Walter J. "Sonny" Sarnel, 65, of Payson, died July 13, 2005. He was born Sept. 7, 1939 in Jersey City, N.J.
Mr. Sarnel was a member of the Ironworkers Local 11 in Newark, N.J. for 35 years and a member of Cathedral of the Holy Nativity.
He is survived by his loving wife, Irene Sarnel of Payson; beloved son, Scott (Denise) Sarnel of Harrison, N.J.; daughter, Robyn Sarnel; sisters: Marie (Bob) MacDougall of Riverview, Fla.; and Michalina (Jack) Scanlon of Colonia, N.J.; sister-in-law, Joan Zarnowski of St. Augustine, Fla.; and grandchildren, Michael, Alyssa, and Steven.
Mr. Sarnel was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony (Woody) Zarnowski.
There will be a memorial mass at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Cathedral of the Holy Nativity, 1414 N. Easy St., Payson.
Donations can be made to Rim Country Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 305, Payson, AZ, 85547, or Cathedral of the Holy Nativity, 1414 N. Easy St., Payson, AZ 85541.
Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.