Jonathan E. Sonntag

March 9, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Jonathan “Jon” E. Sonntag, 38, of Sugarloaf, passed away Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Edward and Nancy (Villano) Sonntag.

      Jon was a Hazleton Area High School graduate class of 2002 and was a graduate of Bloomsburg University. He worked as an EMT since 2001 with local EMS services. He was a volunteer firefighter since the age of 14 with his dad, starting as a junior firefighter with Hazle Township Fire and Rescue. Jon joined the Harwood Fire Company in 1999 and throughout the years, he served as Lieutenant, Assistant Chief, Fire Police Lieutenant, Captain, and most recent President. He also volunteered with Conyngham Boro and Valley Regional as well as Freeland Ambulance and Valley Ambulance. Outside his dedication to the fire and ambulance services, he was also an avid video game enthusiast. He was also very devoted to animal rescues.

      Surviving are his wife of 5 years, the former Lindsay Saras; mother and father-in- law, Lew and Mary Jane Saras; sister-in-law, Ginny Saras; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

      The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 14th, from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M in the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12
      th St., Hazleton. The family requests visitors follow all Covid protocols, including the wearing of masks. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Harwood Fire Company, 874 Old St., Hazle Township, PA 18202 or to the charity of one’s own choice.
    • Guestbook
      Kathy Wallace
      So very sorry for your loss.  Jonathan was one of my all time favorite students.  He had a heart of gold and was an incredible young man. Keeping you all I’m my prayers.
      Debra Napolitano
      JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU HOW VERY SORRY WE ARE FOR YOUR LOSS,
      IT WAS A SHOCK TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. HE WAS LOVED EVEN THOUGH WE DIDNT SEE EACH OTHER VERY OFTEN. HE WAS A GENTLE GIANT WITH A HEART OF GOLD. THE WORLD WILL BE A LITTLE LESS BRIGHTER WITHOUT HIM AROUND. MAY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT AND YOUR MEMORIES GIVE YOU PEACE. OUR ONLY CONSOLATION IS THAT I KNOW HES IN THE LOVING ARMS OF HIS MOM AND DAD AND THAT ONE DAY WE
      WILL MEET AGAIN
      WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY
      UNCLE CHARLIE
      AUNT DEBBIE
      CHRISTOPHER
      WE LOVE YOU JONATHAN
      Brianne Villano
      It seems like yesterday that we were having Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa's house. We'd be in the living room coloring in giant coloring books while the grown-ups played cards. There was always a Christmas movie on the tv and we had to watch our favorites every year. Or going on Romper Room together. You sat on Miss Molly's foot so she couldn't even move to host the show and we would laugh like idiots after thinking about it. Chris and I always talk about throwing grapes into each others' mouths from across the table at Thanksgiving and other holidays. I can't pick just one memory. I love you and I miss you terribly. Rest in peace, cousin. I will see you again someday. I'll bring the coloring books and grapes.
      Love,
      Bri
      Susan Tucker
      I am so sorry for your loss, Lindsay.  We are praying for you and your family.
      Brianne Villano
      It seems like yesterday that we were having Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa's house. We'd be in the living room coloring in giant coloring books while the grown-ups played cards. There was always a Christmas movie on the tv and we had to watch our favorites every year. Or going on Romper Room together. You sat on Miss Molly's foot so she couldn't even move to host the show and we would laugh like idiots after thinking about it. Chris and I always talk about throwing grapes into each others' mouths from across the table at Thanksgiving and other holidays. I can't pick just one memory. I love you and I miss you terribly. Rest in peace, cousin. I will see you again someday. I'll bring the coloring books and grapes.
      Love,
      Bri
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