March 27, 1920 - July 6, 2015
Saul Sokol, age 95, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2015. A lifelong subscriber of the theory that laughter keeps you young, hospice staffers were brought to tears seeing that he could still muster a smile and faint laugh, shortly before passing. Saul was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, graduated from East High School in 1938 and attended evening classes at Ohio State University. Upon his return from military service during WWII, Saul entered the family insurance business, where he still enjoyed spending time at age 90. Saul was an active volunteer for many wonderful causes and served on boards of a number of organizations including the Central Ohio Alzheimer's Association, Salvation Army, B'nai Brith and Syntaxis Youth Homes. In 2010, he was inducted into the Central Ohio Senior Citizens' Hall of Fame. With all his insurance related activities, which yielded numerous awards and industry recognition around the country, as well as his volunteer activities, Saul still found time for his passion, which was newspapers and writing. A syndicated columnist, his weekly insurance column, Your Insurance Advisor, appeared in the Columbus Dispatch for 30 years. A book of the same name, was published in 1977. Saul was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis, as well as his parents Nathan and Rose and brothers Joseph, Jules, Si and Mal. He is survived by children Samara (Milton) Fields and Jay (Kathy) Sokol, his grandchildren Andrew (Angie) Fields, Neelee Archibald, Brandon (Jessica) Sokol, Brian (Katie) Kleinman and Karen Rediger. Though it adds to the cost of his obituary, Saul would want mention of his great grandchildren Thurston Archibald, Daniel and Ella Kleinman, Elijah and Naomi Rediger, as well as their father Nick and twins Harper and Tucker Sokol. Besides the mutual admiration for the staffs of Creekside at the Village, Heritage House and Zusman Hospice, as well as his many nieces and nephews, another important individual in Saul's life was Robert Wilson, a trusted employee of Sokol Insurance since 1957. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, July 9 at EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 E. Main St. Interment will follow at New Agudas Achim Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following interment at Wexner Heritage House. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Columbus Jewish Foundation – Phyllis and Saul Sokol BBYO Fund, Wexner Heritage Village or the Salvation Army.
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