Joseph “Joey” Sobetski
June 13, 1963 – August 2, 2023
Joey was born on June 13, 1963, and was a bundle of joy and a blessing to the Sobetski family since that day. Joey passed away on August 2, 2023, at the age of 60 years old. Joey was fun-loving, had a charming personality, as well as a million-dollar smile that would make your heart melt.
He is preceded by grandparents, Joseph and Kathryne Meschede, John and Leocadia Sobetski, and Great Aunt Virginia Maxwell.
Joey is survived and will be deeply missed by his parents, Frank and Jodene Sobetski Sr.; siblings, Frank Sobetski Jr (Laurie), Jodie Sobetski Hofmaier (Dale), and Maureen Sobetski McCormick (Mike); nephews and niece, Adam, Grant and Aaron Sobetski, Nick and Alex Hofmaier, and Trey and Maysa McCormick.
His life was extraordinary and full of spirited events, which included Bell Choir, Spirit Matters, attending Creighton basketball games with his parents, fishing with his dad, brother and nephews and niece, and faithfully walking his dog, Droopy, around the neighborhood. He loved travelling with his parents on yearly vacations in the United States, Canada, as well as a special trip to Germany visiting his relatives, where he touched their hearts deeply.
Joey attended Madonna School and graduated at the age of 21. After his graduation he worked at John Day, Bergan Mercy Hospital and Madonna Workshop.
He was very active and participated in the Special Olympics for many years and won numerous swimming medals. Joey bowled every Saturday morning in a league for 10 years with his mother. He played on the “Mama’s Boys” rec softball team and played pool weekly with his cousins at Big John’s Pool Hall, where they turned a blind eye to let him move the cue ball for a better shot. Joey was always treated as “one of the guys”.
Joey’s love for music included Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, John Denver and Alabama.
The Sobetski family would like to especially thank the compassionate staff at St. Joseph Villa for their extraordinary love and attention they gave him in the last 2 years.
Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Madonna School and Community Services, 6402 N 71st St, Omaha, NE 68104.