Lydia J. Soja
December 7, 1924 - January 10, 2022
Lydia J. Soja, age 97, of Media, PA, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022.
Born in Detroit, MI, on December 7, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline (Jakubiec) Krajewski. Lydia relocated to Delaware with her family during the Great Depression. She worked in Student Financial Services at Wilmington University for 46 years until her retirement at age 90. Lydia was proud of her time spent at Wilmington University and was even named Miss WilmU at their 50th anniversary celebration. She spent the last seven years of her retirement living at Lima Estates, where she kept busy with many of the fun activities available and spent time with friends, including her best friend of 90 years Betty. Lydia enjoyed vacationing in Wildwood, NJ with friends and family. More than anything, she loved being able to spend time with her family and her cat, Lily.
In addition to her parents, Lydia is preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward J. Soja. She is survived by her sons, Edward A. Soja (Iva) and Mark J. Soja; and granddaughter, Lindsay M. Soja.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lydia’s memory to Wilmington University, Wilmington University Development Office, 320 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720, or online by clicking here.