Kathleen Alexis “Kathy” (Bell) Sonntag
November 20, 1946 - August 17, 2023
Kathleen Alexis “Kathy” (Bell) Sonntag, age 76, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Lansdale and Philadelphia, PA, passed into eternal life and happiness with the Lord, at home on Thursday, August 17, 2023.
Born in Abington Hospital, Montgomery County, PA on November 20, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Catharine C. Bell, who preceded her in death in 1976 and 2003, respectively. Kathy was a 1964 graduate of St. Hubert’s High School in Philadelphia where she played the trumpet in the school orchestra. In 1966 Kathy graduated from Manor Junior College in Jenkintown, PA with a Legal Secretarial degree and worked in the legal field until her 2009 retirement. Kathy also served during the Vietnam war as an American Red Cross Gray Lady volunteer at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Kathy’s main interests were her many books, English history, Broadway shows, music, travel, and love of and rescuing cats, the latest being Muffin and Robin.
Kathy is survived by her beloved husband of almost 55 years, Gerard; aunts, Sr. Catherine Alexis Murray, OSF, and Sr. Meriam Eileen Murray, OSF; cousins, Lynn McGee (Joseph), and Susan Sullivan; and many other relatives and friends.
Inurnment will be held privately in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathy’s memory to Alley Cat Allies, P.O. Box 98179, Washington, D.C. 20077-8179 or online by clicking here or to a charity of your choice.