Gary J. Sondyj

Gary J. Sondyj

June 3, 1946 – May 22, 2019

Retired from OPPD after 35 years of service.  Preceded in death by parents, Cecilia R. (Dwornicki) and John G. Sondyj.  Survived by wife, Cheryl M. (Starr) Sondyj; son, Robert M. Sondyj (fiancée, Cristina Ureta); brother-in-law, Lee Starr (Kathy); cousins; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 27th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, May 28th at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials are suggested to: Moving Veterans Forward; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; or Christ the King Catholic Church.



  • Garry Gernandt Posted May 25, 2019 2:32 pm

    To Gary’s family, sadden to hear of your loss.

  • Rosalind “Misty” Brown Posted May 25, 2019 7:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Gary.

  • John & Linda Rehberg Posted May 26, 2019 10:17 am

    Cheryl & Rob, this is such a shock. We’re so sorry to learn of this news. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya.

  • Doug Cottingham Posted May 26, 2019 3:12 pm

    Sorry to hear this news. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  • Julie M Haney Posted May 27, 2019 1:00 pm

    Oh, Cheryl, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Gary. You and your son are in my thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. God Bless & be with you both.

  • Kathy and Randy Williams Posted May 27, 2019 3:33 pm

    Dear Cheryl: Please accept our sympathies. It was a shock seeing the e-mail from Charlie. We didn’t know that he had been ill and maybe he hadn’t been sick at all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Only learned of it today, so we will not be able to come out for the funeral because I have to take the twins to swimming practice tomorrow night. Please excuse our absence. We will be thinking of you. Love ya Cheryl, Kathy and Randy PS: You would have celebrated your 51st anniversary this year (as us), so you have to remember that you had 51 GREAT years together!.

  • Mary (Hultquist) Garrison Posted May 29, 2019 9:58 am

    So sorry to hear this Cheryl. I wasn’t able to attend the services, but will be sending a memorial to St. Jude’s. Peace to you and Rob.

  • Sherry (Dwornicki ) Sims Posted May 29, 2019 5:48 pm

    Sheryl you are and your family are on our prayers. Gary was like a big brother to me. I have such fond memories of him being at the cabin with us. My mom loved him so mich.

  • Hazel (Hart) Booth Posted May 30, 2019 10:01 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Hazel

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