Richard Joseph Sonia, Sr., age 74, of Purlear, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home.

He was born May 18, 1946 in Fairfield, Connecticut to Joseph John and Doris Eastman Sonia. Mr. Sonia was a US Navy Seabee Veteran. He served on the Board of Directors of the Buck Mountain Homeowner’s Association. Mr. Sonia enjoyed watching football and basketball. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Rena Stettner.

Surviving are his wife, Dianne Sonia; son, Ricky Sonia of Millers Creek; daughter, Suzette Sebastian and spouse Blake of North Wilkesboro; brothers, Leonard Sonia and spouse Sandra of Kirkland, New York, Robert Sonia and spouse Karen of Harlingen, Texas, Edward Sonia and spouse Debbie of Lake Worth, Florida; sisters, Arlene Wilwalaski and spouse Dick of Palm Springs, California, Debbie Torcia of Waterville, New York; grandchild, Austin Sonia of Fort Myers, Florida; and brother-in-law, Patt Stettner of Port Aransas, Texas.

Memorial service will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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