Regaldo A. Soto

Regaldo A. Soto of Ripley, NY died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at his home with his loving family at his side as he passed into the Lord’s hands.

He was born May 13, 1937 in Puerto Rico, to the late Angelo and Maria Soto.

On Nov. 7, 1962, he married Elizabeth Soto in North East, Pa. Elizabeth died Jan. 8, 2013.

Regaldo was a professional landscaper in the area until his retirement. Both he and Elizabeth had been lifetime members of the Ripley Baptist Church.

He is survived by five children, Tina Blystone, William (Tammy) Soto of Ripley, NY, Michael (Hope) Soto of Westfield, NY, Carmen Wettekin of North East, Pa., and Rick Soto of Fairview, Pa. He is further survived by his brother, Cruz of Erie, Pa.; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his loving wife Elizabeth, Regaldo was preceded in death by his late son, Regaldo Soto Jr.

A 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Ripley, NY with the Rev. Donald Eggleston officiating. Interment will be in Quincy Cemetery at the convenience of the family

Arrangements are by the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main St., Ripley, NY. Michael Robert Fantauzzi, Director.