Gerald J. Sonnenberg
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Gerald J. Sonnenberg, 86, of Athens, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Born on November 6, 1933 in LaSalle, Illinois to the late Mary and Phil Sonnenberg, he was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Sonnenberg married Kathleen Ann Anglevar in September 1957. The family relocated from Illinois to Athens in 1975. Mr. Sonnenberg worked for General Time Corporation in Illinois and Athens and retired as purchasing manager in 1999. Upon retirement, Jerry was most recognizable as the "on-site" manager of the Hull street parking lot on UGA football Saturdays. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, had a love of God and put family first in his life. His favorite times were shared with family.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sonnenberg was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include wife of 62 wonderful years, Kathleen Ann Anglevar Sonnenberg of Athens; daughter, Jill S. Leysath of Braselton, Georgia; grandchildren, Hannah Justine Leysath and Luke Thomas Leysath; a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home, 3195 Atlanta Hwy., Athens.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 958 Epps Bridge Pkwy., Athens. Jerry's cousin, Rev. Robert Gielow will perform the funeral mass. Entombment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: St. Mary's Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30622.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.