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“Rose,I am sick that I missed Sonny's passing while I was visiting my daughter's family in Pittsburgh the weekend after he passed. I wanted to share a...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Larry Cutler - Westerville, OH

“I am shocked and saddened to hear of Sonny's death. I talked to him all the time at Urban Active but I hadn't seen him recently. What a nice man. ...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Kacy Bonaventura - Gahanna, OH

“Dear Rose..learned of Sonny's passing while visiting my family in Colorado. I remember the 5 years I worked for you during summer breaks was fun and...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Penny Ullom Woehle - Westerville, OH

“I was so sorry to hear of the loss of the love of your life. Remembering your great love story today and always. ”
4 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Aug 10,2017Rose,JoeSonny was a special person and exercise partner for 18 years.He was so thankful for everything you did or said to him.Please know...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Ben & Marcia Preston - Gahanna, OH

“Rose and Joe,I am very sorry for your loss . Sonny was a special person ! He was thankful to have a great wife and son and was proud of the both of...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Bob Fresch - Westerville, OH

“Sonny was my landlord many years ago; always a nice, fair man. My condolences to his family. ”
7 of 42 | Posted by: Anna Huff - Hilliard, OH

“Sonny will be missed.God bless ”
8 of 42 | Posted by: Mark Donofrio - Delaware, OH

“Sonny was one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of knowing.A truly remarkable person. ”
9 of 42 | Posted by: Mark Donofrio - Delaware, OH

“Sonny and I grew up together attending St. Matthias and DeSales. We even caddied a few times. He will be in my prayers.Chris Hunkler ”
10 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Sonny was my first boss. He hired me when I was just 14, at the westerville DQ. My thoughts and prayers are with Rose and the family. ”
11 of 42 | Posted by: Meghan Howitz - Columbus, OH

“Sonny was my first boss. He trusted me to work for him at age 14. My memories of working for him at the Dairy Queen are all wonderful. He treated me...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Mike McCall - Lewis Center, OH

“Sonny will be truly missed. Kimber looked up to him and respected him as a mentor. Prayers are with the family.. ”
13 of 42 | Posted by: Anna Gygi - westerville, OH

“Rose,Joe,Bob & MarciaOur condolences & sadness go out to you as we all grieve the loss of Sonny. He was a great man who shared an unconditional love...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Ron Dennis - Alexandria, OH

“Sad to hear this. I always knew him as my gym teacher Mr. D at Lincoln Elementary. When I moved to Westerville, I saw him at the DQ. Always nice to...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Kevin Gellner - wWesterville, OH

“Joe, I am so sorry for your loss but knowing you a little I am sure your father was very proud of you. May God bless you and your family. ”
16 of 42 | Posted by: TImothy Kelsey - Columbus, OH

“Condolences to the D'Andrea family - I am thankful to have met Sonny, he raised a great man in Joe. RIPWith love,Jonathan & Sarah Khouri ”
17 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob, Marcia and familyMy deepest sympathy in the loss of Sonny. Your family is in my prayers. DeeDee Del Col ”
18 of 42 | Posted by: DeeDee Del Colo - Lewis Center, OH

“Dear Rose and Joe,I was sorry to hear about Sonny's passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn for him. As one of the many DQ...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Susan (Longenbaker) Krenn - KS

“Sonny was a huge part of our family as myself and 2 of my sisters worked for him and Rose. He will surely be missed by the Westerville community. My...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Meisha Conlon (Howitz) - Phoenix, AZ

“Sonny was my very 1st boss. I have many great memories of my days at DQ with Sonny and Rose. Thank you for believing in me even though I was only 15...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Jennifer Green (Yates) - Orient, OH

“Rose, Bob, Marcia, Joe..So sad to see the obit of Sonny. I worked at the Dairy Queen with Bob, Sonny and Rose. Always looked forward to seeing the...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Julie Rhodes - Wooster, OH

“I am one of the people described as the "DQ alumni." Sonny took me under his wing for the handful of years I worked for him. He was very patient...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Nate Gruzs - Marble Cliff, OH

“I worked at The Westerville DQ while attending high school at DeSales. He was a great boss along with Rose. He taught me a lot about hard work and...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Jessie Reep - Westerville, OH

“Sonny always treated me like family, he truly will be missed. Rose our prayers are with you and your loved ones. ”
25 of 42 | Posted by: Eric Gibson - Westerville, OH

“Rose and Joe,Across the miles, I am so sorry to hear of Sonny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sonny was such a dear friend and my...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Virgil Villavecer - Brea, CA

“Sonny was such a special person that its difficult to imagine that he's no longer here. His sense of humor, quick smile and giggle will always be...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Dorothy and Bruce Anderson - AZ

“Rose Bob and I are so sorry to hear about Sonny's passing. We are so very sorry for your loss, He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“I will truly miss Sonny when I go to Dairy Queen. It was always GREAT to see him when I would go in on a Saturday morning and pick up lunch and visit...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Jeff Wilson - Westerville, OH

“Rose, Joe, Bob, MarciaDoloris and I would like to pass on our condolences during this emotional time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Sonny was...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Gary Daley - Calgary, AB

“Rose, Joe, Bob and Marcia,Doloris and I would like to pass on our prayers and thoughts with you during this very emotional time.Sonny was a true...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Gary Daley - Calgary, AB


32 of 42 | Posted by: Gary Daley - Calgary, AB

“Dear Rose and JoeOn behalf of the the Saint Francis DeSales High School family please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Our community has...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Dan Garrick - Columbus, OH

“We miss seeing Sonny at 4pm Mass. Such a loss for our community. May he now rest in God's eternal light. ”
34 of 42 | Posted by: Christine & Kevin Svitana - OH


35 of 42 | Posted by: Frank Casanta - Columbus, OH

“I was so sorry to hear of Sonny's passing. Bob & Marcia, our hearts go out to you and your family on the loss of your brother. He touched so many...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Rick Calcara - Worthington, OH

“Rose and Joe, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. May you find comfort in happy memories.......Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Mareese Starrak - Aiken, SC

“Sonny's light will continue to shine. ”
38 of 42 | Posted by: Neil Mairs - Cobourg, ON

“Sonny was a good friend and he will be missed dearly. My thoughts are with Rose, Joe and Bob. Rest in peace Sonny. ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: Neil Mairs - Cobourg, ON

“Rose I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! ”
40 of 42 | Posted by: John Carr - Canal Winchester, OH

“Rose and Joe, I was so very sorry to hear this news about Sonny. He was such a special, loving, giving person -- he will be missed by so many....Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Callaghan - Westerville, OH

“I am very saddened to hear of Sonny's passing. I worked for Sonny back in 1982 at Dairy Queen. I always remember it being a fun place to work because...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Celeste Grine - Westerville


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Sonny was born on February 16, 1951 and passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Sonny was a resident of Westerville, Ohio at the time of passing.

Sonny was a 1973 graduate of Otterbein College, where he served as an athletic trainer for the football team for four years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to St. Francis DeSales High School or to the Otterbein "O" Club.

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