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Sorber, Gordon "Sonny" E.

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September 19, 1937 - February 13, 2015

Sorber, Gordon "Sonny" E.

Honoring U.S. Navy Veteran Gordon (known as Sonny) Ellsworth Sorber who passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the age of 77 with his family at his side. Sonny was born in West Salem Township, Pennsylvania to Hazel (Thompson) and Gordon Sorber, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Donna Jean Sorber (Nottingham) of 57 years. They were married in front of family and friends on March 29, 1958 in Adamsville, Pennsylvania.

Sonny enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1956 where he attended naval training in Brainbridge, Maryland. Through his tenure Naval career, he was stationed in New London, Connecticut; in Charleston, South Carolina; in Norfolk, Virginia on the U.S.S. Kittiwake; Washington D.C.; and in Danang, Vietnam. Upon his return to the states, he was honorably discharged as a Yoeman in October 1970. After two years in his hometown of Pennsylvania, he returned to Washington D.C. at the U.S. Naval Security Station as a Legal Secretary in Civil Service. Joining the reserves as a Construction Battalion (C.B.’s). Following in his dad’s footsteps, Sonny started his own company, Miracle Construction, where he used honesty and integrity that was instilled within him from his parents. These same qualities were also instilled within his own family and continues to flourish down to his great-grandchildren.

Sonny has had many enjoyments in his life. He was a family man, and with his family, he loved to travel across the United States and also enjoyed camping. You could always find him tinkering around the house driving Donna crazy with construction projects or sitting in his favorite chair watching sports, with a handful of snacks. His favorite drinks were coffee and rootbeer.

Sonny’s legacy lives on in his two daughters, Deborah Sorber and Diana Sorber; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and her husband Scott Tedford and Cynthia and her husband Paul Boggess; five great-grandchildren, Chandler Sorber, Zachary Martin-Tedford, Johnathon Boggess, Savannah Tedford, and Jackson Tedford; three brothers, Robert, Jack, and William; and four sisters, Hazel, Melva, Patsy, and Jeanie.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with Service at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Brooks Family Chapel at Dallas North Funeral Home; located at 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Navy Honor Guard, Honor the Honorable, will be held at 1:15 pm on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery; located at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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

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pat sorber stainbrook

February 19, 2015 10:16AM

I remember him as being the clown of the family...endless jokes..miles separate us but know i love all of you..


Mary Beth Nottingham

February 19, 2015 9:55AM

Donna, We are truly sorry for your loss. I wish we could have been able to come down to be with all of you. When I think of Sonny I smile. He and I laughed a lot every time we got together when you would come home to visit.I will remember him this way. Love to all of you. Miss you, Mary Beth


Kate Sorber

February 19, 2015 8:07AM

Remembering the great times we had in Dallas. The laughter when we went out to dinner and they cut Jim's tie off. The carriage ride through Dallas. Many others too, not to mention the great hospitality you and Sonny always showed everyone. He will be missed by and continued to be loved by family and friends.


Jack and Patty Sorber

February 18, 2015 8:59PM

we send our deepest condolance.we will miss him he was a good brother. wish we could have been there with you Donna keep in touch let us know how you are doing. love to all


Johnathon Boggess

February 18, 2015 8:44PM

i may not have known you for long but the time I had with you was some of the best times in my life you wer as close to me as my own grandfather was to me in my heart, your in a better place now and I know you will always be looking after all of us. I love you poppa


Pat Reiter

February 18, 2015 3:31PM

We send our deepest sympathy from the Durney family. From Jim and Betty Durney, Carol (Durney) Roshala, and Ron and Pat (Durney) Reiter


Bob and Sandy Sorber

February 17, 2015 11:01PM

We will miss the phone calls and our looking forward to getting to spend time together. You were the best best man a couple could ever have. We love you and think you were a great big brother.


Betty Christy

February 17, 2015 2:48PM

Our love and hugs to you all. Wishing we could have been there with you. Love, Bob and Betty Christy and Evelyn and Theresa Nottingham.


Cynthia Boggess

February 17, 2015 11:29AM

You were the best Poppa anyone could ask. You will truly be missed! Thank you for a wonderful 32 years! I love you so much.