, and Diane and Bob Detrie; a special niece, Haley Kerkoff;  other nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and 8 siblings, Shairmaine was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kirstin Souquet. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St.  A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  To send online condolences visit

Shairmaine’s family extends a special thank you to Home Instead and Unity Hospice for assisting us in caring for her in the home she adored.  Your kindness will not be forgotten.