Brian Anthony Soety

Brian Anthony Soety, age 46 of Erie, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Born in Erie on September 25, 1970, he was the son of the late Boyd A. (Bunny) and Eleanor Mester Soety.

Brian is survived by his sister, Kathleen Zwick, his brother, Boyd Andrew (Andy) Soety, and niece and nephews, Jennifer Zwick, Michael Zwick, Justin Soety, and Adam Soety.  He is also survived by his cousin, David Banko, and many other relatives.

He attended McDowell High School.

His family loved him, will miss him, and always wished him the best in life.

His sister, Kathleen, remembers him as being a sweet young boy who was happy all of the time.

His brother, Boyd (Andy), enjoys remembering how he loved cars and knew every make and model.

This obituary is a tribute to Brian by his friends who were his family for many years.  He will be greatly missed by these wonderful, caring people and so many others.

John and his family knew him as enjoying fishing and he was talented with auto mechanics.  He loved cook-outs with friends and he was always willing to help others.

Wes Reeser knew he was a gentle giant.  He had a dry sense of humor only a few of his friends understood.   They spoke every day even though they lived far apart.  Brian kept his sense of humor even though life threw curve balls at him.  He was a wonderful, caring soul and Wes loves him very much.  "See you at that Kinks concert in the sky, my friend!"

Jerry Ritz has fond memories of Brian over their 25 years of friendship.  The friends have fun, happy memories of hanging out at Perkins and drinking lots of coffee.  He loved to reminisce about his school days.  He was a very kind soul with a huge heart towards me and others.  We worked together at Wal-Mart and I am so glad to have made so many good memories with him.  He will forever have a special place in my heart.

Marybeth Mehler remembers him as being the most loving and unselfish man that she ever knew. His last words to her were, "I want to see you happy and smiling."

Brian Guile has wonderful memories of him and Brian being huge 'Smokey and the Bandit' fans and the years they worked together.   They would trade movie quotes back and forth.  "We had a blast!"

Thank you to everyone who knew Brian and for all you have done for him these past years.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to help cover Brian's final expenses, which can be sent to:

Askins Cremation Funeral Services, 8354 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16509.