Donald Smith Sonnamaker (1930 - 2016)

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    - Janelle Ferris Berry
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Celebrating the life of Donald Smith Sonnamaker (September 21, 1930 – April 2, 2016) Donald Smith Sonnamaker departed this life for his eternal rest Saturday April 2, 2016 in the presence of his loving family. Donald was a Korean War Veteran with the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. Stationed out of Tampa , Florida he met and married the love of his life Margaret. To their marriage God bless them with two wonderful children, Donald Jr. and Deborah.
Donald later became the Chief Lead Mechanic for the Boeing Company working on the Apollo/
Saturn 5 project to put man on the moon. Donald is in the NASA Apollo/
Saturn 5 Hall of Fame at the Smithsonian Institute. Retiring in 1984, Donald enjoyed bass fishing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Donald leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of Sixty one years Margaret Sonnamaker; One son Donald Sonnamaker Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Cocoa, FL; One daughter Deborah Mitchell and her husband Bill Of Ocala , FL and four grandchildren: Jennifer, Lindsay, Kevin and Bill Jr and 6 great grand children.
Services will be held Friday April 8, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Port St. John beginning with Funeral Services at 10:00 – 11:00am and Family gathering at 11:00 – 12:45 pm. Interment and military honors will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Mims, Florida at 2:00pm.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 6, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Brevard Memorial Funeral Home
5475 North Us Highway 1 | Cocoa, FL 32927 | (321) 636-3720
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