Kathleen Alexis "Kathy" (Bell) Sonntag - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.

To Kathy,

Forever and Evermore

Forever I will love you, and that’s a long, long time,

I’ll hold you and enfold you in a manner most sublime.

For I love you in such a way as stars and moon love night,

Like a never ending tide, both wonderful and right.

We’ll walk along together over the roads of life,

Happy with our blessings equal to our strife.

Two hearts with one purpose sing a joyful song,

Faithful in their harmony, tender and yet strong.

When this life is over and we reach eternity’s shore,

My love for you will still be true, Forever and Evermore.

Love, Your Jerry.


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6 Condolences for Kathleen Alexis “Kathy” (Bell) Sonntag

  • I offer my heartfelt sympathy to Gerry whose love for Kathy was truly in sickness and in health. I am glad I knew you both for many years by way of Catherine (Hon) and Miriam. My prayers are with you, Gerry.

  • Gerry, You may not remember me but I hang with Franny and Honey and I just wanted you to know that my heart is sad for you. You have been so very faithful to Kathleen and as you were blessed to have her in your life for 55 years, so was she to have a wonderful and faithful husband for these years. You are held in prayer for peace in the days ahead.
    Blessings, Kate OSF

  • Gerry, Donna & I are so sorry for your loss. I know Kathy had been ill for a number of years. She is at peace now. I know you have many pleasant memories of your trips together hang on to them & hopefully they’ll get you through the tough times. Tony

  • Gerry, Carole and I are thinking of you and wishing you strength through this difficult time. Kathy was always so pleasant and had a welcoming smile whenever we got together. Our sincere love and prayers!

  • Dear Jerry,
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and the passing of Kathleen.
    I have wonderful memories and pictures of my cousin Kathleen and all of the Bell Family when we were very young. Getting together on Sunday’s with the family after attending Mass. God Bless.
    Rest in peace, cousin in heaven.

  • Gerry: I am so so sorry to have read about the passing of your wife. Please accept my sincerest condolences.