Stefan Sojka, 34, of Burlington died unexpectedly from a heroin overdose on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in Winooski. He was born in Salt Lake City, UT on July 8, 1982, the first child of Cynthia and Gerhard Sojka. He is survived by his parents, Cynthia (Reid) Loomis and her husband, Bruce, of Georgia; and Gerhard Sojka and his wife, Myra, of FL. His half-sister, Jennifer Kelley and her husband, Brandon, of Ogden, UT; a stepbrother, Todd Loomis, of South Burlington; a brother, Erich Sojka and his wife, Solangela, and their two children, of FL; and a brother, Christian Sojka of FL. His long-time girlfriend, Jennifer Handy, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins here and in Austria.
Stefan was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He had a good heart and will be remembered by many. He loved his music, sports, dancing and owned the pool table wherever he went. He was a hard worker, a jack-of-all-trades including, avid floor installer, concrete worker, roofer and mechanic. He was a loving son, and loved his family and friends. Stefan was also a heroin addict. Our hearts are broken.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 22 Bushey Road, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Minor Funeral Home, PO Box 113, Milton, VT 05468 to assist with the cost of funeral services.