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Eric Steven Sonne

July 24, 1951 November 16, 2020
Eric Steven Sonne
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Eric Steven Sonne, 69, of Catasauqua and State College, died Monday, November 16th, and crossed over the rainbow bridge to be greeted by his many beloved pets that went before him. He passed suddenly at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Attorney Frances G, Sonne and celebrated 47 years together this past October. Born in Springfield, PA, he was the son of the late Lucy Whitford Sonne.

Eric was a manager at Service Tire Truck Center in Bethlehem for many years before retiring. Before that he worked at Lehigh Tire and also taught middle school. He was a proud graduate of Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a teaching certification.

He and Frances were avid Penn State football fans and rarely missed a home game, making good use of their season tickets. He also enjoyed traveling, including many bowl games, and loved nature and animals.

Along with his wife, Frances, he is survived by his sisters, Lis Sonne Hoveland and her husband James, Jane Sonne, Patricia Sonne, nephews Jonathan and Ian and niece, Erica, and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Karen, and a nephew, Christian. He is also survived by his family of cats, Littlest Girl, Mama, Wild Man, Pippi, Tiny Tim and Number 3. He was preceded in death by a sister and a nephew.

Services will be private due to the Covid restrictions. Memorial contributions may be made to the family via the funeral home.

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Catasauqua is handling the arrangements.
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