United Township High School Class Of 1960


James J. "Whitey" Soucinek, 69, of Coal Valley and Naples, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Memorials can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Whitey was born July 11, 1942, in Moline, the son of Joseph and Shirley Price Soucinek. He graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, in 1960. After college at Northern Illinois University, he worked in Chicago in sales for Smith Corona Merchant. In 1970, he founded Advanced Business Systems in Moline. He married Cheryl Windy on Jan. 9, 1965, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline.

Whitey was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, life member at Oakwood Country Club, Coal Valley, and Twin Eagles Country Club, Naples, Fla., where he wintered. He was an avid golfer and was well-known in the Quad-Cities.

Survivors (and spouses) include his wife of 47 years, Cheryl; son, Brian (Amber) Soucinek, Moline; grandchildren, Tanner and Britta, whom he truly enjoyed spending time with; sister, Pam (Chuck) Naert, Carbon Cliff; aunt, Dixie Worth, Geneseo; brother-in-law, Ron Dixon; and his two beloved pets, Maggy and LuLu. He loved his friends and often told them so. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joel.


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