Sonnenmair Jr., David A.

September 22, 1929 - August 4, 2016

David Andrew Sonnenmair, Jr., age 86, passed away on a quiet afternoon, surrounded by family, August 4, 2016.

Dave was preceded in death by his wife of over 55 years, Gloria Cordray Sonnenmair. He is survived by his three daughters, Lee Ann Peterson (husband Rob), Jan Marie Sonnenmair, and Carol Patricia Mortimer (husband Paul). He also has five grandchildren, Stacy Hicks (husband Mack), Clifton Stamm, Austin Mortimer, Justin Mortimer, and Eli Sonnenmair, and one great granddaughter, Eloise Hicks.

Dave, the only child of David and Hilda Sonnenmair, was born in Philadelphia, PA in September, 1929. He grew up Philadelphia, was an accomplished pianist as a young man, and graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylannia. Dave was in sales management his entire career and retired in his mid 70’s. He was loving husband, father and grandfather. Dave was an avid golfer, loved playing cards with his many friends at Canyon Creek Country Club, and betting the ponies.

A family celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be determined.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever” Winnie the Pooh

RIP Dave! You will be missed!

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Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

16 replies on “Sonnenmair Jr., David A.”

Mel and Zee Adams says:

Sorry to hear about David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Marshall summers says:

A lot of memories.

Chuck and Marcia Garvey says:

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Charles and Marsha Mattocks says:

We are both sad to hear of the passing of David. Blessings to his family and friends.

Rob Peterson says:

Dave raised a great family and loved them all. Rest in Peace, Dave.

Cliff says:

Grandad, its funny saying that as I’ve always called and known you as Dave. I think that just shows the hilariously wonderful and sometimes pain in the ass personality you had. It was always Grandma and Dave, im not sure I’d want to have it any other way.

I sure will miss you Dave. I’ll miss the great times we had at Canyon Creek, meeting all of your friends and seeing how much everyone there loved to see you walk through the door. You were the first to teach me how to play golf (or at least set up the lesson, but you stood there the whole time watching and giving advice) you taught me how to do what you did best, gamble! I’m an excellent poker player because of you, Dave. Most of all i’ll miss the 2 minute phone calls we had regularly. Short but sweet and you always told me you loved me.

I love you, Dave. Rest easy and tell Grandma I love her. Can’t wait to see you both again.

Rob Peterson says:

God bless Dave. He raised a great family and always meant well.

Barbara Hanks says:

Dave always brought a smile to my face with his quick wit, inviting smile & his handsomeness. A fond memory of Dave was at one of Clifton’s football games we attended & I sat by Dave. He was on his phone making bets for the Horse races & ask if I wanted to make one with him. I wish I had because he won some money that night. I loved his sense of humor, his intelligence, and his company. I really loved being around your mom & dad. I got the blessing, so I thank you for that Lee Ann, for sharing your parents with me. You will always have their love with you. Peace be with you!

Marty Stamm says:

I am very sad about Dave’s passing. My heart has a huge hole in it. I have so many wonderful memories of Dave. He not only was the grandfather of my niece and nephew,and my friend, but he was like a second dad to me. He was family. Dave was always so much fun. He always loved life. He was a definite people person. He could light up a room when he walked in, and he never met a stranger. Dave was tough. I always admired him and how he kept going on, even when life got hard. He kept on going. Dave was a good man and a good husband to Glo. I could always tell how much he missed her. He was most proud of his three beautiful daughters and his grandchildren. Any time he spoke of any of them, his face would light up. You could tell how proud he was. They were his world. His blessings. I already miss Dave. Thanksgiving and Christmas will never be the same for me without he and Glo. This world lost a great man, but heaven gained an angel. Until we meet again, RIP Dave. I love ya! Fly high dear Dave, fly high! Lee Ann, Jan, and Carol, thank you for always sharing your parents with me. I loved them both dearly. You all were so blessed to have had them, as they both were blessed to have had all of you. They will always be with you. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for each of you. I love all of you very much.

Hugh & Sondra Gibson says:

Leeann & family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your dad. You have a wonderful family and we have been blessed to know you. Our prayers love and thoughts embrace you during this difficult time. We love you! Hugs

Linda Paez says:

My thoughts and prayers to LeeAnn, Jan, Carol and your family for your loss. Your father and grandfather will be missed. Love you, Linda.

hugh gibson says:

LeeAnn, we send our condolences to you and your family. I pray you find comfort in the arms of our Savior, Jesus.

Donna and Don Cates says:

Dave was quite a guy. We miss seeing him in the halls at ElDorado, while visiting mom. She has sure missed him, too. We hope and pray for comfort, peace in your hearts, and lots of wonderful memories to fill your days. Love you all, bunches.

Cynthia Ochoa says:

Lee Ann, I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carol mortimer says:

dad you will be greatly missed I’m so proud to be your daughter and have so many wonderful memories being with you taking you to the horse races having a burger and a milkshake I sure will miss you always your favorite daughter

Mack Hicks says:

A great way to judge a man is by his family, and Dave and Glo have raised the best family one could be a part of… I will always remember him for his great humor, his love of golf, and how happy he was around his family. I will miss watching the golf tournaments with you while others are shucking oysters for Rob’s BBQs! Rest in peace, Dave. I know you are in a better place, and we will always remember you and miss you…

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