Donald Robert "Sonny" Hess, Sr., 82, of Scranton, PA, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton, PA.
Born May 24, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Reynolds Hess.
Don was a graduate of Henry Snyder High School, Jersey City, N.J., and had served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. He was a retired truck driver for White Rose Frozen Foods, Jersey City, N.J. He was a member of the Taurus Club, Scranton, and was an avid fisherman. Don and his late companion, Estella Wilson, enjoyed their daily morning walks.
He is survived by three sons: Donald Robert Hess, Jr. and wife, Kathleen of Old Bridge, NJ, Sean Hess of Jersey City, NJ and Daryl Hess of Fort Myers, FL; two granddaughters: Meghan and Lizzy Hess; one sister: Lorraine Calabrese of Carbondale, PA; three brothers: Charles Hess of Colonia, NJ, Gerard Hess of Fort Myers, FL and Kenneth Lake of Orlando, FL; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers: Dennis Hess, Walter Hess, Allan Lake and Albert Lake; and three sisters: Agnes Ambessi, Barbara Lanni, Doris Davis and Carol Lawler.
Friends called Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale, PA. Military honors were conducted at 4:00 p.m. Interment, Willow View Cemetery, Clifford, PA.