Harry Sonntag

Obituary of Harry G. Sonntag

Harry G. Sonntag, 89, of Petersburg, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ, on July 19, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Eileen (Nelson), and his children; Deborah Lowrey and her husband David, Donald and his wife Teri, and David and his wife Maria. He is also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren; Keith Lowrey and his wife Caren, Lynnae Trematerra and her husband Jim, Stephanie Borgard and her husband Brian, Staci Hadel and her husband Ben. The family is also blessed with seven beautiful great-grandchildren! Born on May 11, 1932 in Elizabeth, NJ, Harry met Eileen at a Christian Youth Rally, and they were married on July 16th, 1955. Harry had enlisted in the Unites States Navy for four years and he served overseas aboard the Battleship New Jersey during the Korean Conflict, and later aboard the U.S.S. Macon. After an Honorable Discharge, with the family growing, they settled in Union County and Harry worked for Connelly Distributing Company in North Arlington for 33 years as a Residential Salesman. Central to their lives was serving faithfully and joyfully at their beloved church, Cranford Alliance, for many years. Harry was a Trustee, Usher and committed to the church’s Transportation Ministry. Above all, Harry desired to live a life that consistently honored Jesus, and anyone who knew him knew that he was a man of strong faith. In 1998, he and Eileen retired to the “Jersey Shore,” and continued to serve the Lord at their second church home, Linwood Community Church. A lifelong NY Mets and Giants fan, Harry loved to participate in many sports including bowling, fishing, skiing, and for many years coached the church Softball team. The family enjoyed annual vacations and camping trips, and he and Eileen were fond of traveling, going on a number of exciting cruises. Harry’s most loved leisure activity was sunbathing, especially on the 42nd St. beach in Ocean City! Harry supported a number of veteran’s organizations such as; Disabled Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets, Wounded Warrior Project, and was an active member at American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe. In 2017, he was thrilled to participate in the Honor Flight of Southern NJ, to the Washington DC memorials. A Memorial Service followed by a Luncheon will be held on Thursday July 29th at 11am, at Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Rd, Linwood, NJ 08221. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Harry to America’s Keswick, www.americaskeswick.org, 732-350-1187.
Thursday
29
July

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Linwood Community Church
1838 Shore Road
Linwood, New Jersey, United States
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