Honor Mission
Gerard C. Sonnenfeld
U.S. Navy - WWII
Multi-City - 07/24/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1
About the Mission:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in honor of the life and military service of another hero from the Greatest Generation. U.S. Navy veteran Radarman Third Class Gerard Sonnenfeld is the last surviving sailor of the USS Haynsworth (DD 700), a Sumner-class destroyer.

Obituary may be read HERE

Primary Staging Date: 07/24/2020
Primary Staging Time: 9:45
AM or PM: AM
Staging Location:

Amigone Funeral Home
6050 Transit Rd.
Depew, New York 14043

Map to funeral home

Lead Ride Captain: Don Becker
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 716-713-1332
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing, or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information:

The PGR will stand an honorable flag line for the arrival of family and friends. Prayers at the funeral home at 10:45 am. After a dignified transfer, the PGR will escort our hero and his family to Our Lady of Pompeii Church 129 Laverack Ave. Lancaster, New York 14086 for an 11:30 am mass. After mass and dignified transfer, the PGR will escort the procession to Saint Adalbert Cemetery, 6200 Broadway, Lancaster, New York 14086. Thank you for your efforts to honor another American Hero and to support his grieving and loving family. Please arrive on time with an American or U.S. Navy flag.

Map to church

Map to cemetery

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Don Becker
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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