Frederick Raymond Sontheimer, Jr.



Frederick Raymond Sontheimer, Jr, 75, of Hummelstown, PA, passed away on March 9, 2022 in the Hershey Medical Center surrounded by his family. Fred was born on July 1, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Frederick and Geraldine (Brew) Sontheimer who have preceded him in death.

He was a 1964 graduate of Bishop Canevin High School. After graduation, he attended Point Park College before enlisting in the US Navy where he proudly served six years in the submarine service aboard the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Ethan Allen (SSBN 608). He continued that commitment as an active member of the US Submarine Veterans (USSVI) Keystone Base. He retired from Edwin L. Heim Co. as Vice President of the Electric Motor and Controls Division after 30 years of employment.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and traveling. Above all, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a good friend and neighbor.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda (Hirschfield), daughter Meghan (Sontheimer) Khanna, son Jason (Victoria), his grandchildren Dillon Frederick Khanna, Casey Francis Khanna, Charlotte Grace Khanna, Isabelle Sydney Sontheimer, Liam Frederick Sontheimer, and Samuel Finn Khanna, his sisters Barbara Sciarrino (Joseph), Geraldine Jensen (Christopher), Celeste O’ Conner (Robert), his brother George Sontheimer and his nephews Jeffrey Sciarrino (Rhea) and James Kostka, Jr (Jocee).

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Hoover Funeral Home located at 88 Lucy Avenue in Hershey, PA. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church at 359 West Areba Avenue in Hershey PA. Interment with military honors will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Hershey Medical Center, especially the nurses, who compassionately cared for Fred and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Heart of the Parish Fund. Share condolences at

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