The Life of James H Sonnon Sr.

James H. Sonnon, Sr., 78, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Sunday, April 4th, at home.  


Born in Meyerstown, PA on January 4, 1943, he was a son of the late William Henry & Parma Josephine (Cicero) Sonnon.


He was the widower of Barbara Lee (Dillard) Sonnon.


In addition to his parents and wife, Jim is also preceded in death by five brothers: Fred, William, George, Sam, & Robert Sonnon.


He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville.


Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, camping, and hunting. He also enjoyed building model cars.  


Jim had been employed as a truck driver for local textiles factories.


He is survived by two daughters: Montene M., wife of Jerry Moyer, of Cressona; & Nicole Minnich, widow of Brian, of Pottsville; two sons: James H. Sonnon, Jr., of Minersville; & Michael Sonnon, companion of Elaine Wall, of Pottsville; grandchildren: James Sonnon, III, Shain Wagner, Gwendolyn Wagner, Autumn Minnich, & Keith Minnich, great-grandson, Blaze Wagner, a sister, Rosemary Daubert, of St. Clair,his companion of 12 years, Dianne Legutko, Schuylkill Haven, numerous nieces & nephews, and daughter-in-law, Karen Sonnon, Minersville.


A viewing will be held  from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10th at Schuylkill Memorial Park's Chapel,  75 Memorial Dr., Schuylkill Haven. A graveside service will follow the viewing.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montene Moyer,  112 Schuylkill St. Cressona, PA 17929. Donations will be forwarded to Lehigh Valley Cancer Center in Jim's memory.  

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